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Rose expert to speak at Quarryhill

Saturday March 25th - 10:00am

Ping Lim, an award-winning rose breeder whose work spans cultures and continents, will speak at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen on Saturday, March 25, 10-11 a.m.

While Ping has bred many notable rose cultivars throughout his career, Macy’s was so impressed by his line of 25 new roses named Easy Elegance, that they selected the cultivar “Macy’s Pride” to symbolize their centennial anniversary. Additionally, Ping has been honored with prestigious awards from All American Rose Selections, Portland’s Best Roses, and rose competitions in Northern Ireland and Japan.

Ping Lim was born in Laos, educated in Taiwan, and moved to the U.S. where he became the rose research director for Bailey Nurseries, leading an award-winning Oregon-based rose breeding program. After a downward shift in the economy, Ping decided to launch his own business, Roses by Ping, where he continued to focus on producing beautiful, disease-resistant, easy care, fragrant roses. While now running his own business, Ping also writes a column for the Portland Chinese Times and has written international books as well, including Rose Village in China, A Life with Roses, and Selecting a Rose’s Parents, for the Rose Hybridizers Association handbook here in the U.S.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 996-3166 or visiting Price: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Space is limited.