John and Donna Hefner Have Done It Again!

Long time leaders of the Indianapolis Rose Society and winners of almost every rose award available have been outstanding once again!

They have two new roses being introduced this year!

HUGS & KISSES


Comments from Richard at For Love of Roses: This great looking miniature rose is a sport of Mobile Jubilee that John Hefner found some time ago. We believe it is as good if not better than its look-a-like Breath of Spring. We recently applied for registration when John named the rose ‘Hugs & Kisses’ after the love he and Donna share with their grandchildren. It will be available in mid to late April on our website. Find this rose on the For Love of Roses website here.

BY DESIGN


Comments from Richard at For Love of Roses: This is another sport of Mobile Jubilee that was found by the outstanding rose exhibitor John Hefner. John and his wife Donna debated on several different names for this gorgeous miniature seedling finally deciding to on naming the rose ‘By Design’. In our biased opinion it is the perfect name for this beautiful rose. We are currently building inventory and anticipate having the rose being available sometime this coming Spring. Find this rose on the For Love of Roses website here.

These two beauties join the other two Hefner hybrids …
Miniature “Regine.” Regine won the 1990 ARS Award of Excellence.
Hybrid Tea “Classic Touch”

CONGRATULATIONS! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Thank you both for making the world a more beautiful place with your friendship,
your leadership and with your beautiful roses.

Please leave a comment below to help us celebrate the Hefners!

ROSEFEST COMING JUNE 10

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SAT / JUNE 10 / 9:30 – 3 pm

FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A day filled with beautiful roses in the garden and on display. Workshops to help you take your rose gardening experience to the next level. Yes, even in Indiana, you can have the rose garden of your dreams! And, a delightful and knowledgeable speaker who will teach and inspire us all!


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SPEAKER:
Pat Shanley
American Rose Society President
Chairman, American Garden Rose Selections

PROGRAM:
Sustainable Rose Growing

Pat Shanley’s first experience growing roses wasn’t rosy. She was frustrated to find her roses needed to be chemically treated to survive. Seeking help, she sought out advice from her local rose society. And the rest is rose history.

Since that fateful day, she has slowly risen to the top of the national rose scene. She has held numerous esteemed positions in the rose world and has much to teach us about growing roses sustainably.


ACTIVITIES

  • Tour the lovely HCMGA Rose Garden and enjoy the 3rd Annual Tea in the Rose Garden  Tea in the Rose Garden will be from 9:30 – 11:30
  • Rose Display: See hundreds of IRS member grown roses Roses will be on display from 9:30 am – 3 pm. (Public is invited to bring roses to display also!) Voting will be done by guests to the show. Prizes will be awarded at 2 pm.
  • Workshops  Small group workshops will repeat throughout the morning and early afternoon. (see workshop description below)

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

9:30: ROSE DISPLAY OPENS (Public will vote on entries)

10:00 & 10:30: WORKSHOP ROTATION

11:00: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Pat Shanley, President of the American Rose Society
Progam: Growing Roses Sustainably
Pat’s book, The Sustainable Rose Garden, will be available.

1:00 & 1:30: REPEAT WORKSHOP ROTATION

2:00: Awards announced

WORKSHOPS:

  • Flower Arranging
  • The Incredible Edible Rose
  • Soil Prep, Planting & Fertilizing
  • Rose Types / Choosing the Right Rose for Your Garden
  • Pruning Roses
  • What’s Best Against My Pest

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Small group workshops will repeat through the morning and early afternoon.

FLOWER ARRANGING: 
Teresa Byington, former florist, garden blogger, co-host of Rose Chat Podcast, Master Gardener and VP of Indianapolis Rose Society will share tips and tricks of floral design using roses, companion plants and greenery–most of which can be grown in your backyard!

THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ROSE
Carol Tumbas
, Past President of Indianapolis Rose Society, Master Rosarian and grower of more than 400 roses will share tips and history on cooking and flavoring with roses. Did you know that the rose is an herb? Bring your questions and your taste buds for sampling!

