CLRS Sept. Meeting Cancelled

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FLASH NEWS

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.

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Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society 2018-19 Calendar

 

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

 

Kathy

 

 

 

 

 

Calling Rosarians to Participate in Roses in Review

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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: krschmidt49@suddenlink.net.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan