MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018
7:00 P.M.

3310 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas


PROGRAM:  “Backyard Composting”, by Don Crites, Master Gardener

Compost is decomposed organic material to humus.  Composting dates back to the early Greeks and Romans. Knowledge and interest in composting in increasing dramatically.  Whether it is an ancient art or modern science, composting is a useful and environmentally sound gardening practice.  In our rose culture, we highly recommend the use of compost as mulch for our roses. 

Master Gardener Don Crites will explain the process of composting; focusing on “How To” create compost.  He will discuss the different types of organic materials that may be used (and what not to use), how to construct a “compost pile”, and how to maintain the compost pile. He will enumerate the many benefits of compost when used in our gardening culture. Don has been a Master Gardener for 10 years and a member of the Speakers Bureau for 7 years.  He was selected as the Master Gardener of the Month for June 2017.  Don is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Master Gardeners.  His special gardening interests include Herbs and Vegetables. 

Plan to come and learn about Composting


Our July meeting is always a very special meeting and because of that I want to give you an early notice and some extra preparation time.

First, it will be our Annual Ice Cream & Birthday Bash – we are 57 years old.  Secondly, we will have a “Bring & Buy” flea-market sort of sale of rose-related items (and probably some that are not rose-related).  We have done this for several years, and it has been a lot of fun. Everyone likes a nice bargain!!

Items brought should be in good, useable condition.  The sale will be the “silent auction” format and all proceeds will go into our treasury to help support important functions of our Rose Society.  While you are enjoying your ice cream and cake, you can be strategically placing your bids on the treasures you want to buy.  Come prepared to buy.  In recent years, we have had more “sellers” than buyers.

Be looking around your closets and storage areas for goodies

you might want to bring – and, don’t forget the money to buy!


Inside this issue:

May Meeting Highlights. . . . . . 2                 Show Results . . . . . . . . . 6-7
In the Rose Garden. . . . . . . . . 4-5               Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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