COMING OCT 11, 2016

NOTE: Our program has changed for October! Diane Brueckman had to cancel.

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NEW! Joyce Durbin Miller comes highly recommended and will talk to us about herbs. The rose is an herb too, so this will be right down our alley! Did you know that in 2012 The International Herb Association named the rose as Herb of the Year? You can read more about that HERE. Come help us make our guest speaker feel right at home!

Our VP Teresa Byington is just back from judging at the Biltmore International Rose Trial and she will have an update about that. Add to that voting on our officers for 2017 and our ever popular Roundtable Discussion lead by Humberto DeLuca on 2016 Successes and Failures, and this is a evening not to be missed!

This will be our last meeting until our Awards / Christmas Banquet on Friday, December 2.  It has been an amazing year with a room packed full of rose friends. Once our 2017 officers are decided on, we will get to working on another great year! 


MEETING DETAILS…

TUES, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

2017 Officers: The slate of 2017 officers will be presented and voted on.

Programs:

  • Herbs by  Joyce Durbin Miller
  • Report on Biltmore Rose Trial by Teresa Byington
  • Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / 2016 Successes & Failures

Door Prizes/Raffle


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Awards Banquet / Christmas Party
Friday, December 2
Rathskeller Restaurant (Details here.)
Please RSVP to Humberto here.


Please share this post with others via email or social media! The more the merrier. And, be sure people know that all our meetings are open to the public!

See you there!

Programs, Prisons and pH!

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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!

EVENING AGENDA…

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm
  • 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
 pH Soil Testing
To receive accurate results…
  • 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

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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.

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Our members also brought roses from their gardens to share!

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Ruby, our rose society mascot and President Linda Kimmel, “got the memo” and were very color coorindated!

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VP Teresa Byington shared a picture of rose flavored ice cream she had recently made. You can find that recipe here.

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We look forward to seeing you on Sept 13!

The incredible, edible rose!

Join us for our next meeting!

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Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center
205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

PROGRAM:

Carol Tumbas will present a program on edible roses and rose fragrance. We hear there will be some yummy rose food to sample!

BRING CUT ROSES FROM YOUR GARDEN TO SHARE! 

ROUNDTABLE:

Humberto DeLuca will lead a discussion on pests and diseases we are dealing with and ways members are treating them. Bring your questions and your suggestions!

DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE:

We will end our evening with some fun door prizes. Be sure to get a ticket when you sign in!

We look forward to seeing you!


Have questions? Contact us at indplsrosesoc@gmail.com.

 

 

Rosefest was a great day!

From start to finish Rosefest was a great opportunity to share information about our favorite hobby. Not only did we share information we also displayed rose blooms and arrangements for the public to enjoy. The attendees chose their favorite blooms and arrangements in many classes as well as their favorite entry. Many members stated that the event was the best staged show ever. At the end of the day we had 6 new members and a ton of new rose friends!

Our location proved to be perfect. Inside the Hamilton Co. Exhibition Center  the rooms were exactly what we needed for our rose displays and lecture series. Just outside the door was the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association rose garden. The garden was in full bloom and a perfect compliment to a day of rose education and fun–especially the gorgeous Peggy Martin Rose which was very significant since Peggy was was one of our speaker! A big shout out to Monica Taylor and her team for giving our area a beautiful educational rose garden to enjoy.

There were three excellent programs on Earth-Kind® and easy-to-grow roses for our climate  (US Hardiness Zones 5 – 6) presented by noted experts, Peggy Martin from the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society, Gaye Hammond, from the Houston Rose Society and Indiana’s own, Carol Tumbas.

Quote from Gaye Hammond, our featured speaker on the Earth-Kind rose program.

“Congratulations to the Indianapolis Rose Society and the Hamilton County Master Gardeners for putting on one tremendous weekend of roses! Everything down to the tiniest detail was perfectly executed. All program attendees received their own seedling of the Peggy Martin Rose as part of their registration fee.  Thanks to John Hefner for moderating the educational programs. Volunteers from the Indianapolis Rose Society put on a fantastic floral display for the public to enjoy. Hundreds of roses of every kind, color and style filled the hall.  Rose society members stationed themselves around the hall and were busy all day answering questions posed by the almost 100 visitors. Thanks also to the American Rose Society for giving each of our new members a free ARS trial membership.”

Our board will be meeting in the next couple of weeks to assess this festival and begin making plans for next year. A huge thank you to all of you who participated! For those that were not able to be there, we missed you and look forward to having you join us next year!

If you have comments or suggestions please email them to indplsrosesoc@gmail.com.

Enjoy some of the pictures from our day of roses!

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COMING SOON!

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Our next event is a Wine and Roses Party at the home of Mark and Cathy Nolen.

SAT, JULY 9 / 6 pm  WINE AND ROSES GARDEN PARTY
RSVP ONLY
RSVP: 317-859-4142 or markbnolen@comcast.net

Pitch-in: Bring your favorite wine and a hearty appetizer.


For more event information, read on here.

For those on social media, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

June is National Rose Month

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The Rose is our National Flower

In 1985, the United States Senate passed a resolution asking the president to declare the rose as the national floral emblem. On November 20th, 1986, then president Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation certifying the rose as the national flower in a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. Read more here.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that there was an extensive campaign launched to put the marigold in the place of esteem instead of the rose? Read all about that here.


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June is the perfect time to share our love of roses with those around us.

And, Rosefest is a great opportunity. Invite a friend to go!

Details here.

TGIF We’re Bloomin’

Our society is not only shouting TGIF — Thank God it’s Friday today, but also TGRB –Thank God Roses Are Blooming! We have been waiting and waiting and waiting. First through the cold, dark winter and most recently through the sometimes frosty and often rainy spring! But, here they come from our member’s gardens…

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To see these in person and so many more… hundreds more, join us at Rosefest…

Rosefest Details… 

June 11 / 9:30 am – 5 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant Street / Noblesville, IN

$10 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLECONTACT: Monica Taylor at IndyMonica@gmail.com or 317.514.7284


Schedule for the day…

  • Tea in the HCMGA Rose Garden: 9:30 -11:30 am (Free)
    • Sponsored by the Hamilton Country Master Gardener Association.
  • Rose Display in Exhibition Center opens at 10:30 am (Free)
    • Public is invited to judge the rose displays.
  • Lectures 12:30 – 4 pm ($10) (Tickets required)
    • $10 ticket – entrance to all three lectures! Limited seating for lectures. (Tickets will go fast… let us know if you want them, here or contact Monica @  IndyMonica@gmail.com.
  • Rose display winners announced at 4 pm.

Speakers… 

Take a look at this rose dream team…

Peggy Martin of New Orleans, LA
12:30 – 1:30 pm | Program: Old Garden Roses
Peggy is the VP of the Heritage Rose Foundation and owner of the original Peggy Martin Rose, the rose that survived Hurricane Katrina.

Carol Tumbas of Bloomington, IN
1:45 – 2:45 pm | Program: Hardy, Sustainable Shrub Roses
Carol is the former President of the Indianapolis Rose Society, a well respected rosarian and grower of more than 500 roses.

Gaye Hammond of Houston, TX
3 – 4 pm | Program: Earth-Kind Roses
Gaye is a noted expert of the Texas A & M Earth-Kind Program and lectures nationwide about growing roses in no spray conditions.


Additional Information

  • Roses and rose products will be available for purchase.
  • Roses and rose arrangements from member’s garden will be on display.
  • The public is invited to judge displays.
  • There will be educational resources on roses and rose culture.

Link for other details…
https://indianapolisrosesociety.com/2016/03/08/rosefest-2016-timeless-beauty-for-todays-gardens/

Rose Rosette Update!

Mark Your Calendar!

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Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm.

Mark2Dr. Mark Windham, Distinguished Professor in Ornamental Pathology at UT Knoxville, will speak to our society about Rose Rosette and where we are with the research being done. Dr. Windham is a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. In fact, those of us who have heard him are sure he could be a stand up comedian. Come enjoy a fun evening talking about a serious subject in the world of roses.

Our meetings are open to the pubic, so invite those you think might be interested.


We have several great events coming up…

Saturday, June 11 is our Rosefest 2016. This is going to be a day filled to the brim with roses. More on that here.  If you need tickets ($10), contact us via email at indplsrosesoc@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 9 at 6 pm is our Wine and Roses Party in the beautiful garden of Mark & Cathy Nolen. Details here.


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2016 Program Lineup!

 

We have a wonderful line up of meetings for 2016. See list below…

GUESTS: These meetings are open to the public so come and join the rosey fun.

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TUES, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program:

Herbs by  Joyce Durbin Miller

Report on Biltmore Rose Trial by Teresa Byington

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / 2016 Successes & Failures

Door Prizes/Raffle


 

SAT, DEC



PAST 2016 MEETINGS:

SAT, SEPTEMBER 10
Fall District Meeting and Rose Show 
Richland Community College
Speakers:
Andy Plasz
Dr. Raymond Cloyd, entomologist from University of Kansas

 

TUES, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program

Roundtable: John Hefner / Fall Care & Winterizing / pH Soil Testing

Everyone who wants a soil test, bring a cup of soil in a non-metal container.

Door Prizes/Raffle

 


 

TUES, AUGUST 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Carol Tumbas on Edible Roses and Rose Fragrance

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / Diseases this Season and How to Deal With Them

Door Prizes/Raffle: Humberto DeLuca


 

SAT, JULY 9 / 6 pm  WINE AND ROSES GARDEN PARTY
RSVP ONLY (See below)

Mark & Cathy Nolen’s home

7457 Donegal Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46217-5478

RSVP: 317-859-4142 markbnolen@comcast.net

Pitch-in: Bring your favorite wine and a hearty appetizer.



SAT, JUNE 11, 9:30 am-5pm

FIRST ANNUAL ROSEFEST!

Details here.

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN



TUE, MAY 10, 6:30 – 8:45 pm  

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Dr. Mark Windham /Distinguished Professor in Ornamental Pathology / University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Rose Rosette Disease and Other Major Rose Issues

Rosefest Update

Door Prizes/Raffle



TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP
Roll Call: Your Favorite Rose Garden Book

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle


TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll  Call: Teresa Byington, VP

2016 Program Highlights: Humberto DeLuca

Intro Board and Rosefest: Teresa Byington

Program: Mark Nolen / Spring Care & Pruning

Roundtable: John Hefner / 2015 Rose Experiences

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

First and So Fun

It was wonderful to see so many returning friends and new friends last week as the 2016 rose year began! The evening was packed with information, fun and food and we had to say goodbye way too soon.

Our new location at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center offered everything we needed and so much more. If you haven’t been there, check them out here. Better yet, come join us for the April meeting! Details below.

GETTING STARTED
President, Linda Kimmel welcomed us and shared the March/April Indiana Gardening Magazine where an article written by Linda about Vice President Teresa Byington’s garden was featured inside as well as on the cover. Well done Linda and Teresa. Thank you for keeping roses in the public view. 

Linda also reminded us of the Arrangements Judging School & Seminar coming up April 29 – May 1. Details here. Please share this information to those who might be interested!

ROSEFEST
VP Teresa Byington brought everyone up to date on where we are with planning for ROSEFEST 2016, reminding us that this is an event that will take all of us working together to showcase our roses and our organization to the public. Monica Taylor will be in charge of tickets, please contact her HERE. John and Donna Hefner are in charge of floral and educational display. Contact them HERE.

SPRING CARE
Mark Nolen gave a talk on opening the garden and removing winter protection as well as the ever popular pruning demonstration. Thanks Mark!

ROUNDTABLE
John Hefner led us in our roundtable discussion on problems we had in 2015 and how we might correct those situations in the new growing season. Big topics were MIDGE and BLACK SPOT.

PRIZES
2nd VP Humberto DeLuca ended our evening with a raffle to hand out out prizes.

Prizes…

Bob Blomberg’s GARDENER’S HOLLOW LEG
Listen to Bob tell his story about the creation of this helpful garden tool HERE.

Vinnie Suozzi RING WEEDER
Listen to Vinnie tell the fascinating story of his innovative tool HERE.

Thanks for the donations guys!

 


NEXT MEETING

TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome and Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP
Roll Call Topic: Your favorite rose garden book or magazine

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle


 

COME JOIN US … IT WILL BE MORE FUN IF YOU ARE THERE!

2016 Programs

We have a wonderful line up of meetings for 2016. See list below…

GUESTS: These meetings are open to the public so come and join the rosey fun.

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TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll  Call: Teresa Byington, VP

2016 Program Highlights: Humberto DeLuca

Intro Board and Rosefest: Teresa Byington

Program: Mark Nolen / Spring Care & Pruning

Roundtable: John Hefner / 2015 Rose Experiences

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP
Roll Call: Your Favorite Rose Garden Book

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUE, MAY 10, 6:30 pm  

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Dr. Mark Windham / University of Tennessee     

Rose Rosette Disease and Other Major Rose Issues

Roundtable: John Hefner / Fertilizer and Soil Amendments

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

SAT, JUNE 11, 9:30 am-5pm

FIRST ANNUAL ROSEFEST!

Details here.

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN

 

SAT, JULY 9 / 6 pm  WINE AND ROSES GARDEN PARTY
RSVP only (see info below)

Mark & Cathy Nolen’s home

7457 Donegal Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46217-5478

RSVP: 317-859-4142 markbnolen@comcast.net

Pitch-in: Bring your favorite wine and a hearty appetizer.

 

TUES, AUGUST 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Mini Program: Carol Tumbas / Rose Fragrance

Mini Program: Edible Roses

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / Diseases this Season and How to Deal With Them

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program

Roundtable: John Hefner / Fall Care & Winterizing / pH Soil Testing

Everyone who wants a soil test, bring a cup of soil in a non-metal container.

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Program: Diane Brueckman / The Future of Roses

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / 2016 Successes & Failures

Door Prizes/Raffle


Rosefest 2016: Timeless beauty for today’s gardens

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Indianapolis Rose Society invites you to a day filled with roses!

June 11 / 9:30 am – 5 pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant Street / Noblesville, IN

$10 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE
CONTACT: Monica Taylor at IndyMonica@gmail.com or 317.514.7284

Schedule for the day…

  • Tea in the HCMGA Rose Garden: 9:30 -11:30 am (Free)
    • Sponsored by the Hamilton Country Master Gardener Association.
  • Rose Display in Exhibition Center opens at 10:30 am (Free)
    • Public is invited to judge the rose displays.
  • Lectures 12:30 – 4 pm ($10) (Tickets required)
    • $10 ticket – entrance to all three lectures! Limited seating for lectures. (Tickets will go fast… let us know if you want them, here or contact Monica @  IndyMonica@gmail.com.
  • Rose display winners announced at 4 pm.

Speakers … 

Take a look at this rose dream team…

Peggy Martin of New Orleans, LA
12:30 – 1:30 pm | Program: Old Garden Roses
Peggy is the VP of the Heritage Rose Foundation and owner of the original Peggy Martin Rose, the rose that survived Hurricane Katrina.

Carol Tumbas of Bloomington, IN
1:45 – 2:45 pm | Program: Hardy, Sustainable Shrub Roses
Carol is the former President of the Indianapolis Rose Society, a well respected rosarian and grower of more than 500 roses.

Gaye Hammond of Houston, TX
3 – 4 pm | Program: Earth-Kind Roses
Gaye is a noted expert of the Texas A & M Earth-Kind Program and lectures nationwide about growing roses in no spray conditions.


Additional Information

  • Roses and rose products will be available for purchase.
  • Roses and rose arrangements from member’s garden will be on display.
  • The public is invited to judge displays.
  • There will be educational resources on roses and rose culture.
  • Download flyer here.   

Questions

IndplsRoseSoc@gmail.com


Tickets

$10 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE
CONTACT: Monica Taylor at IndyMonica@gmail.com or 317.514.7284

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Arrangement Judging School & Seminar

You are invited to our Arrangement Judging School and Seminar.

Open to everyone that is interested. Arrangement Judges can get auditing credits. Newbies can audit the class just to learn. But those wanting to become an Arrangement Judge (of course, they have meet ARS guidelines) will take the written and practical exam on Sunday morning.
– Linda Kimmel, Event Organizer

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For REGISTRATION FORM and AGENDA, click here.

Questions welcome! Contact us here.

