Trusted Roses: A.R.T.S.(R) scientifically identifies regionally superior rose

The American Rose Trials for Sustainability(R) is a national trialing program that tests and awards strong-performing roses on a regional basis. Roses are trialed for two years using low input conditions and proven scientific methodology/evaluation criteria. David will share the background and current state of the program and highlight recent regional winning roses for the region Houston and much of the Southeast are located.

Dr. David Zlesak is a Professor of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been breeding landscape plants for greater adaptability since 1984 and has cultivars of roses, ninebark, heliopsis, and ageratum on the market. He works with the American Rose Trials for Sustainability(R), Earth-Kind(R), and National Clean Plant Network-Roses programs and loves to study resistance to rose diseases (viruses and rose black spots) with colleagues at the University
of Minnesota and Texas A&M.

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If you are available to join us in person at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located at 1819 Heights Blvd., Houston TX 77008, we are bringing back our July Ice Cream Social after four long years. HRS will provide the ice cream. Members and guests are encouraged to bring their favorite ice cream topping, or other dessert to share. We hope you can join us and bring a guest on Thursday, July 13th at 7 pm.