Rosefest Update

Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means it’s Time to BloomRosefest is coming soon!

Saturday, June 11, 9 am – 3 pm

HAMILTON CO 4H FAIRGROUNDS (Link)
2003 E PLEASANT STREET
NOBLESVILLE, IN


FREE ROSES

Our Welcome Team will be ready to open the doors at 9 am and get you checked in – so that you are eligible for one of the 40 beautiful Proven Winners roses to be given as gifts to the first 40 guests. For additional information about the rose show, speakers, demonstrations, etc. Read on here for the details… https://indianapolisrosesociety.com/rosefest-2022/

BE A PART OF THE TEAM!

There are positions still available where you can serve and on the job training is provided. Checkout the list of positions here … https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EAAAE29A1FCC70-rosefest

ROSE SHOW SCHEDULE

For those bringing roses to show (and anyone can!) take a look at the rose show schedule here…

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Fertilizing Your Roses

by John Hefner

The master at work!

NOTE: John Hefner, leader in the Indianapolis Rose Society, is one of the foremost authorities on growing and showing roses. Advice from him is advice that you can take to the garden and to the Rose Show table. Thank you John for sharing your considerable knowledge with us. He and his wife, Donna, are two of the most decorated rosarians in the American Rose Society. Their mix of rose growing knowledge and creativity is hard to beat! (EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information on the current fertilizer sale, read on HERE. We are also having a rose arangement workshop on May 3. Contact Linda Kimmel if you have questions about that. EMAIL LINK )


Roses need fertilizer for sustained growth and vigor.

When discussing fertilization, there are numerous programs depending on the desired results. It may be as simple as buying and using a fertilizer labeled “Rose Food” and follow directions on the package. It also can be a complicated program using many different types of various products involving chemical, organic, granular and water soluble formulations. – John Hefner

For any fertilization program to be effective, the rosarian must know…

  • Garden’s soil type
  • pH
  • Quality of drainage
  • And, the amount of humus in the rose beds

BASIC INFO…

Fertilizer will not be effective if the pH is not correct. Roses need a pH of 5.8 – 6.5.

I would recommend a pH check during the growing season for desired results. The more chemical fertilizer  that is used, the more the pH may vary. Note: pH meters are available at many garden centers locally and online. John Hefner

Basic forms of fertilizer…

  • Granular, which needs to be scratched into the soil.
  • Powered which is designed to be dissolved in water for liquid feeding.
  • Timed release is a pelletized form designed to release over time. This type is especially effective for use in container growing.
  • Organic products are nutrients that occur by nature.

PLANT NEEDS…

Nitrogen is the most needed element.

  • Nitrogen stimulates growth and dark green healthy foliage.
  • Some forms of nitrogen are fast acting, others are slower.
  • The first number on a fertilizer label is the nitrogen content.

Phosphorus and Potassium – The second and third numbers in a fertilizer label.

  • Both are needed to stimulate growth but since phosphorus moves very slowly through the soil it is recommended that when planting, it can be added to the planting hole. Super phosphate and bone meal are good sources of phosphorus.

Micronutrients needed for optimum growth are iron and magnesium.

  • Iron can be added by applications of an iron supplement that is sold in numerous garden shops.
  • Magnesium is recommended by the addition of Epson salts, which intensifies flower color and increased basal canes. Some fertilizers also have additional micro-nutrients in their formulations.

FEEDING TIPS…

Feed often but don’t over fertilize. The general rules are little and often and error on the side of less is more. Fertilizers will not be effective and may burn roots if not watered in thoroughly. Always water before and after applying fertilizer.

Pick a Fertilization Plan – Since rose feeding is a personal thing you may want to choose from some of the following options.

Lazy and Cheap – Buy a timed release formulation and apply early in the spring at pruning time and again in the middle of summer and water well. This may provide for enough nutrients for the entire season, however, you may not have superior plants and blooms. Old Garden Roses and one time bloomers can benefit from this program.

Conventional Program – Apply a high nitrogen fertilizer at pruning time, urea 46% nitrogen or many lawn fertilizers will be effective. If using lawn fertilizers, make sure they do not contain weed killers in the formulation. Always water well after application as the high nitrogen content will burn roots. After growth is established to about 12 inches, apply a water soluble formulation 20-20-20 or similar rose formulas. Examples are Peters, Schultz, and Mills Easy Feed etc. Use one tablespoon per gallon and apply one-two gallons per plant for large roses and one-half the amount for miniatures and mini floras. One advantage of using water soluble fertilizers is that many contain trace elements essential for vigorous growth. At this time, the use of Epsom salts is desirable as it can be dissolved in water at the same rate of soluble fertilizer. Epson salts may also be used as a dry application and watered in well. One-half cup per plant spread around the base of the plant is desired.

After the soil has warmed, usually early to mid-May, an organic fertilizer can be applied. Organic fertilizers are ones that that occur naturally such as alfalfa, fish meal, blood meal, cottonseed meal, composted manure and others. Our rose society makes and sells a very effective organic fertilizer. Suggested rate is two cups per plant for large roses and one cup for smaller plants.

After the first bloom cycle, usually June 1-15, the plant will need an additional feeding. You may choose to apply a 12-12-12 formulation at one-half cup per plant or apply a faster acting water soluble application. If using water soluble fertilizers, the suggestion is to use at two week intervals.

Since roses tend to take some rest during the heat of the summer late –June to July – water becomes more important than fertilizer.

In late July, you may want to add an additional application of organic fertilizer. Also at this time you may continue with an addition of granular fertilizer (rose formulations or 12-12-12) or two week intervals of water soluble. Fertilization should stop by early September so that plants will not be rapidly growing going into winter.

