ROSE CULTURE AND HISTORY
Dr. Malcolm Manners
Dr. Malcolm Manners joins us to talk about his work with Rose Mosaic Virus and the beautiful rose gardens and rose collections at Florida Southern College. We also chat about the history behind the roses.
After listening to this episode, it will be evident why in 2013 he was awarded the "Great Rosarian of the World" for his many years of work on rose mosaic virus disease and as an educator in the field of rose culture.
ROSE GARDENS OF FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
Garden areas are marked in red...
For those of us wanting to visit the gardens, Dr. Manners has shared some tips on the best time to do so!
The first two weeks in April are the very best, with nearly the whole garden in bloom. Usually, late November is pretty good, especially for Teas.
From April through mid-February, we always have quite a lot of good blooms.
Visitors could park in any lot not specifically marked as reserved for faculty/staff/handicapped, but probably the best lot to try can be GPS mapped as 915 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland. That's a fake address, which leads to the entrance to the parking lot. If you use the college's official address (111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive), it will just take you along the lake, and there's nothing really there, certainly no good parking.
ABOUT DR. MALCOLM MANNERS...
Dr. Malcolm has been teaching at Florida Southern College since 1981 and specializes in fruit production, roses, and techniques of propagation of various crops.
Since 1996, he has participated in 14 U S A I D - funded Farmer to Farmer volunteer missions to developing countries. This program works to help alleviate extreme poverty through education on better crop production methods. Countries he's worked with Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and many more.
Dr. Manners is also active in the preservation of heirloom genetic resources in roses and is a trustee of the Heritage Rose Foundation.
In 2013 he was awarded the "Great Rosarian of the World" for his many years of work on rose mosaic virus disease and as an educator in the field of rose culture.
For more about Dr. Manners, read on here.
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