2016 Message from the President: Linda Kimmel

The Indianapolis Rose Society board of directors welcomes you to new year in roses. It promises to be a full, busy and satisfying year. We challenge you to bring a friend to every meeting! 

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC YEAR LINED UP!

PROGRAMS & ROUND TABLES
Humberto DeLuca, Program Chair (2nd Vice President), has been working hard, along with the input from all of the board, to outline a great year in programs and events. Most programs will have two mini-programs and a round table discussion. John Hefner is taking the lead on many round table discussions.

THIS FUNNY MAN KNOWS HIS STUFF
Expect an outstanding program about Rose Rosette from Dr. Mark Windham, University of Tennessee. Mark could do standup comedy; he is that funny. He is also that educational! You will learn about the newest research on how to combat and prevent the dreaded Rose Rosette disease. Dr. Windham is an absolute treat. I have heard him speak several times and I never tire of him.

ROSEFEST … TIMELESS BEAUTY FOR TODAY’S GARDEN
Teresa Byington and Monica Taylor have poured their hearts and souls into the First Annual Rosefest. It will be held at Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, in June. There will be a tea, rose show display and educational programs eligible for CR and MG credits. Bring roses for display. Bring yourself to learn from the great lineup of speakers, including the knowledgeable Peggy Martin (Vice President of the Heritage Rose Society), our own Carol Tumbas (past President of the Indianapolis Rose Society) and the charming and dynamic Gaye Hammond (Earth Kind Rose Trials in Texas). This is one fantastic line up! Call it the “dream team” of rose programs. Do not miss out on this exciting new venture.

IN GOOD HANDS
Donna Hefner has assumed the responsibilities of Treasurer. We know our money is in good hands with Donna! We appreciate her stepping up to take over this very important role. Renee LaFollette has once again, accepted the role as editor. The editor keeps us connected through the newsletter. We thank Renee for her long term commitment. We have a sundry of committee chairs, serving in a lot of different and important capacities. We thank them for taking on these important roles.

WINE & ROSES GARDEN TOUR + MEMBERSHIP + FERTILIZER
In addition to the annual fertilizer program, Mark Nolen is serving as membership chair (new position). He has contacted every single member of the Indianapolis Rose Society, cleaning up our roster and has already recruited a new member. The personal touch helps! Cathy and Mark will be hosting a wine and roses garden tour at their home.

HERE COMES THE JUDGE
Another big event for 2016 is the Arrangement Judging School & Seminar. It has been over a decade since Indianapolis has hosted such a school. If you have any desire to attend, whether just to learn or to become a judge, please let me know. We would love to fill the room!

THE BRUECKMANS
Diane and Roger Brueckman (Roger is the IL-IN District Director), will be visiting in the fall. The Brueckmans’ are a lovey couple. You will enjoy their program, personalities and updates on the District/ARS business.

Let us share the year 2016…. share the joy, share the love, share the friendships and share your roses. We are going to have fun and it will be more fun if you are there.

Linda Kimmel, President

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Kicking Off the New Rose Year

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It is that time! Time to kick off the 2016 rose year!

Our officers have been working hard to put together a lineup of programs that will be perfect for the newbie and those who have been growing roses for years. We are even having a ROSE FESTIVAL and a WINE AND ROSES GARDEN TOUR! But, more on that in upcoming blog posts.


 

OUR 2016 OFFICERS

  • President Linda Kimmel
  • 1st Vice-President Teresa Byington
  • 2nd Vice-President Humberto DeLuca
  • Treasurer Donna Hefner 3
  • Secretary Monica Taylor
  • Newsletter Editor Renee LaFollette
  • Past President Carol Tumbas

FIRST MEETING

TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

NEW LOCATION: Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

  • Welcome: Linda Kimmel, President
  • 2016 Program Highlights: Humberto DeLuca
  • Intro of Officers and Rosefest: Teresa Byington
  • Program: Mark Nolen / Spring Care & Pruning
  • Roundtable: John Hefner 2015 Roses Experiences
  • Door Prizes/Raffle

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This is a perfect time to come check us out and hear what we have planned!


 

COMING SOON!

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FRI-SUN, APRIL 29 – MAY 1

ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP & SEMINAR
ARRANGEMENT JUDGING SCHOOL

La Quinta Inn, South / 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis

Download registration information here.

For more information, contact Linda here.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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We wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and roses.

We also want to invite you to join us for the first meeting of the 2016 rose year!

DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm
LOCATION: SullivanMunce Center
205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING

  • Welcome and year overview: Linda Kimmel / President
  • Monthly program details: Humberto DeLuca / 2nd VP
  • Introduction to Rosefest 2016: Teresa Byington / VP
  • Program: Spring Care & Pruning: Mark Nolen
  • Roundtable Discussion / Recount 2015 Rose Experiences: John Hefner / Facilitator
  • Door Prizes/Raffle

We have so many exciting events coming up that we are excited to share with you.

Can you keep a secret??? One of our events is a Wine and Roses Party in a most beautiful rose garden of one of our members. Can you guess who?

It is no secret that we hope you will join us. It won’t be the same without YOU!

Happy Holidays!

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We wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Whether you already grow roses or have a desire to add growing roses to your 2016 to do list, we hope you will join us! Our society leadership elves are busy making plans and the coming year is one that will be over the top!

We start in March meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, and look forward to sharing programs, workshops and tours of our member’s beautiful gardens with you.

Leading the pack in 2016…

President: Linda Kimmel
1st Vice President: Teresa Byington
2nd Vice President: Humberto DeLuca
Treasurer: Donna Hefner
Secretary: Monica Taylor
Newsletter Editor: Renee LaFolloette
Past President: Carol Tumbas

HAVE QUESTIONS?

