Spring Forward to a New Rose Season

 

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While our fellow gardeners in the North are still hibernating, we in the South are getting ready to start our growing season. Here is a rundown of what rosarians in the South have in their To-Do-List for February:

 

CLEAN UP – If you have not done anything in the garden in January, it is time to start the clean up now before the growing season begins in earnest. Take off the old leaves and dead canes from your rose bushes. Bag them and put them in the trash. Any diseased leaves that fell to the ground, rake them up and discard them. Do NOT put in the compost pile. Pull out weeds and keep your garden bed neat and tidy.

 

SHOVEL PRUNING – Any dead rose and non-performing rose for the last two years have to go. No sense in spending time, space and money on them. Get rid of them and replace them with new ones. Before you plant the new one, replace all the soil in the hole.

 

CATALOGUE BROWSING – I don’t know about you but I’m inundated with catalogs since January. There are so many new rose introductions. Don’t go with the picture alone. Read the description. A lot of gardeners are now looking for disease resistant roses and fragrant roses. I am one of them. Since I have a small garden, I only want fragrant roses now. I also have limited time for garden work so I like disease resistant roses.

 

WATERING – Roses need water even in winter. A well-hydrated rose will fare better at all times. Make sure you water your roses if there is no rain in the forecast. Roses in pots should be watered a few times during the week.

 

PRUNING – Major pruning should be done by the end of February in our region. Bob Lundberg will be talking about pruning at our February meeting so I’ll let you hear from Bob all the details.

 

SPRAYING – Consider spraying with dormant oil before it gets too warm to discourage bugs and diseases in the coming rose season. If your roses struggled with blackspot this past year, lime sulfur is a good way to help clean up lingering fungal spores, along with a horticultural oil that will smother pests and their eggs. If you spray lime sulfur, make sure to do so when overnight temperatures will remain above freezing  and be sure to read the label and apply in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations. It is a good idea to spray both the ground and the plant and getting good coverage both top and bottom of the leaves.

 

TESTING THE SOIL pH – If you have not tested the pH of your soil, it is time to do it now. Soil samples need to come from the root zone of the plant, which means getting down past the mulch into the root zone where the soil chemistry is important. If the pH is lower than 6.0, you should add a slow-acting lime. If the test showed the pH higher than 7.0, then you should add sulfur. A pH of 6.5 is ideal for roses to be able to maximize the available nutrients. The question is, how much lime is the right amount? To raise the pH from 5.5 to 6.5 a typical application rate is 2 to 3 pounds per 100 square feet of garden area. Do not use more than 5 pounds per 100 square feet at any one time. If you are not sure how big your rose bed is, use 1 cup of lime per bush and ½ cup per miniature. remember that raking the lime into the top couple inches of soil will yield better results than sprinkling it over the soil’s surface.

 

SOIL AMENDMENTS – Spread your organic fertilizer like alfalfa meal now. It will not cause the plant to start growing until the soil warms up in the spring. I usually put in compost and put a new layer of mulch. I also put Epsom Salts at this time of the year.

 

After you get the garden ready, sit back and wait for the spring bloom.

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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.

Roses, Wine, Music and Books

 

There will be roses, wine, music and books at the September 2016 meeting of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island. Refreshment at 2:30 PM; Meeting at 3 PM. Please bring your roses in wine bottles and wine, cheese and something to go with the cheeses like crackers or fruit.

As part of our program, we are honoring our resident authors who have just published their new books: Rosalinda Morgan, our current president with “The Wentworth Legacy”, a historical novel

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and Dr. Fletcher Derrick, one of our past presidents with “Surgeon/Spy”, an autobiography.

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They will talk briefly about their books. Then there will be a book-signing afterwards. Their books will be available for sale at the meeting – The Wentworth Legacy at $18.95 and Surgeon/Spy at $20. Both books can also be purchased at www.amazon.com.  Rosalinda Morgan is a retired Certified Public Accountant and New York State Real Estate Broker Associate. She also has a degree in Art and Antique Appraisal. Dr. Fletcher Derrick is a Charleston, SC Board Certified Urologist and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. They are both American Rose Society Consulting Rosarians.

Ulyana Machneva, a classical guitarist and one of our new members, will play her guitar for us.

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Also, if anyone has had problems with their roses this summer, please bring your questions and Consulting Rosarians will be able to help you.

Join us for a fun and exciting afternoon.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society 2016 Annual Rose Show

Below is the schedule of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Show:

 

Twenty-Fourth Annual

Charleston Rose Show

1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016

James Island Town Hall

1238-B Camp Rd.

James Island, SC 29412

 

Entries Accepted 7-10 a.m.

Judging Begins 10:15 a.m.

Show Open to Public 1-4 p.m.

 

Welcome to the Charleston Rose Show

 

On behalf of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society I extend a warm welcome to all of the exhibitors and visitors to our 24th 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 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 June (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 Rd., James Island, SC 29412. Our December meeting is a banquet elsewhere.
 

