Lake Wilderness Arboretum to Offer Free Program on Roses
Submitted by Cindy Ostermann, LWA Docent cochairman
Rose Lee, owner of Rosebriar Gardens & Design, will be presenting a program focused on the selection and care of roses on Saturday, March 4th starting at 10:30 a.m. in Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s Nursery. The program, part of the Arboretum’s EXPLORE educational outreach series, will focus on choosing roses that do well in our area as well how to plant and care for roses using methods that promote environmentally sound methods. Rose Lee plans to do a hands-on pruning demo on one or two roses in the Arboretum’s gardens after her 45-minute presentation in the arboretum’s covered Nursery meeting area.
Ms. Lee is a member of numerous organizations that focus on plants and landscaping, especially roses: the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Professional Association, Heritage Roses NW, Seattle Rose Society, and the Royal Horticultural Society. Rose has researched over 2,000 roses to find varieties that thrive in the NW without the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and has donated some of her favorite roses to Lake Wilderness Arboretum for display in its gardens.
Lake Wilderness Arboretum is located at 22520 SE 248th St, Maple Valley, WA 98038. For more information on Lake Wilderness Arboretum go to our website at www.LakeWildernessArboretum.org.
Additional speaker info:
Rose Lee, long-time conservationist/environmentalist with concentration in flora and fauna habitat and water quality, has served on President Clinton’s Provincial Advisory Committee (forest and watershed management), Metro and Metro-King County Water Quality Advisory Committee, and prepared one of the first watershed studies on pesticides applied in the Coos River Watershed.