What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

Tuesday, October 12th Meeting, 5:30pm

This meeting will be in person at the Portola Community Center,

on the corner of Portola avenue and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert.

This will be our first in person meeting and we request that everyone wear masks.

Our Speakers will be Hal Reynolds and Rick Bennett 

“How to Prepare your Roses for a Rose Show”

If you have never entered a rose show you should try it. Once you have won your first blue ribbon or queen of show you might become hooked on the hobby of showing roses.

 

If you are the least bit of a competitive person you may well have a great deal of fun showing and sharing your roses with others.

 

They will be demonstrating many types of different entries like rose in a bowl, rose in a picture frame, roses in an English box, Hi Lo entry, open bloom as well as multiple rose entries and of course one bloom per vase.

 

Come and learn how to show roses.

Tuesday, November 9th Meeting, 5:30pm

This will be an in-person and online meeting using GoToMeeting.  In-person we will meet at the Portola Community Center in Palm Desert. 

 If you haven't received online access information already,

please email us and we will send you the link.

Our Speaker will be Jolene Adams 

"Climbing Roses"

We are fortunate to have obtained Jolene Adams, Former President of the American Rose Society as our speaker for our November meeting. 

Past Meetings

Tuesday, September 14th 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 Suzanne Horn, Consulting Rosarian 

“The Rapture of Miniature & Miniflora Roses”

Suzanne Horn is an avid rose lover, exhibitor and educator from Glendale, California with a background in entertainment. Suzanne has been growing roses since February 14, 2000, and they are all in containers. She is a successful exhibitor, winning District and National trophies since her first two years of exhibiting. In 2003 she became a Consulting Rosarian and shortly thereafter an accredited ARS Horticultural Judge. She has received the Bronze Medal from two rose societies and in 2014, became a Master Rosarian and was named “Outstanding Consulting Rosarian” for the Pacific Southwest District.

Tuesday, April 13th 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 beKathy Monge, Consulting Rosarian 

Kathy Monge will be presenting her program on chilli thrips. If you have roses and you do not have chilli thrips you are either very fortunate or do not know what those nasty thrips and their damage looks like. These critters are really bad actors. They use rasping parts of their mouth to scrape the petal leaf and stems of the new growth on roses.

Tuesday, March 9th Meeting, 5:30pm

Tuesday, February 9th 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 Bob Martin, ARS President 

Bob will be sharing some of that knowledge with us. He will be speaking of things about roses he learned by trial and error. Some of the occurrences were good lessons learned and some were occurrences one will hopefully remember not to ever repeat.

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 Kreg Hill  

Kreg’s subject will be “An Introduction to old Garden Roses”

Kreg, a member of the Desert Rose Society has served many positions in the American Rose Society. He served six years as District Director of the Pacific Southwest District of the American Rose Society. He has also served six years as Regional Director for the Region Eight of the American Rose Society.

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.