Hefner Garden Roses

GENERAL COMMENTS….

  • Chemical fertilizer will burn if not watered before and after use.
  • Most important times to feed roses – at pruning and after the first bloom cycle.
  • Most plants will do well with one application of fertilizer per bloom cycle (30-45 days).
  • Do not over fertilize miniatures.
  • A combination of chemical and organic programs is desirable.
  • Organic fertilizers are slower acting but contribute organic matter and micro-organisms.
  • Plants will tell you if they are thriving. They will also tell you when they are struggling. Make observations.
  • Fertilization programs vary from rosarian to rosarian and will also vary from year to year. Find what is successful for you to achieve the desired results.

When in doubt, contact a Consulting Rosarian from your local rose society. See the consulting rosarian contact list HERE.

McFarland Memorial Award
John and Donna Hefner

🌹MAY MEETING IN PERSON!

TUES, MAY 10, 6:30 pm

NEW ROSES AND COMPANION PLANTS FOR ROSES
Natalie Carmoli
 

Location:
Sullivan Munce
225 West Hawthorne Street
Zionsville, IN

Live and in-person we welcome Natalie Carmoli, public relations specialist for Proven Winners ColorChoiceshrubs, to find out what it takes for a rose to become a Proven Winners ColorChoice selection. Natalie will discuss what makes a good partner plant, and she’ll share some of her favorite shrubs and perennials to pair with roses. Finally, you’ll get a sneak peek into what’s coming next in new Proven Winners rose cultivars. 

FREE ROSES: 

Natalie will be bringing roses to share with 25 lucky attendees. Some of these roses will be 2023 releases. So we’ll be seeing these new (and fragrant) Proven Winners roses before the garden centers!

NOTE: This meeting will not be on Zoom and will not be recorded. In-person Only.

We look forward to seeing you in May! Please share this information with your friends and on your social media accounts and RSVP the number you are bringing to help us plan!

RSVP FORM…

While RSVP is not necessary to attend, it will be very helpful in helping us plan for everyone! 





REMINDER… THE DAVID AUSTIN PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED… ZOOM MEETING APRIL 26!

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES: Rebecca Koratyem

ZOOM MEETING, TUES, APRIL 26, 6:30 pm

ABOUT THE MEETING

ZOOM ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100. (Note: Last meeting had 80 attending via Zoom.)

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85280196460?pwd=blN3OEppQ21xclgwU1VRMDFaR2NkZz09


Additional details HERE.

ROSE SOCIETY UPDATES: APRIL 1, 2022

ROSE DELIVERY COMING SOON

Roses will be delivered mid April. We will have only 2 days advanced notice for the delivery. So be on the lookout for a notification to pick up! There are a few roses still for sale, for all the details, read on HERE.


ORGANIC FERTILIZER SALE

We are busy making the very popular Indianapolis Rose Society Organic Fertilizer!

TIME TO PLACE ORDERS NOW! (Available around April 26)
Contact: Humberto DeLuca @ rhdeluca@gmail.com to place your order.

COST: Pay by cash, check or Venmo to @humberto-deluca

$25 / 20 lb bag
$15 / 10 lb bag

For details on how to use and reviews … read on HERE.


RE-SCHEDULED! DAVID AUSTIN ROSES: REBECCA KORAYTEM

TUES, APR 26, 6:30 pm (EST) / ZOOM

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES: Rebecca Koraytem (for more information about the program, read on HERE.

We will not be doing RSVPs for this program. ZOOM ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100. (Note: Last meeting had 80 attending via Zoom.)

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85280196460?pwd=blN3OEppQ21xclgwU1VRMDFaR2NkZz09

 


 

ROSE ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP: TUES, MAY 3, 6pm EST

Sullivan Munce Center / 225 West Hawthorne Street / Zionsville, IN 46077
Presenter: Bill Carlson

To help prepare us for entering the Rose Arrangement section at Rosefest in June, William (Bill)
Carlson, a master rose arranger, will present a hands-on arrangement workshop. Regardless of your skill level, this workshop is for you!

Reservations are required to ascertain that we have enough roses and plant material for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget reservations are required.

If have questions or want to sign up, contact Linda HERE.

Download additional workshop details here.


ROSEFEST: SAT, JUNE 11, 9 am – 3 pm

The Indianapolis Rose Society, Illinois Indiana ARS Rose District, and the Hamilton County Master Gardeners invite you to a day filled with beautiful roses…

  • Rose growing demonstrations
  • Rose garden tour
  • Free roses to first 40 guests
  • An ARS accredited rose show
  • Excellent speakers

LOCATION…

HAMILTON CO 4H FAIRGROUNDS
2003 E PLEASANT STREET
NOBLESVILLE

For additional details on speakers, etc. Read on HERE.

 

ROSE SALE UPDATE!

The Indianapolis Rose Society annual rose sale is on and the roses will be here soon!

🌹In addition to information from the grower, peppered throughout the list of roses you will see reviews from rose society members who are growing these roses.🌹

As in the past, the roses are available on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis. Some roses from the original list are sold out, but you will see, we still have some beauties just waiting to be added to your garden – while supply lasts!

ORDERING…

To place orders or to get more information, contact us here.

ROSE PRICES…

IRS MEMBERS:
David Austin: $33
All Other Roses: $28

NON MEMBERS:
David Austin: $38
All Other Roses: $33

PAYMENT: Roses must be pre-paid. Contact us to make payment arrangements HERE.

PICKUP: Pickup will be mid April. You will be contacted when we have a firm date from the delivery service.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Prices on roses is just one of the benefits of annual $20 membership. If you’d like to become a member fill out the form HERE.



