ROSES FOR SALE!!

Updated: April 15…

One of the perks of being a part of a rose society is access to beautiful roses! This year we have a great lineup of beautiful roses for sale.

To pre order, please send an email  to Donna Hefner at jdhefner63@gmail.com and give her your order.

LIMITED PICK UP CHOICES…
Your roses will be held for you and available at the  May Meeting. If you cannot pick them up … after the May meeting these roses will go back into the “pool” or you can make special arrangements with Donna to pick up at her house.

Some are SOLD OUT … so see list below

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COST…

$18 for members

$20 non members

$25 for David Austins

AVAILABILITY

The roses will be available at our next meeting … on a first come / first served basis.

 

THE ROSES…

At Last  SOLD OUT!

Lady in Red Climber SOLD OUT!

Quicksilver Climber SOLD OUT!

Olivia Rose Austin (David Austin)  SOLD OUT!

Dick Clark

Easy on the Eyes

Ketchup & Mustard SOLD OUT!

Cutie Pie Mini

Hot & Sassy Mini

Sparkle & Shine


Oh My

Ring of Fire SOLD OUT!


Shockwave   SOLD OUT!

Top Gun  SOLD OUT!

Music Box

Screaming Neon

All the Rage

Easy Spirit

We look forward to seeing you on May 8  as we learn more about Texas A & M Earth Kind Roses AND deciding which roses we are going to take home to enhance our gardens! 🌹

 

Will the Real Seven Sisters Please Stand Up

-Linda Kimmel
Indianapolis Rose Society

There is some confusion about the Seven Sisters Rose, as there are several different roses by the same name. helpmefind.com has six different varieties listed. Can we get some clarity?

A Bit of History…

‘Seven Sisters’ is believed to be an old Chinese garden rose which was introduced from Japan to England by Charles Greville in the early 1800s. John Loudon (England), a most influential horticultural nurseryman and journalist of his time, wrote (1844): “The variety of the color produced by the buds at first opening was not less astonishing than their number. White, light blush, deeper blush, light red, darker red, scarlet and purple flowers, all appear in the same corymb, and the production of these seven colors at once is said to the be the reason why this rose is known as the Seven Sisters Rose.”

According to Charles Quest-Ritson, author of “Climbing Roses of the World”, writes “the clone currently in cultivation was likely grown from seeds imported from Japan and acquired by Phillipe Noisette, a London market gardener. Brent Dickerson, author of “The Old Garden Rose Advisor”, writes about R. multiflora ‘Polyantha’, also grown from seeds imported from Japan that “It is evidently quite variable, and the small number of seeding it has given us have sometimes differed from the type so much that none of the characteristics of the original are preserved.” So, is it safe to assume that seedlings of the ‘Seven Sisters’ roses, also R. multiflora, acquired from Japan may have varied in breeding lines and traits? Once the ‘Seven Sisters’ rose was introduced (1815), it took a few years for it to gain in popularity, but eventually in the mid-century, rose sales started to take off. As the public demand exceeded the supply, nurseries started selling knock-off versions of ‘Seven Sisters’, creating even more confusion.

Characteristics (common to the real ‘Seven Sisters’)

‘Seven Sisters’ is a medium pink blend Hybrid Multiflora, once-blooming in the spring or early summer, born in large clusters, with individual flowers being less than 2-inches. Height can reach 10 to 20-ft and can get 10-ft wide. Hardy from zones 4b to 9b but tends to be shorter and smaller in colder zones. ‘Seven Sisters’ is not picky, it will grow well in dry or wet, acid or alkaline soil. Prefers full sun but can tolerate some light shade. Being hardy and disease resistant, as well as easy to propagate, ‘Seven Sisters’ is an ideal rose to grow and share with your friends and rose enthusiast. After all these years, ‘Seven Sisters’ is still an intensely popular rose in the landscape.

‘Seven Sisters’ is the ARS approved registration name. Alternative cultivar names may include: ‘Grevillei’, Grevilli major’, ‘Oizimei’, ‘Rosier Multiflore a Grandes Feuilles’, Rosa thoryi, Rose multiflora f. platyphylla. Most American rose nurseries sell this version as the real ‘Seven Sisters’, so ladies, please standup.

Alias Seven Sisters includes (but not limited to): ‘Red Seven Sisters’ (not registered) and Félicité-Perpétue (HSem).

‘Seven Sisters’ is comfortable on an old farm fence or a formal rose bed. Regardless of where ‘Seven Sisters’ is planted, it will bring you happiness for years. Photo reprinted with permission from Jonquil Junction (Arkansas).

Labeled ‘Seven Sisters’, most likely the “Red” version.  ‘Red Seven Sisters’ is a found rose, hybrid multiflora, once-blooming, hardy zone 6b to 8. Growth habit is similar. Reprinted with permission by Rich Baer, photo taken at a Llama farm in Washington State.

‘Seven Sisters’ Félicité-Perpétue (Hybrid Sempervirens) was hybridized by Antoine Jacques (French breeder) in 1827. This ‘Seven Sisters’ is white or near white with a blush of pink. Its growth, habit, bloom and form are similar to her medium pink counterpart. Hardy between 6b and 10b.Reprinted with permission by Lee Tomlinson, photo taken at San Jose Historic Rose Garden.

