What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

During this Covid pandemic we will be conducting all of our meetings online.

If you would like to participate, please email us for access information.

We can always be reached through our email and our Consulting Rosarians are available to answer questions.

Past Meetings

Tuesday, October 13 Meeting, 5:30pm

Our Speaker will be Bill Farmer speaking on

Water and Sprinkler Systems

Tuesday, September 8 Meeting, 5:30pm

Our Speaker will be Gerry Mahoney speaking on Roses as Therapy, Beauty and Flavoring:  

We will be looking into the history of Roses as aromatherapy and their medicinal qualities. We will also spend some time on the cosmetic use of Roses – finishing with a look at how we use roses in cooking. There will be a slide program along with the discussion, and some recipes to share. Bring your love of rose scent and flavor and join us for this “rosey” experience.

Tuesday, April 14 Meeting

Cancelled Desert Rose Society Members Little Rose Show Cancelled

Due to the recent developments with COVID-19 and the Governor's orders,

we will need to cancel this meeting. 

Tuesday, March 10 Meeting

Tuesday, February 11 Meeting

Our speaker this evening will be Kathy Monge speaking about the Little gems of the rose garden the micro minis. These little charmers are usually less than 3⁄4 inch in diameter. Kathy is a Consulting Rosarian a Horticulture Judge and an award-winning rose arrangement exhibitor.

Our program will have three arrangers at three separate tables demonstrating the three main styles of arranging used in rose shows.

Tuesday, January 8 Meeting

Our January meeting will feature a presentation by Kreg Hill, a master arrangement artist on the three types of arrangement most commonly used in rose shows. He will show the oriental, modern and traditional types of arrangements.


Kreg has presented programs and written articles on all aspects of rose culture, including growing, diseases, propagation, OGR’s and arrangements. His articles have been published in the American Rose, OGR Gazette, Rose Arranger’s Bulletin, district and local bulletins. He has presented programs at local meetings, district and national conventions.

Tuesday, November 10th Meeting, 5:30pm

Our Speaker will be Hal Reynolds

 showing images of and information on roses

that grow in our desert rose gardens

Tuesday, January 12th Meeting, 5:30pm

This will be an online meeting using GoToMeeting.  If you haven't received access information already, please email us and we will send you the link.

Our Speaker will be Tom Cooney

Tom and his wife Miriam, who is also a Consulting Rosarian and certified Rose Judge with ARS, grow over 350 roses in their Aliso Viejo CA. garden. Among their roses are Hybrid Teas, Floribunda’s, Shrubs, Old Garden Roses, as well as Miniatures and minifloras. Tom’s subject will be floribunda roses.

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