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ROSES IN REVIEW By Clarence Rhodes, RIR Coordinator, Yankee District
This report contains only information received by U.S.P.S.. Due to computer internet problems I was not able to retrieve the reports submitted by e-mail. I am in the process of trying to receive them. If successful, they will be incorporated in the final report. The report submitted to the National Coordinator was based on the reports received via U.S.P.S.
No. of Reporter 24: HT’s GR’s FL’s MINI’s SH’s LCI’s OGR’s TOTAL
No. of Varieties 45 5 15 33 18 2 0 118
No. of Reports 123 17 37 66 34 6 0 283
No. of Plants 184 19 42 84 42 7 0 378
Of all the 118 varieties reported, 56 varieties had only 1 report. Of all varieties reported, Veteran’s Honor had the most, thirteen (13) and Gemini was next with eleven (11).
BIG ROSES ---- Garden Rating
Rank Variety Type Rating Plants Reports
1. Knockout Sh 8.5 9 9
2. Crimson Boquet Gr 8.5 10 7
3. Betty Boop Fl 8.2 11 9
4. Fourth of July LCL 8.1 6 5
5. Mellow Yellow HT 8.0 10 9
6. Diana, P.O.W. HT 8.0 10 5
BIG ROSES ----- Exhibition Rating
Rank Variety Type Rating Plants Reports
1. Gemini HT 8.4 22 11
2. Veteran’s Honor HT 8.3 25 13
3. Diana, P.O.W. HT 8.3 10 5
4. Andrea Stelzer HT 8.0 11 7
5. Barbra Streisand HT 7.8 9 6
6. Black Magic HT 7.8 7 5
MINI ROSES ----- Garden Rating
Rank Variety Type Rating Plants Reports
1. Hilde Min 8.3 9 5
2. Sweet Caroline Min 8.3 5 4
3. Jilly Jewel Min 7.8 9 5
4. Constellation Min 7.1 8 5
MINI ROSES ------Exhibition Rating
Rank Variety Type Rating Plants Reports
1. Hilde Min 8.5 9 5
2. Sweet Caroline Min 8.0 5 4
3. Jilly Jewel Min 7.9 9 5
4. Constellation Min 7.3 8 5
Reflection for the
day The footprints of the owner are the best
manure for the garden. ENGLISH PROVERB
Reflection for the day
The footprints of the owner are the best manure for the garden.
CONSULTING ROSARIAN NEWS
By Carol Ann Rogers
There are three important issues to be covered in this report. The first is the announcement of a Yankee District Consulting Rosarian School that will take place on May 3, 2003, from 9 AM to 5 PM in the Pond House at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut. The criteria for becoming a CR is as follows:
1. Have been a member, either regular or associate, of the American Rose Society for three consecutive years.
2. Be an active member of a local rose society.
3. Must have grown roses of various types for at least 5 years and should be knowledgeable in all equipment and materials related to rose culture.
4. Must provide three letters of recommendation by any three Consulting Rosarians on the form provided by the District CR Chairman.
5. Must attend an ARS school/workshop for Consulting Rosarians and complete an open book examination based on the material contained in the Consulting Rosarian Manual.
6. Must know and be willing to live up to the Consulting Rosarian Guide which includes sharing your knowledge with those less informed on the care of roses and participate in every aspect of the rose society to which they belong as well as furthering the cause and interests of the ARS.
7. Must be willing to attend no less than one Consulting Rosarian School/Seminar in every four-year period. *
8. Must submit a completed individual report form annually to the District Chairman by the date designated by the District Director.
9. Must exhibit a continuing willingness to share knowledge and an enthusiasm for the rose and the ARS.
Any individual who meets these qualifications may fill out the registration form below and you will in turn receive the appropriate forms to be filled out and documented before the school. Also, the new Consulting Rosarian Manual from which the school will be based is available from the ARS. Call 1-800-637-6534 to order.