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District Meeting and Rose Show Highlights

There were so many highlights to this year’s Illinois Indiana Fall District Convention and Rose Show. Starting with the speakers, Stephen Scanniello and Bruce Monroe were both entertaining and informative.

Stephen is a well known author, gardener and curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden in New York. Stephen is also President of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

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Bruce at the National Convention in Syracuse

Bruce at the National Convention in Syracuse

Bruce Monroe is an expert rose grower, rose judge and photographer. He shared with us the  criteria for the new photography classes for ARS rose shows and gave us tips on what judges will be looking for. He also started a great deal of buzz about the Mini National Convention Rose Show in Pennsylvania. Sounds like this is a convention not to be missed!

SILVER HONOR MEDAL RECIPIENT

Our own Bill Carlson was awarded the Il-IN District Silver Honor Medal. The award was much deserved as Bill has served the society in so many ways including his work as an arrangements judge.

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ROSE SHOW

There’s nothing quite like seeing a room full of beautiful roses. The big winners for the day were John and Donna Hefner and Mark and Cathy Nolen.

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Cathy and Mark getting everything just right!

 

Their careful grooming and growing paid off!

John and Donna’s careful growing and grooming paid off!

 

McFarland Memorial Award John and Donna Hefner

McFarland Memorial Award
John and Donna Hefner

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It’s not just the roses that make for a winning day–it’s the rose friends!

 


OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE

Our heartfelt thanks to Linda Kimmel for leading our Illinois Indiana District for the past 6 years and for being the chair of the fall convention and rose show.

And, our gratitude to Roger Brueckman for accepting the position as incoming District Director. Roger, we look forward to all that you will bring to the position!

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COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

You may download a complete list of rose show winners HERE … 2015 Rose Show Winners

Illinois-Indiana Fall District Conference & Rose Show

YOU ARE INVITED!
Saturday, September 26
Conference/Rose Show Registration Cost: Early Bird Rate $45/before August 26 and $50 after

Download the Illi-Ana newsletter for schedule of events, registration form and much more here… 2015 Summer Illiana (3)

LOCATION:

La Quinta Inn & Suites
5120 Victory Drive
South Indianapolis
Reservations
317-783-7751

Special Convention Hotel Rate: $79

Detailed Map & Directions: laquintaindianapolissouth.com/

SPEAKERS:

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Stephen Scanniello

Roses in Harlem by Stephen Scanniello

An accomplished international rose personality, author and lecturer.

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Bruce Monroe

Photographing Roses by Bruce Monroe
Accomplished photographer of roses as well as winner of numerous awards growing, showing and judging roses.


Have questions?

Email us by clicking here… IndplsRoseSoc@gmail.com.

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2015 Schedule

We start out with our spring district meeting and go all the way to Christmas with rosey fun!

All of our meetings are open to the public, so come and join us! Whether you are new to growing roses or a long-term rosarian who would welcome the company of other rose lovers, you are welcome.

If you are a newbie and have some questions, we have a group of experienced rosarians who would love to help you with every area of rose culture — from planting and routine care, to exhibiting and everything in between.

If you are on social media, stop by our Facebook page and say hello.


 

2015  SCHEDULE...

SAT, MAR 14 / DISTRICT MEETING / PEORIA, IL

LOCATION: Barracks Cater Inn
SPEAKERS:
Mike Shoup—Antique Rose Emporium
Carol Shockley—Exciting Roses for 2015
Sonja Lallemand—Earth Kind Roses
Diane Bruckman—The Changing World of Roses

THURS, MAR 19 / 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: Rugosas: Linda Kimmel
Linda, our Vice President, has a great deal of experience growing rugosas and recently published an article on rugosas in the Indiana Gardening magazine.
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

THURS, ARPIL 9 / 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: John Hefner — Pest Control
Identification and Treatment of Common Bugs & Diseases
Our very own John Hefner, one of the most decorated rosarians in
the ARS, will talk to us about identifying and treating rose diseases.
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

SAT, APRIL 11 / 9 am – 3 pm
Boone County Gardenfest (IRS Booth)
11:30 am / Program: Rugged Rugosas by Linda Kimmel

SAT, APRIL 25 / 9 am – 4 pm
Gardening for the Ages (IRS Booth)
Hendricks County Fairgrounds

SAT, MAY 2 / 9 am – 4 pm
Johnson Co. Garden Fair (IRS Booth)
9:30 am / Program: Rugged Rugosas by Linda Kimmel

THURS, MAY 14 / 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: Bill Carlson — Flower Arranging for a Rose Show
Bill, ARS Arrangement Judge and outstanding designer, will give us some tips and hands-on experience for award winning arrangements!
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

MAY 26 – 30
World Rose Federation / Lyon, France

JUNE 11 – 14 
Combined ARS Spring and Miniature National Conventions
Columbus, Ohio
http://www.rose.org/about-ars/ars-national-convention/

SAT, JUNE 20, 4 PM
PROGRAM: Mark Nolen—Preparing Roses for a Rose Show
Mark, our past president and winner of numerous ARS rose show awards including last year’s Queen of Show, will take us through the steps he takes to get his roses ready for a rose show.
LOCATION: Mark and Cathy Nolen’s Garden

SAT, JUNE 27 / 5 pm
GARDEN TOUR / PITCH-IN: Nick & Anne Stanley
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”

