CSUN-al Gardening Class: The Prickly Topic of Rose Pruning

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Properly pruned rose bushes are more disease-resistant, grow better, require less maintenance, and the result is better blooms. So what’s the big mystery about rose pruning?

red rosePopular lecturer and landscape designer Steve Gerischer will simplify the prickly topic of rose pruning with a hands-on workshop on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class will begin with a brief introduction to the 'why', 'when', and 'how' of rose pruning. Participants will then have the opportunity to put theory into practice when the class goes outdoors to prune some of the campus' roses.

Gerischer, proprietor of Larkspur Garden Design, lectures on a wide variety of horticultural topics. His busy schedule includes serving as president of the Southern California Horticultural Society and the Pacific Horticulture Society, teaching classes at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, Descanso Garden and Fullerton Arboretum, as well as putting in an occasional appearance on HGTV, most notably on “Landscaper’s Challenge.”

Registration for the free class begins on Wednesday, December 16th, and is required. Please e-mail to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.