2018 Calendar of Events

FROM THE PRESIDENT:

Glad you stopped by to see what’s going on this year!

We are looking forward to a full schedule for 2018 as we learn TIPS, TRICKS & HACKS FOR GROWING ROSES.

Our group is made up of people of all ages and stages of growing roses. Some have a few roses and some have hundreds. Some are just getting started and some have been growing roses for 40 years or more. A perfect place to learn and grow. And, you’ll meet the best people!

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the evening at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in charming downtown Zionsville! That is except for special events and they are usually on the weekend. (Schedule below.) Our meetings are open to the public, so invite a friend to join you!

Our time together includes friends, fun, food and loads of ROSE TALK! Door Prizes Too!

Teresa Byington
President

2018 PROGRAMS . . .

TUES, MARCH 13, 6:30 pm
GETTING OUR GARDEN OFF TO A GOOD START
Location: Sullivan Munce / Zionsville
Special Guest: Diane Sommers, ARS District 5 Director, Master Rosarian and VP Candidate for ARS
Program: Let’s Grow Together
Diane will share her tips for getting our gardens off to a good start and her vision for the American Rose Society.
 For more about Diane, read on here.

TUES, APRIL 10, 6:30 pm: SOIL HEALTH
Location: Sullivan Munce / Zionsville
Speaker:  Kevin Allison, Marion County  Soil Health Specialist
Kevin Allison, Marion County SWCD Soil Health Specialist, will lead a discussion on using the principles of soil health to organically improve soil: Minimizing soil disturbance, maximizing diversity, keeping the soil covered, and providing a continuous living root.
Kevin will explore how amendments, diverse mulching and cover crops can be integrated into flower production and preparing new beds.
**Q & A with Kevin

TUES, MAY 8, 6:30 pm: EARTH-KIND ROSES
Location: Sullivan Munce / Zionsville
Speaker: Carol Tumbas, Rose Expert & Former President of Indianapolis Rose Society
The Earth-Kind testing program is responsible for so many sustainable plants for our gardens.
**Round-Table Discussion: What pests are bugging you?
**Panel: Carol Tumbas, Linda Kimmel, John Hefner

SAT, MAY 26, 9 – 3: ROSEFEST: ROSES OLD AND NEW
Hamilton Co. 4-H Fairgrounds, Noblesville
Focus on Early Bloomers: Old Garden Roses, Rugosas, as well as the new modern roses etc.
Speaker: Mike Shoup / Author and Owner Antique Rose Emporium
In addition:  There will be Garden Tour, Rose Show, Educational Displays, Workshops, Roses and Rose Products for sale
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBIC!

THURS – SAT, JUNE 7 – 9
STATE MASTER GARDENER CONFERENCE

4-H Fairground in Danville, IN
Carol Tumbas, rose expert and former President of Indianapolis Rose Society, will give a program entitled The Incredible Edible Rose
**The Indianapolis Rose Society will have an information booth and will sell roses.

TUES, JUNE 12, 6:00 pm: ICE CREAM SOCIAL & GARDEN PARTY
Location: Marilyn and Dick Ferguson’s  beautiful garden
**More details to come.

TUES, JULY 10: PROPAGATION WORKSHOP / CUTTINGS
Location: Sullivan Munce / Zionsville
Humberto DeLuca & Masiel Milligan,  will show us techniques for taking rose cuttings
**Round Table Discussion: How to care for roses in extreme heat.
**Panel: Mark Nolen, Teresa Downham, John Hefner

SAT, JULY 21, 5 pm: PROPAGATION / BUDDING WORKSHOP
Location: Mark & Cathy Nolen’s amazing rose garden
Mark Nolen and John Hefner will show us techniques for bud grafting roses.
**Bring a salad, dessert or appetizer to share
**RSVP to Mark at Markbnolen@comcast.net.

TUES, AUGUST 14, 6:30 pm: CLIMBING ROSES
Location: Sullivan Munce / Zionsville
Linda Kimmel, immediate past president of the Indianapolis Rose Society, will share with us the charm and grace of climbing roses—which ones to grow and how to care for them!
**Round Table Discussion: Overwintering roses in pots
**Panel: John Hefner, Linda Kimmel, Teresa Byington

SAT, SEPT 8: DISTRICT MEETING & ROSE SHOW
Hosted by Indianapolis Rose Society
Boone Co. 4-H Fairgrounds
KEYNOTE: Bob Martin, American Rose Society Vice President
**Details are coming together and will be available soon.

OCTOBER TBD: FALL GARDEN PARTY
Teresa Downham’s garden
Costume party (dress as a rose name) and Chili Cookoff.

SAT, DEC 1, 6 pm: HOLIDAY PARTY  / AWARDS BANQUET
Join us for a holiday party in the Hefners’ holiday wonderland.
We will also give out 2018 awards and install our 2019 board.
A ‘not to miss’ event — Food, Fun, Outstanding Decor, Awards!
**RSVP to John and Donna at jdhefner63@gmail.com
**More details to come.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! There is so much to learn and do and it will be more fun if you are there.

