CLRS November Meeting – Monday, November 19, 2018

At the October meeting we discussed moving our meetings to a different day due to a conflicting Girl Scout meeting at the same place. The new James Island Town Hall has become very popular.

Most of the members at the meeting felt the Sunday meetings had been poorly attended. So we found the Town Hall available on the 3rd Monday from 6 to 8 pm open. We will start with food and fellowship at 6:30 pm and the program at 7 pm. The address is 1122 Dills Bluff rd. Next Meeting is on November 19.

Noisette Rose Plant
Blush Noisette at Rosalinda Morgan’s Garden


The next program will be on Noisette roses and John Champney. This classification of roses originated in the United States by John Champney and Philippe Noisette of Charleston, SC, Plants are large and sprawling, often reaching up to 20 feet tall. Blooms are produced in fragrant clusters.

Kathy Woolsey

President, Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society



Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Oct 2018 Meeting

A message from the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society President, Kathy Woolsey.

October 7 2018, Workshop: Rooting Old Garden Roses Share & Swap Roses. Bring cuttings and clippers. Social 3pm. Meeting 3:30.

October is the best time to root roses, everyone is invited ! No Roses -No Problem we will have plenty to share.

The address for the new James Island Town Hall is 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Near Camp Rd. not far from the old town hall location. Girls Scouts will be in the building on the left. Follow the boardwalk down to the end and take a right. Leave your bucket with the cuttings outside the door. We will do the cuttings workshop outside.

Cut garden roses are needed for the Flower Show at the fair. Please note the flower show has a new location to the right of the main gate.

October 25, First Fair Flower Show

First Flower Show Entry Drop-off

Oct 24, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Oct 25, 2018 6:15 AM – 10:00 AM

October 30, Second Fair Flower Show

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM


Penelope Hybrid Musk Rose is very easy to root and will grow in the Lowcountry with very little care.


Participate in Roses in Review 2018

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I got this email from the American Rose Society:

Deadline – Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 


2018 marks the 93rd time that the ARS has evaluated new rose introductions. Roses in Review is an important part of getting the most enjoyment from our roses. The ARS uses these reports to determine national ratings for roses in commerce. These ratings help us to determine which roses are the “best” to grow nationally. These ratings we help to create are published annually in American Rose and in The Handbook for Selecting Roses. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s our duty as good rosarians to share our knowledge and experiences with others.


The RIR website has been revamped from top to bottom, and is much more user friendly than in previous years. There are many pictures of the roses to be reviewed, and by clicking on a rose name to be reviewed, you can see and confirm the exact rose to be reviewed in the Modern Roses database. You can even make changes to your reviews after they have been submitted.


The deadline for reporting is September 26, 2018. Remember, you don’t have to be a member of the ARS to participate.You don’t have to be a consulting rosarian, either. You just need to grow the roses being reviewed and be willing to share your knowledge. The American Rose Society encourages all roses growers to review roses for Roses in Review.


Easy steps to begin:


1.Point your browser to (you will be redirected to the new Modern Roses database)


go to


go to – click on roses in top menu – this will take you to a page that says ALL ABOUT THE ROSES! at the top – scroll down to MORE ABOUT ROSES! and click on the box that says Roses In Review (you will be redirected to the new Modern Roses database).


go to – click on arrow at far right of screen in the photo slider to get to the 2018 Roses In Review photo and click on it (you will be redirected to the new Modern Roses database).


2. You will need to register. Click on Register in the top right hand corner.

Please enter your email and a password you will remember. Click register.

We only need your email to monitor that robots are not accessing our site and screwing the results of our survey. You will receive a confirmation email from ARS. This is just for your files.

You may immediately go into review roses. You do not need to wait for the confirmation email from ARS.


3. Complete your profile.

Garden sprayed? Do you exhibit? Are you a Consulting Rosarian? Garden conditions? Zip code.

Click save.


This will bring up the Roses in Review page.


4. To review roses: Begin with the class toggle – Floribundas/Polyanthas show up first. Sort by class and then find the rose you want to review in that class. Click review on far right. Enter all information asked – plant quantity, years grown, garden rating, exhibition rating, winter hardiness, height, black spot, mildew, rust, fragrance. Add comments if you like. Click submit.