*At the Philadelphia National Convention there were two new resolutions concerning the CR program. The first was to extend the recertification time from three to four years. “This gives all of the persons certified on or before 2003 to be okay until 2004. This group includes those grand-fathered. For those certified after 2000, the anniversary for recertification will be 4 years from the date of the initial certification. For example, if Suzy is initially certified as a CR in 2003, her recertification date is 2007.”
The other resolution was to increase the educational options for recertification of current consulting rosarians. “In order to increase options for the educational portion of recertification a credit system is being proposed. During each recertification period, a CR must acquire 4 credits. Credits can be assigned to programs based on relevancy of the subject, scope, complexity and depth of the subject and the credentials of the speaker. Consulting rosarians have opportunities to attend relevant educational programs presented at national, district and local ARS meetings. Presenters are awarded the equal amount of credits.” I have some information as to how this system is going to work, and anyone interested can contact me at email@example.com.
As you already know, the annual survey is different this year. I’m looking forward to some interesting responses. I hope to see many of you at the convention in New Hampshire and at our CR School in Connecticut.
YANKEE DISTRICT CONSULTING ROSARIANS
860- 563-1835 CRS
Carol Ann Rogers
860 -563-1835 CRS
June Berg CRS
David Berg CRS
John P. Mattia
Daniel Russo CRS
Mimi Herald CRS
Wally Parsons CRS
413- 572 0639 CRS
413-572 0639 CRS
Mrs. Martha Chapin
Clarence E. Rhodes
Manuel Mendes NERS
Marion Cafferky NERS
Joseph Cafferky NERS
Catherine Beyer NERS
Malcom Lowe NHRS
Mrs. Teresita McKeown
Joel Mascott NHRS
John Waterman NHRS
Mike Chute RIRS
Joseph Kolis RIRS
Carole Cohen NHRS
Gene Bliska CRS
Robert Kelsey CRS
David R. Long CRS
Joan Brazzell CRS
James Brazzell CRS
William Turull CRS
Nancy Mixter CRS
Elizabeth Morin CRS
Alexander Kopper CRS
Karen Roderick NERS
Judy Garrard NERS
Susan Breed NERS
Martin Brower MERS
Lillian Brower MERS
James Denman NERS
Janet Diorio NERS
Ryk Tyszka Jackson
Emanuel Brochu NHRS
Elinor Hauff CRS
Gilbert Hauff CRS
Sam Goldstein CRS
Marcy Martin CRS
John Osier MERS
The New Hampshire Rose Society and The Yankee District of The American Rose Society invite you to the annual Yankee District Convention
Saturday is filled with excellent programs. (See the other side of this flyer for details and schedule.) We’ll begin the day with a slide presentation on New England rose gardens by New Hampshire’s own Joel Mascott. Following Joel we are lucky to have Dr. Cathy Neal, an Extension Professor with the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service who will talk about Back to Basics: Understanding Soils and Fertilization. The morning will end with Lois Fowkes, an accomplished rose grower and flower arranger who will present a very interesting and useful program on Rose Arranging from the practical and basic perspective. (Lois gave this presentation last year to the Connecticut Rose Society and received raves!)
We will break for a luncheon around noon. After the break we’ll hear from Ed Griffith on ‘The Wonderful World of Roses’. Ed currently serves as the American Rose Society’s Deep South District Director but he has traveled around the world to visit rose gardens and rose friends. Ed is an accomplished speaker and a great friend of the American Rose Society. We’ll conclude the day’s programs with Rod Banach showing us how to control the dreaded Spider Mite with a water wand. Rod and his wife Ember have recently moved to Worcester but previously fought mites on their roses in Alabama and Washington state.
At 6 pm we’ll meet for an hour of cash bar cocktails followed by our annual dinner and Awards banquet. We are trying something new this year. In an effort to keep the enthusiasm and energy high, we will not have a dinner speaker but we’ll complete our raffle and traditional rose auction at the dinner. This will allow us to retire to the Hospitality Suite earlier.
