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:





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