FENCE seminar: Roses for beginner or postgraduate grower

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A free gardening seminar at FENCE on Monday, April 9 at 10 a.m. will feature rosarian Trish Walsh, owner of “New Beginnings Rose Care” in Gowensville. Walsh also works for Motlow Creek Gardens and has extensive experience with antique and modern roses. She will discuss when and where to plant different varieties and how to keep them healthy and blooming.
Walsh said her love of gardening was handed down to her from her grandmother. She began her career in roses in the early late 1990s by talking her way into an office job at Arena Roses in California. Walsh and her husband, Jim, moved to South Carolina when Arena was sold, and she discovered that roses grow beautifully here.
New Beginnings Rose Care came about almost by accident. A friend told a friend about some rose problems and hired Walsh to come take care of them. She has been doing so ever since, with everything from David Austin Roses to the Seven Sisters growing wild in a pasture.
Refreshments will be served. FENCE receives funding for the program from the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Fund
– article submitted
by Gretchen R. Verbonic