Secrets to Growing Roses in St. Louis

Starting with soil preparation, looking at the various types of roses to select, considering how to plant both bare root and container plants, learning what pests and diseases may cause problems, John, with over 30 years of experience in growing his own roses, will take you through the steps to achieve a beautiful, blooming rose garden.


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John B. Lewis

John retired after 32 years with Monsanto’s Agriculture Company and has been a Master Gardener since 2010. He teaches horticulture and other subjects at Westminister Christian Academy and Missouri Baptist University.  John volunteered at LREC and MBG School Programs through 12/31/11. He has been growing his own roses, orchids and perennials for 30 years. John completed 2010 volunteer work at The Green Center and completed AB, LLB and MBA degrees from Washington University “a long time ago”.