Our next meeting is coming soon. Diane Sommers, Vice President of the American Rose Society will be with us! We will also have a time of Q and A – so bring your questions.



Have you ever admired a rose in your garden and wished that it could have waited a few days or weeks to bloom? Drywrapping is one technique that you can use to store your rose without water, rehydrating at a future date. This technique is simple to do with many different varieties. The arrangement pictured here won the 2016 ARS National Arrangement Trophy with the rose “Joy”, where many of the blooms were cut two to three weeks earlier.  In this program we will discuss the steps to successful Drywrapping.


Diane currently serves as the Vice President of the American Rose Society. Diane will be installed as President at the Cream City Roses Convention in Wisconsin in September and you are invited to attend. Details here.

About Diane’s garden…

Diane’s garden is a collage of color and rose varieties, currently holding about 150 varieties. She likes to have a lot of color and bloom all summer long, so she has been adding more floribundas and shrub roses lately, while still maintaining a good selection of hybrid teas for exhibiting. Six years ago, she moved into a new home and the rose garden had to start over.  Starting over is a lot more work than she ever imagined and there are many days she wishes she had the soil and roses from years ago! She is fortunate to have a lot of room and plans on adding 20 – 30 roses each year. Other plans for the garden are learning about other plants to enhance the gardens, and controlling the darn deer.


Rose are coming in early May. Details on pickup will be coming soon. Check the newsletter and email blasts!

One thing we need now are volunteers to help with getting the roses organized for pick up! If you can help for even a couple of hours, please contact Kim Chmielewski here

We look forward seeing you in April. Members, you will receive the Zoom link in the newsletter via your email. Guests, you are very welcome to join. For the Zoom link, please contact Teresa via email here.

One thought on “COMING IN APRIL!

  1. I am a member of the Richmond Rose Society and would like to participate in your ZOOM meeting on April 13 to learn how to dry wrap roses. Would you kindly send me the link and information to join in?

    Thank you.

    Carol Fox Richmond Rose Society


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