On Sunday morning, from 8 to 9 am, enjoy a served breakfast followed by the Annual Yankee District Meeting, (9:30—11:00).
Please call now and reserve your room at the Sheraton Nashua Hotel (1-603-888-9970) and receive the special room rate of $89. plus tax.) Reference the Yankee District Rose Convention when you call for reservations. (Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival.) Only a limited number of rooms are available at this special price. Prices for the meals noted above are listed on the registration form below. See you in Nashua!
If you have any questions regarding the convention, call co-chairs Tess McKeown (603-654-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Art Emmons (860-653-5784 or email@example.com
2003 Yankee District Convention Schedule
Sheraton Nashua Hotel, 11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, New Hampshire (1-603-888-9970)
Exit #1 off Route 3 (From Rte. 3 South, take a right off exit and hotel is on right. From Rte. 3 North, take a left off exit and hotel is on right).
Friday, March 14th: Hospitality Suite
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm - midnight Hospitality Suite Open
Saturday, March 15th: Balsam Room (off Main Lobby)
8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 - 10:00 am Joel Mascott — Slide Show ‘Yankee Rose Gardens’
10:15 - 11:00 am Lois Fowkes— ‘Practical Rose Arrangements’
11:00 - 11:15 am Coffee Break (coffee, tea, juices and water)
11:15 –12:00 pm Dr. CathyNeal— ‘Basics of Fertilization’
12:00 – 1:30 pm Luncheon
1:45 – 2:45 pm Ed Griffith, Jr. - ‘Wonderful World of Roses’
3:00 – 4:00 pm Rod Banach — ‘Spider Mites and Water Wand’
6:00 – 7:00 pm Social hour – Cash bar and hors d’ouevres
7:00 – 10:00pm Awards Dinner
Raffle, Yankee District Awards
9:00 – midnight Hospitality Suite Open
Sunday, March 16th:
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am Annual Yankee District Meeting
12 noon Check out time
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Joel Mascott: Veteran Consulting Rosarian from New Hampshire and Chairman of the District New Products Committee, will present a slide show on members Rose Gardens.
Lois Fowkes: New York Regional Director of the ARS and award winning rose arranger will teach and demonstrate practical methods for making beautiful rose arrangements for the home.
Dr. Cathy Neal: Horticulturist associated with the University of New Hampshire will speak about ‘The Basics of Fertilization’
Ed Griffith, Jr: Deep South District Director of ARS, world rose traveler and currently a candidate for American Rose Society President will speak about the ‘The Wonderful World of Roses’
Rod Banach: Seasoned rose grower and recent transplant to new England from tropical Alabama will speak on how to combat those pesky spider mites with a water wand.
How could a girl born in Tewksbury who grew up in Brockton, have fond memories of Cape Cod and roses? Clara Benson is just that person.
“I was a little girl, and one of my best friends moved to the Bass River section of Dennis. She invited me to spend a week with her family. My mum said I could go, but I must bring my violin and promise to practice every day.”
Violins and roses are still a prominent aspect of Clara’s life eighty years later. Her husband Stanley played first violin for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Clara, at age 87, still teaches violin. Roses adorn her yard and every room of her house in Eastham.
On her first visit to her little friend Josephine’s house, Clara expected to smell cookies fresh out of the oven when Josephine’s mother called. Instead, Clara smelled roses. “Such a wonderful smell. Some day when I grow up, my house will smell like roses, rather than garlic. I want a house with roses!”
Clara and Stanley ‘s life revolved around each other and the violin. They were attuned to their music, as well as to each other. Before they married, Stanley played in the orchestra at Chatham Bars Inn, and Clara waited tables. One day Clara found a beautiful candlestick in a small shop called the Swinging Basket. She couldn’t wait to show it to Stanley. Imagine her surprise when Stanley had already purchased the matching candlestick, thinking to himself what a handsome piece it was. The pair of candlesticks grace a corner in Clara’s living room today.
It was by accident years later that Clara came face-to-face with roses. In 1959 Stan was playing Pops with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Clara accompanied him into Town. Horticulture Hall was across the street from Symphony Hall. Clara decided to sit out the performance that night to once again “smell the roses”.
The roses were beautiful, so many of them! The people, so enthusiastic about their roses, were just so welcoming. The New England Rose Society had a new member, and today, forty three years later, Clara still grows roses, and still belongs to the American Rose Society, and on Cape Cod, the Lower Cape
“I grew many of the classic roses of the day: Helen Traubel, Parade, Duet, Sutter’s Gold,and Electron to name a few”.
Stanley loved the rose garden, but it was Clara who did the work. Prison work, is what Stanley called gardening, although he enjoyed bringing guests to visit. Arthur Fiedler’s favorite rose was Chicago Peace. He said, “It was the most beautiful rose he had ever seen in his life.”
Clara and Stanley retired to Cape Cod in 1976, bringing many of the roses from their home in Newtonville to Cape Cod. Karl Jones, a renowned rose grower from Rhode Island, gave Clara some roses that would “flourish” on the Cape. Chaplain’s Pink, Cadenza, Illusion, Ilse Krone Superior, were a few of the roses given to her by Karl. Today, thirty-six years later, they are still winning blue ribbons at local rose shows.
Clara always believed in the saying, “What goes around, comes around.” One of her granddaughters recently visited from Texas. Unexpectedly one day she said to her grandmother, “I just love coming to your home. It always smells like roses”.
Clara still takes time to smell the roses
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On May 3, 2003 rosarians from around New England and the Northeast will come together for a one-day American Rose Society Consulting Rosarian school at Elizabeth Park in Hartford. There are specific requirements to become an ARS certified Consulting Rosarians but all lovers of the rose are welcome to attend. There’s more information elsewhere in ‘The Rose Window’ about the CR School.
On September 5, 2003 the Yankee District will host a school to become an American Rose Society Horticultural Judge in Harwichport, Mass. Again there are specific requirements that must be met to become a judge but judging ARS rose shows is loads of fun and really allows one to see the complete beauty of the rose.
June is packed with rose shows around New England and one of the best will be The Rhode Island Rose Society and Yankee District Rose Show in Providence RI at Roger Williams Park on Saturday June 21. There truly are many rose related events this year and I hope we see you at some of them. But I’d like to take a few moments and tell you about some of the great times we had last year with roses.
From Maine right through Connecticut, there’s a crazy and obsessed rose grower around every corner. This year we had the joy of seeing a good number of our friends’ rose gardens in every New England state except Vermont. And, while we didn’t get to Quebec this year, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Quebec is also part of the Yankee District. Maybe this year we’ll visit the fantastic Botanical Garden in Montreal!
I had the great pleasure of speaking to the two Maine Rose Societies (Mid-Maine and The Maine Rose Society) in Portland. An outstanding, excited and packed audience should have been enough satisfaction but what a joy it was to see Clarence Rhodes’ legendary container garden of roses. Clarence grows some of the biggest and most vigorous hybrid teas in large containers in his driveway. He’s become a Portland Maine attraction!
Speaking engagements in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts also impressed us with warm audiences and visits to local outstanding gardens. In March I’m speaking to the Rhode Island Rose Society so the only New England state left would be Vermont….but, we can’t forget Quebec!
There were many wonderful rose outings and events in 2002 but I’d like to tell you briefly about one very special weekend. On September 7th the Lower Cape Rose Society hosted the Yankee District Rose Show at the Harwich Community Center on Cape Cod. The weather on the Cape was absolutely stunning and the Community Center is one of the best meeting facilities available. The show was fantastic with many beautiful roses. Congratulations to the Shelley family of Rhode Island for an outstanding result including winning the District McFarland, Hybrid tea Queen and the National Portland Rose Bowl which can only be won in New England every 17 years.
