Summer Rose Care and Budding Workshop

Sunday July 12 John and Donna Hefner’s garden was host to a budding and a summer rose care seminar.

The Man of the Hour – John Hefner!

BIG TIP

The tip for the evening was under pruning. This information was recently shared in the the latest edition of The America Rose by President Bob Martin. This practice removes any non productive growth and removes lower foliage that is also subjected to spider mites. This practice opens the plant for additional light and air circulation.

BUDDING SEMINAR

The other subject area was a budding  seminar that focused on bud grafting to multiflora root stock. Two attendees were given a budded plant for next years rose enjoyment.

THE HEFNER GARDEN
The Hefner garden was short on rose blooms as the plants were recycling, however the daylilies served as the garden focal point for the evening displaying an array of interesting colors.

Thanks to John and Donna for hosting!

JUNE MEETING INFO

The IRS June meeting is on — online! 

 

COVID-19 hit us all with a bang and removing all opportunities for our getting together in the same place. Immediately we began to look at online options to keep us connected.

May 12 was our first online meeting with 20 in attendance. We used a program called GO TO MEETING.

We have decided that for our JUNE MEETING will be use ZOOM.

Members, you will receive an email giving you the link to use to log in to our meeting. If you don’t receive our emails or have additional questions, contact us HERE.

Guests, you are welcome to participate too. And, if you would like to join our society, you will find information HERE. Once you are a member, you will automatically receive this kind of information. To receive the June link, email us HERE.

 

JUNE MEETING DETAILS:

Tuesday, June 9 / 6:30 pm – 8 pm

PROGRAM: SHOW AND TELL

As it will be rose season, we will have a “show and tell” meeting. Vase up one or two of your pretty roses or take a picture. We will take turns introducing ourselves and talking about the rose we are “showing.”

Q & A

Bring your rose questions and comments and we will have everyone offer their help or suggestions.

 

HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID…

After the May meeting we asked some of the attenders what they thought of our first online meeting…

John Hefner: “I thought the online meeting was valuable and timely as we had interactions concerning the recent weather related issues.. I would encourage more participation as this would allow our members that have questions to receive information regarding problems or just to share experiences during this unprecedented time.”

Trudy Struck: “The online meeting was delightful and informative! So good to see everyone and hear what’s going on in everyone’s gardens.” 

Teresa Byington: “Many said it was so much easier to do than they thought it would be and a lot of fun.”

 

2020 ROSE SALE

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 our schedule is changing and as well as details on rose sale pickups. We will keep you updated.

Members and those on our mailing list, you will be receiving eBlasts to keep you up to date so check your email!

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A new year is here and we are already thinking about spring and what roses we will plant.

The Indianapolis Rose Society is gearing up for their annual rose sale. The order is placed and we think we have some of the best of the best coming.

As in the past, the roses will be available on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis and pre-orders are encouraged.

ORDERING

  • Pre-order is encouraged so you get the ones you want. Contact Linda Kimmel at lovroses@comcast.net to place your order.
  • Pre-order Payment will be due at the March meeting – Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 – 6:30 pm 
(at Sullivan Munce Cultural Center  / 225 W. Hawthorne Street / Zionsville. Our regular meeting location.) Our meeting will start at 6:30,

PICK UP!

Tuesday, April 7, 6 – 6:30 pm. (Our regular meeting night.) Meeting will start about 6:45 pm  All roses that have not been pre-ordered will be available first come / first serve.

The roses will need to be picked up at the April meeting. If you are not able to pick them up, please have someone come for you. With our limited space, we will NOT be able to hold the roses for you.

COST

Our prices are intentionally priced lower than usually found, as a service to our members and friends. In particular, David Austin roses sell for $40 and up.

The quality of our roses are at the very top!

IRS MEMBERS:

  • David Austin: $30
  • All Other Roses: $25

NON MEMBERS:

  • David Austin: $35
  • All Other Roses: $30

If you have questions, contact Linda Kimmel at lovroses@comcast.net.

 

HERE ARE THE ROSES!

