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
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.