7:00 P.M.

San Antonio Garden Center
3310 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas

PROGRAM:  Presented by Mark Fanick, Fanick’s Garden Center

The Fanick’s Garden Center, Inc. will celebrate 80 years of business in 2019.  Founded in 1939 by “Grandpa Eddie”, it is the oldest family owned nursery in San Antonio. Grandpa Eddie passed away in 1995, and the business was earlier passed to his son John.  Unfortunately, John’s tragic and untimely death in 1996 at age 59, left the nursery to brothers Mark and Mike Fanick. Mark and Mike operate an expanded neighborhood nursery, offering a full array of nursery stock – fruit trees, shrubs, veggies, flowering plants and roses.  Fanick’s Garden Center has been a sponsor of our Rose Society since the program began.

Mark will discuss the topics of fruits and vegetables, winter protection, and what is new in the world of roses, from the nursery point of view.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend.


As I hope everyone knows by now, our Fall Rose Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.  We are dedicated and determined to have a Rose Show, because it is important to the current and future well-being of our Society.  We need new exhibitors and more exhibitors.  We now have 3 types of exhibitors.  We have the “senior exhibitors” who are fading fast, who need to pass their knowledge and desire on to others.  We have the Mid-level exhibitor who has some experience and some exhibition roses.  We need to increase their experience and increase the exhibition type roses they grow.  Then, we have the Novice or new exhibitors with little or no experience.  We need to persuade the latter 2 groups to really get into exhibiting.

We have added 6 classes for young people, ages 3 – 10.  This is an effort to encourage the children of our members to become interested in growing and exhibiting roses, and strengthen family relationships.

Murray & Donna have committed to hosting a Saturday Exhibitor’s Workshop, on October 13th, where individual demonstrations and detailed instructions can and will be provided.  In addition all of our Consulting Rosarians (CRs) are available to assist as needed with your rose culture so that you will have exhibition blooms to exhibit. 

The rest is up to you.  As we’ve said before, we all started as beginners.  Exhibiting roses is not that hard and should not be intimidating.  It is a lot of fun – especially the winning part.  In our show, the entries by Novice exhibitors will be judged separately from those entries made by experienced exhibitors.  So, you will be competing on a common ground.

Through the above means, we hope to attract new exhibitors and encourage current exhibitors to expand their level of knowledge and participation.