We are open to the public so invite a friend!

If you have any questions, contact us HERE.

 

A Great Way to End Our Growing Season…

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

Outgoing President Linda Kimmel gave out several awards.

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Awards Banquet & New Board Installation

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

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

PLEASE RSVP…. Contact Teresa Byington here.

PROGRAM: PARTY IN THE GARDEN by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

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

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

BANQUET DINNER MENU

$20 per person

Soup or salad

Entrees: (You choose one)

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

cream spinach

Wild Rice with Almonds & Kale

Roasted multi color potatoes

Scones

Choice of Carmel Apple cake
or chocolate ganache

Coffee, tea, lemonade

Wine: $5 per glass

Let Teresa know your preference.


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

For more information, go to Serenity website here.

 

 

 

 

Chili Dinner Coming Tuesday!

OCTOBER MEETING
We are back at Sullivan Munce!

TUES, OCT 10, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

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

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

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

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

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

🌶🌶🌶

 

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.

 

 

 

September Meeting: Garden Party at DeLuca’s

We will not meet at Sullivan Munce this month. Instead we will be at Humberto and Robin DeLuca’s! Please bring folding chairs and a hearty appetizer or salad to share. RSVP here to help them plan!

SAT, SEPT 30, 4:30 pm
GARDEN PARTY at DeLuca’s Home
11111 Echo Grove Lane, Indianapolis

The DeLuca’s garden underwent partial redesign this year with the conversion of one large bed from part sun to full sun. It now has a mix of foundation plants (Japanese maples, dwarf junipers) and roses. Besides climbers, minis, grandifloras and a few tea roses, they have a large number of shade plants, including hostas.

 


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 AND 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? It could be. 😱

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

 

District Meeting Coming September 16

Photo & Design by Ed Mehler

The Central & Illinois-Indiana Rose Society Districts are teaming up to bring us an exciting day of roses–Arching the Mississippi. There will be a huge display of locally grown roses, a behind the scenes tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden, followed by lunch and seminars.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

TOM CARRUTH AND CHRISTIAN BEDARD… two powerhouses in the world of roses!

Tom Carruth is a giant in the rose world as one of America’s leading hybridizers — having hybridized over 100 rose varieties. Among them are Julia Child, Scentimental, Cinco de Mayo, Hot Cocoa, Wild Blue Yonder, Strike it Rich, Betty Boop and Top Gun. Tom currently is the Curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden.2017 Ill-Ana Fall Newsletter

Christian Bedard – Passionate about his rose research and breeding work, Christian began his career at Weeks Roses in 2000 working with Tom Carruth as Licensing Project Manager and Research Assistant and now, with Tom’s recent retirement, he is currently the Research Director & Licensing Manager for Weeks Roses.

 

Member Profile: Nick Stanley

My Rose Adventure

Nick and Anne Stanley

When your father and grand father were both florists and/or growers, you already have a heritage to follow.

I didn’t really start down that path till around 1997. A friend of ours was growing 30-35 roses down in the Center Grove area and I started observing her in the care she took of her roses.

The next spring I built a raised bed on the north side of our house and started with 16 roses. The north side is not the ideal location but it was all that I had available. I had a friend show me how to construct the raised beds out of treated 4 X 6’s, I brought in some good top soil, and away I went.

 

A year later 3.5 acres across the street became available. I started the development on that property by building six, 27’ X 6’ raised beds holding 18 roses in each.

Around this time, I joined the Indianapolis Rose Society and they started showing me how to care for and graft new roses. John Hefner and Mark Nolen were tremendous mentors to me.

I then had the rose house built followed by the 16’ X 32’ barn. One of the smarter things I purchased was a golf cart that made trips back to the rose house much easier. Shortly after that I built five more raised beds on the west side of the rose house. It was also about this time that I installed irrigation for the rose beds and grass area around the rose house.

My next project was cutting back the thicket along the Buck Creek directly south of the rose house. We cut down 25-30 trees, and probably 75-100 shrubs. This is where the gazebo now stands.

 

Shortly afterwards we thinned out the “thicket” behind the rose house and developed walking paths and beds for hostas and other shade plants. A few years later I bought a small Kubota tractor with a frontend loader, and a used Dixie Chopper to cut grass. That required a garage and more beds around the building. The tractor was one of my smartest purchases.

It seems like one project leads to another over the years. I could not have done all of this without the assistance of Francisco Posadas the past 18 years. I’m now trying to cut back beds to help me and my ageing body as I get older. I’ve spent endless hours over the years, but it was truly a labor of love. Now, to sit back with my wife Anne and enjoy it all.

Coming August 8 … Fun, Food and Door Prizes

We start back to our regular meeting schedule Tuesday, August, 8 at 6:30 pm in lovely Zionsville at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center. Details below…

TUES, AUG 8 / 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center 
/ 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

SPEAKERS:

Diane Brueckman: Former Curator of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Roger Brueckman: Current Illinois Indiana District Director for the American Rose Society

PROGRAM: Classification of Roses and an update on “District” happenings

Our meetings are open to the public so bring a friend!

