Roses, flowering trees and shrubs are popular in local home landscapes and gardens. If you have questions about which ones to choose and how to successfully care for these colorful ornamentals, plan on attending the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County Public Education class “Selection and Care of Roses, Flowering Trees and Shrubs” on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Master Gardeners at this class will discuss various ornamental trees and shrubs that grow throughout Amador County, and the seasons in which they bloom. Proper timing, planting and pruning methods, will be covered, as they vary with plant type.
This class will also include detailed information about the most popular types of roses which can be grown in a landscape or garden setting in Amador County (Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, Polyantha, Climbing, and Antique). We will also discuss how to best care for your roses throughout the year, including planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and pruning. Common diseases and pests of roses, and how to manage them with IPM, Integrated Pest Management strategies will be included. The class will include a rose pruning demonstration as well as a free raffle for the newly pruned specimen.
Handouts will be available. The class is FREE and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon.