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. 

Smelling the Roses