Rose, fruit tree demonstration March 23 near Neosho

Posted March 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

Two programs – one focused on roses and another on pruning fruit trees — are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the Ron Hoyez farm located west of Neosho.

“Anyone who has an interest in roses or fruit tree pruning is invited to attend the clinic,” said John Hobbs, an agriculture and rural development specialist with University of Missouri Extension. “Ron is a master gardener and has over 100 varieties of roses at his place.”

During his program Bringing Your Roses Out of Hibernation,” Hoyez will cover the following topics: planting store bought roses, waking roses for the new growing season, what’s needed for the growing season, care during the growing season.

The basics of fruit tree pruning will be covered at this same event.

The farm is located west of Neosho on Ibex Road. Exit Hwy. 71 (I-49) at Hwy. 86. Go west on Hwy. 86 for about 1 mile. Turn left onto Ibex road for 1 mile (watch for signs).

For more information, contact the Newton or McDonald County Extension offices at 417-455-9500 or 417-223-4775.