Next Monthly Meeting Tuesday October 2 @ 1:30 PM

Featured speaker:  Darrell g.h. Schramm “History of Roses in California and Early Rose Nurseries”

Darrell g.h. Schramm, our featured speaker for October

Old garden rose expert, historian and author Darrell g.h. Schramm will share stories of the early days of roses in California.

Few people know the name of the oldest surviving California rose, just as few know the oldest nursery still in operation in California.  Darrell Schramm will be speaking about some of the early nurseries and nurserymen and of the ten surviving roses raised during the first 75 years of statehood.

Darrell g.h. Schramm is a retired professor from University of San Francisco, and has written for at least a dozen horticultural and rose publications.  He grows about 225 roses in his Vallejo garden.  He is also author of “Rainbow:  A History of the Rose in California.”  Copies will be available at the meeting.

The October 2 meeting will also feature The Biggest Little Rose Show in the Mother Lode.  Our monthly Little Rose Show will be expanded for October meeting, and will include ribbons and cash prizes.  See Biggest Little Rose Show page for details.

 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.