Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Nov 2017 Meeting

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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.

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Music, Wine & Roses Exhibition

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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 at Wine & Roses

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 Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Rose Show Results

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

 

 

 

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society 25th Annual Rose Show

IMG_1573Welcome to the Charleston Rose Show

Our show is dedicated to the memory of two of our loyal members, William Fletcher and Dr. Orlando Sanchez. They were active in our rose society for many years and were excellent rosarians. We truly miss them.

On behalf of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society I extend a warm welcome to all of the exhibitors and visitors to our 25th Annual Charleston Rose Show. I hope that each of you enjoys what is considered by many rosarians in the Carolinas to be one of the best shows held annually. I wish to thank our sponsors, patrons, and supporters, and especially the members of our society who have worked many long hours to assure the success of this show.

We have an educational booth set up to provide you with information on roses and their culture. We also encourage you to visit our meetings and join our society! Our meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, September through May (with the exception of September and January meetings, which are held the second Sunday), at 3 p. m. at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road., James Island, S.C. 29412. Our December meeting is a banquet elsewhere.

Rosalinda Morgan, President

 

JUDGES

Chair of Judges: Sandy Lundberg

Horticulture: Rita Van Lenten, Frank Van Lenten, Susan Waites, Don Myers

 

 

DIVISION I ROSE HORTICULTURE

Rules for Horticulture Exhibits

  1. TIME AND PLACE. Entries will be accepted at James Island Town Hall

between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. only. All exhibitors must

register with the Registration Clerk and obtain an exhibitor’s number. Entries will

not be accepted after 10:00 a.m. when the show area will be closed except to the

Placement Committee, clerks, judges and designated show officials.

  1. WHO MAY EXHIBIT. All rose growers are cordially invited to exhibit in

this show. Membership in a rose society is not required. All specimens must have

been grown by the exhibitor in his/her own outdoor garden. Only one person or

team may enter from one garden.

  1. NOVICE, JUDGES. Novice classes are limited to exhibitors who have never won a

blue ribbon in an ARS-accredited show. Novices may also enter all show classes.

Judges of this show and members of their immediate families may exhibit only in

classes designated for them.

  1. ENTRY TAGS. Official ARS entry tags must be used and will be provided.

Both top and bottom of each tag must be completed, including the exhibitor’s

number.

  1. ROSE NAMES. Roses must be listed in an ARS-recognized publication with

an ARS exhibition name to be eligible for entry.

  1. MULTIPLE ENTRIES. As many entries as desired may be made in each

class, provided each entry is a different variety or combination of varieties unless

otherwise noted. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

  1. GROOMING. Leaves should be free of any residue. Any specimen may have

side buds or spent blooms removed to improve appearance. This must be done

skillfully in order to avoid penalty. Stem length should be in proportion to the size

of the bloom.

  1. WEDGES AND CONTAINERS. Plastic wrap or Styrofoam wedges may be

used to position specimens, but should not protrude above the container. Uniform

containers will be provided except as noted. Exhibitors are urged to show all large

roses with at least 3 inches of stem in the water, miniatures with 1-1/2 inches.

  1. ONE BLOOM PER STEM. Entries must be shown without side buds. Except

as noted, each specimen should be at exhibition stage. Generally, the exhibition

bloom is considered in its most perfect form when 1/2 to 3/4 open. It should be

noted, however, some varieties are most perfect when fully open.

  1. FULLY OPEN. Entries must be shown with one bloom per stem, no side

buds. Stamens must show. Varieties of less than 12 petals or less may not be shown in

this class.

  1. SPRAYS. Entries must be sprays having two or more blooms. Hybrid Teas

and Grandifloras should display blooms as near to exhibition stage as the variety

permits. Floribundas and Polyanthas are exhibited as they are naturally grown. All

sprays are judged for overall form and individual floret form. Discreet disbudding

is permitted.

  1. CLIMBERS. Entries must be one stem with one or more blooms, naturally

grown or disbudded. Large-flowered Climbers (LCl) must be entered in Class 2O.

All other roses with the word “Climbing”; as part of their horticultural

Classification must be entered in the same classes as their respective bush counterparts.

