Horticultural Society of South Jersey

Judith McKeon introduces gardeners to the charmers, thugs, and superheroes of the rose world and discusses the best methods for integrating and cultivating these easy-care woody plants in your garden. Roses with long canes provide exuberance and vertical interest trained to cover fences and walls, to share tripods and trellises with clematis, and to scramble into trees. Perennials love roses, especially antique and modern shrubs, with which they mingle companionably in sunny borders. The versatile Carefree™, Meidiland™ and Knockout® series bloom from Memorial Day until Thanksgiving and can be used in planters, mixed borders, foundations and as accents, hedges, barriers and drifts of re-blooming color in the garden. McKeon recommends the best garden varieties, offer tips on all aspects of rose culture, and answers your questions.

About Our Speaker . . .

Ms. McKeon was Chief Horticulturist and Rosarian of the Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania (1984-1999), author of The Encyclopedia of Roses (Rodale 1995), Gardening with Roses (Friedman 1997) and a contributor to The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (DK 1997). Since 2001 she has taught English and creative writing at local community colleges.
As a trained horticulturist, she is fascinated by plants: their physiology, diversity and evolution, distribution, ecology, history, cultivation, and our mutual dependence for survival on the planet. Gardening and writing are meditative passions for Judith. She writes about her observations of plants, the practice of gardening and garden making, her personal garden, public and private gardens, gardens of poets and artists.
She explores the intersection of poetry, nature, and gardens. Poets, like gardeners, perceive imperceptibly lengthening days and nights of approaching equinoxes, mark the waxing and waning moon, study a certain slant of light on a winter afternoon, a summer morning. Gardens are ephemeral; to write about the gardens of Emily Dickinson, for which she left no records, is to imagine. To garden is to imagine​

​​The 2015 Fall Flower Show

Fall Flower Show 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Our thanks go to the members of the Fall Flower Show Committee.
Co-Chairs: Mary and Bob Metrione
Fall Flower Show Committee:
Sidney Bacon, Sophie Dubie, Millie Greisamer, Ruth Herrero, Maunie Sgobbo, Mary Sheehan, Cathy Staines, Patricia Staub, Mary Ann Watts, Suzanne Wolf, Peggy Wysocki

The 2015 Fall Flower Show will take place at the Carmen Tilelli Community Center in Cherry Hill. We are looking forward to the sharing of your garden bounty. Enter as many times as you would like to, in each category. Your wonderful entries will make a beautiful exhibit for everyone to see and enjoy.

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Our Next Meeting

HSSJ Fall Flower Show
Tuesday October 13th, 2015 7:00 PM
Gardening with Roses:
​Easy-Care Climbers, Ramblers, and Shrubs

Tuesday October 13th, 2015 7:00 PM

Gardening With Roses: Easy-Care Climbers, Ramblers, and Shrubs