We are very lucky to have Dan Long from Brushwood Nurseries in Athens, Georgia. Our meeting is Monday, August 25, 2014 7:00pm at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
Brushwood Nursery was founded in 1998 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania by Dan Long. After many years in the nursery and greenhouse trade he decided to strike out on his own; a tradition in a family of entrepreneurs. The nature of the business has evolved with the advent of e-commerce. The first business plan was to offer clematis plants wholesale to other nurseries but Brushwood has become a retail specialty nursery offering hundreds of different vines and climbers shipped directly to gardeners using our web site. At this time we are only mail order and only retail.Propagation
The summer of 2010 saw a big change for Brushwood with the move to Becky’s (Dan’s wife) home town of Athens, Georgia where the nursery has much more land and a longer growing season outdoors.
Brushwood is a real nursery where we grow the plants right here. In most cases we propagate them ourselves, too! We’ve found this is the best way to maintain quality for our customers. The plants are grown in climate controlled greenhouses where the proper seasonal adjustments are made for plant health and winter dormancy where needed. Every effort is made to produce the highest quality crops possible.Working on your vines
We also believe strongly in protecting our environment. OMRI listed Organic pesticides are used whenever possible over harsh chemicals and vinegar with a little soap is Dan’s favorite herbicide! We buy electricity from wind turbine stations and use a vegetable oil furnace for some of our heating. Our newest greenhouse even uses Earth Tubes to draw warm air from the ground under the greenhouse for supplemental heat. Future plans include solar hot water collectors to warm the trays in propagation.
We are a small, family business with the intention to stay that way. As avid gardeners, we know and love the plants offered and will always do our best to provide great quality and service. Brushwood is consistently in the Top 5 in our category at The Garden Watchdog** and we have a loyal following of repeat customers. Give us a try and you’ll see why!
** The Garden Watchdog is part of davesgarden.com.
We will be welcoming our friends Drs. Gary Rankin and Monica Valentovic, who will be discussing Summer Rose Care . This is something we are all doing with varying rates of success. A must for this time of year of all of us. Refreshments served. Bring a friend. Everyone is welcome. North Royalton Public Library is located at 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133. No admission is charged. Contact 330-220-2213 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be welcoming Corky Thacker, who will be discussing the research study concerning disease resistant roses for northeast Ohio. A must for all of us trying to find heartier roses for this area. Corky has been featured in many major gardening publications and newsletters. She knows her stuff. Refreshments served. Bring a friend. Everyone welcome. North Royalton Public Library is located at 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133.
Dr. David Shetlar will present“Managing Insect and Mite Pests of Ohio-Grown Roses” at the meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society on Monday, April 28 at 7:00 pm at the North Royalton Library at 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The event is free and the public is invited to attend by registering with the North Royalton Library at 440-237-3800
Dr. Shetlar (the BugDoc) will discuss the major insect and mite pests that Ohio rose growers deal with. Rose midge, roseslugs, Japanese beetle adults and spider mites will be emphasized. Insecticide use approaches will be discussed with an emphasis being placed on preventive strategies. How to use low risk insecticides and miticides will be discussed.
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Hello everyone. . The program will be
“Maestro of Memphis: Whit Wells”. Dr. Jim Hering, former
president of the American Rose Society and current Regional Director and
Chairman of Horticultural Judges will present Whit Wells hybridized miniatures
and mini-floras. Whit Wells roses , now owned by Richard Anthony of forloveofroses.com , will feature prominently. Free and open to the public. Being a friend. Refreshments served.
It is very cold and snowy so who wants to talk about roses? Well, we do. Let’s think spring and look at some pretty roses from Prior WRRS rose shows. Its a great way to start the season and gives us hope that spring is just around the corner.
The last meeting of 2013 of the Western Reserve Rose Society will be on Monday, November 25 at 7:00 P.M. in the meeting room, located in the hallway to the left of the entrance doors of the new Cuyahoga County Library North Royalton Branch, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, next to the YMCA. The program will be “Tool Sharpening” by members Debbie Lieske and John Jamison. This will be a hands-on demonstration..so if you want to sharpen a pair of pruners…bring them!! Got any rose questions, last chance of the year to ask them. Bring a friend.
The address for the new North Royalton Public Library is 5071 Wallings Road • North Royalton, OH 44133.
The next meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society will be on Monday, August 26 at 7:00 P.M. in the meeting room, located in the hallway to the left of the entrance doors of the new Cuyahoga County Library North Royalton Branch, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, next to the YMCA. The program will be “You Make It, You Take It Rose Arranging with Vince” with presenter, Vince DiCillo, owner of Forest Woods. This is always a fun meeting where we each can make our own rose arrangement with Vince’s guidance. Any guests wishing to attend are asked to pay a nominal fee of $10. After the program, there is a question and answer session of rose care.