  1. OLD GARDEN ROSES BEFORE 1867. The cultivar must have been introduced

prior to 1867. Side buds, sprays and stem-on- stem are permitted. To be eligible for the

Dowager Queen award, the date of introduction must be written in the upper right

corner of the entry tag.

  1. OLD GARDEN ROSES IN OR AFTER 1867. These roses include Old Garden

Roses with unknown dates of introduction and those introduced in 1867 or

later. Side buds, sprays and stem-on- stem are permitted.

  1. ROSE BOWLS AND PICTURE FRAMES. ARS rules will be followed. Overall

appearance will replace the points normally allotted to stems and foliage. Entries are

limited to one entry per class per exhibitor. All properties, such as vases, containers,

staging hardware, etc., will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  1. PLACEMENT. All entries will be placed on the show tables by the Placement

Committee. Entries may be moved as needed by the placement committee. Once placed,

no entry may be withdrawn. The Placement Committee will place entries alphabetically,

by variety, within each class.

  1. GUIDELINES FOR JUDGING. ARS Accredited Judges, who may be

assisted by ARS Apprentice Judges, will judge the show. ARS Guidelines for Judging Roses will be followed to include the following Point Scale:

Form 25

Substance 15

Color 20

Stem and Foliage 20

Balance and Proportion 10

Size 10

Judges will disqualify entries for the following reasons:

  1. Misnamed, misclassed, unlabeled or mislabeled entries
  2. Stem-on- stem, except for Species, Old Garden Roses and Shrubs
  3. Foreign substances applied to foliage, stem or bloom to improve appearance
  4. Side buds on a specimen, which must be shown disbudded
  5. Violation of ARS or local show rules
  6. Appearance of exhibitor’s name anywhere other than the designated

place on the entry tag.

  1. THE QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS OF SHOW AND COURT OF HONOR (3)

runners-up). Selected from the blue ribbon winners in Class 6.

  1. PRINCE OF SHOW. Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 12.
  2. MINIATURE QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS AND COURT OF HONOR (3)

runners-up). Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 23.

  1. MINIFLORA QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS AND COURT OF HONOR (3)

runners up). Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 28.

  1. NOVICE QUEEN. The Novice Queen will be selected from blue

ribbon winners in Class 30.

  1. RIBBONS, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES. Judges may give or withhold

awards, including ribbons, if, in their judgment, an exhibit does not merit an award.

Blue, red, yellow and white ribbons will be given where merited. Only blue ribbon

winners are eligible for ARS Awards, ARS Certificates and other Rose Show

Awards. Only blue ribbon entries will qualify for the Awards Table. Decisions of the

judges are final.

  1. CONTROL OF ENTRIES AND EXHIBITS. All entries will become the

property of the Show Committee. All exhibits, ribbons and entry tags must remain

undisturbed until the close of the show at 5 p.m. After they are placed on the show

tables, entries are under control of the Show Committee. This committee reserves

the right to add water and to remove wilted or inferior blooms at any time during the

show.

  1. AWARDS. Exhibitors should make necessary arrangements to claim their

awards. Awards will not be mailed. Certificates and ribbons will be mailed to exhibitors

only upon request at time of registration.

  1. RESPONSIBILITY. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, its members

and James Island Town Hall will not assume responsibility or liability for damage

or loss to any person or property. Exhibitors must make necessary arrangements

to claim their vases, arrangements and personal property at the end of the show at 5

p.m.

  1. QUESTIONS. Any questions that arise and are not covered by these

rules will be referred to the Show Chairman for resolution.

 

Horticulture Exhibit Classes

 

LARGE COLLECTION CLASSES

Class 1. COLLECTION OF 3 HYBRID TEAS OR GRANDIFLORAS. Same variety or different varieties, one bloom per stem, exhibition stage, exhibited in one container.

Class 2. CYCLE OF BLOOM. Three (3) Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora specimens, same variety, one bud, one exhibition stage, and one fully open, exhibited in one container.

Class 3. ROSE BOWL (EXHIBITION). One (1 hybrid tea bloom floating in bowl of water, exhibition stage, no foliage).

Class 4. HYBRID TEA PICTURE FRAME. One (1) hybrid tea bloom, exhibition stage with no foliage, mounted in a picture frame supplied by the society.

Class 5. ROSE BOUQUET. Any Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras and/or Floribundas. Any number, any stage of bloom, displayed in a container provided by the exhibitor. At least three different varieties. Not necessary to list names on entry card.

