Learn how to properly prune roses and fireproof your landscape

Learn how to fireproof your landscape with locals

Planting native plants will help make your landscape more resilient in the event of a wildfire.

Learn how to garden more fire-safely with Sonoma County native plants within the defensible zone around your home during a free Zoom workshop on Tuesday, January 18, hosted by the local Native Plant Society.

April Owens, Mimi Enright and Ellie Insley, members of the Resilient Landscapes Coalition, will lead the 7:30 p.m. online panel hosted by the Milo Baker chapter of the California Native Plant Society. To arrange a Zoom link, visit Milobaker.cnps.org.

It’s time to cut your roses

January is the month to get out your clippers and secateurs. Pruning roses is both an art and a science, and the Redwood Empire Rose Society wants to help.

The group is offering a pruning demonstration in their garden at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave on Saturday, January 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Santa Rosa. Participants can practice techniques during the hands-on course, led by consulting Rosary Masters from the American Rose Society. People should bring their own clippers. The course covers how to keep roses clean and in good condition.

Also at the center on Thursday, January 20, Barbara Ellis, President of the local Rose Society, will speak on the principles of pruning roses

Founded in 1965, the Redwood Empire Rose Society is a subsidiary of the American Rose Society. In celebration of 57 years of service to the local gardening community, the group is offering new memberships at the 1965 price of $3. They offer lectures by local and national rose experts and rose care demonstrations throughout the spring and summer, and host a rose show and exhibition scheduled for April 30 this year.

Visit redwoodempirerosesociety.com for more information.

The workshop covers the basics of flower arranging

The Santa Rosa Garden Club is hosting a free face-to-face floral design workshop on Monday, January 17th.

The two-hour course, open to non-members, covers the basics of floral design, choosing the right container, different flowers, and some tricks of the trade to give an arrangement a professional look. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa. 707-546-5925 or email [email protected] for more information.

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