In additional to great information, there will be rose talk, fun, friendship, food and DOOR PRIZES!

Wine and Roses

John and Donna Hefner’s garden is an enchanting space filled with lilies, hostas, other perennials and a magnificent display of roses. Large, gorgeous roses.

Last weekend they shared that space with our society. The evening was perfect … the company was wonderful, the food delicious. Wine and fellowship flowed.

A huge thanks to John and Donna for the lovely evening.

 

 


NEXT MEETING

TUES, AUG 8 / 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center 
/ 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

SPEAKERS:
Diane Brueckman: Former Curator of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Roge Brueckman: Current Illinois Indiana District Director
PROGRAM: Classification of Roses

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


DISTRICT MEETING COMING IN SEPTEMBER

The Central & Illinois-Indiana Rose Society Districts are teaming up to bring us an exciting day of roses–Arching the Mississippi. There will be a huge display of locally grown roses, a behind the scenes tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden, followed by lunch and seminars.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

TOM CARRUTH AND CHRITIAN BEDARD… two powerhouses in the world of roses!

Tom Carruth is a giant in the rose world as one of America’s leading hybridizers — having hybridized over 100 rose varieties. Among them are Julia Child, Scentimental, Cinco de Mayo, Hot Cocoa, Wild Blue Yonder, Strike it Rich, Betty Boop and Top Gun. Tom currently is the Curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden.2017 Ill-Ana Fall Newsletter

Christian Bedard – Passionate about his rose research and breeding work, Christian began his career at Weeks Roses in 2000 working with Tom Carruth as Licensing Project Manager and Research Assistant and now, with Tom’s recent retirement, he is currently the Research Director & Licensing Manager for Weeks Roses.

Click here for an complete list of the day’s events and registration information and registration information.

COMING THIS FALL: ARCHING THE MISSISSIPPI

Photo & Design by Ed Mehler

The Central & Illinois-Indiana Rose Society Districts are teaming up to bring us an exciting day of roses–Arching the Mississippi. There will be a huge display of locally grown roses, a behind the scenes tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden, followed by lunch and seminars.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

TOM CARRUTH AND CHRISTIAN BEDARD… two powerhouses in the world of roses!

Tom Carruth is a giant in the rose world as one of America’s leading hybridizers — having hybridized over 100 rose varieties. Among them are Julia Child, Scentimental, Cinco de Mayo, Hot Cocoa, Wild Blue Yonder, Strike it Rich, Betty Boop and Top Gun. Tom currently is the Curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden.2017 Ill-Ana Fall Newsletter

Christian Bedard – Passionate about his rose research and breeding work, Christian began his career at Weeks Roses in 2000 working with Tom Carruth as Licensing Project Manager and Research Assistant and now, with Tom’s recent retirement, he is currently the Research Director & Licensing Manager for Weeks Roses.

Latest newsletter.

 

Time for The Second Half

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

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

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

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


NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE SECOND HALF OF OUR YEAR…

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! Bring a hardy appetizer and your favorite wine!


TUES, AUG 8 / 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center 
/ 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKERS:
Diane Brueckman: Former Curator of the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Roger Brueckman: Current Illinois Indiana District Director
PROGRAM: Classification of Roses


SAT, SEPT 30, 4:30 pm
GARDEN PARTY at Humberto DeLuca’s Home
11111 Echo Grove Lane, Indianapolis
RSVP to rhdeluca@gmail.com
This event is open to members and their guests only. Please RSVP!


TUES, OCT 10, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center  /  225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
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 & NEW BOARD INSTALLATION

Serenity Restaurant
135 South Main Street, 
Zionsville
$20 per person

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

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

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

For more information, go to Serenity website here

 


Pictures from Rosefest!

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

Garden Design with Roses

Lifelong Hoosier Girl, Carrie Petty, is a well know garden blogger inspired by gardening lifestyle! All things decorating, family, cooking, DIY, faith and flowers! She adores teaching people, “HOW TO GROW A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!”

We are excited to have Carrie join us Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm to talk about creating garden designs with roses. And, we all want to know more about “growing a beautiful life!” This would be an excellent time to invite a friend to join you! Remember we are open to the public, so spread the news!

As with most of our regular meetings, we will meet in the lovely Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in downtown Zionsville (225 W Hawthorne).

See you there!

For more about Carrie, check out her website/blog here.

Find her on Facebook and Instagram too.

 

ROSEFEST COMING JUNE 10

This will be our last meeting before Rosefest. John Hefner will talk to us about the Rose Display so bring your questions! And, there will be beautiful roses for sale!

We are looking for more volunteers, so be sure to sign up!

Rosefest details here.

APRIL MEETING: FERTILIZERS AND SOIL AMENDMENTS

We are excited for our next meeting. The program will be on Fertilizers and Soil Amendments, presented by our panel of experts, John Hefner, Mark Nolen and Humberto DeLuca.

What kind? How often? Organic? Inorganic? Too much? Too Little?
Bring all your questions! This panel will have the answers!


