Next Meeting:  Tue., May 2 @ 1:30 PM

Topic:  Rose Propagation by Kim Rupert

Bonus:  First MLRS “Little Rose Show of the Year” and MLRS Member’s Minute by Debra Kinnick on Liquid Fertilizer Device/Set-Up.
Kim Rupert

There are thousands of beautiful roses in the rose world, yet many of our old or sentimental favorites are no longer sold commercially or not available locally.  How do we preserve and share these beauties? There are several types of rose propagation – budding, slipping, burrito wrapping, growing from cuttings, etc., and our featured headline speaker of the year for May 2, hybridizer Kim Rupert of Santa Maria, will share his tips and methods with us.  This is a special opportunity for rose lovers in Northern California, and should not be missed.  Last fall, MLRS Co-President Beverly Rose Hopper attended a workshop at the Huntington Rose Garden and the propagation workshop demonstrated by Kim Rupert was in Hopper’s opinion, the best and most informative she’d ever seen.

Kim Rupert is a hybridizer and expert in antique and rare roses.  He has an amazing in-depth knowledge of historical and modern roses,  and fascinating tidbits enrich and enhance his repertoire.  We are indeed fortunate to have Mr. Rupert share his program, expertise and wealth of information with us and appreciate him traveling from Southern California to our neck of the woods for his program on Rose Propagation.

Click on following link for fascinating in-depth article “Kim Rupert: The Man and His Roses” from HelpMeFind https://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/ezine.php?publicationID=675&js=0

This program qualifies for 1 point of Continuing Education Credit for Consulting Rosarians.

Bonus:  Our May 2 meeting kicks off our first Little Rose Show of the year.  Bring your cut roses in clear glass vases or bottles.  See Little Rose Show page for schedule/details. In addition, the Member’s Minute for May will feature Consulting Rosarian Debra Kinnick showing her set-up/device for Liquid Fertilizing.

The Mother Lode Rose Society meets Tuesday May 2 at 1:30 PM, Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA. Meeting free and open to the public.

For more information on May 2 Program “Rose Propagation” by Kim Rupert, please see the May 2017 Program page.


Rosemary and Ron Sawyer

MLRS members and guests are invited on a rosy field trip for May 18 to Rosemary’s Roses, the garden of Rosemary and Ron Sawyer, 12600 Yankee Hill Road, Columbia CA.  Plan on arriving about 10 AM, and bring a sack lunch for a picnic at noon under the oak trees.



Be a Garden Angel

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

Save the Date:  Annual Rose Festival & Show – new date Sep 30/Oct 1

At a recent meeting, a panel of MLRS members shared some of their favorite roses for the Mother Lode.  For rose list and where available for purchase online, click here Where to Buy.

Mother Lode Rose Society membership for 2017 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