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Flower City Looking Good Series -- Horticultural Activities

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 Maplewood Rose Festival with visitors. 

 

Saturday Rose Workshops at Maplewood Rose Garden
 

Members of the Greater Rochester Rose Society will provide expert advice hands-on demonstrations on how to cultivate and care for roses.

Meet by the fountain at the Maplewood Rose Garden, corner of Lake Ave. and Driving Park Ave. map Free admission and no prior registration, rain or shine. All sessions 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • May 2: Pruning Your Roses
  • October 3: Winterizing Your Roses

Free Horticultural Workshops and Talks

Many of these discussions will be hosted by Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. Each week will offer a different presentation. Learn from your fellow gardeners and bring plants for help with identification. Talks will last about 45 minutes, with Q&A throughout.

 May 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Great Perennials to Grow in Our Area
Monroe Branch Library, 809 Monroe Ave.   

 May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Getting Started in the Garden
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.

May 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Planting Techniques
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St. 

 May 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Fertilizing Your Garden
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.

 May 28, 6-7:30 p.m., DIY Raised Beds
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.

May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Gardening With Edibles and Perennials
Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Ave.   

June 6, 10-11:30 a.m., Container Gardening
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.

 June 10, 6-7:30 p.m., All About Weeds
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St. 
 
June 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Perennials for Sun and Shade.
Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Blvd.  

 June 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Composting Basics
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.

June 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Watering Techniques
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St. 
 
July 1, 6-7:30 p.m., Pest and Disease Management
Demonstration Garden, 500 Norton St.
 

Special Horticultural Events

Flower City Days at the Market
Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union St.

Visit these Sunday sales that attract 20,000 shoppers each week. Hundreds of area growers bring plants directly to gardeners. Join in Rochester’s green revolution by recycling your old plant containers! Master Gardeners from the Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension will be on hand to answer  gardening questions.

  • Sundays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Additional times over Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25 

For more information, visit www.cityofrochester.gov/marketevents, or call 428-6907.

Lilac Festival in Highland Park
Friday, May 8-Sunday, May 17
Look for the Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 9 in front of Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 249 Highland Ave.
For more information, visit www.lilacfestival.com, or the Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension

 25th Annual Maplewood Rose Celebration: Horticulture, Historyand Heritage of the Maplewood Neighborhood 
Friday, June 12-Sunday, June 14
Maplewood Park and Rose Garden, corner of Lake Ave. and Driving Park Ave
Bring your family and friends for a photo opportunity with over 5,000 roses. Held during the peak of the blooming season, the event focuses on the beauty of more than 300 rose varieties within the historic Maplewood Rose Garden. Enjoy garden tours, craft vendors, Maplewood history and gorge tours, a community garden expo and much more! 

This year's celebration kicks off with a family-friendly party on the Driving Park Bridge on June 12--complete with live music and fireworks.For a detailed schedule: www.cityofrochester.gov/maplewoodrosefest. 
   

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