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.
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.
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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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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
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.
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.
- 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.
$10 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE
Join us for our SPRING DISTRICT MEETING! With 4 great speakers, there is something for every rose lover! We look forward to seeing you! Details below…
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!
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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