Frequently Asked Questions
|About the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society
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Anyone interested in roses and the society may attend the monthly meetings. Dues are $15 per year for a regular membership, which includes participation in all society activities and a subscription to our newsletter. Family membership $20 per year.
Yes. Make checks payable to Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society.
Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society
The society holds regular meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month except for June, July, August and December.
The meetings are held West Ashley at the Village Church of Christ, 736 Savage Road, Charleston.
CLRS is proud of its newsletter which has received national recognition for excellence from the American Rose Society. The newsletter features articles on growing roses in Lowcountry South Carolina, society news and announcements, information on new roses that do well in this area, and reviews of new products, fertilizers, equipment, etc. The newsletter is published nine times per year.
Rose Growing Questions
Our local Consulting Rosarians advise mid- to late- February. Pruning too earlier may damage your roses.
Lowcountry rosarians disagree on this issue. Some put a deep layer of mulch on all their roses, others add no extra protection.
Yes, water deeply about once a month.
Freeze damage occurs most often when the weather cycles from freezing to warm temperatures, then back to freezing.
Roses grown of Fortuniana rootstock may need more winter protection than those on other rootstocks.
Late fall and winter, when the rose is dormant.
Plant bare root roses in January and February. Container-grown roses may be planted anytime from spring through mid-summer.
Local nurseries and garden centers generally offer top quality roses. Select plants with 3 or 4 plump green canes. There should be no signs of deformed growth or discoloration on the canes. Look for Grade No. 1 (top quality) on the label.
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