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
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.
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.
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!
The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will hold its November 2017 meeting at James Island Town Hall located at 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Our speaker will be Kathy Woolsey, a horticulturist and a garden and nature writer. She will also have a workshop on Rooting Roses. 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 a hand pruner. Other materials will be provided.
Social time is at 2:30 pm followed by a short meeting and then the workshop. Admission is free. Come and join us and learn something new about rose gardening.
Music, Wine & Roses Exhibition
October 1, 2017 – 2:30 – 4:00 PM
James Island Town Hall
1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412
For those members who are afraid to exhibit their roses in the regular Rose Show, now is your chance to show your roses. It is a non-judged show. Its purpose is strictly educational to show people what roses grow in our area. Remember to bring your empty wine bottles for your container.
Ulyana Machneva, a classical guitarist and a CLRS member will also play for us at the show.
We will also have our Annual Auction that afternoon. Donate plants or garden related items for the auction.
Join us for a fun afternoon.
2017 ROSES IN REVIEW
This year’s Roses in Review (RIR) marks the 92nd 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, 2017. Your reports will be automatically sent to your District coordinator.
The complete results of this survey will be included in the January/February 2018 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.
Most gardeners outside of the rose societies think Knock Out roses are the only disease resistant roses in commerce. There are other roses besides Knock Out roses that are disease resistant and some are very fragrant too which Knock Out roses are not. Knock Out roses are also known to be susceptible to Rose Rosette Disease and once you have it, it can wipe out your whole garden.
Compiled from the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society members’ survey, here is a list of disease resistant roses in alphabetical order with their class, color and rating according to the American Rose Society Handbook for Selecting Roses:
**Archduke Charles – China – Red Blend – 8.5
Belinda Dream – Shrub – Medium Pink – 8.4
Beverly – Hybrid Tea – Pink Blend – 7.8
**Blush Noisette – Noisette – White – 8.4
Bow Bells – Shrub – Deep Pink – 8.1
Carefree Beauty – Shrub – Medium Pink – 8.7
Charlotte – Shrub – Light Yellow – 8.0
**Cramoisi Superieur – China – Med. Red – 8.8
Cuarto de Julio – Floribunda – Orange
Easter Basket – Floribunda – Yellow Blend – 7.9
Easy Does It – Floribunda – Orange Pink – 7.9
First and Foremost – MiniFlora – Pink Blend – 7.5
Francis Meilland – Hybrid Tea – Light Pink – 7.6
Grande Amore – Hybrid Tea – Medium Red – 7.7
Heaven on Earth – Floribunda – Apricot Blend – 7.8
Heritage – Shrub – Light Pink – 8.5
Iceberg – Floribunda – White – 8.4
Lady Hillingdon – Tea – Yellow Blend – 8.3
**Lamarque – Noisette – White – 8.9
**Louis Philippe – China – Red Blend – 8.9
Mme Alfred Carriere – Noisette – White – 8.8
**Mme Plantier – Alba – White – 8.9
Mohana – Hybrid Tea – Yellow
Molineux – Shrub – Deep Yellow – 8.0
Mons. Tillier – Tea – Orange Pink – 8.6
Mozart – Hybrid Musk – Pink Blend – 8.0
Mystic Beauty – Bourbon – Light Pink – 8.1
New Dawn – Climber – Light Pink – 8.4
**Old Blush – China – Medium Pink – 8.8
Pink Pet – China – Medium Pink – 8.7
Pretty Lady – Floribunda- Light Pink – 8.3
Quietness – Shrub – Light Pink – 8.3
Reve d’Or – Noisette – Medium Yellow – 9.2
South Africa – Grandiflora – Dark Yellow
Sunshine Daydream – Grandiflora – Light Yellow – 8.0
Teasing Georgia – Shrub – Yellow Blend – 7.7
The Fairy – Polyantha – Light Pink – 8.7
The McCartney Rose – Hybrid Tea – Medium Pink – 8.2
Traviata – Hybrid Tea – Dark Red – 8.1
William Shakespeare – Shrub – Dark Red – 7.7
Roses with ** are eligible for Dowager Queen at a rose show. I could not find any rating for Cuarto de Julio, Mohana and South Africa so they are listed without a rating.
Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses
Here are the winners of the 2017 Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show:
Cycle of Bloom HT/Gr Granada Robert Myers and Jack Page
Rose Bowl Exhibition Veterans’ Honor Julia Copeland
Picture Frame HT Dream Come True Pat Hibbard
Rose Bouquet Various Robert Myers and Jack Page
Queen Hybrid Tea/Gr Love and Peace Robert Myers and Jack Page
King Hybrid Tea/Gr Sunny Sunday Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Princess Hybrid Tea/Gr Veterans’ Honor Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Fully Open Hybrid Tea/Gr Dainty Bess Robert Myers and Jack Page
Fragrant Roses Firefighter Robert Myers and Jack Page
Floribunda One Bloom Sparkle and Shine Robert Myers and Jack page
Floribunda Spray Honey Bouquet Robert Myers and Jack Page
True Climber Purple Splash Robert Myers and Jack Page
Classic Shrub Wild Spice Robert Myers and Jack Page
Modern Shrub Midnight Blue Robert Myers and Jack Page
Dowager Queen Baronne Prevost Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Victorian Rose American Pillar Pat Gibson
Mini/MF Cycle of Bloom Dr. John Dickman Bob and Sandy Lundberg
Mini/MF Collection Erin Alonso Bob and Sandy Lundberg
Mini/MF Rose Bowl Exhibition My Inspiration Robert Myers and Jack Page
Mini/MF Rose Bouquet Various Robert Myers and Jack Page
Mini Queen Daddy Frank Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Mini King King of the Road Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Mini Princess Magic Show Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Mini Spray Diamond Eyes Pat Hibbard
Mini/MF Fully Open Diamond Eyes Robert Myers and Jack Page
Single Mini/MF Neon Cowboy Robert Myers and Jack Page
Mini/MF Picture Frame Dr. John Dickman Robert Myers and Jack Page
Miniflora Queen Dr. John Dickman Bob and Sandy Lundberg
Miniflora King Abby’s Angel Satish and Vijaya Prabhu
Miniflora Princess Louisville Lady Bob and Sandy Lundberg
Novice Queen Double Delight Donald Reid
Judges 3 Mini/Miniflora Michael, Cooper, Daddy Frank Don Myers