Learn from experts at free All About Roses event

Local rose experts share tips on care, feeding; use of roses in landscape

Ketchup & Mustard rose is a 2012 new rose introduction.

Covington’s, an independently owned 18-acre nursery in Rowlett, is hosting their annual All About Roses event on Saturday, Feb. 25.

This is a day devoted to roses where anyone may come to meet and learn from local rose experts about the care and feeding of roses, using roses in your landscape, and top performing roses for our area.

Free classes during the day include:

10 a.m. – Creating an Easy Care Rose Garden with Vicki Agee, president of the Dallas Rose Society and Dallas County Master Gardener

11 a.m. – EarthKind Roses and Basic Pruning Techniques with Tammy Risser, Dallas County Master Gardener

1 p.m. –  Landscaping with Roses with Lee Glover, Horticulturist and Assistant Landscape Coordinator at Covington’s

Cinco de Mayo is a past AARS winner.

Throughout the weekend Covington’s will have a special sale on roses.  They have more than 4,000 roses in stock, including new introductions for 2012 and many roses which have earned the prestigious AARS, EarthKind, or Texas Superstar designation.

Knock Out is a past AARS winner, plus it has received the EarthKind and Texas Superstar designations.

Covington’s also has a limited number of the popular Peggy Martin climbing rose which has received widespread fame because it survived Hurricane Katrina!

Covington’s Nursery & Landscape Co. is located at 5518 President George Bush Highway (on the northbound service road of the Bush Turnpike) at Lakeview Parkway/SH66 in Rowlett. They invite everyone who loves roses or wants to learn more about gardening with roses to join them on Saturday or call 972-475-5888 for more information.

Learn more about Covington’s online at covingtonnursery.com.

Submitted by Mary Coon, Covington’s Nursery.

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