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What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

Saturday, January 7th, 8am


Plan to help with the pruning of

the Palm Desert Rose Garden 
This is a big undertaking, the 100 bushes all need to be pruned, the cuttings gathered and the concrete swept. We need many hands. The few of us who do consistently show up are older, have health issues and just cannot sit or squat for 3 or more hours to complete the pruning. As a society that promotes roses and education it is our responsibility to maintain this event as a public service.

Two to four of us cannot do this alone.
Please join us there and support the Desert Rose Society!

 

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Tuesday, January 10th Meeting, 4:30pm

Rose Care from Bare Root to Bloom
by Peggy Bakke

 

Peggy and her husband joined the Desert Rose Society in 2003 at the invitation of Patti Harder. She won Princess of Show for her 1st arrangement entry that year. She has since won Queen of Show for her traditional arrangement at the DRS National Show & Conference in 2009 and again at the Carlsbad National in 2013.  She was elected DRS President in 2012 and served thru 2014. She won the ARS Bronze Medal in 2015 and took over Greeter when Larry Gallupo retired. Peggy studied photography at COD 1990-92, became a Consulting Rosarian in 2013 and graduated the Master Gardener program at UCR Extension in 2019. She has been giving Rose presentations at Garden clubs throughout the desert thru their Speakers Bureau ever since

There will be a drawing at the end of the presentation with nifty rose themed prizes!

Past Meetings

Wednesday, November 9th Meeting, 4:30pm

Our Speakers will be Ray and Pauline Martin

“How to Prepare your Roses for a Rose Show”

If you’re a fairly novice rose grower, bringing your first roses to a rose show can be a daunting experience

. . . . . . . . But it needn’t be!

There are plenty of classes that are really ‘easy to enter’ and

with just a few words of wisdom even a newby can win a ribbon.

We’ll take you through some of them, show you how and maybe you can have a go and join in the fun.

Ray and Pauline show their roses in the UK where they have similar simple classes to those in our show;

  • a rose floating in a bowl

  • a rose in a picture frame

  • a rose in a vase

 

all you need is a few blooms and you’re on your way

 

Our desert rose show needs roses, your roses!

So please consider bringing some to the show this year, even if you never have before.

Saturday, November 12th Rose Show

Our annual Rose Show will be held at

the Palm Desert Community Center

43900 San Pablo, Palm Desert, CA

 

Entries will be accepted from 6:00 to 9:30 am on Saturday morning.

The show will open to the public from 12:30 to 4:30pm

The complete Rose Show schedule is available at

https://www.desertrosesociety.com/latest-news

   CANCELLED

Tuesday, April 12th Meeting, 5:30pm

Our Annual Little Rose Show 

The April 12 meeting features our annual little rose show. This is the chance for all members to try their hand at exhibiting roses in a non-threatening environment with assistance from some old pro exhibitors. At 5:00 p.m. there will be helpers at the meeting location to help you prepare your roses for the show. You need to cut a few of your choice blooms from your yard, place them in a container of water for transport to the meeting. Entry tags and assistance preparing your roses for the show will be provided.

Tuesday, March 8th 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.

 

The March meeting of the Desert Rose Society will be

the most important meeting of the year. 
We will be voting to decide if the Desert Rose Society

will continue to exist.  Please join us for the discussion and vote!

Tuesday, February 8th 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 Pamela Nelson 

“Rose arranging in the East Asian Manner

She will bring containers, roses, line materials and be showing us how to make East Asian arrangements. Quite often East Asian arrangements are clean and simple in appearance, designs that are specific in their requirements and not easy to achieve. They sometimes use very few flowers and can even be only one flower. The simpler they are the harder they are to achieved.

In East Asian Arranging the expression ”Less is More” is certainly true. The nice thing about East Asian arrangements is you do not need buckets full of roses to make an arrangement.

Tuesday, January 11th 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 Ray Martin 

Sex and Surgery in the Rose Garden

The program is a light-hearted look at the process of creating and propagating a new rose. We were asked to talk to the nurses at St Bartholomews Hospital in London about a new rose called Barts Nurse bred by Ronnie Rawlins and named in their honour.

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. 

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.

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