We have ordered 5 of each variety

Above All (Climber – grows 10 – 14′ tall)

Burst of Joy (grandiflora with light tea fragrance)

Bright & Shiny (A new beauty from Knock Out hybridizer Bill Radler)

Crimson Bouquet (grandiflora with sweet fragrance) ONLY 1 LEFT

Francis Meilland (Fragrant and good for exhibitors)

Frida Kahlo (This rose is currently winning all kinds of awards.) ONLY 1 LEFT

Julie Andrews (masses of bloom and powerful perfume)

Love at First Sight (good form and light fragrance)

Life’s Little Pleasures – mini (That color! Moderate tea fragrance and good disease resistance.)

Moonlight in Paris (old fashion look and light fragrance)

Moonstone ( Beautiful form, great for exhibitors) ONLY 1 LEFT

Oso Easy Peasy (Beautiful landscape rose and great for beginners)

Pinkerbelle (Hybrid tea with spicy fragrance and great disease resistance) ONLY 1 LEFT

Pretty Polly (Lavender) (New shurb rose from our great garden friend Dr. David Zlesak!)

Pretty Polly (Pink) (New shurb rose from our great garden friend Dr. David Zlesak!)

Purple Pavement (Wonderful fragrance and beautiful fall hips!)

Ring of Fire (The picture does not do this one justice! Great for exhibitors)

Scentuous (English style cupped blooms with powerful fragrance) SOLD OUT!

Shirley’s Bouquet (Fragrant hybrid tea with good disease resistance)

The McCartney Rose (Offered as a birthday gift to Sir Paul from his record company. Sweet fragrance)
ONLY 1 LEFT

 

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

Note: Theses go fast! Get ready to swoon!

Abraham Darby (Climbing) SOLD OUT

Bathsheba SOLD OUT

Darcey Bussell

Gentle Herminone

Gertrude Jekyll

Munstead Wood ONLY 1 LEFT

Princess Alexandra of Kent SOLD OUT!

Queen of Sweden

Strawberry Hill (Climbing)

The Poet’s Wife SOLD OUT

 

YOU…

If you are new to roses or new to our society. We invited you to join us for our regular meetings beginning March 10. Each year we typically have 6-7  meetings with programs at Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in Zionsville, and two meetings off site as garden tours, etc. We finish our year with a a holiday party and awards night.

Our society is filled with members who are new to roses and those who have been growing for 40+ years and they are some of the most talented in the nation. Some of our members have a couple of roses and some have 300 +. Come join us!

AWARDS AND NEW OFFICER INSTALLATION

What a fun night. Rose friends. Great food. Fun Surprises. Awards. New Officers. And a magician!

A highlight of our year is the annual awards night and new officer installation. This year we returned to lovely and historical Serenity Restaurant in Zionsville where the food and hospitality are outstanding. Our entertainment was Craig Stone, magician. We are all still trying to figure out how he does what he does.

Joe was a good sport and became a part of the program. We were all thrilled that in the end he didn’t disappear or something. Seriously this show was excellent!

AWARDS OF MERIT

After dinner it was time to honor those who serve our society so well. Out going President, Teresa Byington, gave out 5 Awards of Merit.

Eloisa Garza: Rose Sale
Linda Kimmel: Rose Sale
Mark Nolen: “Ask the Masters” Program
John Hefner: “Ask the Masters” Program
Janet Kuebler: Door Prizes

BRONZE MEDAL OF HONOR

Teresa Downham was the recipient of the Bronze Medal – the highest local society honor. Though she was shocked – no one else was. She has truly served above and beyond!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Our society is blessed with so many outstanding members!

NEW OFFICER INSTALLATION

John and Donna Hefer installed the incoming board with a clever (and delicious) candy bar theme. They never run out of creative ideas!

  • Eloisa Garza, President
  • Teresa Downham, 1st VP
  • Trudy Struck, 2nd VP
  • Marilyn Ferguson, Secretary
  • Linda Kimmel, Newsletter Editor
  • Humerbto DeLuca, Treasurer
  • Teresa Byington, Immediate Past President

The evening ended with Teresa Byington receiving a gift of appreciation – a beautiful orchid from the collection of Keith Oltean and Linda Kimmel. Look at this orchid and there are about 40 in their collection. Amazing!

