The OCRS is an organization dedicated to help you grow better and more beautiful roses. We have over 20 Consulting Rosarians well versed in roses and rose care. If you would like to get started with some introductory information on selecting and growing roses, please browse the topics on this page. For additional information, please feel free to contact us by e-mail or by using the contact form on this site, or visit us at one of our meetings. And remember . . . you can always find more news, tips and expert advice in the OCRS newsletter by becoming a member!
CHILI THRIP ALERT
Attention rose growers: Damage from chili thrips has been affecting Southern Califiornia gardens for a couple of years now. If you have damage on your plants that looks like the images below, chances are your roses have been affected by these tiny pests. Read more about what to do by clicking the "Chili Thrips" link above.
Chili thrip photo credit: Kathy Monge. Also, rose pictured at top: Brass Band (Floribunda). Photo by Dorothy Birsic