THURS, JULY 16 / 6:30 pm
Jim Hering: The Award of Excellence Program
He is currently the chairman of the ARS Miniature/Miniflora Rose Committee which oversees the AOE trials.
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

THURS, AUGUST 20 / 6:30
PROGRAM: Invasive plants / Colletta Kosiba
Colletta is a Gold Master Gardener and Indiana Master Naturalist.
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

SEPT 10 – 13: FALL NATIONAL CONVENTION
LOCATION: Syracuse, New York
MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.rose.org/about-ars/ars-national-convention/

SEPT 26
DISTRICT MEETING / ROSE SHOW
LOCATION: La Quinta Inn
SPEAKERS:
Stephen Scanneillo, Curator of Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
Bruce Monroe, Photography

THUR, OCT 08 / 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: Lyon, France Trip — Carol Tumbas & Linda Kimmel
POP BOTTLE DISPLAY: Bring your roses for “show and tell.”
LOCATION: Contour Hardening
8401 Northwest Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46278

SAT, NOV 21 / 5:30 pm
PROGRAM: Mystery Theater / Awards Banquet / Officer Installation
LOCATION: Serenity in Zionsville
COST: $30 
Friends and family are welcome to attend!

SUN, DEC  / 5:00 pm
CHRISTMAS PARTY / PITCH-IN
LOCATION: Barbara Stauch’s Home
GIFT EXCHANGE: Bring a Dirty Santa gift

 


 

POP BOTTLE DISPLAYS

We love to see our fellow rose growers blooms throughout the season.

So, we have “Pop Bottle Displays” at our meetings during the growing season and hope you’ll bring some of your blooms to share. It would be great if you could add a label and come prepared to tell us a little about the roses you bring, but it’s not required. It’s a great way to learn from each other and we just love to see the blooms!

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STARTING OUT WITH A BANG!

Spring is just around the corner and we are excited to announce our first programs of 2015.

Our rosey season starts out with a bang in March. First up is the spring district meeting.

Details here…

SAT, MAR 14 / PEORIA, IL
LOCATION: Barracks Cater Inn

SPEAKERS:

  • Mike Shoup—Antique Rose Emporium
  • Carol Shockley—Exciting Roses for 2015
  • Sonja Lallemand—Earth Kind Roses
  • Diane Bruckman—The Changing World of Roses

Next  is our first Indianapolis Society meeting…

THURS, MAR 19 / 6:30 pm
PROGRAM: Rugosas: Linda Kimmel

Linda, our Vice President, has a great deal of experience growing rugosas and recently published an article on rugosas in the Indiana Gardening magazine. If you want roses that are intensely fragrant, cold hardy and disease and pest resistant, you don’t want to miss this program.
LOCATION: Contour Hardening

Roseraie de la Hay Rugosa

Roseraie de la Hay Rugosa


All of our meetings are open to the public. Whether you are just beginning to think about growing roses or have been growing roses for years, we’d love to have you join us.

Happy New Year!

We are busy making plans for 2015 programs and garden tours and it looks to be an outstanding year!

We start our rosey year in March with a workshop for the public on “all things rose”… rose varieties, rose care, tips on how to be successful growing roses in Indiana and more!

Stay tuned … more details to follow!


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FYI:

All our meetings are open to the public and we are dedicated to rose education (and fun). We hope you will join us!

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Send your questions to us via the contact form on the site and we will get right back with you! Or leave us a comment.

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65th ANNUAL ROSE SHOW

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2013 Rose Show

September 6, 2014

LOCATION: Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, Indiana

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Prep Hours: 8 – 11 am
  • Rose Show Judging: 11:15 am – 1 pm
  • Show Open to the Public: 1 – 4 pm
  • Pick-up Certificates/Arrangements: 4 pm

NEW TO ROSES?

If  you are new to growing roses or have a desire to start a rose garden, this Rose Show will be a great opportunity for  you to see roses that are grown in this area by backyard gardeners just like you! Come join the fun, feel free to ask questions or just enjoy a room filled with the Queen of Flowers!

PICTURES

Here are more pictures from 2013 Rose Show… (Click on any of the circles to start the gallery feature.)

 

We can’t wait for spring…

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Due to the polar vortex, we have had more than our fair share of winter. Even though the picture above is beautiful of the sleeping roses, let’s talk about spring and summer. Please leave a comment below and let us know what rose you are most looking forward to see blooming in your garden this year.

GENERAL TIPS ON PRUNING ROSES

Here are some general tips on pruning hybrid teas and floribunda roses from Indianapolis Rose Society’s former president, Mark Nolen.

  1. Always prune to good healthy tissue easily recognized by the green bark on the outside of the cane and white core revealed after the cut is made. If the inner core of the stem is tan, the wood has been damaged and needs to be pruned out.
  2. To accelerate the healing process after the pruning cut is made; a drop of Elmer’s Glue can ensure a quicker recovery as well as provide an instant protective barrier against cane borers.
  3. Prune to ensure the center of the bush is open for maximum air circulation so that canes grow from the bud union like spikes of a wheel with no crossover canes.
  4. Plan to remove all growth on the main stems that is not capable of supporting a reasonable thickness of stem. For hybrid teas, a bloom needs a stem about pencil thickness or greater for support.
  5. If suckers are present (growth from the root structure below the bud union) remove them from as close to the main root below the bud union as possible. If allowed to grow, the sucker will eventually take over the whole rose bush.
  6. Remove old canes that appear to be woody by sawing them off as close to the bud union as possible. Make this cut clean and smooth. Should any stubs from bad cuts made the year before remain, saw them off cleanly. Finally, lightly apply a wire brush to the outside of the bud union to loosen and remove any dead tissue to promote basal growth.
  7. After pruning, the rose bed should be thoroughly cleaned of dead leaves and other debris. This is to reduce the occurrence of various insects and fungi by not allowing them a hiding place. Discard all fallen debris; do not place in the compost pile.
  8. To ensure the destruction of all insects and fungi, apply an organic based dormant spray such as Lime & Sulfur immediately after pruning. Do not wait more than one or two weeks to perform this spraying as the spray may damage emerging growth. If new growth has emerged, use a product called “Mancozeb” or Manzate.