* If you are a CR and do not grow any of the roses: select your user profile in the Select Profile toggle, then you can check the “I do not grow any of the roses listed.” If you choose All under class, then checking the box for none grown will be in effect for the entire list of roses.


5. You can see reviews by toggling the Reviews bar to “my reviews.”

Clicking on rating allows you to edit the review. Make your edits and click submit.

You can also search reviews by district under the review bar, then select your district.


Click On The Link Below To See Video Instructions:




CLRS Sept. Meeting Cancelled



The Sept. Meeting “Wine and Roses” of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society is cancelled due to Hurricane Florence coming our way. James Island Town Hall is not available because the staffs will be busy preparing for the hurricane.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society 2018-19 Calendar


Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Meetings

At 3:30 James Island Town Hall

1122 Dills Bluff Rd. NEW LOCATION



September 9 Programs: Species Roses Often referred to as “wild roses,” Wine and Roses (Bring any roses you have blooming in a wine bottle) All members are asked to bring food to share- (no time to cook!! Then bring a bottle). Kathy Woolsey


October 7 2018,Workshop: Rooting Old Roses Share & Swap Roses. Bring cuttings and clippers, Arlene Dean

October 25, First Fair Flower Show

October 30, Second Fair Flower Show


November 4 Program: Noisettes Roses — This classification originated in the United States by John Champney and Philippe Noisette of Charleston, SC, Plants are large and sprawling, often reaching up to 20 feet tall. Blooms are produced in fragrant clusters. Carol Beck


December & January no meetings


February 3, 2019, Program :Tea Roses — Characterized as variable in height, with some of the best cultivars being Climbing Teas. Teas have large blooms on weak stems, resulting in drooping, or nodding, flowers. Cheri Clouse


March 3, Program: Bourbon Roses Developed from the hybrid Chinas, these were the first repeat-flowering roses. They derive their name from the location of the first members of the class, the Ile de Bourbon in the Indian Ocean. Plant size can range from 2 to 15 feet tall. Repeat blooming. ‎Mary Beth Martin‎?


April 7, Program: China Roses This group’s most important characteristic is its ability to repeat bloom. The plants are variable in height, with relatively few thorns. They are generally winter-tender. TBA


May 5, Program: Polyanthus Roses Polyanthas are generally smaller but sturdy plants with large clusters of small 1-inch diameter blooms often used for massing, edging and hedges. Jan Tyler Hillis


JUNE picnic and garden tour TBA








Calling Rosarians to Participate in Roses in Review



This year’s Roses in Review (RIR) marks the 93rd time that American Rose Society members have evaluated new rose introductions. The forms and instructions were distributed with the July/August issue of the American Rose or they can be viewed on the ARS website ( together with a list of the roses to be evaluated. For the results to be meaningful, we need everyone to participate. Anyone who grows roses may make a review. They need not be a member of a local rose society or the American Rose Society. Whether you grow only one plant of one variety on the list or many of them, we need your contribution. We need input from “garden” rosarians as well as exhibitors, and from new rosarians as well as seasoned veterans. We also welcome reports from those who are not yet ARS members, so please pass along this website address ( to your rose-growing friends. Take a few minutes of your time to evaluate your new roses. Only evaluate roses you grow from the cultivar list. Reviews must be submitted by September 26, 2018. Your reports will be automatically sent to your District coordinator.

The complete results of this survey will be included in the January/February 2019 issue of American Rose and will help determine the garden ratings in the ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses as an important tool for us in selecting roses for our gardens.


Here is a message from the Carolina District Director, Don Myers regarding this year’s Roses in Review:

 With the passing of our long time member and CR Coordinator Bob Lundberg, I have asked Ken Schmidt to assume this role. Ken is an excellent exhibitor and rose grower.

Please support Ken and our district by completing your roses in review evaluations. The list of eligible roses is found in the ARS magazine and website. It is particularly important for CRs to complete their reports. Note Ken’s email:


Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan


Controlling Some Rose Disease Problems the Safest Way

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Knock Out Roses

A bed of Knock Out Roses at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

As long as you can develop tolerance and not demand total perfection, you can enjoy growing roses without knowing all the solutions to every rose diseases. As we get older, we just don’t have the energy to maintain a perfect disease free rose garden. As you will see in this article, I don’t recommend chemicals. Sanitation in the garden to me is the most important part of my rose gardening practice.