HERE’S TO 2020

What an outstanding team we have leading us in 2020! They are excited and ready to go! Stay tuned for the list of 2020 programs. A full list of programs will be on the website as plans are finalized.

Our meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month March – November at Sullivan Munce Cultural Center — ​225 West Hawthorne Street, Zionsville, IN. Exceptions to the schedule will be noted on the program list. If you have questions, contact us here.

Our meetings are open to the public, so come and bring a friend.

A Fun Night…

WAKING UP THE GARDEN: March 12, 6:30 pm

Our rose season is coming soon and it is time to WAKE UP THE GARDEN.

Join us! And bring a friend.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 / 6:30 pm 
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center / Zionsville, IN

SPEAKERS: Teresa Downham, Trudy Struck, Carolyn Lloyd

Program: Come hear about the Hamilton County Master Gardener Rose Garden and the great work being done there by the ones who oversee it today!

ASK THE MASTERS: Weather Issues and Roses
Spring gives us some strange weather! Our Consulting Rosarians will be available to discuss weather issues and answer your questions!

ROSE SALE: Opportunity to Pre-Order and Pre-Pay
See rose list HERE.

 

THE HCMG ROSE GARDEN…

Our members and guests have the pleasure of having our Annual Rosefest just inside the door from this amazing rose garden. Most every type of rose is growing there from the very old to the most modern. You’ll love hearing all about this garden, it’s beginnings and how they keep it so beautiful. See you Tues, March 12. Our meetings are open to the public so bring friends.

Take a look at the garden…

ILLINOIS INDIANA DISTRICT SPRING MEETING, MAR 30

Details for the Spring District Educational Conference and Photography show are HERE.

Master Gardener education hours and Consulting Rosarian credit are available.

2019 Annual Rose Sale

A new year is here and we are already thinking about spring and what roses we will plant.

The Indianapolis Rose Society is gearing up for their annual rose sale. The order is placed and we think we have some of the best of the best coming.

As in the past, the roses will be available on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis and pre-orders are encouraged.

ORDERING

  • Pre-order is encouraged so you get the ones you want.
  • Pre-order Payment will be due at the March meeting – Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 – 6:30 pm 
(at Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in Zionsville. Our regular meeting location.)

PICK UP!

Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 6:30 pm. (Our regular meeting night.) Meeting will start about 6:45 pm  All roses that have not been pre-ordered will be available first come / first served

The roses will need to be picked up at the April meeting. If you are not able to pick them up, please have someone come for you. With our limited space, we will NOT be able to hold the roses for you.

COST

Our prices are intentionally priced lower than usually found, as a service to our members and friends. In particular, David Austin roses sell for $40 and up.

IRS MEMBERS:

  • David Austin: $25
  • All Other Roses: $20

NON MEMBERS:

  • David Austin: $30
  • All Other Roses: $25


PLACING PRE-ORDERS:

If you are ready to PRE-ORDER, contact Linda Kimmel at lovroses@comcast.net.

 

HERE ARE THE ROSES…

Arctic Blue Floribunda

Beverly Hybrid Tea

Celestial Night Floribunda

Climbing Honeymoon

Climbing Lady in Red

Climbing Quicksilver

Fired Up Floribunda

Frida Kahlo Floribunda

Lotty’s Love Rugosa

Miss Congeniality Grandiflora

Parade Day Grandiflora

Ring of Fire Hybrid Tea

Savannah Hybrid Tea

Shockwave Floribunda

Sparkles & Shine Floribunda

Sunny Sky Hybrid Tea

SOLD OUT! David Austin Imogen SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! David Austin Olivia Rose Austin SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! David Austin Princess Alexandra of Kent SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! David Austin Queen of Sweden SOLD OUT!

SOLD OUT! David Austin Wollerton Old Hall (short climber) SOLD OUT!

SCHOOL DAYS: ILL- IND DISTRICT CONFERENCE & ROSE SHOW

The Indianapolis Rose Society invites you to attend “School Days”, the Illinois-Indiana District Conference and Rose Show. A day filled with beautiful roses and interesting programs that will help you take your rose growing experience to the next level.

