Grow Roses in the Desert with this Cochise Master Gardener Workshop
Cochise County Master Gardeners Upcoming Rose Workshop
Attention desert gardeners and anyone new to desert gardening! Did you know roses thrive in Southeastern Arizona? All desert gardening takes a little special care, even roses. No one knows more about what you need to successfully grow roses in the High Desert than the Cochise County Master Gardener Association.
The Rose Workshop
The Cochise County Master Gardeners (CCMGA) are hosting their annual Rose Workshop on Saturday February 4th from 10am to noon. Register in advance by calling Master Gardener Jan Groth at (520) 559-7078. Pre-registration will help the CCMGA ensure there are plenty of supplies for everyone attending the workshop.
The workshop begins in the Public Meeting Room (PMR) in Groth Hall at the UA Sierra Vista Campus at 1140 N Colombo Avenue in Sierra Vista. After a short lecture, the group will take a brief walk to the campus Rose Garden.
What You’ll Learn at the Rose Workshop
Attendees will learn how to select roses for planting and how to plant bare root and container roses. If you’ve grown roses in other climes, growing these beautiful flowers in our High Desert may take a little adjustment. The workshop will teach proper watering techniques and common pest control application.
Learn to care for your roses in every stage of the growing process. How often and what techniques to use for dead heading and pruning, plus proper fertilization methods will also be covered. Finally, discover how to cut your roses for the perfect bouquet.
How to Register
This popular workshop fills up quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible. If you go, be sure to dress for gardening; wear proper shoes and comfortable clothing, plus a good gardening hat.
Cost for the workshop is only $5 per person at the door at can be paid on the day of the workshop. All proceeds benefit the Discovery Gardens at UA Sierra Vista.
If you have questions about the Rose Workshop, the Cochise County Master Gardeners, or anything happening with the CCMGA, please contact Jan Groth at (520) 559-7078 or visit the CCMGA Facebook page.