Malibu Garden Club to Present "Growing Roses in Malibu"

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The Malibu Garden Club will be welcoming renowned horticulturist David Bassani to speak on “Growing Roses in Malibu: Rose Selection and Cultivation” Wed., Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Point Dume Clubhouse.

Bassanti, originally from New York, has been designing gardens in California for more than 20 years. His experience includes working as head designer for Walt Disney Studios before becoming a landscape contractor specializing in roses.

His talk on Wednesday will focus on how Malibu residents can create gorgeous rose gardens for their homes. The presentation will include tips on rose selection, planting and even a pruning demonstration. Additionally, Bassanti will address the issue of insects and diseases on rose bushes and will weigh the props and cons of chemical fertilizers versus organic fertilizers.

The event on Wednesday is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the Malibu Garden Club website.