TIME / PLACE:
Tuesday, April 11,  6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville


We look forward to seeing you!

NOTE: Rose in this graphic is the award winning Easy Does It Floribunda

  • Recommended Growing Zones: 5 – 10
  • 3-4″ Height
  • Bushy Growth Habit
  • Fruity Fragrance
  • Disease Resistant

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If you have questions, leave us a comment below or contact us at indplsrosesoc@gmail.com.

 

John and Donna Hefner Have Done It Again!

Long time leaders of the Indianapolis Rose Society and winners of almost every rose award available have been outstanding once again!

They have two new roses being introduced this year!

HUGS & KISSES


Comments from Richard at For Love of Roses: This great looking miniature rose is a sport of Mobile Jubilee that John Hefner found some time ago. We believe it is as good if not better than its look-a-like Breath of Spring. We recently applied for registration when John named the rose ‘Hugs & Kisses’ after the love he and Donna share with their grandchildren. It will be available in mid to late April on our website. Find this rose on the For Love of Roses website here.

BY DESIGN


Comments from Richard at For Love of Roses: This is another sport of Mobile Jubilee that was found by the outstanding rose exhibitor John Hefner. John and his wife Donna debated on several different names for this gorgeous miniature seedling finally deciding to on naming the rose ‘By Design’. In our biased opinion it is the perfect name for this beautiful rose. We are currently building inventory and anticipate having the rose being available sometime this coming Spring. Find this rose on the For Love of Roses website here.

These two beauties join the other two Hefner hybrids …
Miniature “Regine.” Regine won the 1990 ARS Award of Excellence.
Hybrid Tea “Classic Touch”

CONGRATULATIONS! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Thank you both for making the world a more beautiful place with your friendship,
your leadership and with your beautiful roses.

Please leave a comment below to help us celebrate the Hefners!

ROSEFEST COMING 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.

 

From the President

“The flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today” (Indian proverb). We could say, the rose society of tomorrow is grown today. For the past two years, our board of directors has focused on growing our rose society and membership. I must say, 2016 was phenomenal! We received 17 new memberships last year and now our goal is to continue growing and retaining new and old members. Our mission is education, “dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses.”  We are rising to the challenge to offer something for everyone. The ever-popular round table discussion group will be back. And, our 2017 theme is “Back to the Basics”. Come learn, share and enjoy. We are going to have a GREAT 2017 year.

Our 2017 Kickoff…

TUES, MARCH 14, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center / 225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
SPEAKER: Dr. Mark  Windham 
(Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology / UT Knoxville)
PROGRAM: Soil Prep, Planting & Rose Rosette Update

Come join us! All our meetings are open to the public!

Linda Kimmel
President

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He’s Back by Popular Demand!

Spring is just around the corner and visions of roses are dancing in our heads! Our society theme for this year is BACK TO THE BASICS! And, we are starting off with a BANG…

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 / 6:30 pm

SPEAKER:

Dr. Mark Windham, Distinguished Professor in Ornamental Pathology at the University of Tennessee, will be back with us to kickoff the new year! He was with us last year and spoke to a packed house!

PROGRAM:
Don’t miss this entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. The delightful Dr. Windham will talk to us about soil preparation and getting our roses off to a good start. He will also give us an update on Rose Rosette Disease! If anyone can make soil and a rose rosette update fun and interesting, he can! Remember last year when he had us in “stitches” over Rose Rosette?? And, we thought that was impossible! 🙂

LOCATION:  
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center
225 W Hawthorne Street
Zionsivlle, IN.
http://www.sullivanmunce.org

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MORE STUFF:

Our full 2017 schedule will be released in about a week or so when everything is confirmed!

I can tell you that Rosefest 2017, the Wine and Roses Party, member garden tours, the ever popular fun door prizes and much more is coming your way!!

And, there will be yummy snacks! Marilyn and her crew are so good at what they do!

Help us spread the word!

All our meetings are open to the public and this one will be of particular interest to all gardeners. Everyone is welcome!

See you on March 14th.

2016 Year in Review

2016 was an outstanding year for our society. So many opportunities to learn, grow  and just enjoy the many facets of roses. And, best of all, opportunities to spend time with wonderful rose friends!

Let’s take a walk down memory lane… Click on any of the pictures to activate the gallery feature–making the pictures much larger to enjoy! There were so many things that we “forgot” to take pictures of, but we vow to do better next year! And, if you have a smart phone or camera — bring them to events and take pictures!

 


Get ready! 2017 plans are being made and you won’t believe how much fun we will have!

Looking forward to 2017!

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2017 is coming! And there is so much to be excited for!