Outside the Community Center is a new rose garden with hundreds of different roses and it looks great. The Lower Cape folks have created a real gem. And, on that September weekend the shrub roses and floribunda were just loaded with blooms. Great programs and speakers were held throughout the day and the events finished with an incredible clam bake on the beach. I don’t believe a Hollywood producer could have improved the moment or the memory. On behalf of all of us that enjoyed this great weekend, I’d like to thank Audrey and ‘Oz’ Osborn and the entire Lower Cape Rose Society for having us.
This is my third year as Yankee District Director and I’ve decided to run again for the position. I have been truly honored to serve you all but also to simply mingle and enjoy roses with you. Terry, (my wife), and I have enjoyed roses for 17 years together and the American Rose Society and local rose society activities are an important part of our lives. Thank you for letting me serve you.
And now, I’m going back to the window to watch more snow pile up!
May 3, 2003 - Hartford, CT
Please fill out and mail to the address below along with a check for the $12 registration fee made out to ARS Yankee District before March 15th.
Please check one:
I am already a Consulting Rosarian and want to attend the school to re-certify.
(NO FEE REQUIRED)
I am applying for appointment as a Consulting Rosarian (Refer to above article)
Please print: Name: ___________________________________
City, State, Zip: ___________________________________
Mail to: Carol Ann Rogers, 63 Dusty Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109 (860) 563-1835
Convention Registration Form
Deadline: March 1, 2003
Send Convention Form to: NHRS Yankee District Convention, Marion Cafferky, Box 466, Wrentham, MA 02093. Make checks payable to NHRS Yankee District Convention
Address : _______________________________________
Registration Fee for Sat. Programs (Prior to 3/1/03 ________ person(s) x $30. = $__________
Registration Fee For Sat. Programs (After 3/1/03) ________ person(s) x $40. = $__________
Luncheon ________ person(s) x $18. = $__________
Saturday Awards Dinner ________ person(s) x $35. = $__________
Sunday Plated Breakfast ________ person(s) x $14. = $__________
TOTAL (meal prices include tax and gratuity) $__________
REFUND POLICY: No Refunds after March 7, 2003.
“YOU GOT MIDGE” by Audrey Osborn
Uncovering my roses this spring, I felt a sense of renewal. The Northeast where I live had a relatively mild winter and my roses showed little or no dieback. Mulch removed, pruning completed, the first granular fertilizer had been applied and watered in. Now I could catch my breath and watch my roses grow. Everything proceeded on schedule, new basal breaks, ample rain, nice warm weather, in fact, a few May days in the mid 80s – followed by a 26 degree morning. In the weeks that followed, I had to prune several canes that died back right to the ground. Many new leaves were toasted, along with future blooms. The weeks that followed brought more discouraging signs. Although I maintained a strict spray program, (alternating Funginex, Orthonex, Dacolnil and Immunox) and also fed my roses with granular and liquid fertilizer, I was able to contribute only a few roses to my society’s annual spring rose show. My rose beds were a “sea of green” healthy rose bushes, no diseases, and no flowers!!
“My rose bushes look great but … I have no flowers. What am I doing wrong?”
Upon careful examination of my damaged buds, I noticed a tiny brown area which looked almost burned, right where the bud should be growing. I knew I had to do some research, and soon discovered “I had midge”, but what is midge, and how do I get rid of it? Rose midge is actually called DASINEURA RHODOPHAGA, and it is a tiny fly that lays eggs in the buds and shoots of roses. It is a legless fly larvae about 1/16 inch in length. As the larvae feeds on the vegetative bud, it causes misshapen, bent and dying flower buds. The flower buds and leaflets turn brown, and finally fall off, leaving healthy looking plants, but no flowers.
