The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will have their March meeting on Monday, March 18 with social at 6 pm and program at 6:30 pm at James Island Town Hall located at 1122 Dills Bluff Rd., James Island, SC 29412.
The program will be the China Rose which is the foundation species upon which all our modern roses are built, whether they be bedding or shrubs or perpetual-flowering climbers. It’s influence in rose-breeding over nearly two hundred years has been so great, so overwhelming, and so potent that it is difficult to see where we should have been without it. The most important characteristic of a China Rose is its ability to repeat bloom.
Here are a few of the China Rose that are still popular today.
Where: James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Rd., James Island, SC
Program: Tea Roses
We will meet in the conference room in the back, there will be a big meeting at 7 pm in town hall of government officials.
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. (not hybrid tea roses). If you have any blooms please bring them.
Bring food. There will be some folks coming from work!
At the October meeting we discussed moving our meetings to a different day due to a conflicting Girl Scout meeting at the same place. The new James Island Town Hall has become very popular.
Most of the members at the meeting felt the Sunday meetings had been poorly attended. So we found the Town Hall available on the 3rd Monday from 6 to 8 pm open. We will start with food and fellowship at 6:30 pm and the program at 7 pm. The address is 1122 Dills Bluff rd. Next Meeting is on November 19.
The next program will be on Noisette roses and John Champney. This classification of roses 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.
A message from the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society President, Kathy Woolsey.
October 7 2018, Workshop: Rooting Old Garden Roses Share & Swap Roses. Bring cuttings and clippers. Social 3pm. Meeting 3:30.
October is the best time to root roses, everyone is invited ! No Roses -No Problem we will have plenty to share.
The address for the new James Island Town Hall is 1122 Dills Bluff Rd. Near Camp Rd. not far from the old town hall location. Girls Scouts will be in the building on the left. Follow the boardwalk down to the end and take a right. Leave your bucket with the cuttings outside the door. We will do the cuttings workshop outside.
Cut garden roses are needed for the Flower Show at the fair. Please note the flower show has a new location to the right of the main gate.
The Sept. Meeting “Wine and Roses” of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society is cancelled due to Hurricane Florence coming our way. James Island Town Hall is not available because the staffs will be busy preparing for the hurricane.
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
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!
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.
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.