David Zlesak, Ph.D., Professor of Horticulture of University of Wisconsin-River Falls, has an exemplary history of supporting and promoting rose horticulture in the U.S. and abroad.  His work with roses began when he was a mere 13 years old and he is recognized around the world as one of the top experts of roses.

Not only is David a member of the Houston Rose Society, he is a fabulous rose hybridizer creating notable roses such as Gaye Hammond, Oso HappyTM Smoothie Rose, Oso HappyTM Petit Pink Rose, Oso HappyTM Candy Oh! Rose, Above & BeyondTM, Pretty Polly® Pink, Pretty Polly® White and Pretty Polly® Lavender.  In addition to teaching students, David has given scientific presentations in France, Germany and the U.S.  The focus of his work to create roses that are hardy, disease resistant and easy for anyone to grow.

In addition to teaching, David serves on the Earth-Kind® Rose Research team and is also a director of the American Rose Trials for Sustainability®.  Both of these rose trialing programs are designed to identify the hardiest easy-to-grow roses for gardens around the country.

Join us on Thursday, October 14, 2021 for David’s entertaining and informative program on the interaction between our roses and the fungus that causes black spot and how breeders are using that information to create extremely disease resistant and beautiful new rose cultivars for us to enjoy.

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CDT)

The meeting link will be available on The Houston Rose Society website at http://www.houstonrose.org/