Time for The Second Half

Rosefest has come and gone and it was a huge success. I hope you were able to be a part of this special day. Even with weather issues and an earlier than expected first bloom cycle, the room was filled with roses, rose arrangements and rose information.

Our special guest, Pat Shanley, American Rose Society President, brought us up to date on what’s new in the world of roses, in particular easy care varieties and what is going on in the American Rose Society. She was inspiring! Good News! There is much to celebrate and look forward to!

Winning the award for coming the farthest was our friends from the Greater Cincinnati Rose Association! So good to have Karen, Sue and Sandy with us.

We’ve heard great feedback about our round table workshops and feel sure we will do those again! We also added several new members to our society and look forward to having the new members join us for the July event in John and Donna’s lovely garden!


SAT, JULY 8 / 5 pm
John & Donna Hefner Home
Details @ jdhefner@sbcglobal.net
This event is open to members and their guests only. Please RSVP! Bring a hardy appetizer and your favorite wine!

TUES, AUG 8 / 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center 
/ 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
Diane Brueckman: Former Curator of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Roger Brueckman: 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
This event is open to members and their guests only. Please RSVP!

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

FRI, NOV 10,  6:30 pm

Serenity Restaurant
135 South Main Street, 
$20 per person

Mark your calendar for this fun event. Where we will celebrate the outgoing year’s highlights, give our awards and install our new board for 2018.

PLEASE RSVP…. we will have a sign up sheet at our October meeting!

More about Serenity...
This 1868 home was one of the first in Zionsville. Enter through the antique doors and you are stepping back in time.  Experience wonderful antiques, aged rugs, period lighting and sensational food.

For more information, go to Serenity website here


Pictures from Rosefest!

4 thoughts on “Time for The Second Half

  1. Awesome photos. Thanks, it was a good day. We even had a guest Rose hybridizer and his family all the way from India. It was so good to see American Rose Society President Pat Shanley ( was an honor to have her here). All the way from New York.

  2. I have so
    many good memories of our time in the rose society. My husband, Myron passed 13 years ago. You may remember him. We were members of the Duneland Rose Society. So nice to see your web page.
    Norma Tyler

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