To eradicate this pest from the garden, one must understand the life cycle of this critter. The insect over winters as a pupa in a cocoon in the soil beneath the rose plant which was infected the previous summer. If the soil stays cool the following spring, the initial bloom cycle may not be infected, as the emergence of the insect depends on the warmth of the soil. The female midge lays her eggs beneath the sepals of the flower buds. The eggs hatch in two to three days, and immediately begin feeding making many slashes in the bud or leaf tissue, where they extract sap causing death to the tissue. There may be as many as twenty larvae on a single bud, and these larvae mature in less than a week. At that time, they drop to the ground to pupate, or in warm weather, they often pupate right on the dying bud. The complete life cycle is approximately two weeks.
I spread Diazinon granules to the soil, watered in well, in conjunction with Orthene sprayed on the plant. Any sign of infestation was removed to a plastic bag, and taken to the landfill, so as not to pupate in other areas of my garden. I have examined my roses almost daily for any further signs of infestation, and have been pleased with the results of my treatment.
MINUTES OF THE YANKEE DISTRICT MEETING, SEPTEMBER 8, 2002
Meeting was called to order at approximately 10:30 AM on the beach at the South Dennis Yacht Club by Art Emmons, District Director. The treasurer’s report was presented by Steve Rogers and accepted. End of the year balance was $5,718.51, $200 advanced for CR School in May 2003; $500 advanced to NHS for March convention. Nominating/Prizes & Awards: The three district trophies need to be cleaned up and engraved and updated with information. It was proposed to spend up to $500 to update the three trophies. The McFarland needs a new plaque, as there is not enough room to add new names. We will focus on the AARS after the other two are done. Donna Fuss will check with the company that the park uses for plaques and engraving. Judging School will be held September 7th or 9th at the Pond House at Elizabeth Park. Art would host the District Meeting later in the afternoon. There will be a 3-4 hour judging seminar. If there is interest, we will have a judging school. Mike Fuss mentioned there should be a short article in every local newsletter to see if there is interest within the District for a judging school. We would need six qualified people to commit so we could prepare for a school. Donna Fuss suggested we could have a school and show separate from the society rose show. Please get information back to Terry Emmons. Arrangement Judges: Martha Chapin said there is a resurgence in arrangements. There will be an arrangement program by Lois Fowkes at the New Hampshire convention in March 2003. If you put arrangements in your show, please send a copy of the show schedule to Martha. Consulting Rosarians: Carol Ann Rogers told us there will be a Consulting Rosarian School May 3, 2003 at Elizabeth Park. Qualifications will be published in the District newsletter. Art said CRs must be willing to have their phone numbers and email addresses published so you can be available to the public. Newsletter: Audrey Osborn asked to have submissions in to her by December 15th, 2002. Website: Patsy Cunningham asked for material to be sent to her to be posted on the website. RIR; Clarence Rhodes stated that the deadline for reporting online is September 26, 2002. Everyone filling out a report will receive a report. Requirement for CRs.