 

HYBRID TEAS and GRANDIFLORA

Class 6. ROYALTY AWARDS. Hybrid teas, grandifloras and their climbing counterparts. Varieties of more than twelve petals, one bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage. This class eligible for Queen.

Class 7. HYBRID TEA OR GRANDIFLORA SPRAY. Varieties of more than twelve petals, one stem with two or more blooms at exhibition stage.

Class 8. FULLY OPEN HYBRID TEAS AND GRANDIFLORAS. One bloom per stem, no side buds, stamens must be visible and fresh.

Class 9. FRAGRANT ROSES. Any fragrant specimen, one bloom per stem or spray, any stage of bloom.

 

FLORIBUNDAS

Class 10. FLORIBUNDA ONE BLOOM PER STEM. Individual specimens, displaying hybrid tea form, exhibition stage, no side buds. Singles and decorative specimens excluded.

Class 11. DECORATIVE FORM. Individual specimens displaying decorative form and/or those with 4-8 petals (or are classed as a single by an ARS publication).

Class 12. FLORIBUNDA SPRAYS. Individual spray specimen, two or more blooms per stem, discreet disbudding permitted. This class eligible for Prince.

 

POLYANTHAS

Class 13. POLYANTHA SPRAYS. Individual spray specimen, two or more blooms, discreet disbudding permitted.

 

LARGE- FLOWERED CLIMBERS

Class 14. TRUE CLIMBER. Exhibition specimen, may be individual bloom or spray. (All climbing Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, and Floribundas are to be exhibited in their respective counterpart sections).

 

SHRUBS

Class 15. CLASSIC SHRUB. Includes hybrid kordesii, hybrid moyesii, hybrid musk, and hybrid rugosa. Spray or one bloom per stem, stem-on- stem permitted.

Class 16. MODERN SHRUB

  1. MODERN SHRUB. Includes all roses listed as shrubs (S). Spray or one bloom per stem, stem-on- stem permitted. David Austin roses.
  2. KNOCKOUT ROSES A stem of Knockout Rose.

 

OLD GARDEN ROSES

Class 17. OLD GARDEN ROSES PRIOR TO 1867. May be individual specimen or spray including noisettes, side buds, stem-on- stem are permitted. Dowager Queen will be awarded from this class. Write the date of introduction on the upper right corner of the entry tag.

Class 18. OLD GARDEN ROSES IN OR AFTER 1867. May be individual specimen or spray, including noisettes introduced since 1867, side buds, stem-on- stem are permitted. The Victorian Rose Certificate will be awarded from this class.

 

MINIATURE/MINIFLORA COLLECTION CLASSES

Class 19. MINIATURE or MINIFLORA CYCLE OF BLOOM. Three (3) individual specimens, same variety, one bud, one exhibition stage and one fully open exhibited in one container.

Class 20. COLLECTION THREE DIFFERENT OR SAME MINIATURES/MINIFLORAS. One bloom per stem, different or same varieties, exhibition stage, exhibited in one container.

Class 21. MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSE BOWL (EXHIBITION). One (1) miniature/miniflora bloom floating in bowl of water, exhibition stage, no foliage.

Class 22. MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSE BOUQUET. Any extra miniatures/minifloras, any number, any stage of bloom, at least three different varieties, in container provided by exhibitor. Not necessary to list varieties on entry card.

 

MINIATURES

Class 23. ROYALTY AWARDS: MINIATURE ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds, varieties of more than 12 petals. This class eligible for Mini Queen.

Class 24. MINIATURE SPRAYS. One stem with 2 or more blooms, varieties of more than twelve petals.

Class 25. FULLY OPEN MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSES. One bloom per stem, no side buds, varieties of more than twelve petals, stamens must show

Class 26. SINGLE MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSES. Varieties of 4 to 8 petals, may be one bloom per stem or spray.

Class 27. MINIATURE/MINIFLORA PICTURE FRAME. One mini/miniflora, exhibition stage mounted in a picture frame supplied by the society.

 

MINIFLORAS

Class 28. ROYALTY AWARDS: MINIFLORA ROSES. One bloom per stem, exhibition stage, no side buds. This class eligible for Miniflora Queen.

