The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will hold their March meeting on Sunday, March 5 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412. Social Time begins at 2:30. Meeting and Program follow thereafter at 3 PM. Admission is FREE. Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer all rose questions so please bring them in.
Our speaker for the March meeting is Don Myers who will talk about the future of the American Rose Society and our hobby and connect it to having a Rose Show as they are related.
Don Myers has had a long love affair with roses starting as a teenager in New Jersey in the 1960’s. His current rose garden has about 500 plants including 300 mini and minifloras. Don holds a PhD in plant pathology from Cornell University and retired last May from Bayer CropScience after 31years of service developing new products for weed, disease, and insect control for the chemical industry. In the American Rose Society, he is currently District Director for the Carolina District and is national chairman of consulting rosarians. Don was responsible for developing the Master rosarian CR program. He and his wife Mary routinely exhibit in local, district, and national rose shows and are ARS horticulture judges. Don is also a CR, Master Rosarian, and an arrangement judge. Don has given numerous presentations on a variety of subjects involving roses. He is currently in the process of visiting every society in the Carolina district to determine their needs and interests. He and Mary live in Wake Forest NC with their toy poodles, Cosmo (Topper) and Bobby (Starlight).