What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

All Monthly Meetings are Tuesday at 5:30

at the Portola Community Center

45480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert

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.

Tuesday, February 1 Rose Auction

Hosted by Pacific Rose society at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia, There will be both a silent auction and an oral auction. There is no charge to attend a complimentary lunch is served. Check the Pacific Rose Society website for further details.

Tuesday, March 10 Meeting

Speaker to be announced

Tuesday, April 14 Meeting

Desert Rose Society Members Little Rose Show

Tuesday, April 24-26 

Pacific Southwest District Annual Convention and Rose Show

Hosted by the Pacific Rose Society with the show and seminars at the Los Angeles Arboretum and the host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott in Monrovia in Monrovia.

Check the Pacific Rose Society website for details.

Past Meetings

Wednesday, September 18 Meeting

Gerry Mahoney will be speaking on

the Empress Josephine Bonaparte

and her gardens at Malmaison.

Tuesday, October 8 Meeting

The president of ARS, Bob Martin,

will speak about learning from your mistakes

Tuesday, November 12 Meeting

Tom Cooney- District Chairman Cconsulting Rosarians

Tuesday, March 12 Meeting

How to Show Roses by our top exhibitors. 

“ Everything you could possibly ever want to know

about displaying roses.”


Come and learn how to cut, clean, prepare and preserve roses

for use in arrangements, bouquets

or to prepare them to enter in a rose show.

Tuesday, April 9 Meeting

Our Little Rose Show for members

And Rose Auction

Tuesday, February 12 Meeting

Short presentations by our Consulting Rosarians followed by a panel answering questions about roses from the members. 

“ Everything you could possibly ever want to know about roses.”

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.

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