No More Rose Divas … by Linda Kimmel

13JulyMW_W2-A_7The rose, queen of all flowers, has a rather haughty reputation: difficult to grow, prone to diseases and pests, and dies after a few years. There are still a few divas around, but many rose varieties are not obstinate or impossible to grow.

In the words of Peter Schneider, author of Right Rose, Right Place, “If you can grow a marigold, you can grow a rose.”

The rose is one of the most decorative and adaptable of all flowers. Today’s roses have a wide variety of brilliant colors, repeat bloom cycles, various shapes, luscious fragrances, disease and pest resistance and winter-hardy characteristics. Why waste time humoring and pampering a few rose divas? There are just too many good rose varieties on the market to waste time and money on the frail and demanding.

Busy gardeners with busy lifestyles demand low-maintenance roses. As much as we love our gardens, there is simply less time for spraying, pruning and laboring in the garden. We want the garden to be a beautiful, tranquil place to visit, not a place that enslaves us with work, and ultimately frustration. You can have a beautiful rose garden without the fuss. There are many rose cultivars that require simple, routine garden care. Rose hybridizers, such as Dr. Griffith Buck (in Iowa) and Kordes Söhne (in Germany) had the foresight to recognize the changing times in the rose industry, hybridizing roses with the fabulous low-maintenance characteristics we desire.

The sensational hit, the Knock Out™ rose (R. ‘RADrazz’) (introduced in 2000), and the Knock Out™ family of roses Pink (Rosa ‘RADcon’), Rainbow (R. ‘RADcor’), Sunny (R. ‘RADsunny’) and Blushing (R. ‘RADyod’), hybridized by William Radler (in Wisconsin), have been the most successful family of roses on the market in years. These roses are great, no doubt. Nevertheless, I have grown a little bored with them — small, single blooms (with four to five petals) and no fragrance. Beyond Knock Out™ roses, Bill Radler’s hybridizing program is evolving; he is producing some new fantastic roses with heavier petal counts, strong fragrance and the hardiness of the Knock Out family.

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Golden Fairy Tale…

The dark green glossy foliage of Golden Fairy Tale™ (R. ‘KORquelda’) provides a lovely backdrop for the bright yellow sprays of blooms. Supports or cages can be helpful in supporting the canes, keeping the sprays upright and showy.

The Fairy Tale™ family of roses are the new kids in the garden, but splashed on the scene like rock stars. They are hybridized by Kordes Söhne of Germany, and described on their website as “charmingly robust” as well as “new, enchanting  varieties with charisma and charm.” Although some retail  nurseries could be accused of fiction writing when describing their roses, this description accurately portrays these lovely romantic-looking roses.

There is so much to offer your garden palette: brilliant colors, bi-colors, blends, full and heavy blooms with countless petals, and that “to die for” fragrance. Wonderful heady rose perfume wafting in the air adds that extra delicious dimension to your garden experience.

Growing Roses: Tips for Success

A mix of Old Garden Roses and shrubs, including ‘Pink Grootendorst’ (left), apothecary’s rose (R. gallica officinalis) (front-center) and ‘F.J. Grootendorst’ surround the entrance with a welcoming fragrance.

A mix of Old Garden Roses and shrubs, including ‘Pink Grootendorst’ (left), apothecary’s rose (R. gallica officinalis) (front-center) and ‘F.J. Grootendorst’ surround the entrance with a welcoming fragrance.

Do your homework. Choose a foolproof rose to start. Select a plant that has the size and shape that works best for your area of the garden. That may seem obvious, but some of my worst mistakes have been choosing a large rose for a small space or vice versa. Choose a great location. Roses like morning sun. Give your roses at least eight hours of sun daily. Although some roses will tolerate light shade or dappled light, most do better in full sun; plants are bigger, stronger, healthier and more floriferous with plentiful sunlight. Six hours of sun may be sufficient in areas of more intense summer heat.

Roses like fresh air. Give your roses enough space to grow to their full potential and to allow good airflow through the foliage. Good air circulation prevents diseases that thrive in moist environments, such as black spot and powdery mildew.

Choose own-root roses. Own-root roses are grown by slips or leaf cuttings of the desired variety. For best selection of varieties, own-root roses may need to be purchased via mail-order, and will arrive in small banded containers or liners. Although they will appear disappointingly small and scrawny to start, own-root roses will catch up quickly with their budded counterparts, and are more winter hardy and vigorous. The aboveground portion of the rose can die back completely in winter; new spring growth from the root will be true to the variety. Besides winter hardiness, the roses tend to be healthier and develop into fuller shapelier bushes. Bud unions of grafted roses can be vulnerable and easily damaged by a cold winter, and often require protection to survive. Suckers are often undesirable growth from the rootstock and should be removed.