SOIL PREP, PLANTING & FERTILIZERS:
Mark Nolen, Past President of Indianapolis Rose Society, ARS Horticulture Judge and Master Rosarian, has been growing roses for 50 years. He grows more than 300 roses and is a winner of numerous awards. Mark has much to teach us about preparing the soil, planting and fertilizer use. Maybe award winning roses are in your future. Mark can help!

ROSE TYPES / CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROSE FOR MY GARDEN
Linda Kimmel, Indianapolis Rose Society President, writer for Indiana Gardening magazine and ARS Horticulture and Arrangements Judge will share rose types and a bit of the rose’s rich history. Did you know that roses have been around for millions of years. Just like the dinosaurs, there is fossil proof!

PRUNING ROSES:
John Hefner
 has been given almost every award the rose world has to offer. He is a world renowned rose grower. He has even created new roses that made their way to market! Regardless of the type of rose bush you have (and they are many). He will teach  you how to prune for maximum health and bloom of your rose.

WHAT’S BEST AGAINST MY ROSE PEST: Humberto DeLuca, Indianapolis Rose Society Vice President grows a variety of roses from David Austins to Hybrid Teas, Shrubs and Climbers in combination with hostas and companion plants. In every rose gardeners life come the undesirables – pests we want to “discourage.” Humberto will help you identify your problem and offer solutions to what’s bugging your plants!


There will be gorgeous roses and helpful rose products for sale! 


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2017 Event Schedule

messages-image3878672272The 2017 theme is BACK TO THE BASICS: 
Planting, Pruning, Playing and More! 

And, we are going to be doing some of all of that! Yes, this is going to be a exciting growing year filled with local and national speakers, member garden tours, wine and roses event, ROSEFEST and MORE. Mark your calendar and don’t miss a minute!

Our meetings are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so everyone is invited. Exception — some home garden tours are for members  and their guests only. Our members have some fabulous gardens — a great reason to join the society so you can see them!


TUES, MARCH 14, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKER: Dr. Mark  Windham 
(Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology / UT)
PROGRAM: Soil Prep, Planting & Rose Rosette Update

TUES, APRIL 11,  6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center
 /225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
PROGRAM: Fertilizers and Soil Amendments Panel
John Hefner, Mark Nolen, Humberto DeLuca

TUE, MAY 9, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center /
225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKER: Carrie Petty (Master Gardener & Home Show Speaker)
PROGRAM: Garden Design with Roses
SAT, JUNE 10,  9:30 – 3 pm

ROSEFEST / FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SAT, JUNE 10
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN
DETAILS HERE.

SAT, JULY 8 / 5 pm
WINE AND ROSES IN THE GARDEN
John & Donna Hefner Home
Details @ jdhefner@sbcglobal.net

TUES, AUG 8 / 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center 
/ 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKERS:
Diane: Former Curator of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Roger: Current Illinois Indiana District Director
PROGRAM: Classification of Roses

SAT, SEPT 30, 4:30 pm
GARDEN PARTY at Humberto DeLuca’s Home
11111 Echo Grove Lane, Indianapolis
RSVP to rhdeluca@gmail.com

TUES, OCT 10, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center  /  225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
HALLOWEEN PARTY & CHILI COOKOFF PITCH-IN
Dress as a rose contest: Prizes for Winners
PROGRAM: 2018 Rose Releases — Teresa Byington

FRI, NOV 10,  6:30 pm
AWARDS BANQUET
Location TBD

SAT, DEC 2, 6 pm, CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
HOST: Rene LaFollette
RSVP: Reneelafollette@att.net

We look forward to seeing you there!


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ROSES FOR SALE!

Time for the Indianapolis Rose Society Annual Rose Sale!

Planting season will be here before you know it! Here are the roses the Indianapolis Rose Society will have for sale. Place you order now to get the ones you want.

Most of these varieties are not available locally — and definitely not at this low price!

Price: $18

First Come / First Serve / Limited Quantity

Contact Carol asap at cswtumbas@yahoo.com to have your favorites held!