HERE ARE THE ROSES LISTED BY CATEGORY

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES…

David Austin English Roses are primarily crosses between modern roses for color palette and old garden roses for form and fragrance. Truly the best of both worlds.

VANESSA BELL (SOLD OUT!)

Summer long display of mid-sized semi-double flowers, one of the most free-flowering David Austin bred roses. Pale lemon to primrose, pink tinged buds, flowers fading to clear cream with age, adds soft charming luminosity to the moonlit evening garden, medium bushy upright shrub, with a green tea, lemon honey fragrance, possible hedge. Winner of David Austin’s Best for Flowering Award.

🌹FROM MEMBER TERESA BYINGTON…

This picture is Vanessa Bell growing in my garden last summer. I have grown this rose for 3 years. She is an outstanding rose. In fact, I liked it so much that I ordered another one! She is a medium sized shrub filled with blooms throughout the season and fragrance. To me the color is just the perfect yellow to go with all the other roses in my garden. Works well in a vase too. You will love this one!

Vanessa Bell

CROWN PRINCESS MARGARETA (SOLD OUT)

Bears quite large, apricot-orange flowers, in the form of neatly arranged, many petalled rosettes. They have a strong, fruity fragrance. It forms a 5 ft tall, slightly arching shrub with plentiful glossy foliage, ideal as a short climber or back of the  garden, strong repeat bloom, enjoys companions, excellent resistance to disease.  Zone 4 hardy, Will tolerate partial sun.

🌹FROM MEMBER PAT PIERLE

Crown Princess Margareta is my “show stopper”. She is the first to bloom every season and the neighbors anxiously await her show! She even tolerates the afternoon shade! Below is a picture of this rose from my garden…

Crown Princess Margareta

EMILY BRONTE (SOLD OUT)

Soft pink and apricot flowers, 106 petals, intense tea scent, strong upright habit.

An exceptionally beautiful rose; the distinctive blooms are very neat and rather flat. Each bloom is a lovely soft pink, with a subtle apricot hue, the smaller central petals deepening to rich apricot and surrounding a button eye, which unfurls to reveal deep-set stamens. The strong Tea fragrance becomes more Old Rose, with delicious hints of lemon and grapefruit. It forms a bushy shrub with strong, healthy, upright growth.

Emily Bronte

HARLOW CARR

Perfectly shaped fragrant, fully double, shallow flowers are pure pink, 120 petals, strong old rose fragrance, upright habit, vigorous. Bronze foliage turns green over time, excellent repeat bloomer.  Bushy and sturdy bearing roses  almost to ground level

David Austin Best for Fragrance Award

🌹FROM MEMBER TRUDY STRUCK:

Harlow Carr – This David Austin rose blooms constantly throughout the growing season. It is a beautiful shade of pink and very fragrant. It grows in my garden on a tall tripod type trellis. It is a favorite of my granddaughter since her name is Harlow.

🌹FROM MEMBER SALLY PARSONS

Harlow Carr – I’ve had this rose for 4 years and it does very well for me. She is wildly fragrant!

Harlow Carr

LICHFIELD ANGEL

Profuse very full double 4” blooms begin as deeply cupped creamy apricot buds, open to neatly cupped rosettes, and then to domed creamy white flowers, 100 petals, light clove musk fragrance.  Repeat flowering, medium semi-glossy dark green foliage,  excellent cut flowers, very few thorns.  Awards of Garden Merit by Royal Horticultural Society.

Lichfield Angel

PRINCESS ANNE

Born in large fragrant clusters over a long season, blooms open as rich cherry-red fading to deep pink as they mature with a hint of yellow on the reverse side.  85 substantial but narrow heart shaped petals, medium strong tea rose fragrance, upright bushy habit, thick shiny leaves.  Particularly healthy and very disease resistance.  Good choice for hedge or back of border.  Can tolerate partial shade

David Austin Best for Health Award and David Austin Best for Flowering Award

Princess Anne

GRANDIFLORAS…

“Grandiflora” is a term coined in 1954 to describe a new rose developed from a cross between hybrid tea and floribunda roses. Grandifloras tend to carry their flowers in clusters on top of tall stems. The flower size is a bit larger than floribunda. Grandifloras are one of the taller roses in the modern rose class, so they work well in the back of the border or as a screen. ‘Queen Elizabeth’ was the very first entry in the grandiflora class. (From Illinois Education Website.)

SOUTH AFRICA

4-5″ double flowers are copper gold, almost cantaloupe,17-25 petals, moderately fragrant, rich green, upright habit. A  no-spray disease resistant rose developed by Kordes. Very hardy, heavy bloomer, softly spicy fragrance, ARS Member’s Choice Award, Gold Standard Award and others.

🌹FROM MEMBER JOHN HEFNER:

South Africa: I have grown this Grandiflora for three years and it continues to be a reliable provider of cantaloupe color blooms both as one bloom per stem and small sprays. It is reliably hardy and disease-free. I once had a  visitor to our garden describe a rose as being happy. This variety will be sure to put a smile on your face.

South Africa

FLORIBUNDAS…

Floribundas are a cross between a polyantha and a tea rose.  Typically, floribundas are smaller shrubs reaching only 3 – 4 feet tall and are very floriferous. They can be single or double blooms and come in a wide range of colors. 

MOONLIGHT IN PARIS (SOLD OUT)

5″ flowers are warm pastel tones of peach and pink open to shades of creamy white, bloom in flushes throughout season, intense rose and fruit fragrance, deep glossy green leaves. Good cut flower, strong disease resistance.

🌹FROM MEMBER TERESA BYINGTON

I first saw ‘Moonlight in Paris’ in Past ARS President, Bob Martin’s stunning California garden. At that time it was called ‘Garden and Home.’ I knew I had to have it. I bought 2 at last years IRS rose sale. The first year I grew them in containers as shown in the picture below. Last year I planted them in the garden and they did very well. This is a stunning rose with a medium fragrance. I highly recommend it. Sometimes you see this rose listed as a floribunda and sometimes it is listed as a shrub. NOTE: It was originally named for the 50th Anniversary of a popular South African gardening magazine Garden and Home. Not sure why the name was changed but that happens more than we think.

Growing in pots in Teresa’s garden.

ARTIC BLUE (SOLD OUT!)

3-4″ Unique lilac pink double flowers fade to lavender blue with a cream reverse. Large clusters, constantly bloom, Good resistance to diseases. Good cutting flower bred by Christian Bedard. Heat and drought tolerant.

BOLERO ROMANTICA

3″ Pure white with a lovely pink center and slight blush at the open, very full with 100+ petals, Very strong traditional rose with tropical fruit fragrance.  Heavy blooming compact bush, beautiful disease resistant foliage, wonderful rose for cutting!

CAMILLE PISSARRO (SOLD OUT!)

Disease resistant foliage showcasing sunny striations of color in enchanting clusters of blooms. Various combinations of yellow, red, pink, and white in 3-4 inch vivid blooms, dark glossy green foliage and a fruity fragrance.

Container friendly or mulch for winter, may be tender below zero, Zone 6-9.

Camille Pissarro

HYBRID TEA ROSES…

Hybrid Teas are one of the most recognized roses and a popular cut flower. Most have long stems with one bloom per stem. They are known for their high-centered blooms.

BEVERLY

Beautiful light pink, 4” double full blooms, 45 petals, mostly singular, dark on the inside, lighter on  the outside, irresistible one of a kind citrus fruity fragrance. Blackspot & mildew resistant, A lovely rose voted best hybrid tea and most fragrant rose in the 2013 Biltmore trials, and Golden Rose at The Hauge in 2013.

🌹FROM MEMBER CAROLYN LLOYD:

Beverly for me is an outstanding hybrid tea and of course pink is my favorite color. I also gravitate to pinks. It smells wonderful and is very disease resistant aka low maintenance. I love this rose and highly recommend it!

DEE-LISH

Upright habit, 4″ non-fading deep pink, 50-55 petals, large, cup shaped, old fashioned double blooms, strong verbena and citrus fragrance.  Blooms are borne singly with sturdy stems ideal for cutting, strong disease resistance.  ADR Award in the German Rose Trial.

FOREVER YOURS (SOLD OUT!)

Classic hybrid tea – 4-5″ large fire engine red blooms with long vase life for superb arrangements, 20-25 petals, dark green foliage, moderate fragrance.  Compact and well branched, shows well in containers or garden.

JULIE ANDREWS

Hybrid Tea – 4-5″ Flowers are intense fuchsia pink with a yellow base, compact upright bushy habit, 30 petals, dark green foliage, strong anise rose fragrance.  “Named the “Most Beautiful Rose of the Century” at the International New Rose Competition in France” Excellent repeat.

🌹From Member Norma Bledsoe…

Julie Andrews… Very pretty pink with yellow undertones. Prolific bloomer and repeats quickly. Very winter hardy and strong fragrance.  I love the color and with the name Julie Andrews I knew it had to be a good rose.

Julie Andrews

POPE JOHN PAUL II

Its 5-inch blooms are pure, clean white and emit a wonderful fresh citrus fragrance. It truly is one of the most fragrant roses of all time. The blossoms unfurl from elegantly pointed, ovoid buds to reveal up to 50 petals, each standing atop a sturdy 16- to 20-inch stem. Arising in flushes from late spring to late fall, they stand out boldly against the glossy, dark green, disease-resistant foliage.

Pope John Paul II

STILETTO (SOLD OUT!)

A new introduction, Traditional HT, exhibition type, non-fading deep pink color and very strong old rose fragrance, in abundant and nearly continuous waves,

Dark green glossy foliage, excellent repeat, vigorous and good cutting rose.

Stiletto

SHRUB ROSES…

Shrub roses are a class of hardy, easy-care plants that work well as individual specimens or in a mixed planting. Most are very floriferous and bloom throughout the summer with a variety of bloom shapes and varying levels of fragrance with very little care.

PEARLESCENT

Shrub Rose – Pure white double flowers, 25-30 slightly ruffled petals are tinged pink in cool weather, dark green foliage, strong citrus scent. Flowers almost continually spring to frost. Highly resistant to blackspot and powdery mildew

From Bill Radler, creator of the ever-blooming, ever-so-tough Knock Out Rose series.

Pearlescent

MUSIC BOX (SOLD OUT)

2″ Double flowers have creamy yellow centers surrounded by pink blended petals, 30-35 petals, medium glossy.

🌹FROM MEMBER JIM SCHULTZ

Music Box is my new favorite as a “grower and shower”. Very few Japanese Beetles, compared to others. Has been very healthy and most generous continual bloomer. Blooms start out yellow and fade to dusty rose pink. Nice tea fragrance. Late last fall I clipped it from 5.5’ down to 3’. I use no insecticides or fungicides or give it winter protection. I grow in amended heavy clay.

SUNRISE SUNSET

Semi double fuschia pink petals blending to orange/apricot near center.  Not very tall, at about 3 feet, lovely as a foreground rose.  It blooms a lot.  Exceptional citrus fruity strong fragrance, nearly thornless, long lasting cut flowers, very hardy, easy to grow, minimal disease.

🌹From Member Pat Pierle:

Sunrise Sunset is a beautiful rose. Blooms every day all summer long. I have three and they are disease free! Below is a picture from my garden…


MINIATURE ROSES…

Miniature roses are true roses that have been selectively bred to stay small in size. Most miniature roses have smaller flowers than standard rose bushes, but they come in the same variety of types and colors as their larger counterparts.

LIFE’S LITTLE PLEASURES

Miniature Rose – 2-3″ Very double blooms of lavender pink, fade to lavender, holding their color to the end.  Excellent bud and flower form by Christian Bedard, blooms in clusters atop a well-rounded compact shrub, 70 petals, moderate fruity fragrance.

🌹FROM MEMBER LINDA KIMMEL

Life’s Little Pleasures is listed as a miniature rose but the bush gets rather large. Classification is based on the size of bloom, not the bush. The bush size fits more nicely as a miniflora or floribunda. The buds are wine red and open with perfect hybrid tea form. As the bloom ages it lightens to mauve. The blooms are heavily petaled. Fully open, it resembles an old garden rose. When I hear that a miniature rose is fragrant, I roll my eyes in doubt. However, this rose is intensely fragrant!

Life’s Little Pleasures

CLIMBING ROSES…

Climbing roses are any of numerous rather strong-growing garden roses that produce long flexible canes by which they cling to and scramble over trellis, fences or any available support. Long known for ability to created drama and charm in a garden.

SKY’S THE LIMIT (SOLD OUT!)

Exceptionally disease resistant yellow climber from Tom Carruth. Very free flowering with heavy clusters of medium sized ruffled, sunny, buttery yellow 5″, 17-25 petal count blossoms.  Pleasant fruity fragrance. Hardy and healthy floriferous climber for zones 5-9.

Sky’s the Limit

PEARLY GATES (SOLD OUT!)

4-5″ Pure perfect pastel pink, 35 petals, big gorgeous well-formed blooms from peachy pink hybrid tea form buds, clean dark green foliage, very full, continuous blooms on new and old wood all the way to the ground, sweet spicy fragrance  Zones 5-10.

Pearly Gates

OVERALL REVIEW…

I’ve been buying roses from the Indpls. Rose Society for ten years now.  They are always extremely healthy, great foliage, and the highest of quality.  They are worth every penny you spend on them.  It doesn’t matter what the variety.-  Nick Stanley- Growing 300 + roses for over 25 years now.

If you are ready to place an order or need more information, contact us here.


COMING SOON:

ROSE ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP
Presenter: William Carlson

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
6:00 PM EST
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 West Hawthorne Street / Zionsville, IN 46077

To help prepare us for entering the Rose Arrangement section at Rosefest in June, William (Bill)
Carlson, a master rose arranger, will present a hands-on arrangement workshop. Reservations are
required to ascertain that we have enough roses and plant material for everyone.

Reservations Required! We look forward to seeing you there!

Details on the workshop … DOWNLOAD HERE. If have questions, contact Linda HERE.


ORGANIC FERTILIZER SALE: Soon the rose society will be making our “famous” organic fertilizer. More info on how to purchase coming soon.

Happy Garden Planning!

“Where, you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

RESCHEDULED: DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

TUES, APR 26, 6:30 pm (EST) / ZOOM MEETING

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES: Rebecca Koraytem

ABOUT THE MEETING

ZOOM ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100. (Note: Last meeting had 80 attending via Zoom.)

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85280196460?pwd=blN3OEppQ21xclgwU1VRMDFaR2NkZz09


ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

David Austin Roses are loved not only for their charm, grace and beauty, but they are all fragrant and bred for disease resistance. Join us as we welcome David Austin Roses US Sales Executive Rebecca Koraytem. In this Zoom PowerPoint presentation, Rebecca will share her insight on the DAR breeding program, highlighting new varieties, touching on the 5 fragrance profiles and key attributes to look for when choosing your new David Austin Rose. She’ll be there to answer your design questions and make her suggestions.

ABOUT REBECCA KORAYTEM

A sought-after speaker and educator, Rebecca Koraytem is the U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses Ltd., providing technical and retail support to customers in the United States and Canada.  Prior to joining David Austin Roses, Rebecca served as garden editor for Southern Living magazine for 15 years.  Rebecca holds a MS and BS in Horticulture from Clemson University.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

Membership is open to anyone interested in roses.

We have members who are just starting to learn about roses as well as members who grow from one to 400 roses and are excellent at mentoring.

For $20 per year, members receive advanced knowledge of in-person and zoom programs, access to members-only recordings of zoom programs, discounts on roses via our annual rose sale, automatic inclusion in district events, 4 months free membership in the American Rose Society, invitations to member garden tours and access to a wealth of information from current members!

MEMBERSHIP $20

Download application HERE.

CLIMBING ROSES PROGRAM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR FEBRUARY PROGRAM!

TUES, FEB 8 / 6:30 PM (ZOOM MEETING)

NOTES:

  • ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100.
  • PROGRAM RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
  • MASTER GARDENERS WILL RECEIVE ONE EDUCATION HOUR FOR ATTENDING.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM FROM BILL…

The talk will start with an overview of the climbers in our garden. I will show the different climbers in season, next to photos of them in winter, so you can see how they are supported. How to prune and fasten them to supports and structures will be talked about. I’ll cover the climbers I recommend and discuss some that were not as successful in our garden. Disease resistance, hardiness and how well they bloom will be covered, as well as fertilizing and dead heading during the growing season. There will be photos of the blooms and I’ll discuss which ones do well for exhibiting. I be happy to answer any questions I missed when we’re done.

ABOUT BILL AND KATHY…

Bill and his wife Kathy live in Levittown, PA, which is about 15 miles northeast of Philadelphia, on a 1/4-acre suburban lot with approximately 1,000 bushes, and 750 different varieties of all types. They started with 10 roses in 1989 and the garden has grown almost every year. Bill joined the ARS in 1996 and the Philadelphia Rose Society in 1997. Their garden is usually open several times a year for rose societies and local garden clubs.