Angie Chute gave us a “roadmap” of information for running a district convention. 2003 convention – Nashua, New Hampshire. Tessie hopes local societies will donate items for the raffle. 2004 convention will be held the third weekend in March, 2004. District Rose Show will be hosted by Rhode Island on June the 21st, Roger Williams Park, Providence. Art said that there will be three rose shows in our District on June 21st. The following day, (June 22nd) will be Connecticut. Local societies must assume they will have a problem securing judges
DISTRICT DIRECTOR PRIZES and AWARDS BULLETIN EDITOR
Art Emmons (1st Term) Mike Chute Audrey Osborn
49 Day Street PO Box 703 64 Forbes Street 12 Scotch Pine Farm
Granby, CT 06035 E. Providence, RI 02915 E. Harwich, MA 02645
PHONE: 860-653-5784 PHONE: 401-433-3270 PHONE: 508-430-5329
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW PRODUCTS EVALUATION LEADERSHIP ARRANGEMNT JUDGE CHAIR
Joel Mascott Marion E. Cafferky Martha Chapin
10 Cranberry Lane Box 466 200 Lake Road
Brookline, NH 03033 Wrentham, MA Ashburnham, MA 01430
PHONE: 603-673-0754 PHONE: 508-384-2834 PHONE: 978-827-5221
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Sue Mascott Clarence Rhodes Nancy Edgar
10 Cranberry Lane 1128 Capisic Street 97 Hallville Road
Brookline, NH 03033 Portland, ME 04102 Exeter, RI 02822
PHONE: 603-673-0754 PHONE: 207-772-8788 PHONE: 401-295-1832
firstname.lastname@example.org no email Naffe99@aol.com
Steve Rogers Carol Ann Rogers Terry Emmons
63 Dusty lane 63 Dusty Lane 49 Day Street PO Box 703
Wethersfield,CT 06109 Wethersfield, CT 06109 Granby, CT 06035
PHONE: 860-563-1835 PHONE: 860-563-1835 860-653-5784
Srogers07@snet.net email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
54 Mt. Vernon Blvd
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Societies please note: Send info to be posted on
this website for activities or announcements
SOCIETY PRESIDENTS CONNECTICUT - Dan Cotton 79 Sill Lane P.O. Box 1000, Old Lyme, CT 06371 860-434-5033 email@example.com LOWER CAPE - Audrey Osborn 12 Scotch Pine Farm, East Harwich, MA 02645 508-430-5329 firstname.lastname@example.org MAINE - Frank O’Connor 28 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME
04101 207-774-6726 email@example.com MID-MAINE – Marian Osier 1521 Wagner Bridge Road, Waldoboro, ME
04574 207-832-5863 NEW ENGLAND – Valerie Fisk 89 Blithewood Avenue, Worcester, MA
01604 508-756-9282 Mdunae@massed.net NEW HAMPSHIRE – Teresit
McKeown 123 Abbott Hill Road,
Wilton, NH 03066 603-654-2402 firstname.lastname@example.org RHODE ISLAND – Patsy
Cunningham 54 Mount Vernon
Blvd, Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-728-1786 email@example.com CANADA – Andre Poliquin 119 Oakwood, QC St. Bruno, Canada QC J3V3J6 450-653-5416 Morfirstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL ROSE SOCIETY PRESIDENTS
CONNECTICUT - Dan Cotton 79 Sill Lane P.O. Box 1000, Old Lyme, CT 06371 860-434-5033
LOWER CAPE - Audrey Osborn 12 Scotch Pine Farm, East Harwich, MA 02645 508-430-5329
MAINE - Frank O’Connor 28 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, ME 04101 207-774-6726
MID-MAINE – Marian Osier 1521 Wagner Bridge Road, Waldoboro, ME 04574 207-832-5863
NEW ENGLAND – Valerie Fisk 89 Blithewood Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604 508-756-9282
NEW HAMPSHIRE – Teresit McKeown 123 Abbott Hill Road, Wilton, NH 03066 603-654-2402
RHODE ISLAND – Patsy Cunningham 54 Mount Vernon Blvd, Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-728-1786
CANADA – Andre Poliquin 119 Oakwood, QC St. Bruno, Canada QC J3V3J6 450-653-5416
WORDS FROM THE EDITOR
By Audrey Osborn
According to ARS and Yankee District records, there are literally hundreds of people belonging to the ARS who do not belong to a local rose society, leading me to ask the question, “Why not?” What are some of the reasons for becoming a member of a rose society? Local rose societies offer a wealth of information. For instance:
v Hands on learning experience
v How to prune, when to prune
v Best soil structure for roses; pH most suitable
v Spray programs: What to spray for. What does blackspot, mildew look like? How often do I spray? What equipment do I use? Goggles, gloves? Sprayer? What chemical or concoction works best?
v Fertilization – Organic? Granular? Liquid? When? How often?
v Interested in making additions to your rose garden? Use your ARS Handbook and join a local society’s group rose order. Discounts are often substantial and it’s beneficial to learn what roses are grown in your area. Members in local rose societies are often recognized by local merchants offering various discounts on rose related products.
v Another great reason simply put was summed up by our District Director, Art Emmons: “For me the single strongest reason to join a rose society is to simply enjoy the beauty of the rose with others like-minded. It gives us all an opportunity to chat and share our great hobby.”