Our speakers are truly some of the “best in the business” from around the country. Mark your calendar now!

SATURDAY /  SEPT 8  / 9 am – 4

Open to the Public

LOCATION: Boone Country 4H Fairgrounds

Address: 1300 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052

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REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE
 

SEND FORM TO: Renee LaFollette / 5793 Hall Road Plainfield, IN 46168

QUESTIONS: teresabyington@gmail.com   or  reneelafollette@att.net


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS…

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

ROSE SHOW SCHEDULE

DOWNLOAD HERE. 

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KEYNOTE
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Bob Martin: (California), Incoming American Rose Society President
Program: Oh, the Roses You’ll Grow – a fun, comprehensive look at growing roses.

Bob’s extreme knowledge of the rose coupled with this wit and charm will make this session a fun filled learning experience. You can follow Bob and his rose adventures on Facebook here. Do follow him … he and his wife Dona have one of the most beautiful rose garden anywhere! You will enjoy the pictures and appreciate the rose advice!

 

SPEAKERS:


Ron Daniels: (Tennessee) Nashville Rose Society President

As President of the Nashville Rose Society –a vibrant rose society that is growing by leaps and bounds — Ron has been instrumental is starting the Cheekwood Rose Study Garden in Nashville. Ron spends his “extra” time in his own amazing garden and traveling around speaking to rose societies and master gardeners! Read about the Cheekwood study garden here. Follow Ron on Facebook here.

Ron will give two programs:

  • Facts on Fertilizers
  • Growing Roses in Containers

 

Dr. Andy Plasz: (Illinois)
Program: Rotation of Chemicals to Reduce Disease Resistance

Andy is the retried Director and Global Head of Analytical Chemistry Research for Abbott Laboratories. Few people in the world of rose education are as decorated as Andy Plasz. He is an informative and inspiring teacher and has much to share with us. Here he is pictured with Bob Martin wearing their Klima medals. The American Rose Society’s national Marion Klima Medal is for rose education! 

Corky Thacker and Jeff Sommers: (Ohio)
Program: What Makes a Winning Horticulture Rose Show Entry?

Beginning exhibitors are often unsure of why their roses didn’t win their classes, or even what the awards marked on their entry tags mean. This program provides guidance, including selecting show candidates from your garden, understanding a show schedule, ARS rules, judging criteria with photos, and awards.

Jeff has been an ARS Accredited Horticulture and Arrangement Judge since 1990 and 2001, respectively, and earned the Outstanding Judge Award in 2016.

Corky earned her ARS Horticulture Judge Accreditation in 2013, is an Apprentice Arrangement Judge and an ARS award-winning photographer. Her original rose garden was featured in This Old House magazine in July 2013. Jeff is an ARS Master Rosarian and Corky is a Certified Consulting Rosarian; both are active in the Forest City and Cleveland Rose Societies.

They met at Buckeye District rose shows, married in 2015 and grow more than 350 roses at their urban home in Cleveland’s West Side.

ATTENTION MASTER GARDENERS & CONSULTING ROSARIANS…

Programs are eligible for Master Gardeners education credits and Consulting Rosarian credits.

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6005 S Main Street / Whitestown, IN 46075
317 768 2330
For more information, click here.

 

A Great Way to End Our Growing Season…

A wonderful night at the beautiful Serenity Restaurant in Zionsville where the food and the company was amazing. It was a night for awards, stories, friends and 2018 board installation.

Outgoing President Linda Kimmel gave out several awards.

Certificates of Service went to Eloisa Garza, Humberto DeLuca, Donna and John Hefner, Mark Nolen, Carol Tumbas, Teresa Downham and Keith Oltean for their excellent service.

The ARS Award of Merit was given to incoming President, Teresa Byington.

Marilyn Ferguson was shocked to receive the ARS Bronze Medal. Although no was else in the room was one bit surprised. A much deserved award indeed!

 

The 2018 Board was installed by the clever words and the gift of an excellent pen from John Hefner.

President: Teresa Byington
1st VP: Humberto DeLuca
2nd VP: Eloisa Garza
Secretary: Carolyn Lloyd
Treasurer: Donna Hefner
Newsletter Editor: Teresa Downham

 

This team is enthusiastic and ready to go. They are already busy making plans for next year so stay tuned.

