Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society October Meeting


The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will meet at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road., James Island, SC 29412 on Sunday, Oct. 2.  Social Hour – 2:30 pm; Meeting – 3:00 pm. The program is Rooting Roses by Kathy Woolsey. Meeting is open to the public. Admission is free.

October is a good time to propagate old garden roses and share them with friends. Horticulturist Kathy Woolsey will show you how to root roses with just stuff you have around the house. Please bring cutting from one of your favorite roses. Use a ball point pen and write the name of the rose on the leaves. If you have any plastic sleeves that newspapers come in, please bring them and hand pruners.   Other materials will be provided.

Our speaker, Kathy Woolsey is a past vice president of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society. She has a degree in Horticulture from VA Tech and is the former Garden Curator of Cypress Gardens, where she tended a collection of 150 antique roses. She is a garden and nature writer and regularly contributes to The JI Messenger, South Carolina Gardener Magazine and Planting Seeds Sustainable Living Magazine. Kathy is a long time member of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and Camellia Garden Club.

Come and join us.

For info on membership to Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, email Pat Hibbard at


Roses, Wine, Music and Books


There will be roses, wine, music and books at the September 2016 meeting of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island. Refreshment at 2:30 PM; Meeting at 3 PM. Please bring your roses in wine bottles and wine, cheese and something to go with the cheeses like crackers or fruit.

As part of our program, we are honoring our resident authors who have just published their new books: Rosalinda Morgan, our current president with “The Wentworth Legacy”, a historical novel


and Dr. Fletcher Derrick, one of our past presidents with “Surgeon/Spy”, an autobiography.

Surgeon Spy

They will talk briefly about their books. Then there will be a book-signing afterwards. Their books will be available for sale at the meeting – The Wentworth Legacy at $18.95 and Surgeon/Spy at $20. Both books can also be purchased at  Rosalinda Morgan is a retired Certified Public Accountant and New York State Real Estate Broker Associate. She also has a degree in Art and Antique Appraisal. Dr. Fletcher Derrick is a Charleston, SC Board Certified Urologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. They are both American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians.

Ulyana Machneva, a classical guitarist and one of our new members, will play her guitar for us.



Also, if anyone has had problems with their roses this summer, please bring your questions and Consulting Rosarians will be able to help you.

Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon.