Next Meeting:  Tue., September 5 @ 1:30 PM

Topic: Get Ready for Flower Power!

Our biggest and rosiest event of the year – the Annual Rose Festival & Show “Flower Power” is almost here, and we are fortunate to have Rosemary Sawyer as our special guest speaker at our Sep., 5 meeting who will share her rose show secrets to help us prepare for the upcoming Festival Sep 30 – Oct 1.  Learn how to cut, prepare and transport your roses to the show.  Learn behind-the-scenes secrets on what the judges are looking for, and simple tips that will help you produce award winning roses.

Rosemary Sawyer,  featured speaker Sep 5

Rosemary is an accredited American Rose Society Horticultural Judge, and for many years operated Rosemary’s Roses in Columbia which featured rare and unusual roses.  Rosemary has won numerous awards for her roses, and has been honored by the American Rose Society with Bronze and Silver Honor Medals for her many achievements and years of service.

Bonus:  The Sep., 5 meeting will feature a Little Rose Show with an expanded photography section.  Besides the 5″ x 7″ displayed in lucite frames, bring your larger photographs 8″ x 10″ mounted with 11″ x 14″ mat.

The Mother Lode Rose Society meets Tuesday September 5 at 1:30 PM, Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA. Meeting free and open to the public.

It’s the biggest and rosiest event of the year

the Annual Rose Festival & Show Sep., 30 – Oct. 1.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Flower Power” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  Dust off your bell bottoms, put a flower in your hair and come join the fun!  Hundreds of roses will be on display, including rose arrangements, crafts, art and photography.

Anyone can enter, and it’s FREE.

Entries  Sat., Sep. 30 from 7 AM – 10 AM.  Judging begins at 10:30 AM, and the Show & Festival will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Sat., Sep 30 from 1 – 4 PM and again on Sun., Oct 1 from 12noon – 4 PM.  Bring your kids or grandkids on Sunday when they can make Flower Power Kid’s Bouquets from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

The Flower Power Festival & Rose Show held at Amador Senior  Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA

For more info plus the complete Rose Festival Schedule including How To Enter, Divisions for Rose Horticulture, Rose Arrangements, Rose Photography, Rosy Crafts and Art, see the Annual Rose Festival & Show  page.

Flower Power!

MLRS Rose Festival Flower Power t-shirts

Check out our new tie dye t-shirts promoting the 2017 Rose Festival on Sep 30 & Oct 1.  The theme for this year’s Rose Festival & Show is “Flower Power.”  T-shirts are only $15 and will be available at the Sep. 5th meeting.

Thank you to RayMona Cunha for organizing the shirts and to our MLRS models Sharon Wade and Juliene Hiatt.






Flower Power!  Check out the slideshow below of previous Rose Shows.

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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.

The Mother Lode Rose Society is part of the Northern-California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the American Rose Society.  Upcoming District events that may be of interest to MLRS members are:

Aug 26 NCNH District Consulting Rosarian School

Sep 23 NCNH District Conference. 

See relevant pages on our website (click links above) or visit http://www.NCNHDistrict.org

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