After a long winter’s nap, we will be back at it and ready to go the 2nd Tuesday of March at 6:30 pm at Sullivan Munce in beautiful downtown Zionsville. Mark your calendars. We’ll be growing great roses, sharing rose information and growing great friendships!

A big thank you to Linda Kimmel for her leadership as President the past two years.

 

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp joined us and gave a program on Garden Party Planning. Our evening ended with garden Q and A with Jo Ellen. And, no matter the subject, we couldn’t stump her! She is a fount of garden knowledge. We were so glad to have her with us.

 

Awards Banquet & New Board Installation

FRI, NOV 10,  6:30 pm
Serenity Restaurant
135 South Main Street, Zionsville
$20 per person

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

PLEASE RSVP…. Contact Teresa Byington here.

PROGRAM: PARTY IN THE GARDEN by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

PARTY IN THE GARDEN
Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, graduation celebration or other special event in the garden, planning is of the essence. Jo Ellen will present some ideas, tips and other bits of info to make the event successful but not stressful.

About Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp  hoosiergardener.com
Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, an award-winning journalist, has been writing a weekly gardening column for The Indianapolis Star since 1989. She is a regular contributor to Indiana Gardening Magazine and is the editor of Iowa Gardener, Michigan Gardening, Minnesota Gardener and Wisconsin Gardening magazines. She is vice president of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, a director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Horticultural Society, member of the Cultural Landscape Committee of Indiana Landmarks and an Advanced Master Gardener. She speaks throughout the country. She and Tom Tyler co-authored the best-selling The Indiana Gardener’s Guide, and she wrote The Visitor’s Guide to American Gardens. Jo Ellen trials about 100 plants a year and has been working for nearly 20 years at a large, independent garden center in Indianapolis, where for two years, she was the buyer of perennials, trees, shrubs and bulbs.

BANQUET DINNER MENU

$20 per person

Soup or salad

Entrees: (You choose one)

  • Chicken Breast Alfredo
  • Coho salmon with cucumber sauce
  • Portobello with butternut squash and

cream spinach

Wild Rice with Almonds & Kale

Roasted multi color potatoes

Scones

Choice of Carmel Apple cake
or chocolate ganache

Coffee, tea, lemonade

Wine: $5 per glass

Let Teresa know your preference.


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.

 

 

 

 

Chili Dinner Coming Tuesday!

OCTOBER MEETING
We are back at Sullivan Munce!

TUES, OCT 10, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

HALLOWEEN PARTY & CHILI COOKOFF PITCH-IN: We have several members who have signed up to bring chili and the fixins! Gonna be delicious! 🌶

COSTUMES: Dress as a rose contest.  Prizes for Winners!
Grab your rose catalog or look online for rose names. There are some great options. Seriously, do you think someone will come as Dolly Parton or Pope John Paul II? Those are names of roses, so it could be. 😱

PROGRAM: Teresa Byington: 2018 Rose Introductions — Find out what new roses are being released for 2018!

Please share this page with those you’d like to invite.  Meetings are open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you there … and sampling all the chili!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
AWARDS BANQUET & NEW BOARD INSTALLATION

FRI, NOV 10,  6:30 pm
Serenity Restaurant
135 South Main Street, Zionsville
$20 per person

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

PLEASE RSVP…. Contact Teresa Byington here.

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.

 

 

 

Rosefest is Coming Sat, June 10!

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SAT / JUNE 10 / 9:30 – 3 pm

FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Hamilton Co. Fairground / 2003 Pleasant Street / Noblesville, IN

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
Eloisa Garza, our society secretary, Master Gardener and beekeeper extraordinaire, 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! 


Please like and share all the messages about ROSEFEST you see on this site and any of our social media sites. We don’t want anyone who loves gardening and roses to miss out!

We are also on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter

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
This event is open to members and their guests only. Please RSVP!

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.

 

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!

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.

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?

Fill out this simple form and we’ll get back with you…

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.

Follow us on Facebook for updates…click here.


 

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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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.

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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