Wednesday, October 30, 2013

You are invited!

25th Annual
Fall Festival of Roses
Friday through Sunday
November 1 - 3, 2013
Free Event 
9:00 am  Gardens and Fragrance Gallery Open
11:00 am  Glenn Schroeter “Propagation: Getting to the Root of the Matter”
Glenn, ARE’s own production manager, will walk you through easy methods of producing your own roses from cuttings. During his 20 years of experience here, he has rooted, grown and marketed over 5 million roses.
1:00 pm  Judy Barrett “Yes, You Can Grow Roses”
Judy dispels the myth that roses are difficult and high maintenance. Judy is the editor of HOMEGROWN: Good Sense Organic Gardening. She is the author of many gardening books and articles including the just-released: YES, You Can Grow Roses which will be for sale after her talk.
2:30 pm  Linda Lehmusvirta “Psycho Lighting”
You can literally scare a plant to death when shade turns into searing sunlight. See how to unify diverse lighting, even in one bed, and meet some plants that accept the drama. Linda is producer of Central Texas Gardener at KLRU-TV. Follow her blog and watch online at
3:30 pm  Afternoon Tea in the Garden
9:00 am  Gardens and Fragrance Gallery Open
11:00-2:00  Food Truck
11:00 am  Greg Grant “Lessons from Grandma’s Garden”
Greg , horticulturist, conservationist, and eloquent writer works at Stephen F Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center in Nacogdoches. He has introduced many plants to Texas gardeners including Henry Duehlberg salvia and the EarthKind rose, Marie Daley. This GWA Silver Medal award winner for Heirloom Gardening in the South, lives and gardens at his grandparent’s restored dogtrot house with terriers Acer and Ilex.
1:00 pm  Pam Penick “Lawn Gone”
Join Pam as she illustrates the replacement of your high maintenance lawn with a natural and inviting landscape. Pam is a garden designer and publisher of Digging, a gardening blog. She lives, gardens and rips out lawns in Austin, TX. She will sign her new book, Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard after her talk.
2:30 pm  Chris Wiesinger “This Bulb’s for You”
Chris, the bulb hunter, will brighten up your landscape with underused naturalizing bulbs. His company, South Bulb Company and book The Bulb Hunter have been instrumental in the renewed interest of gardeners in heirloom bulbs.
4:00 pm   Felder Rushing “Fearless Gardening 101”
Experience the America’s best gardening raconteur. Enjoy this entertaining ride into a world of Slow Gardening, Bottle Trees and Pass-A-Long Plants. Caution: Shock and Awe. Prerequisite necessary to his talk might be a visit to his website .
5:00 pm Social
9:00 am  Gardens open
11:00 am  Mike Shoup “Behind the Scenes Tour”
Experience all facets of production with ARE owner, Mike Shoup.
* See 20 acres (100,000 roses) * aerobic compost tea in the making * soil making and rooting of roses * mail order shipping operation
All programs are free, no need to sign up.
Come to the programs you like
and stroll the gardens in between. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

San Antonio - The Many Possibilities

To Our Friends and Associates:

As you may know, the Antique Rose Emporium location in San Antonio has been closed for some time now while we have shifted all retail business to our original location in Independence. The gardens and facilities in San Antonio remain intact and it is now time for us to sell this location.

A little about the property:

The location at 7561 E. Evans Road consists of about 20 acres located primarily in Comal County with a small portion being in Bexar County. The entire property is within the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and comes with the permit for 6 acre feet.  About 10 acres is in a flood plain which may restrict future development, and certain access easements are a part of the property. There is ample parking and retail/product display areas. There is a small greenhouse and several other buildings on the property that can be used for sales offices, a gift shop, and storage. The Hacienda is about 2,450 square feet with wide covered porches, full HVAC, full kitchen, restrooms, and storage areas, and can easily accommodate large groups in its open event room. The Casita is about 870 square feet and can be used for smaller events.  There is a water well and septic.

At this time, the sales price is $520,000 and the property is offered “AS IS.” Third-party commercial financing with pre-approval and cash offers will be considered. Please, serious inquiries only. We are represented by Jenny or Wendy at 979-836-5664, or by mail to ARE San Antonio c/o MTUHUY at P.O. Box 1808, Brenham, Texas 77834
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We have greatly appreciated your business and support over the 14 years that we operated in San Antonio and hope that your love for horticulture, imagination, and creativity will inspire you to take advantage of this opportunity.
Mike Shoup

  Jenny or Wendy
Antique Rose Emporium San Antonio
P.O. Box 1808
Brenham, TX  77834

Smelling the Roses