They enjoy exhibiting in Local, District and National Rose Shows and Photography Contests and attending conventions. Bill won Best in Show in the 2012 ARS Digital Photography Contest and we have won 5 ARS National Trophies. Kathy and I are both board members of the Philadelphia Rose Society. I am also on the board of the West Jersey Rose Society. Bill is a Past President, current Vice President, and also editor of The Rose, newsletter of the Philadelphia Rose society. Currently Bill is the Penn-Jersey Photography and Trophy Chair and holds a couple ARS positions. Bill was awarded the Silver Honor Medal by the Penn-Jersey District in 2007. In 2009 the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore Rose Societies awarded Bill the Bronze Honor Medal and he was elevated to Master Rosarian. He was the guest Editor for the 2019 ARS American Rose magazine annual. Kathy and Bill received the ARS Guy Blake Hedrick Award in 2020. You can follow Bill on Facebook and see pictures of their lovely roses.

ZOOM MEETING:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82367866954?pwd=UjhVQ2ZXcXplQ0YyaksxekVHRXREZz09

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  • ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO FIRST 100.
  • PROGRAM RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
  • MASTER GARDENERS WILL RECEIVE ONE EDUCATION HOUR FOR ATTENDING.

RSVP FOR CLIMBING ROSES

RSVP is not REQUIRED but we would sure appreciate your doing so as it helps us in planning!

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions, email us here!

 


THE KOZEMCHAK GARDEN…

Indeed there is a lot to learn about roses from Bill! Look at those climbers!

Bill and Kathy at the Milwaukee National Convention.

THE DIRT ON SOIL with GAYE HAMMOND

CALLING ALL GARDENERS / SAVE THE DATE

TUES, JAN 11 / ZOOM MEETING

***ZOOM DETAILS: HERE.

THE DIRT ON SOIL with GAYE HAMMOND

Whether you are a society member, master gardener or backyard gardener at any level, the more you know about soil, the more successful you will be. As an avid researcher, Gaye takes us on a deep dive into the importance of good soil, moves into soil testing and pH, gives us up-to-the-minute research-based information on fertilizers and ends with the importance of mulch – and it’s not just for “pretty!” Her new research will be worth your time!

FOR MORE INFO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD MEETING FLYER HERE. Feel free to distribute and invite your friends.

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2022 ROSE SALE AND MORE!

Monday, November 22 the Indianapolis Rose Society annual rose sale officially begins.
As in the past, the roses will be available on a FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE basis. We all know how difficult it was to find roses this year, so don’t delay!

To place orders or to get more information, contact us here.

ROSE PRICES…

IRS MEMBERS:
David Austin: $33
All Other Roses: $28

NON MEMBERS:
David Austin: $38
All Other Roses: $33

PAYMENT: Roses must be pre-paid. Contact us to make payment arrangements HERE.

PICKUP: Pickup will be sometime in April. Exact day/time/location to be determined at a later date.

MEMBERSHIP

Prices on roses is just one of the benefits of annual $20 membership. If you’d like to become a member fill out the form HERE.

CALLING ALL GARDENERS / SAVE THE DATE

TUES, JAN 11 / ZOOM MEETING

ZOOM DETAILS: Contact Humberto for Zoom details HERE

THE DIRT ON SOIL… with GAYE HAMMOND

Whether you are a society member, master gardener or backyard gardener at any level, the more you know about soil, the more successful you will be.

FOR MORE INFO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD MEETING FLYER HERE.
Feel free to distribute and invite your friends.

TUES, FEB 8 / 6:30 pm (ZOOM MEETING)
GROWING
CLIMBING ROSES: Bill Kozemchak


TUES, MAR 8 / 6:30 pm
COMPANION PLANTS FOR ROSES: Natalie Carmoli

IN-PERSON MTG / ZOOM SPEAKER
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 West Hawthorne St / Zionsville


 

Check back to the website as additional programs are being finalized. If you are a member, you will also receive email updates.

NOVEMBER MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 / 6 pm
PRE-SALE 2022 ROSES

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 W Hawthorne St
Zionsville, IN

Those who attend this meeting will have the opportunity to be the first to buy roses from our 2022 rose sale.

Teresa Downham and Trudy Struck will give a presentation on the roses from our list so you will be more than ready to pick the ones to best fit your garden. Supplies are limited and we always run out — so this is your chance!

ROSE PRICES…

Roses sold at the meeting will be available at the same price as last year even though our supplier has increased their prices to us. Note: Last year David Austin roses were going for $55 – $60 at garden centers.

IRS MEMBERS:
David Austin: $30
All Other Roses: $25

NON MEMBERS:
David Austin: $35
All Other Roses: $30

Roses that are left after the meeting will go on sale on November 22 for these prices.

IRS MEMBERS:
David Austin: $33
All Other Roses: $28

NON MEMBERS:
David Austin: $38
All Other Roses: $33

We look forward to seeing you there. If you have questions, contact us here.

COMING IN OCTOBER

CANCELLED! GARDEN TOUR & BEE PROGRAM

SAT, OCT 9 / 1-4 PM

  • Tour the garden/farm and visit the bee hives
  • Program: Caring for honey bees and the importance of pollinators in the garden
  • Light snacks
  • For additional details and directions, contact Eloisa HERE.

POP BOTTLE ROSE SHOW

OCT 12 / 6:30 PM

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center / 225 Hawthorn Street, Zionsville

We are finally back “home” at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center!

FOR THE SHOW…

Bring your blooms in any type of container you wish. No Rose blooms? Bring your favorite fall blooming flower. There will be prizes!

PROGRAM…

Linda Kimmel, Teresa Downham and Trudy Struck will recap the recent ARS National Convention!

THERE’S MORE…

To see what’s going on for the remainder of the year, read on here.

What’s Coming Next…

We can all agree that 2021 has not been the year we planned but we have had many opportunities to learn and grow and be together — sometimes in person and sometimes virtually. When a door is closed, a window opens. And, the virtual option proved to be a wonderful window by bringing us incredible speakers from around the world…

JANUARY: Gaye Hammond (Past President of the Houston Rose Society) from Houston, Texas regaled us with beautiful garden designs.

FEBRUARY: Carrie Bergs (Past President of the Greater Milwaukee Rose Society) from Wisconsin joined us virtually to share her love for growing old garden roses she calls her “Pink Ladies.” We all had new roses on our list after that!

MARCH: Marilyn Wellan (Past President of the American Rose Society) from Louisiana, shared with us the progress of the Great Garden Restoration going on at the American Rose Center in Shreveport, LA.

APRIL: Diane Sommers, (soon to be president of the American Rose Society) from Wisconsin, joined us to share how to preserve fresh roses. Drywrapping is one technique that you can use to store your rose without water, rehydrating at a future date.

The Zoom recordings for Gaye’s and Carrie’s programs can be found HERE.

WHAT’S NEXT…

We have much more to come! Mark your calendars.

SAT, SEPT 18 / 2-4 PM

Host: John and Donna Hefner
Garden Tour: An opportunity to tour their amazing garden
Program: Tips on Exhibiting Roses
Presenters: John Hefner and Mark Nolen


CANCELLED! SAT, OCT 9 / 1-4 PM

Host: Eloisa Garza

  • Tour the garden/farm and visit the bee hives
  • Program: Caring for honey bees and the importance of pollinators in the garden
  • Light snacks
  • For additional details and directions, contact Eloisa HERE.


TUES, OCT 12 / 6:30 PM

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 Hawthorn Street, Zionsville

POP BOTTLE ROSE SHOW — Put Mark & John’s tips on exhibiting roses to use!
Bring your blooms in any type of container you wish.
No Rose blooms? Bring your favorite fall blooming flower.


TUES, NOV 9 / 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 Hawthorn Street, Zionsville

TBD Save the date!


TUES, DEC 7 / 6:30 PM

Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 Hawthorn Street, Zionsville

  • Holiday party at Sullivan Munce Center.
  • Potluck.
  • Installation of Officers
  • Details of party to be determined

If you have questions about these events, please contact us HERE.

We look forward to seeing you!

COMING IN APRIL!

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

TUES, APRIL 13, 6:30 PM / ZOOM MEETING

PROGRAM: DRY WRAPPING ROSES.

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

SPEAKER: DIANE SOMMERS

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

About Diane’s garden…

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

ROSE SALE UPDATE

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

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

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

America’s Rose Garden

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

The snow is melting, the birds are singing and soon we will be back to working on our own masterpieces!

Yes, spring is just around the corner making us more excited than ever to be together to talk roses on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm EST!

Our very special guest, Marilyn Wellan, serves as the Restoration Project Coordinator and will share with us the latest details on the Great Garden Restoration of America’s Rose Garden in Shreveport, Louisiana! Marilyn is a charming, gracious and knowledgeable lover of the rose and will inspire us all!

Our meetings are open to the public and always include a time of Q & A. So bring your questions as we kick off our spring season! Please contact Humberto DeLuca for Zoom sign-in link here. See you soon! (More details below.)

 

MEETING DETAILS…

TUES, MAR 9, 6:30 PM EST  / ZOOM
(Please note that the above time is EST and adjust to fit your time zone!)

SPEAKER: MARILYN WELLAN

Marilyn Wellan is a 37-year member of the American Rose Society, and served 29 of those years on its Board of Directors. She is a Past President (2003-2006), Horticulture and Arrangements Judge, Consulting Rosarian and Master Rosarian. She was awarded the ARS Gold Honor Medal in 2017, and earlier the Silver Medal and Bronze Medal. She was named a “Great Rosarian of the World” in 2009; and recognized in “Decades of Women” in 2017.

PROGRAM: GREAT GARDEN RESTORATION OF AMERICA’S ROSE GARDEN

In early 2017, a five-year Master Plan was approved by the American Rose Center Committee and the ARS Board of Directors which set the path for the Great Garden Restoration, and for success in the future. The plan outlined these major Immediate Goals: 1) consolidation of the many gardens into a “core garden” with visual impact; 2) clearing of many trees; 3) deer fencing; 4) new walkways; 5) soil testing and amending; 6) creating an exciting new design for the gardens (see above image).

By the end of the year 2018, the Immediate Goals of the Master Plan had been achieved; $570,000 was raised in cash, services, in-kind gifts and pledges. The Great Garden Restoration Project is well underway, and promises to create a garden that is a major attraction for visitors from around the world, is visitor-friendly, reduces maintenance, is respectful of the environment, is educational in nature, and that is capable of increasing earned revenue to support the gardens. Images and additional garden information here.

The Shanley Delvecchio Pavilion and reflecting pool provide a beautiful entrance to the garden.

 

 

Don’t Fear – Spring is Near!

by John Hefner, February 2021

Since Ground Hog Day, we have been experiencing a colder than average weather pattern. The cold weather pattern is due to a negative reading of the Arctic Oscillation. When the Arctic Oscillation is positive, the jet stream stays north which keeps the frigid temperatures in Canada. Our recent colder than average temperatures are due to the Arctic Oscillation moving further south. In laymen’s terms, the weather is colder than we like and we would like for our Canadian neighbors to keep the frigid air. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for below average temperatures for the remainder of February plus our first significant snow fall which could bring us up to 10 inches of snow. Remember that January was much warmer than average, so we probably should not complain about a few cold snowy days. I did read that the Midwest spring weather prediction is well above normal. This is a bit of encouraging and good news!

