If you are a gardener you know that this is the time of year that you can get your garden ready for spring with some selective pruning and transplanting. I'm a gardener in that I love to be out in my yards planting things and whatnot, but I am in no way a green thumb. As a matter of fact, if my plants make it through the year and don't die on me I count myself lucky.

That's where the El Paso Master Gardeners come in. They know what they are talking about when it comes to having a lovely yard and garden in the difficult El Paso gardening climate. They hold classes throughout the year to give you tips and tricks on how to plant the right plants for our area, when to transplant, and even how to water your plants.

Sunday, January 27, the El Paso Master Gardeners and the El Paso Rose Society will host a rose
pruning demonstration at the Municipal Rose Garden, 1702 N. Copia, from noon to 3:00 pm. You will get a demonstration on how to prune hybrid tea roses, grandiflora, floribunda and other rose varieties.

I have no idea what those rose varieties are, so I guess I should go and find out.

For information on the pruning demonstrations, call the Master Gardener Helpdesk at

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