Special Event for MLRS Members Apr., 29, 2015

Lunch Reception for Alain Meilland of Meilland Roses, France at home of Steve & Susie Jones in Fiddletown

Susie Jones and Alain Meilland
Susie Jones and Alain Meilland

On April 29, we have the opportunity of a lifetime to meet with a special visitor, Alain Meilland, owner of Meilland Roses in France.  Alain is a sixth generation rose grower and his father, Francis, hybridized one of the best known roses in the world, Peace.  Meilland’s roses are available through Star Roses, a sponsor for our annual rose auction so many of you grow Alain’s roses. Alain is a respected rose advocate. Many of his creations are the forerunners of other hybridizers’ roses today, including those with good disease resistance.  Some of his best known series are Drift Roses, Romanticas, and Meidiland landscape roses.

Peace rose
Peace rose – from Meilland, one of the world’s most famous roses.

Join us at a special luncheon at the home of Steve and Susie Jones at 11:30 am for a chance to visit with our special guest.  Food and drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP by April 22 for directions and attendance to Susie at suejones54@aol.com or call at 209.245.3355.

Learn how easy it is to grow beautiful roses.  Our experts will show you how.

Next Monthly Meeting:  Tue., May 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM

“From Pretty Polyanthas Come Fabulous Floribundas” presented by Barbara Gordon

Polyantha and Floribunda roses provide an abundance of flowers, and our featured May 5th speaker Barbara Gordon,  will be sharing with us – not just photographs or slides – but the real thing, lots of cut specimens for us to enjoy.

Barbara will be discussing the various aspects of polys and floribundas including their historical significance.  Barbara is known as an avid collector of rare polyanthas.  She’s a Horticultural and Arrangement Judge, and currently President of the Santa Clara County Rose Society.

For more information, see the May Program page