 

Class 29. MINIFLORA SPRAYS. One stem with 2 or more blooms, varieties of more than twelve petals.

 

NOVICE

Class 30. HYBRID TEAS, GRANDIFLORAS, FLORIBUNDAS. One bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage or MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSES. One bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage.

 

JUDGES’ CLASSES

Class 31. COLLECTION OF 3 MINIATURE/MINIFLORA ROSES or COLLECTION OF 3 HYBRID TEAS, GRANDIFLORAS. May be same or different varieties displayed in separate vases each with an individual entry.

 

DIVISION II

 

ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Class 1: One bloom, at its most perfect stage, HT, Gr, F of any variety including singles,no sidebuds.

Class 2: One spray, FT, Gr, F, Polyantha, two or more blooms.

Class 3: One bloom of a Miniature or Miniflora, no sidebuds

Class 4: A spray of a Mniature or Miniflora

Class 5: One Bloom of Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 6: A spray of a Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 7: Open bloom rose(s) of any class, stamens must show.

Class 8: A photo of any rose garden or any rose society activity

Class 9: Abstract or Impressionism: A photo having non-objective design, form or content, of a rose plant(s) or any portion thereof. Does not include abstract arrangements.

 

Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is open only to members of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and must have taken all photographs entered. Any contestants who have not paid their current year’s dues will be ineligible.
  2. Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three photographs per class in all classes. However, contestants may enter only one photo of a particular variety in ANY class. Photos can be no larger than 5” x 7” size but no frame or matting is allowed.
  3. Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different classes.
  4. The rose photos must be entered with the ARS approved exhibition name. Grooming the rose(s) is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.
  5. Photographs need to be submitted in the following format: class number with the letters a-c for multiple pictures in the same class, last name of the contestant and the approved exhibition name of the rose. An example would be 1a – Morgan – Gemini; 1b – Morgan- Queen Elizabeth; 1c – Morgan – Betty Boop. Tag should be taped in back of the photo. Any text in front of the entry will be cause for disqualification.
  6. Any photographs may be enhanced by the use of any graphic program, such as Photoshop, Elements or Photo Impact.
  7. Any individual who enters this contest give express permission to CLRS to use their photos for educational display at the libraries and at the Charleston Farmer’s Market in May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.
  8. Class 1-7 will be judged 50 percent on exhibition quality and 50 percent on photographic excellence. Class 8 & 9 will be judged on photographic excellence only.
  9. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.
  10. There will be awards in each class: Blue ribbons for first place; Red ribbons for second place and Yellow ribbons for third place. The Blue ribbons winners in each class will be eligible for Best of Contest Award.

Rose Photography Contest 2017

 

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Best of Rose Photography Contest Award 2016

 

At the Rose Show on May 6, 2017 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC, there will also be a Rose Photography Contest open only to members of Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society. If you want to show your rose photography and you are not a member yet, you can join the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society at the rose show by paying $15 for single membership or $20 for family membership. There will be 9 categories ranging from photos of single bloom and spray of roses to rose garden photography and abstract impression of roses.

Information about the society and how to grow beautiful roses will be available during the Rose Show.

Admission to the Rose Show is free.

CATEGORIES:

Class 1: One bloom, at its most perfect stage, HT, Gr, F of any variety including singles, no sidebuds.

Class 2: One spray, FT, Gr, F, Polyantha, two or more blooms.

Class 3: One bloom of a miniature or miniflora, no sidebuds

Class 4: A spray of a miniature or miniflora

Class 5: One Bloom of Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 6: A spray of a Shrub or Old Garden Rose

Class 7: Open bloom rose(s) of any class, stamens must show.

Class 8: A photo of any rose garden or any rose society activitiy

Class 9: Abstract or Impressonism: A photo having non-objective design, form or content, of a rose plant(s) or any portion thereof. Does not include abstract arrangements.

 

Contest Rules:

1. Contest is open only to members of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and must have taken all photographs entered. Any contestants who have not paid their current year’s dues will be ineligible.

2. Contestants are permitted to enter a maximum of three photographs per class in all classes. However, contestants may enter only one photo of a particular variety in ANY class. Photos must be in 5” x 7” size but no frame or matting is allowed.