  • 2017 National Garden Bureau Plant of the Year is the Rose! Details here.
  • 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY a wonderful “gardeny” color! More here.
  • 2017 IRS Theme for the year is BACK TO THE BASICS. We will will cover all the basics and so much more during our meetings.
  • 2017 kick off Indianapolis Rose Society meeting speaker is Dr. Mark Windham. Back by popular demand! This time he’ll be talking about garden soil and getting our roses off to a good start as well as a Rose Rosette Update! MARK YOU CALENDAR for Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:30 pm.
  • In 2017 the society will have so many lovely roses to sell at a discounted rate!
  • In 2017 we will continue the popular end-of-meeting raffles! Prizes Prizes Prizes
  • In 2017 we will continue to meet at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center in lovely downtown Zionsville. Address here. 
  • 2017 Rosefest has been scheduled for Sat, June 10 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds again in conjunction with the HCMGA Tea in the Rose Garden. Don’t miss this!
  • In 2017 we can’t wait to be back together!
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Virginia Bischoff, the Rose Whisperer

-Linda Kimmel

I would like to introduce my good friend and mentor, Virginia Bischoff. Virginia has been an Indianapolis Rose Society member since 1953, 63 years! September 17th, she celebrated her 96th birthday. Happy Birthday, Virginia!

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Virginia at a recent rose society meeting. We are all so honored to know her!

I first met Virginia at the Flower and Patio show at the Indianapolis fairgrounds in the spring of 1991. She had already been a rose society member for nearly 40 years. She was working the Rose Society booth. At the time, I had twelve roses and thought I was a big time rose grower. I stopped and chatted with her. I remember thinking, “that woman knows what I need to know.”  I had been checking out and reading rose books from the local library for information, but there is nothing like talking to a real person that lives in your locale. I took the membership application form and purchased a “Successful Rose Growing in Indiana” booklet ($3.00).  Not sure how I managed it, but I promptly lost the membership application before I got home. I had no idea how to reach the Indianapolis Rose Society. I waited a full year and went back to the Flower and Patio show, specifically to meet Virginia again. I thought my chances were pretty slim, like lightening striking twice, of finding her. But low and behold, she was standing behind the Indianapolis Rose Society booth talking to attendees. The booth was busy with information seekers and I couldn’t get all my questions answered. So this time, I took a membership application and managed to complete it and joined up. Virginia and I became instant friends. I loved to ask questions and she loved to talk about rose growing.  Once, she leaned over to me and whispered, “the secret is in soil.” I have never forgotten that important tidbit of information, because “THE SECRET IS IN THE SOIL.”  To have a great rose garden, the soil must be great. Take care of your soil and your roses will flourish.

After buying a tank sprayer on wheels (not a good Mantis but a less expensive version), a high-maintenance piece of equipment, it seemed something was always broken. As I whined on the phone about my broken sprayer, wasted money and the two weeks wait for a replacement part, Virginia said, “are you going to be home for a few minutes?” “Yes”, I replied. “I’ll be right there”, she said. In about half-hour, Virginia and Francis showed up at my house with an Atomist sprayer. “Here you go, use it as long as you need it,” Virginia offered. I loved that sprayer, minus the long extension cord it required. It was certainly economical on chemicals, requiring half of what I was using. What a kind and helpful gesture from the Bischoffs.

The first American Rose Society National Rose Show and Conference that I attended was in Shreveport, LA (1993), Virginia introduced me to everyone she knew, saying “this is a good one, she is a keeper.”  I was so green, I didn’t know how to read a show schedule, but Virginia saw something in me that was worthwhile.

I was invited to Francis and Virginia’s house many times to look at their roses, talk roses and to observe Francis’s hybridizing program. Francis kept a meticulous log of his rose crosses, focusing on miniatures. When the time was right, Francis would harvest the hips, store the seeds in a refrigerator and then plant the rose seed under artificial lights in his basement during the winter months. I remember looking at several flats of rose seedlings, growing under lights during February and March. What a fabulous site, a few were showing buds and some were blooming!

Francis had six miniature roses that were commercialized and marketed:

‘Ginny’ (1981), was named for Virginia.  It had good exhibition form, as did all of Francis’ marketed roses. ‘Ginny’ was classed as a red and white blend with 45 petals; I remember it as a white with vivid red edges and high pointed center. The cross was ‘Little Darling’ x ‘Toy Clown.’

‘Sadler’ (1983). Virginia said a man gave Francis a $100. to name a rose after him and the rose now bears his last name. The ‘Sadler’ rose is orange-pink with good exhibition form and 43 petals. It was a cross between ‘Fabergé’ (floribunda, Boerner, 1969) x ‘Darling Flame.’

‘Penny Annie’ (1983) was named after Dr. Lyle’s bulldog. It is light pink with 35 petals and classic hybrid tea bloom form.  It is a cross between ‘Little Darling’ x Unnamed seedling.

‘Marty’s Triumph’ (1985) was named after a rose friend, who was battling cancer. It was to signify Marty’s triumph over cancer. The rose is Orange-pink with a mild fragrance. It is a small, double (17-25 petals), flat bloom form. It was described as “a new and distinct variety of miniature rose plant, characterized by bright coral pink buds and blooms with pale pink reverse. It is a vigorous, compact plant with abundant glossy green foliage.” It is a cross between ‘Little Darling’ x Unnamed seedling.

‘JuJu’ (1996) is named after Jack Walter’s (Kimbrew-Walters Roses) grand-daughter. It is red blend with medium-full (26-40 petals) hybrid tea bloom form. It is a cross of ‘Little Darling’ X ‘Black Jade’ (miniature, Bernadella 1985).