Rosalinda Morgan, President
 

Rose Show Committees Chair: Mary Lee Kirkland 843-795-1525

ARS Records: Julia Copeland and Tina Hogarth

Awards: Rosalinda Morgan

Certificates: Pat Gibson

Clerks:  Mary Beth Martin-Petrovick

Community Liaison: Matt Morgan

Horticulture Division Schedule: Sandy Lundberg

Judges: Sandy Lundberg

Photographer: Mary Lee Kirkland

Photography Exhibit: Bill Prioleau

Properties: Robert Priest

Registration: Bill Prioleau

Rose Sales: Kathy Woolsey

Schedule Layout: Mary Beth Martin-Petrovick

Show Layout: Bob Lundberg

Show Placement: Fletcher Derrick

JUDGES Chair of Judges: Sandy Lundberg

Horticulture: Rita Van Lenten, Frank Van Lenten, Mary Myers, Don Myers

DIVISION I    ROSE HORTICULTURE

Rules for Horticulture Exhibits

1. TIME AND PLACE. Entries will be accepted at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC 29412 between the hours of 7:00 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.

2. WHO MAY EXHIBI? 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.

3. NOVICE, AND JUDGES’ CLASSES. 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.

4. 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.

5. ROSE NAMES. Roses must be listed in an ARS-recognized publication with an ARS exhibition name to be eligible for entry.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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: a. Misnamed, misclassed, unlabeled or mislabeled entries b. Stem-on-stem, except for Species, Old Garden Roses and Shrubs c. Foreign substances applied to foliage, stem or bloom to improve appearance d. Side buds on a specimen, which must be shown disbudded e. Violation of ARS or local show rules f. Appearance of exhibitor’s name anywhere other than the designated place on the entry tag.

18. THE QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS OF SHOW AND COURT OF HONOR (3 runners-up). Selected from the blue ribbon winners in Class 6.

19. PRINCE OF SHOW. Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 12.

20. MINIATURE QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS AND COURT OF HONOR (3 runners-up). Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 23.

21. MINIFLORA QUEEN, KING, PRINCESS AND COURT OF HONOR (3 runners up). Selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 28.

22. NOVICE QUEEN AND KING. The Novice Queen will be selected from blue ribbon winners in Class 30A. The Novice King will be selected from blue ribbon winner of Class 30B. .

23. 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.

24. 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 4 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.

25. 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.

26.  RESPONSIBILITY. The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, its members 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 4 p.m.

27. 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. FLORIBUNDA – INFORMAL 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 INIATURES/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. A. HYBRID TEAS, GRANDIFLORAS, FLORIBUNDAS.

One bloom per stem, no side buds, exhibition stage or

B. 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.

 

 

ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

At the Rose Show on April 30, 2016 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 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 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, HT, 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 of 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 in 4” x 6” or 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 our educational display at various Charleston libraries in May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.
  8. Class 1-5 will be judged 50% on exhibition quality and 50% on photographic excellence. Class 6 – 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 2016 Meeting

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The Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will meet at James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd., James Island, SC on Sunday, April 3. Social Hour – 2:30 pm; Meeting – 3:00 pm. The program is “Rose Show Preparation: From the Garden to the Show Table” to be given by Bob Lundberg. Bob Lundberg is an American Rose Society consulting rosarian and an accredited rose judge. He has won several top awards at rose shows locally and around the country and is one of the top rose exhibitors in the country.

Bob will give us the information needed to be successful at a rose show. He will walk us through the entire process from cutting the rose to putting the rose on the show table to be judged. For those who are interested in showing their roses, this is a program not to be missed.

You can also bring your questions on how to grow beautiful roses. Consulting rosarians will be on hand to answer your questions.

Meeting is open to the public. Admission is free.

 Come and join us.

For more info about Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, email Rosalinda Morgan, CLRS President at RosalindaRM@comcast.net.

Rose Photography Contest at James Island Town Hall

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At the Rose Show on April 30, 2016 at James Island Town Hall, 1238B 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 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 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 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 in 4” x 6” or 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 our educational display at various Charleston libraries in May. Photos will be returned to contestants in June.
  8. Class 1-5 will be judged 50% on exhibition quality and 50% on photographic excellence. Class 6 & 7 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.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society Annual Oyster Roast

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Oysters anyone? Join the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society for their annual fundraising event – Family Oyster/BBQ Roast at Bowen’s Island Restaurant on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM. All you can eat oysters for $20 for adults and $8 for kids up to 12 years old. You can bring your own favorite beverage. There will be desserts for sale also. You can buy tickets at the door or email RosalindaRM@comcast.net to make a reservation.

For more information about the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society, go to our home page.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society March 2016 Meeting

Kathy Rice Woolsey, the Garden Rambler and a former Vice President of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society will present a program on “Sustainable Rose Gardening” at the March meeting of the Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society. The program will cover rose selection and site preparation.

Ms. Woolsey 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.

The Society meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 pm at the James Island Town Hall, 1238-B Camp Rd. Refreshment will be served at the social time beginning at 2:30. Expert rose growers will be on hand to answer question during the social.