The Indianapolis Rose Society is hosting Eloisa Garza. Eloisa is in charge of the gardening program at the Plainfield Correctional facility, where inmates are provided with satisfying work, marketable skills and an opportunity to grow fresh food. Also, John Hefner will present a session on fall care and overwintering roses. All of our meetings are open to the public! Come and join us to hear about this wonderful gardening program!
- Location: Sullivan Munce Center / 205-225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
- Welcome: Linda Kimmel, President
- Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program
- Roundtable: John Hefner / Fall Care & Winterizing / pH Soil Testing
Everyone who wants a soil test, See notes from John below!
- Door Prizes/Raffle
- Bring soil that is moderately moist in a plastic or styrofoam container.
- The container should be at least 4” in depth to accommodate the pH meter.
- Do not use metal containers as they may affect the results.
- Obtain samples from different locations within a bed and mix together within each sample.
- Since pH readings may vary from each bed, samples should be taken from each bed location.
LAST MONTH’S MEETING
Carol Tumbas gave a wonderful program on cooking with roses and the history of rose fragrance. She also shared with us delicious treats with roses and rose flavoring in the recipes.
Our members also brought roses from their gardens to share!
Ruby, our rose society mascot and President Linda Kimmel, “got the memo” and were very color coorindated!
VP Teresa Byington shared a picture of rose flavored ice cream she had recently made. You can find that recipe here.