Blackspot is a fungal disease found most often on Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, and Grandfloras. Circular blackspots with feathery edge appear on leaves and stems, often surrounded by yellow patches.


Photo Credit – Missouri Botanic Garden

Control: Mulch right up to the canes to prevent spores from splashing on the rose leaves during heavy rain. Water the roots, but don’t wet the leaves of plants. Pick off infected leaves, remove…

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Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show



Welcome to the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show

At Johns Island Public Library

3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC

Saturday, April 28, 2018

1:00-4:30 pm


On behalf of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society I extend a warm welcome to all of the exhibitors and visitors to our Little Rose

Show. I wish to thank our sponsors and supporters, and especially the members of our society who made this show possible.

We have an educational booth set up to provide you with information on roses and their culture.

We also encourage you to visit our meetings and join our society! Our meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, October through May at 3 p. m. at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road., James Island, S.C. 29412. Our December meeting is a banquet elsewhere.


Kathy Woolsey, President





Rules for Horticulture Exhibits


  1. TIME AND PLACE. Entries will be accepted at Johns Island Public Library between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 pm. only.


  1. WHO MAY EXHIBIT. All rose growers are cordially invited to exhibit in this show. Membership in a rose society is not required. All specimens must have been grown by the exhibitor in his/her own outdoor garden. Only one person or team may enter from one garden.


  1. ENTRY TAGS. Official entry tags must be used and will be provided.


  1. MULTIPLE ENTRIES. As many entries as desired may be made in each class, provided each entry is a different variety or combination of varieties unless otherwise noted. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.


  1. WEDGES AND CONTAINERS. Plastic wrap or Styrofoam wedges may be used to position specimens, but should not protrude above the container.


  1. Containers No containers will be provided so exhibitors are urged to bring their own. There is a faucet in back of the community room where you can get some water for your container.


  1. ONE BLOOM PER STEM. Entries must be shown without side buds. Except as noted, each specimen should be at exhibition stage. Generally, the exhibition bloom is considered in its most perfect form when 1/2 to 3/4 open. It should be noted, however, some varieties are most perfect when fully open.


  1. PLACEMENT. All entries will be placed on the show tables by the Placement Committee. Entries may be moved as needed by the placement committee. Once placed, no entry may be withdrawn.


  1. JUDGING. Judging for Class 2 (Hybrid Tea and Grandiflora) and Class 9 (Miniature) will be done by an ARS judge to choose the Queen and Mini Queen. Best in Show and the Most Fragrant Rose will be awarded based on votes from the public.


  1. CONTROL OF ENTRIES AND EXHIBITS. All exhibits and entry tags must remain undisturbed until the close of the show at 4:30 p.m.


  1. AWARDS. Exhibitors should make necessary arrangements to claim their prize. Only certificates will be mailed to the winner. Prizes will not be mailed. Only four certificates: Queen, Mini Queen, Best in Show and Most Fragrant Roses and corresponding prizes will be awarded.


  1. RESPONSIBILITY. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, its members and Johns Island Public Library will not assume responsibility or liability for damage or loss to any person or property. Exhibitors must make necessary arrangements to claim their vases and personal property at the end of the show at 4:30 p.m.


  1. QUESTIONS. Any questions that arise and are not covered by these rules will be referred to the Show Chairman for resolution.




Division I – Horticulture Exhibit Classes



Class 1. FRAGRANT ROSES. Any fragrant specimen, one bloom per stem or spray, any stage of bloom.


Class 2. HYBRID TEAS AND GRANDIFLORAS – Include single and varieties of more than twelve petals, one bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage.


Class 3. FLORIBUNDAS Include hybrid tea form and decorative form, one bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds.


Class 4. POLYANTHA SPRAYS. Individual spray specimen, two or more blooms, discreet disbudding permitted.


Class 5. TRUE CLIMBER. Exhibition specimen, may be individual bloom or spray. (All climbing Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Floribundas are to be exhibited in their respective counterpart sections).


Class 6. SHRUB, CLASSIC & MODERN. Includes hybrid kordesii, hybrid moyesii, hybrid musk, hybrid rugosa and all roses listed as shrubs (S). Spray or one bloom per stem, stem-on-stem permitted.


Class 7. OLD GARDEN ROSES PRIOR TO 1867. May be individual specimen or spray including noisettes, side buds, stem-on-stem are permitted. Write the date of introduction on the upper right corner of the entry tag.