‘Lida O’ (1997) is named after Virginia’s mother. It is classed as “yellow”, but I remember it being a creamy pale yellow. Again, it has great exhibition form. I won the best mini rose bowl with a ‘Lido O,’ back in the day when our rose shows were held in the gymnasium at St. Luke United Methodist Church. “Lida O” is a cross of ‘Party Girl’ x ‘Miss Dovey’. Incidentally, ‘Party Girl’ was hybridized by Harm Saville in 1997 and was named after Jan Shivers, a longtime member of the Indianapolis Rose Society.

There were many miniature roses that Francis deemed not worthy because they were too big to be miniatures and too small to be floribundas. Ben Williams, a rose nurseryman, was having the same experience. Ben saw a future for these oversized miniature roses and trademarked the name “Mini-Flora” (1977). Williams offered the name to the American Rose society but was turned down. 22 years later, the American Rose Society accepted the Mini-Flora trademark as a gift; and, the miniflora rose was established as a formal classification of a new type of modern roses (1999). The spelling was changed from Mini-Flora to miniflora to match grandiflora, etc. I only wish that we had some of those beautiful roses that Francis discarded because they were too big for the miniature classification of the day.

Virginia said, “Francis was the hybridizer.” “I liked to exhibit.” Virginia won Queen of the Show at Columbus, OH, 1974, with ‘Uncle Joe’. It was her first and only national queen. ‘Uncle Joe is a dark red beauty with strong fragrance. It was hybridized in 1972 and is a strong contender on the rose show table still today. Displaying nearly 80 petals, ‘Uncle Joe’ has a very large, globular bloom that takes its own sweet time opening.

Virginia served as IL-IN District director for a total of seven years (1976-1983). She finished out a year for a director that became ill, then served two, 3-year terms (6 years). She has fond memories of being the District Director, chuckling “they teased me all the time.” Virginia received the Silver Honor Medal (1973), and Francis received the Silver Honor in 1984. Virginia also received the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian from the District in 1984. At the local level, Virginia served as Indianapolis Rose Society President in 1969 and 1971. Both Virginia and Francis received the Award of Honor (preceded the Bronze Medal) from the Indianapolis Rose Society.

Thank you, Virginia, for being my Rose Whisperer, for whispering rose secrets over the years. I will never match all of your accomplishments in the rose world, but I’m definitely a better rose grower with your friendship and mentoring.

 

COMING OCT 11, 2016

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

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

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

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


MEETING DETAILS…

TUES, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

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

Programs:

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

Door Prizes/Raffle


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

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


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

See you there!

Programs, Prisons and pH!

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The Indianapolis Rose Society is hosting Eloisa Garza. Eloisa is in charge of the gardening program at the Plainfield Correctional facility, where inmates are provided with satisfying work, marketable skills and an opportunity to grow fresh food. Also, John Hefner will present a session on fall care and overwintering roses.  All of our meetings are open to the public! Come and join us to hear about this wonderful gardening program!

EVENING AGENDA…

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm
  • Location: Sullivan Munce Center  /  205-225 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
  • Welcome: Linda Kimmel, President
  • Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program
  • Roundtable: John Hefner / Fall Care & Winterizing / pH Soil Testing
    Everyone who wants a soil test, See notes from John below!
  • Door Prizes/Raffle
 pH Soil Testing
To receive accurate results…
  • Bring soil that is moderately moist in a plastic or styrofoam container.
  • The container should be at least 4” in depth to accommodate the pH meter.
  • Do not use metal containers as they may affect the results.
  • Obtain samples from different locations within a bed and mix together within each sample.
  • Since pH readings may vary from each bed, samples should be taken from each bed location.

LAST MONTH’S MEETING

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Carol Tumbas gave a wonderful program on cooking with roses and the history of rose fragrance. She also shared with us delicious treats with roses and rose flavoring in the recipes.

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Our members also brought roses from their gardens to share!

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

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

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We look forward to seeing you on Sept 13!

The incredible, edible rose!

Join us for our next meeting!

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Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center
205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

PROGRAM:

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

BRING CUT ROSES FROM YOUR GARDEN TO SHARE! 

ROUNDTABLE:

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

DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE:

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

We look forward to seeing you!


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

 

 

Rosefest was a great day!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy some of the pictures from our day of roses!

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COMING SOON!

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

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

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


For more event information, read on here.

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

June is National Rose Month

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The Rose is our National Flower

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

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DID YOU KNOW?

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


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

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

Details here.

TGIF We’re Bloomin’

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

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

Rosefest Details… 

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

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


Schedule for the day…

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

Speakers… 

Take a look at this rose dream team…

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

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

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


Additional Information

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

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

Rose Rosette Update!

Mark Your Calendar!

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Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm.

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

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


We have several great events coming up…

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

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


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2016 Program Lineup!