Big thanks to our President Linda Kimmel for finding a new source for us and getting us a better price! (And for volunteering to pick the roses up!)

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 Jasmina / Climber / Fragrant
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 White Dawn / Climber
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Zephirine Drouhin / Climbing Bourbon / Fragrant
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Happy Go Lucky / Grandifloria / Fragrant / Full Old Fashioned Cupped Blooms
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 Moje Hammarberg / Rugosa / Hardy / Disease Resistant / Fragrant
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Peachy Keen / Easy Care Landscape Shrub
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Tahitian Treasure / Grandiflora / Disease Resistant
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Traviata / Disease Resistant Hybrid Tea
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Golden Fairy Tale / Tall Floribunda / Disease Resistant
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 Pretty Lady Rose / Fragrant Hybrid Tea
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Icecap / Easy Care Shrub
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 Quietness / Dr. Buck / Easy Care / Fragrant
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Polar Express / Shrub / Fragrant / Disease Resistant
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Watercolors / Easy Care Shrub
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 Popcorn Drift / Easy Care Shrub
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 Gaye Hammond / Shrub / Hardy / Disease Resistant
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  Dick Clark / Grandiflora

Don’t forget… Contact Carol at cswtumbas@yahoo.com to have your favorites held!


COMING MARCH 14!!

See you Tuesday, March 14  for our kickoff to the 2017 growing year. Dr. Mark Windham will get us started off right! Read more about that evening here.

 

From the President

“The flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today” (Indian proverb). We could say, the rose society of tomorrow is grown today. For the past two years, our board of directors has focused on growing our rose society and membership. I must say, 2016 was phenomenal! We received 17 new memberships last year and now our goal is to continue growing and retaining new and old members. Our mission is education, “dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses.”  We are rising to the challenge to offer something for everyone. The ever-popular round table discussion group will be back. And, our 2017 theme is “Back to the Basics”. Come learn, share and enjoy. We are going to have a GREAT 2017 year.

Our 2017 Kickoff…

TUES, MARCH 14, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKER: Dr. Mark  Windham 
(Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology / UT Knoxville)
PROGRAM: Soil Prep, Planting & Rose Rosette Update

Come join us! All our meetings are open to the public!

Linda Kimmel
President

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He’s Back by Popular Demand!

Spring is just around the corner and visions of roses are dancing in our heads! Our society theme for this year is BACK TO THE BASICS! And, we are starting off with a BANG…

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 / 6:30 pm

SPEAKER:

Dr. Mark Windham, Distinguished Professor in Ornamental Pathology at the University of Tennessee, will be back with us to kickoff the new year! He was with us last year and spoke to a packed house!

PROGRAM:
Don’t miss this entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. The delightful Dr. Windham will talk to us about soil preparation and getting our roses off to a good start. He will also give us an update on Rose Rosette Disease! If anyone can make soil and a rose rosette update fun and interesting, he can! Remember last year when he had us in “stitches” over Rose Rosette?? And, we thought that was impossible! 🙂

LOCATION:  
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 W Hawthorne Street
Zionsivlle, IN.
http://www.sullivanmunce.org

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MORE STUFF:

Our full 2017 schedule will be released in about a week or so when everything is confirmed!

I can tell you that Rosefest 2017, the Wine and Roses Party, member garden tours, the ever popular fun door prizes and much more is coming your way!!

And, there will be yummy snacks! Marilyn and her crew are so good at what they do!

Help us spread the word!

All our meetings are open to the public and this one will be of particular interest to all gardeners. Everyone is welcome!

See you on March 14th.

2016 Year in Review

2016 was an outstanding year for our society. So many opportunities to learn, grow  and just enjoy the many facets of roses. And, best of all, opportunities to spend time with wonderful rose friends!

Let’s take a walk down memory lane… Click on any of the pictures to activate the gallery feature–making the pictures much larger to enjoy! There were so many things that we “forgot” to take pictures of, but we vow to do better next year! And, if you have a smart phone or camera — bring them to events and take pictures!

 


Get ready! 2017 plans are being made and you won’t believe how much fun we will have!