Do you grow roses? Now is the time to prune. Learn on Saturday, January 25 at 10 am at Pierson's Garden Center in Eureka. The Humboldt Rose Society (HRS) is providing a free rose pruning demonstration. The Humboldt Rose Society's rosarians, master rose growers, will explain and show how to correctly prune roses. There are three other demonstrations on Saturday mornings starting at 10 a.m. Each nursery would appreciate, but does not require, a call so that adequate seating will be available. Feb. 1, Humboldt Botanical Garden, 7707 Tompkins Hill Rd., Eureka (Located at north end of College or the Redwoods north parking lot), (707) 499-3133, ($10 for Humboldt Botanical Garden non-members) Feb. 8, HRS Rose Garden, Redwood Acres, 3750 Harris St., Eureka (Located near north entrance) Feb. 15, Fortuna Ace Hardware and Nursery, 140 S. Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna, (707) 725-8647 The February 8 pruning demonstration at the HRS garden at Redwood Acres is "hands on" with participants practicing in a real garden, one on one, with an expert. At this event, pruners are sharpened at no charge. Time for general questions about rose selection and maintenance is included during the demonstration. The HRS members providing the demos are Rosarians who have received special training and certification by the American Rose Society. Questions about HRS or these presentations: (707) 764-5778. Check out the HRS website at www.humboldtrose.org. Those who are interested in cultivating their knowledge of roses along with their roses are encouraged to join HRS. Annual dues are a reasonable $20 for an individual or $25 for a family. The application is available at the website.