Class in history, development of garden roses at ICC

Published 9:05 am Monday, August 1, 2011

Rose expert Marily Williams will give an overview of the history and development of garden roses on Monday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Columbus.
Open to the public and sponsored by the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners, the program will include rose classifications and how sub-genera groups were interbred to produce both historical and modern classes of roses. Illustrated with a PowerPoint presentation and photos, Williams’ presentation will include basic information on identifying features of various groups.
Williams has served on the American Rose Society (ARS) national board of directors and national executive committee and has been a member of the organization for more than 25 years. She is an ARS certified consulting rosarian,  ARS horticultural show judge and grows more than 200 roses herself.
A brief business meeting for members of the Foothills Association of Master Gardeners will follow the program.
– article submitted by Barbara Clegg

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