2018 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 (www.rose.org) 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 (www.rose.org) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.