How does all the weather-related information affect our roses? If good cultural practices have been established, a cold weather pattern should not be a real concern. We may need to review some recommended practices that hopefully were put into place last growing season will contribute to good winter survival.

SUGGESTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. Healthy plants free of disease will winter well.

2. Established plants have an advantage over newly planted ones due to a more established root system.

3. If winter protection is not used, plan to plant the bud union below ground level, approximately two inches or more.

4. Old Garden and most Shrubs roses generally have more winter hardiness.

5. Most Hybrid Teas need some form of winter protection such as mounding the plant with mulch or leaves.

6. Many Miniatures and Mini Floras are grown on their own roots which provide some additional winter hardiness. More tender varieties need extra protection and maybe a location from prevailing winter winds.

7. Experienced growers and consulting rosarians are always available to assist in varieties recommended for our location.

Even though we may not like snow, it does however provide insulation. If we have significant snow cover and if you so desire, you can shovel snow on your plants to provide additional protection.

So, what are the present concerns and how they relate to our rose plants?

It is more desirable to have consistent low temperatures rather than fluctuating temperatures. Roses will endure a few below zero temperatures, however, my concern would be temperatures that would reach a low of 10 below zero or lower. Many experienced rose growers have stated that more plants are lost in March than January. This is due to changes in temperatures that sometimes signal the plant to start growing and then additional freezing weather arrives.

In closing, we should all be reminded that our beloved rose plants are tough, and they will endure many challenges just as the people who grow them.

Don’t Fear – Spring is Near!

ROSES: GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!

Rose Sale Chairman, Kim Chmielewski, tells us that roses are flying off the shelves! Here is the list of roses still available.

CURRENT ROSE INVENTORY . . .

Roses at $25 each:

  • 2 Arctic Blue Floribunda
  • 1 Quicksilver lavender Climber
  • 1 Perfume Factory magenta plum Hybrid Tea
  • 1 Petit Pink OSO Happy Shrub Rose
  • 1 Savannah Sunbelt salmon pink Hybrid Tea
  • 4 Stiletto deep pink Hybrid Tea
  • 3 Scentuous fragrant pink Shrub Rose
  • 3 Watercolors Home Run pink/yellow/gold Shrub Rose
  • 5 White Out white Knockout Rose

David Austins at $30 each:

  • 3 Carding Mill, shades of pink/yellow/apricot
  • 4 The Lady Gardener, apricot smaller 2.5 x 3.5
  • 3  Golden Celebration ,deep golden yellow
  • 2 Tess of the d’Urbervilles, crimson red short Climber

ORDERING

Download our newsletter with the link below to find images of roses and additional details on ordering and pickup.

2020 Dec-2021 Jan Indianapolis RS Newsletter.pdf

Editor’s note: All look beautiful, but I can speak from experience to a few of these. I have SCENTUOUS, SAVANNAH, PETIT PINK and THE LADY GARDENER and HIGHLY recommend them. DON’T WAIT!

 

COMING SOON! JOIN US!

Last night Carrie Bergs was our speaker and there were 35 in attendance! It was a wonderful program on Old Garden Roses she calls her Pink Ladies. Even though we were on Zoom, I could “feel” the lists being made! “I want this one and this one and this one!” 😉📝🌹 Thank you Carrie! The program was fabulous.

Below are the programs coming up. Our meetings are open to the public so you are invited! Please contact Humberto for the program links HERE.

TUES, MAR 9, 6:30 PM  / ZOOM

SPEAKER: MARILYN WELLAN
Marilyn Wellan is a 37-year member of the American Rose Society, and served 29 of those years on its Board of Directors. She is a Past President (2003-2006), Horticulture and Arrangements Judge, Consulting Rosarian and Master Rosarian. She was awarded the ARS Gold Honor Medal in 2017, and earlier the Silver Medal and Bronze Medal. She was named a “Great Rosarian of the World” in 2009; and recognized in “Decades of Women” in 2017.

PROGRAM: GREAT GARDEN RESTORATION OF AMERICA’S ROSE GARDEN

In early 2017, a five-year Master Plan was approved by the American Rose Center Committee and the ARS Board of Directors which set the path for the Great Garden Restoration, and for success in the future. The plan outlined these major Immediate Goals: 1) consolidation of the many gardens into a “core garden” with visual impact; 2) clearing of many trees; 3) deer fencing; 4) new walkways; 5) soil testing and amending; 6) creating an exciting new design for the gardens (see above image).

By the end of the year 2018, the Immediate Goals of the Master Plan had been achieved; $570,000 was raised in cash, services, in-kind gifts and pledges. The Great Garden Restoration Project is well underway, and promises to create a garden that is a major attraction for visitors from around the world, is visitor-friendly, reduces maintenance, is respectful of the environment, is educational in nature, and that is capable of increasing earned revenue to support the gardens. Images and additional information here.

TUES, APRIL 13, 6:30 PM / ZOOM MEETING

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

About Diane’s garden…

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

PROGRAM: DRY WRAPPING ROSES.

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

 

MEMBERSHIP!

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

Membership is open to anyone interested in roses. 

Once you are a member, you will receive regular emails that include the latest rose news, info on rose care and products as well as what is happening!

Membership is open to anyone interested in roses.
Membership: $20

Download application HERE.

 

 


Our meetings are open to the public and guests are always welcome!

Check back to our website as our board is busy working on additional plans for 2021!

Be well and safe and we will see you online!

 

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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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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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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