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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“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!
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!
Join us for our next meeting!
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm
Sullivan Munce Center
205 W Hawthorne St / Zionsville
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 email@example.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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