3. Duplicate photos may NOT be entered in different classes.

4. The rose photos must be entered with the ARS approved exhibition name. Grooming the rose(s) is encouraged and artificial backgrounds may be used.

5. Photographs need to be submitted in the following format: class number with the letters a-c for multiple pictures in the same class, last name of the contestant and the approved exhibition name of the rose. An example would be 1a-Morgan – Gemini; 1b-Morgan – Queen Elizabeth; 1c-Morgan – Betty Boop. Tag should be taped in back of the photo. Any text in front of the entry will be cause for disqualification.

6. Any photographs may be enhanced by the use of any graphic program, such as Photoshop, Elements or Photo Impact.

7. Any individual who enters this contest give express permission to CLRS to use their photos for educational display at libraries in the Charleston area during the month of May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.

8. Class 1-7 will be judged 50 percent on exhibition quality and 50 percent on photographic excellence. Class 8-9 will be judged on photographic excellence only.

9. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not conform to the stated rules prior to the entries being judged.

10. There will be awards in each class: Blue ribbons for first place; Red ribbons for second place and Yellow ribbons for third place. The Blue ribbons winners in each class will be eligible for Best of Rose Photography Contest Award.

 

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society April 2017 Meeting

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will hold their April meeting on Sunday, April 2 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.

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Our speakers for the April meeting are Kathy Woolsey and Dr. William Prioleau. Kathy Woolsey is a former Vice President of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and will talk about Preparing your Roses for the Rose Show. Dr. William Prioleau, an American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian, is the CLRS Treasurer and an amateur Photographer will talk about Tips on Photographing your Roses for the Rose Photography Contest at the Rose Show.

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society’s Annual Rose Show will be held at St. James Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island on May 6 and is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of CLRS to show your roses. However, to enter the Photography Contest Section of the Rose Show, you have to be a paid member of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society.

 

 

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society March 2017 Meeting

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.
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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).

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society February 2017 Meeting

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will have their February 2017 meeting on Sunday, Feb. 12 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island. Admission is FREE. Social at 2:30 pm. Meeting starts at 3:00 pm and ends around 4 pm. The program is about “Pruning your Roses” by Bob Lundberg. Bob will discuss the tools needed to accomplish the pruning tasks, the reason why we prune and the different approaches to pruning different classes of roses. There will be a demonstration of spring pruning of Hybrid Tea and miniature rose plant. If anyone has roses in a pot, you may bring them to the meeting and we will try to include them in the demonstration.

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Bob Lundberg is the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Consulting Rosarian chair. He is an American Rose Society Master Rosarian and accredited American Rose Society judge. He and his wife, Sandy, maintain a rose garden of about 400 roses in Blufton, SC and are top rose exhibitors, having won numerous awards from rose shows all over the country.

 

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society November Meeting

The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society is having their November meeting at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island  on Sunday, Nov. 6. Social at 2:30 pm; meeting at 3 pm. Admission is open to the public and is free. The November speaker is Sandy Lundberg, a CLRS past president, American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian and ARS accredited judge. Sandy maintains a rose garden of 400 rose bushes at her home in Blufton, SC and is a top rose exhibitor in the country. Sandy will have a slide presentation of new rose introductions that show great promise or are known to be performing well in the low country. So be ready to take notes of her recommendations.

Hope to see you all.

Rosalinda Morgan

President, Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society

 

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society October Meeting

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The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will meet at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Road., James Island, SC 29412 on Sunday, Oct. 2.  Social Hour – 2:30 pm; Meeting – 3:00 pm. The program is Rooting Roses by Kathy Woolsey. Meeting is open to the public. Admission is free.

October is a good time to propagate old garden roses and share them with friends. Horticulturist Kathy Woolsey will show you how to root roses with just stuff you have around the house. 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 hand pruners.   Other materials will be provided.

Our speaker, Kathy Woolsey is a past vice president of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society. She has a degree in Horticulture from VA Tech and is the former Garden Curator of Cypress Gardens, where she tended a collection of 150 antique roses. She is a garden and nature writer and regularly contributes to The JI Messenger, South Carolina Gardener Magazine and Planting Seeds Sustainable Living Magazine. Kathy is a long time member of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society and Camellia Garden Club.

Come and join us.

For info on membership to Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, email Pat Hibbard at charlestonrose@bellsouth.net.