 

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

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

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TUES, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program:

Herbs by  Joyce Durbin Miller

Report on Biltmore Rose Trial by Teresa Byington

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / 2016 Successes & Failures

Door Prizes/Raffle


 

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PAST 2016 MEETINGS:

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

 

TUES, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program

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

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

Door Prizes/Raffle

 


 

TUES, AUGUST 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Carol Tumbas on Edible Roses and Rose Fragrance

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

Door Prizes/Raffle: Humberto DeLuca


 

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

Mark & Cathy Nolen’s home

7457 Donegal Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46217-5478

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

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



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

FIRST ANNUAL ROSEFEST!

Details here.

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN



TUE, MAY 10, 6:30 – 8:45 pm  

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

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

Rosefest Update

Door Prizes/Raffle



TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

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

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle


TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll  Call: Teresa Byington, VP

2016 Program Highlights: Humberto DeLuca

Intro Board and Rosefest: Teresa Byington

Program: Mark Nolen / Spring Care & Pruning

Roundtable: John Hefner / 2015 Rose Experiences

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

First and So Fun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prizes…

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

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

Thanks for the donations guys!

 


NEXT MEETING

TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome and Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

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

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle


 

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

2016 Programs

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

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

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TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll  Call: Teresa Byington, VP

2016 Program Highlights: Humberto DeLuca

Intro Board and Rosefest: Teresa Byington

Program: Mark Nolen / Spring Care & Pruning

Roundtable: John Hefner / 2015 Rose Experiences

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUES, APRIL 12, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center / 205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

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

Mini Program: Monica Taylor / Growing Roses in Containers

Mini Program: Teresa Byington / Rose Companions

Roundtable: John Hefner /  Chemicals & Midge Controls

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUE, MAY 10, 6:30 pm  

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Program: Dr. Mark Windham / University of Tennessee     

Rose Rosette Disease and Other Major Rose Issues

Roundtable: John Hefner / Fertilizer and Soil Amendments

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

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

FIRST ANNUAL ROSEFEST!

Details here.

Hamilton County Fairgrounds

2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN

 

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

Mark & Cathy Nolen’s home

7457 Donegal Lane

Indianapolis, IN 46217-5478

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

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

 

TUES, AUGUST 9, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Mini Program: Carol Tumbas / Rose Fragrance

Mini Program: Edible Roses

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

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30 pm

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Program: Eloisa Garza / Prison Garden Program

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

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

Door Prizes/Raffle

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:30 pm 

Sullivan Munce Center  /  205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville

Welcome & Announcements: Linda Kimmel, President

Roll Call: Teresa Byington, VP

Program: Diane Brueckman / The Future of Roses

Roundtable: Humberto DeLuca / 2016 Successes & Failures

Door Prizes/Raffle


Rosefest 2016: Timeless beauty for today’s gardens

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

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

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

Schedule for the day…

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

Speakers … 

Take a look at this rose dream team…

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

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

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


Additional Information

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

Questions

IndplsRoseSoc@gmail.com


Tickets

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

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Arrangement Judging School & Seminar

You are invited to our Arrangement Judging School and Seminar.

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

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For REGISTRATION FORM and AGENDA, click here.

Questions welcome! Contact us here.

2016 Message from the President: Linda Kimmel

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

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC YEAR LINED UP!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Linda Kimmel, President

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Kicking Off the New Rose Year

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

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


 

OUR 2016 OFFICERS

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

FIRST MEETING

TUES, MARCH 8, 6:30 pm 

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

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

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


 

COMING SOON!

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FRI-SUN, APRIL 29 – MAY 1

ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP & SEMINAR
ARRANGEMENT JUDGING SCHOOL

La Quinta Inn, South / 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis

Download registration information here.

For more information, contact Linda here.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

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

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

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING

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

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

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

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

Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

Leading the pack in 2016…

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

HAVE QUESTIONS?

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

District Meeting and Rose Show Highlights

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

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

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Bruce at the National Convention in Syracuse

Bruce at the National Convention in Syracuse

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

SILVER HONOR MEDAL RECIPIENT

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

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ROSE SHOW

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

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Cathy and Mark getting everything just right!

 

Their careful grooming and growing paid off!

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

 

McFarland Memorial Award John and Donna Hefner

McFarland Memorial Award
John and Donna Hefner

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

 


OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE

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

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

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COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

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

Illinois-Indiana Fall District Conference & Rose Show

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

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

LOCATION:

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

Special Convention Hotel Rate: $79

Detailed Map & Directions: laquintaindianapolissouth.com/

SPEAKERS:

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Stephen Scanniello

Roses in Harlem by Stephen Scanniello

An accomplished international rose personality, author and lecturer.

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Bruce Monroe

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


Have questions?

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

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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STARTING OUT WITH A BANG!

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

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

Details here…

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

SPEAKERS:

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

Next  is our first Indianapolis Society meeting…

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

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

Roseraie de la Hay Rugosa

Roseraie de la Hay Rugosa


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

Happy New Year!

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

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

Stay tuned … more details to follow!


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FYI:

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

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

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65th ANNUAL ROSE SHOW

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2013 Rose Show

September 6, 2014

LOCATION: Garfield Park Conservatory
2505 Conservatory Drive Indianapolis, Indiana

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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

NEW TO ROSES?

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

PICTURES

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