Class 8. OLD GARDEN ROSES IN OR AFTER 1867. May be individual specimen or spray, including noisettes introduced since 1867, side buds, stem-on-stem are permitted.


Class 9. MINIATURE ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds, varieties of more than 12 petals.


Class 10. MINIFLORA ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds.


Class 11. MISCELLANEOUS. Any other specimen not listed in the above classes including unidentified roses.






Class 1: One bloom, at its most perfect stage, HT, Gr, F of any variety including singles, no sidebuds.

Class 2: One spray, FT, Gr, F, Polyantha, two or more blooms.

Class 3: One bloom of a Miniature or Miniflora, no sidebuds

Class 4: A spray of a Mniature or Miniflora

Class 5: One Bloom of Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 6: A spray of a Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 7: Open bloom rose(s) of any class, stamens must show.

Class 8: A photo of any rose garden or any rose society activity

Class 9: Abstract or Impressionism: A photo having non-objective design, form or content, of a rose plant(s) or any portion thereof. Does not include abstract arrangements.


Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is open only to members of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and must have taken all photographs entered. Any contestants who have not paid their current year’s dues will be ineligible.
  2. Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three photographs per class in all classes. However, contestants may enter only one photo of a particular variety in ANY class. Photos can be in 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” size but no frame or matting is allowed.
  3. Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different classes.
  4. The rose photos must be entered with the ARS approved exhibition name. Grooming the rose(s) is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.
  5. Photographs need to be submitted in the following format: class number with the letters a-c for multiple pictures in the same class, last name of the contestant and the approved exhibition name of the rose. An example would be 1a – Morgan – Gemini; 1b – Morgan- Queen Elizabeth; 1c – Morgan – Betty Boop. Tag should be taped in back of the photo. Any text in front of the entry will be cause for disqualification.
  6. Any photographs may be enhanced by the use of any graphic program, such as Photoshop, Elements or Photo Impact.
  7. Any individual who enters this contest give express permission to CLRS to use their photos for educational display at Johns Island Public Library in May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.
  8. Class 1-7 will be judged 50 percent on exhibition quality and 50 percent on photographic excellence. Class 8 & 9 will be judged on photographic excellence only.
  9. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.
  10. There will be Best in Class in each class. The Best in Class winners in each class will be eligible for Best of Contest Award.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society March 2018 Meeting

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The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will hold their next meeting on Sunday, March 4 at James Island Town Hall located at 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Our speaker will be Ed Swails. Ed is a horticulturist and landscaper by profession. He studied horticulture and botany at Clemson University. He has been growing old garden roses for many years on his property on Johns Island. He will talk about old garden roses and growing roses from seed.

Social time is at 3:00 – 3:30 pm followed by a short meeting and program at 3:30 pm. Admission is free. Come and join us and learn something new about rose gardening.


Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society February 2018 Meeting



The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will hold their February 2018 meeting on Sunday, Feb. 4 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412. Social Time is 2:30 pm followed by the meeting and lecture at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.


The program for the February meeting is Rose Gardens from Abroad to be presented by Jack Page and Robert Myers of Rowan Rose Society in Salisbury, NC. Jack and Robert participated at the World Federation conventions in New Zealand, France and South America and on these trips saw some beautiful gardens which they will show us some pretty pictures. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see some beautiful gardens as an armchair traveler.


Jack Page and Robert Myers live in Salisbury, NC and are the owners of The Perfect Rose, LLC.  TPR is a rose garden installation and maintenance company the pair started in 2007 with over 300 customers from Winston Salem NC to Columbia, SC.  Jack and Robert have been involved with roses since 2000.  They both are American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians having received Outstanding Consulting Rosarians Awards from the Carolina District as well as District Silver Medals.  Robert is currently the District Horticulture Judge Chairman and Jack is the current District Treasurer.   They consider the Rowan Rose Society their home society both having served as its President.  Robert is currently Vice President of Rowan and is also the Vice President of the Charlotte Rose Society.  Both maintain memberships in the Rowan, Charlotte, Winston Salem, and South Carolina Rose Societies.  Robert is an avid exhibitor and attends, judges, or both every Rose show in the Carolina District each year.  He won Queen of Show in Charleston last year!


Come and join us and see those beautiful gardens!