What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

During this evolving pandemic it is important that we continue to

align our organization with what is best for the well-being of our members and community. So we will be cancelling all of our meetings and events until the fall.

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

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. 

Cancelled  Tuesday, April 24-26   Cancelled

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

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, March 10 Meeting

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, 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

Wednesday, September 18 Meeting

Gerry Mahoney will be speaking on

the Empress Josephine Bonaparte

and her gardens at Malmaison.

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