On July 20, 2019 at our Summer Rookie Meeting at the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Peggy Martin and Leo Watermeier, both from New Orleans, will be our speakers.
Peggy is the namesake for the rose that survived Hurricane Katrina. She is a wealth of knowledge for rose and gardening advice. Leo is the curator of the Antique Rose Garden in New Orleans’ Armstrong Park. This 25-year-old garden has a national and an international reputation as it has grown to become one of the largest collections of old roses that do well in warm climates.