February 19, 2015
How to Sharpen Pruners and other
How to Prune Roses
It's almost rose pruning time!
Rose Garden Pruning
Please circle Saturday, March 7th on that new
calendar Santa brought you so that you will remember
to join your fellow TRS members at the Pt. Defiance
Rose Garden for the annual spring pruning.
Dress for the weather (we prune rain or shine), and
bring your clippers and knee pad, Meet us at the
rose garden at 9:00 a.m. If you are unsure of proper
rose pruning technique, we'll be glad to show you!
to Our New Meeting Location at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
From Northbound or Southbound I-5
take the Highway 16W Exit (132). Continue Westbound
to Union Ave Exit (1B) and travel Northbound (right)
on Union Ave. There is a stoplight at the
intersection of Union Ave and S 19th St.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is about
1 block East. Turn right on S 19th and then left
into the parking lot. The parking lot can also be
accessed via Union Ave & S 18th St.
(This location is two blocks
directly South of Life Manor, our meeting place for
more than 10 years, and directly across 19th Street
from the Allenmore Hospital parking lot.)
As you can see from the photos of
Gloria Dei Church, the back parking lot and the
meeting room are on the same level - no steps to
negotiate with all the roses you are adding to your
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Parking on the
other side of the building (back side). The door to the kitchen is right
in front of the car in the photo. Matt says to use the door
at the far end of the parking lot. This is where the roses
Front entrance parking lot.
The entrance is
in front of the two cars on the right.
Autumn Arrangement by Jo Martin
Regular Meetings - 2015
Next Board Meeting
Thursday, February 23
At Gloria Dei
Upcoming Events in 2015
Defiance Rose Garden winter pruning March 7 at 9 a.m.
Garden Sale at Pt.
Bushes and other Garden Treasures
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Deadheading at Pt.
Defiance Rose Garden begins:
TRS Rose Show: June 27
ASK THE CONSULTING ROSARIAN
by John Moe, Master Rosarian
Q – Is it too late to mulch, as I failed to do
so when you recommended? Will it do any good now? If I don't,
will I lose many of my roses?
A – If you didn't mulch before and don't do it
now, you may lose some roses, depending on what Mother Nature
has in store for us the rest of the winter. It is 27° as I write
this, so if you haven't mulched, do so now by covering with 6 to
8 inches of mulch. ore roses are killed in January by not having
the bud union protected as freezing and thawing does the most
damage. We often have a short period when we have the arctic air
blast in late January, which is usually the coldest month for
Last fall I used Moo-Doo from a dairy near
Enumclaw. It really is nice stuff, quite light and fluffy, a
mixture of manure and sawdust. Cost was $20/yard when you pick
it up. If you don't need a lot of mulch, consider getting some
TAGRO mix. Just need a little? You can shovel your own TAGRO mix
from that designated "free pile" at no charge. Give them a call
at (253) 502-2150 if you have questions.