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Antique Rose Emporium Hosts Fall Festival of Roses

October 10th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Fall is the time for roses and once again Antique Rose Emporium is in the planning stages for hosting their annual Fall Festival of Roses.  Three days of feasting the eyes, ears and senses await those who attend the Antique Rose Emporium Fall Festival of Roses with great speakers, seminars, delicious food (usually by Chef Tai with his mobile bistro truck), growing field tours, experiencing the magnificent rose gardens and outdoors and choosing those perfect roses to take home with you to add to your own garden.  You, of course, will need a comphy bed to come home to and a delicious breakfast each morning to start your day.   What better place to call your getaway home than our Texas Bed and Breakfast!  Murski Homestead is conveniently located a short drive away from Antique Rose Emporium.  After a long day touring and walking through the beautiful gardens, come home to enjoy our outdoor spa to relax you and restore you for the next day.

Antique Rose Emporium

Antique Rose Emporium

The dates for this year’s 26th Annual Fall Festival of Roses are November 4 through November 6, 2016.  Confirmed speakers for the Fall Festival of Roses are:

“Rooting Made Easy” – Glenn Schroeter  will hold a workshop on propagating your own roses.    Glenn is the propagation manager for The Antique Rose Emporium.

“A Perfect Texas Garden:  Choosing the Winning Plant Palette for Gardening Success-Robbi Daves Will details the Perennials, Bulbs, and Roses that give the maximum reward in the Landscape.  Robbi is in charge of outside sales for The Antique Rose Emporium.

”Lessons from Houston’s Green Renaissance”-  Molly Glentzer shares some of the best ideas she has observed in writing extensively about Houston’s park redesigns for the Houston Chronicle, where she has been on staff since 1988. Molly, who gardens in Brenham, is also the author of Pink Ladies & Crimson Gents: Portraits and Legends of 50 Roses.

“Texas Rose Rustlers” – Dr. William Welch, Professor and Landscape Horticulturist atTexas A&M University.  He attended Southwestern University at Georgetown Texas for two years prior to going to Louisiana State University where he received an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture and later his MS and doctorate in Horticulture and Extension Education.  Dr. Welch writes about gardening inTexas and the South.

“The Water Saving Garden” -Pam Pennick,  writer, landscape designer, and Austin gardener.  Pam also authors “Digging-Cool Gardens in a Hot Climate” website.  Pam shares her experiences from her garden as well as from the many gardens she travels to see.

“Cutting Edge Roses” -Mike Shoup, Owner of The Antique Rose Emporium and author of  “The Empress of the Garden”

“My Life as a Rustler” -Greg Grant, horticulturist, naturalist, Garden writer, plant developer and really nice guy. Greg lives and gardens at his great grandparent’s home place in
East Texas. Greg’s plant knowledge marries heirlooms and new varietals seamlessly.

Growing Fields Tour with Mike Shoup

-Fields of Roses

-Propagation House

-Aerobic Compost Tea

For a break from all  the  seminars and action, take a tour and tasting at some of the delicious wineries located in Washington County.  Wanting to keep close to all the action, we can boast of 3 unique Texas boutique wineries  located within 15 minutes of Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast.  Windy Winery, located off of Hwy 50 between Antique Rose Emporium and our Texas Bed and Breakfast at 4232 Clover Road, Brenham Texas, Phone (979) 836 3252; Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road, Brenham TX, Phone (979)830-8463; and Saddlehorn Winery, 958 FM 1948 N, Burton, Texas 77835, Phone (979)289-3858.

Reserve your room at our Texas Bed and Breakfast and get set to join Antique Rose Emporium for a fun filled weekend.

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