MARCH 1, 2017
Empress of the Garden
G. Michael Shoup
Garden rose enthusiast Mike Shoup will explain the
exceptional usefulness of roses as landscape plants and their nuances in
garden performance as illustrated by his book, Empress of the Garden. He
will also report on the search and research of lost and forgotten old
Mike has had a lifelong interest in plants. After completing a bachelor's degree in biology from Trinity University and a master's degree in horticulture at Texas A&M University, Mike Shoup started Containerized Plants, Inc. This company grew and sold woody plants and hardy, old-fashioned perennials, Texas natives, and, most importantly, neglected old garden roses. In 1984 he opened the Antique Rose Emporium that specialized in the re-introduction and distribution of historic roses.
In addition to the book Empress of the Garden, Mike has written Roses in the Southern Garden, published in 2000, and in 1991 Landscaping with Antique Roses, coauthored with Liz Duittt. His work has been recognized in Smithsonian and National Geographic magazines and many trade journals. Mike is a past president of the board of directors of the Heritage Rose Foundation dedicated to the preservation of old garden roses.
|March 1||Meeting and Program (described above)||1:00 pm|
|March 14||Civic Beautification-Pier||8:45 am|
|Civic Beautification-Marine Monument||9:00 am|
|Civic Beautification-City Hall Rose Garden||10:00 am|
|March 15||Garden Therapy-Spring Craft||12:30 pm|
|March 16||Civic Beautification-Casa Garden||9:00 am|
|March 29||Board Meeting||1:00 pm|