ROSE QUESTION QUESTION: When should I prune my roses? ANSWER: When the
forsythia blooms in your yard. Ř
TIP: Use by-pass pruners, rather than anvil
pruners to avoid “crushing canes”. Ř
sharpener bought at the hardware
store keeps your pruners sharpened. Ř
swabs are handy to keep your pruners from spreading disease from
bush-to-bush THE FIVE D’S OF PRUNING Ř
early spring, before bud eyes break Ř
remove any dead wood, or old, non-productive canes Ř
bruised, split, broken Ř
canker, a parasitic fungus, causing lesions Ř
encourage strong new canes, get rid of crossing canes that rub together
FREQUENTLY ASKED ROSE QUESTION
QUESTION: When should I prune my roses? ANSWER: When the forsythia blooms in your yard.
Ř TIP: Use by-pass pruners, rather than anvil pruners to avoid “crushing canes”.
Ř A small sharpener bought at the hardware store keeps your pruners sharpened.
Ř Alcohol swabs are handy to keep your pruners from spreading disease from bush-to-bush
THE FIVE D’S OF PRUNING
Ř DORMANCY – early spring, before bud eyes break
Ř DEAD – remove any dead wood, or old, non-productive canes
Ř DAMAGED – bruised, split, broken
Ř DISEASED – canker, a parasitic fungus, causing lesions
Ř DESIGN – encourage strong new canes, get rid of crossing canes that rub together
YANKEE DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
NANCY EDGAR (401) 295-1832 Naffe99@aol.com
CONNECTICUT ROSE SOCIETY Hartford
Meets the first Sunday of the month, September-June at the Pond House, Elizabeth Park, W. Hartford at 2:30 pm
Dues are $15 household
Contact : Linda Cotton, PO Box 1000, Old Lyme, CT 06371
LOWER CAPE ROSE SOCIETY – Cape Cod
Usually meets the 3rd Saturday morning of the month at the Harwich Community Center, Harwich. Dues are $20
Contact: Ginny Trumble (508)255-9556 email@example.com
MAINE ROSE SOCIETY - Portland
Second Sunday of the month at the Barron Center, Portland. Dues are $10.
Contact: Claire Holman, 134 Capisic St. Portland, ME
MID-MAINE ROSE SOCIETY
First Sunday of the month except January and August.
Dues $10 individual; $15 family.
Contact: Shirley Ross, P.O. Box 1161, Waldoboro, ME 04572
NEW ENGLAND ROSE SOCIETY Waltham,
Usually meets the 3rd Saturday of the month, occasional Tuesday evenings. Dues are $20.
Contact: Manny Mendes, Jr. (781) 828-2613
NEW HAMPSHIRE ROSE SOCIETY - rotating meeting places. Once a month during the growing season, beginning in April. Dues: $12 individual; $15 family
Contact: Susan Mascott (603) 673-0754
RHODE ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY - Providence
2nd Saturday of the month. Roger Williams Park, Providence. Dues are $20
Contact: Linda Kammerer
Yankee District Convention March 17 & 18 Nashua, N.H. Details inside! Yankee District Rose Show June 21st Providence, R.I.
Yankee District Convention
March 17 & 18
Yankee District Rose Show
YANKEE DISTRICT BUSINESS MEETING,
ON THE BEACH IN SOUTH DENNIS
CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008