Next Meeting Tue Nov 6 @ 1:30 PM

Topic:  New Roses presented by Michael Daugherty

At our November meeting MLRS Past-President Michael Daugherty will present a program on new roses.  Come learn about the beautiful new introductions and also some almost-new varieties that you may have missed, and should consider adding to your rose garden.

Bonus:  Election of Officers for 2019

The Mother Lode Rose Society meets at Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.  Meeting is free and all welcome to attend.

Dorothy Wall

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Rosarian and long-time MLRS member, Dorothy Wall on October 25th.  Dorothy was instrumental in the Mother Lode Rose Society for almost 30 years, and served in many capacities including President, Newsletter Editor, Rose Show Chair, Public Garden Chair, and Consulting Rosarian.  Dorothy was a keen exhibitor and won countless awards for her roses, rose arrangements and articles on rose culture.

Click the link below to read her obituary and to sign the guest book:


 Annual Rose Festival “Wild West Roses” Sep 22 & 23

Howdy pardner!  This year’s theme for the Annual Rose Festival Sep 22 – 23, 2018 was Wild West Roses, and we had a rootin’ tootin’ good time.   Hundreds of roses, arrangements, rosy photography, rose crafts and rose art was on display. Here’s a slideshow of some of the rosy fun.  Yeehaw!

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Lookie here.  Just rounded up, complete list of winners.


The Mother Lode Rose Society is a friendly group!  Join us to learn more about rose growing in our neck of the woods.

Be a Garden Angel – next workday Fri  @ 9 AM

Join in the fun and help make Amador a more beautiful place.  Mother Lode Rose Society garden workdays (no more than two hours) weather permitting at 9:00 AM. Amador Senior Center Rose Garden.  No experience needed, all welcome. Bring gloves & clippers.

Mother Lode Rose Society membership for 2018 only $20 individual or $25 per family.  Renewing ASAP insures you will be included in the MLRS Directory.  Make checks payable to MLRS and send to Mother Lode Rose Society, PO Box 7, Plymouth, CA 95669. For membership and renewal forms, see Membership page or click here.


ARS logoJoin the American Rose Society.  Members receive “The American Rose” magazine, the handy reference “Handbook for Selecting Roses” and other valuable resources.  See www.rose.org for more info.