"Autumn Joy" was a great success!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Event Announcement

The Master Gardeners of Cape Cod will once again offer an information-filled celebration of gardening with our annual Autumn Joy program on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The main speakers will be Mike and Angelina Chute speaking on Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening. The program will include pre-recorded breakout sessions by local master gardeners speaking on Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod: How to make your garden a stop for our native pollinators by Gary Bowden and Sustainable Gardening through Permaculture: Design guidelines that harmonize with nature by Tom Farkas.

Master Gardeners Spring Symposium Poster

The Chutes tell us it’s easy to grow beautiful roses in your home garden once you know how. Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening explains everything you need to know in six easy to follow steps that take the mystery out of rose gardening. They will also share plenty of tips and personal anecdotes from more than twenty-five years of rose gardening experience that demonstrate how to grow great roses. Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening shows you how to grow roses better than you ever thought you could.

Because we are unsure of the possibility of gathering in a large group this fall our program will be offered online. The registration fee is $20. Beginning September 8 you can register at https://mastergardenerscapecod.square.site.

Meet the Speakers

Mike and Angelina Chute are co-owners of RoseSolutions, a landscape consulting company that specializes in roses. They are both certified American Rose Society Master Rosarians. Mike is an accredited ARS horticultural rose judge. They also serve as consultants for both municipal and private rose gardens. Accomplished garden writers, the Chutes’ second book, Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners joins Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening. In addition to their books, the Chute’s are currently Contributing Editors to the American Rose magazine, have written numerous garden articles and authored the chapter “Roses” in the University of Rhode Island Sustainable Gardening Manual. They maintain a web site (www.rosesolutions.net), a blog (www.therosejournal.wordpress.com) and publish a quarterly e-newsletter, The Northeast Rose Gardener. They were also co-founders and past presidents of the Rhode Island Rose Society.

Mike and Angelina maintain an active schedule of lectures and workshops throughout the New England area, including the Boston Flower & Garden Show, the Southeastern Connecticut Home & Garden Show, the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, the Newport Flower Show, the Maine Flower Show, the RI Home, Flower & Garden Show, landscape and gardening conventions as well as numerous garden clubs and other horticultural organizations.

Gary Bowden has been involved in the Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod Project since its inception and will explain how gardeners can support the project as well as expand the diversity of their garden by using native plants while supporting our local pollinators who help sustain our gardens.

Tom Farkas has practiced permaculture on his own property alongside organic gardens for many years. He has converted as much of his lawn as possible to food production. He will discuss growing food sustainably, mitigating the effects of climate change through permaculture techniques, and building native pollinator habitat.

Virginia, Jim and Susan

Virginia, Jim and Susan

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Mary, Karen and Sally

Mary, Karen and Sally