Society is a non-profit organization
for rose growers and enthusiasts.
Affiliated with the American
Rose Society and the Royal
National Rose Society,
the MRS offers a wealth of practical
ideas and information to its members.
Bi-monthly newsletters and members'
meetings help gardeners to learn successful
rose gardening...how to plant and
prune; when to fertilize, water and
mulch; when and how to spray; how
to protect plants in winter.
MRS web site provides news, event
announcements, gardening tips, and
useful information to Maryland rose
gardeners. We provide a variety of
online resources to rose lovers everywhere.
is a potpourri of opinions, observations,
soundings-off, and general wisdom
from our members. Specific, seasonally
oriented growing information is presented
in the Calendar
section. We cover many topics, include
propagation, planting, feeding, pruning,
and (ugh) spraying. Would you like
to see roses in action? Check out
the Gardens section
to find MRS sponsored gardens, and many
other fine displays. The Resources
section will direct you to places
you may find items mentioned among
our pages, as well as notable dealers
in plant stock and supplies.
offers a challenging environment for
rose cultivation. Our summers are
long, very hot, too humid, and often
dry. Winters usually have many freeze-thaw
cycles, and long term snow cover is
the exception. Black spot, mildew,
scorching and frost heaving are common
hazards encountered in the garden.
However, the generally temperate climate
experienced by most of the state is
favorable for rose growing.