What's on in the desert,

at the Desert Rose Society

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.

Past Meetings

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.