ARS logoCongratulations and rosy thank you’s to all who participated in Annual Rose Festival & Show.  It was a huge success.  Slideshow and complete list of awards posted on 2016 Rose Festival & Show page or click here.


Special Event:  Annual Christmas Potluck and Installation of 2017 Officers

Sun., Dec. 11 at 12noon at home of Steve & Susie Jones, in Fiddletown.

8812-poinsettias-christmas-invites-packaged-holiday-party-invitationsMother Lode Rose Society members, spouses and friends are invited to attend our Annual Christmas Potluck and Installation of 2017 Officers on Sunday December 11 at 12noon.  Thank you to Steve and Susie Jones for once again hosting this festive event at their home, 20340 Vineyard Lane, Fiddletown.  The Jones will be providing turkey, ham and beverages.  Please plan on bringing a side-dish, hors d’oeurve, or dessert.  Please RSVP ASAP with the number of attending and what you plan on bringing to Susie Jones  (209)245-3355 or email suejones54@aol.com


imagesPlease renew by Dec. 31, 2016.  Mother Lode Rose Society membership for 2017 only $20 individual or $25 per family.  Renewing by Dec. 31 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.

MLRS Planning Meeting is Mon., Dec. 5 at 10 AM in Room 3 at the Amador Senior Center.  All 2016 and 2017 Board Members please attend.  All MLRS members are welcome to attend also.  We will be making plans for 2017 and would love to have your input.

Thank you to all who participated in October’s The Biggest Little Rose Show in the Mother Lode.  We had a wonderful turnout of beautiful roses.  See slideshow for photos.  Scroll down for list of awards.

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Show results: Hybrid Tea – Girl’s Night Out by Beverly Rose Hopper

Floribunda – Eureka by Dorothy Wall

Miniature/Miniflora – Magic Show by Valerie Mergl

Shrub – Linda Campbell by Dorothy Wall

Old Garden Rose – not awarded

Rose in Bowl – Love & Peace by Beverly Rose Hopper

Novice – St Patrick by Penny Dominici

Most Fragrant – Fragrant Cloud by Tea Hawkins

Best in Show Horticulture – Girl’s Night Out by Beverly Rose Hopper

Photography One Bloom – Nancy Horst Jones

Photography Spray – Juliene Hiatt

Best Arrangement – Cherry Hoover


See slideshow of the 2016 Rose Festival & Show “Let’s Go to the Movies.”  Click here or see  Rose Festival & Show 2016 pages.



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