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Cooperative Extension and Rose Society Sept. meeting

Posted 9/5/2017

Learn how to start roses from cuttings

pink rose

Beautiful rose from the Botanical Gardens.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the South Valley Rose Society are collaborating and offering educational meetings throughout the fall. On Thursday, Sept. 28 find out how to start roses from cuttings at this free, open to the public, workshop.

Everyone will need to have a saucer and milk container. Saucer size should fit their milk bottle (saucers and milk container can be left at home the day of the meeting). Cheryl Hume will be making up pots with soil perlite and peat moss. Bring your favorite cutting (miniature or mini-flora). Bring your roses in water. Cuttings need to have about 6 - 8 eyes.

Hume has a been a member of the American Rose Society (ARS) since 1982 and a proud holder of a Life Subscription To ARS. Hume was the President of South Valley Rose Society. She also served as President of Las Vegas Valley Rose Society twice and first Vice President for 8 years. Hume has successfully started roses from cuttings for over 10 years. Her percentage of success in cuttings survival rate is over 90 percent. Hume likes everything roses: rose people, rose exhibiting, rose books and rose clothes.

All educational meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. (I-215 and Windmill Lane). For more information, please email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.

Upcoming Rose Society meetings are Thursday, Oct. 26: Framing rose photography and Nov. 17: Preparing for the first annual rose show.

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