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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.
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
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!
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!
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
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.
Our members also brought roses from their gardens to share!
Ruby, our rose society mascot and President Linda Kimmel, “got the memo” and were very color coorindated!
VP Teresa Byington shared a picture of rose flavored ice cream she had recently made. You can find that recipe here.
We look forward to seeing you on Sept 13!
Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm.
Dr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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