Planting own-root roses is similar to planting any other container grown plant. Keep the soil and roots intact, and plant about 1/2 inch deeper than it is in the container. For a banded-size rose, the hole needs to be about 10 inches by 12 inches deep. Use native soil and mix in a little organic matter in the bottom of the hole, such as bonemeal, rock phosphate or bulb booster. Because the surrounding soil has microorganisms and microfauna maintained in a delicate balance, there is no reason to disturb it.

Check the pH. Depending on your  soil type, you may need to make some minor pH adjustments. The soil should be slightly acidic. An acceptable pH range is 6.0 to 6.9, with 6.5 being ideal. How do  you know the soil pH? Test it with an inexpensive meter, or through your local extension office.

No fertilizer in the first year. During the second and subsequent years, you may mix organic fertilizers into the topsoil surrounding the rose bush. Apply twice yearly, once in the spring and again midsummer. In addition, a general all-purpose fertilizer or a slow-release fertilizer, such as 12-12-12 may be applied. No special fertilizer is necessary; buy whatever is on sale at your local nursery or hardware store, and use sparingly.

Hate to spray? Spraying roses is my least favorite job in the garden. Some rose varieties are much more prone to fungal diseases, so start with disease-resistant varieties, and skip the spray routine. Be willing to tolerate a small degree of pests or diseases. Skip the insecticides altogether. Encourage beneficial insects and birds to help maintain a balanced ecosystem. Good horticultural practices (such as plenty of sun, fresh air, applying mulch, stripping lower leaves from the bush, watering in the morning and keeping the garden clean of debris) all prevent diseases.

A mix of roses and perennials in various shades of pink makes a striking border.

A mix of roses and perennials in various shades of pink makes a striking border.

A mix of roses and perennials…

Plant companion plants. A monoculture, or concentration of roses, allows pests and diseases to multiple rapidly. A mixed culture of roses and companion plants is beautiful, as well as helpful preventing disease and insect problems.

Prune established roses in the spring. Remove any dead wood. Shape plant as desired.

Deadhead. Removing spent blooms will encourage reblooming. Stop deadheading in late summer or early fall, allowing plants to harden off for winter.

Apply mulch. Organic mulch helps to prevent weeds, conserves moisture, improves the fertility and conditioning of the soil and provides winter protection for the roots. It also helps to inhibit soil-borne diseases by preventing fungal spores from splashing onto the plant during watering. Plus, mulch just looks pretty, adding that finished, elegant look to the garden.

Top 10 Low-Maintenance Roses

There are literally hundreds of great rose cultivars — making a “Top 10 List” is difficult. I will only recommend roses that I have had firsthand, personal experience growing. Every rose grower could create their own “Top 10 List,” with an endless mix of varieties, depending upon the microclimates of your garden, preferences, likes and dislikes. Below are just a few of my favorite low-maintenance roses. All of the roses listed are repeat bloomers, disease resistant, winter hardy and most are fragrant.

  1. Quietness has lovely blushing-pink blooms, is heavily petaled and has a sweet fragrance.
  2. Sombreuil has creamy white blooms with many petals and an intoxicating scent.
  3. Golden Fairy Tale has blooms that are bright yellow with pink edging and is deliciously fragrant.
  4. Lion’s Fairy Tale has blooms that are light apricot-pinkish in color, fully double and sweetly fragrant.
  5. Carmella Fairy Tale displays striking apricot-colored blooms with a mild scent.
  6. Orchid Romance is very heavily petaled (up to 75 petals) with a button eye reminiscent of Old Garden Roses. Blooms are pink with lavender undertones and give off a strong fragrance.
  7. Dainty Bess is the only hybrid tea to make the list, with four to eight light-pink petals with maroon  stamens and a spicy fragrance.
  8. Carefree Spirit shows off with scarlet single blooms, which have a white throat and vivid yellow stamens. It is a blooming machine.
  9. Peggy Martin is a large-flowering climber that needs a lot of room to spread; it is best covering a fence  or large trellis.
  10. Colette is an apricot-pink large-flowering climber, with very full double blooms that are quartered and emit a strong tea fragrance.

13JulyMW_W2-A_4‘Sombreuil’ was originally hybridized in 1880, and introduced in the U.S. in 1959 as a “climbing tea,” but reclassed by ARS in 2006 as a large-flowering climber. In my garden, ‘Sombreuil’ grows more like a large shrub, reaching a height of 5 to 6 feet. It’s creamy white blooms repeat all summer long, with an intoxicating fragrance.

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‘Orchid Romance’ rose

13JulyMW_W2-A_6‘Dainty Bess’ was introduced in 1925, and is still going strong in the rose market. Blooms are unusual and beautiful, typically 4 to 5 inches across. The shrub blooms in prolific sprays, all the while flaunting a mild, yet spicy fragrance. The bush is upright, grows to 3 to 4 feet in height with green leathery foliage.

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Carefree Spirit (R. ‘MElzmea’) is a blooming machine, a great landscape shurb that grows about 4 to 5 feet in height and 4 feet wide. Dark green glossy foliage provides a backdrop for large scarlet sprays.

Article from State-by-State Gardening May/June 2013. Photos by Linda Kimmel.

Originally appeared in the May/June 2013 midwest editions of State By State Gardening Magazines. Reprinted with permission of State by State Gardening Magazines, which publishes 19 different state and regional magazines in the South and Midwest. (statebystategardening.com)

2013 Rose Show

This year’s show was held on June 15 at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

Participants ranged from long-time, award-winning members to several novices just getting their feet wet.

The coveted Queen of Show was awarded to our very own John Hefner with the lovely Moonstone rose. John is one of the most decorated rosarians in the US and is such a great mentor to the newbies in our society.

Take a look at some of the beauties of the day…

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