ARS logoThe Mother Lode Rose Society is proud to present a very special speaker at our September 2016 meeting: American Rose Society National Vice-President Robert B. “Bob” Martin, Jr.

Next Meeting:  Tue., Sep. 6, 2016  at 1:30 PM

Speaker:  Robert B. “Bob” Martin Jr. on “The Rookie Exhibitor”

Robert B. "Bob" Martin
Robert B. “Bob” Martin

We are honored and delighted to have nationally renown award winning rose grower, exhibitor, author, lecturer and national Vice-President of the American Rose Society – Bob Martin –  as our featured speaker for September.  His entertaining and educational program “The Rookie Exhibitor” will be chock full of humorous and helpful tidbits regarding the world of rose shows and rose gardening.

Bob is a tireless advocate for rose education and excellence, and is the recipient of the Klima Medal, the highest honor in the ARS for rose education.  Combined with his wry wit, love of limericks and humor make him in high demand as a speaker across the USA.

Besides serving as American Rose Society National President, he is Editor of ‘Horizon Roses’, creator and editor of www.RoseShow.com, Horticultural and Arrangement Rose Judge,  Master Rosarian, and Hybridizer of numerous award winning roses including the beautiful ‘Dona Martin’ named in honor of his wife Dona.

‘Dona Martin’ hybrid tea rose, hybridized by Bob Martin. Photo by Bob/Dona Martin.

Be sure to attend this special program. The meeting is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  The Mother Lode Rose Society meets on Tue., Sep. 6 at 1:30 PM at the Amador Senior  Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.

For more info on Bob Martin and this special event, see September 2016 Program page.


imagesAnnual Mother Lode Rose Festival and Show.  September 24 & 25, 2016.

Hundreds of roses, rose arrangements and rosy photographs on display.  Last year due to the Butte Fire we had to cancel, so let’s make this year’s show the best ever.  See Rose Festival page for info.  Meanwhile here’s photo slideshow from the 2014 Rose Festival.

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Northern California-Nevada-Hawaii District Conference of the American Rose Society will be held September 30 – October 2 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront in Burlingame.  Early Bird registration closes September 1st.  See NCNH District page on our website for more info including hotel.

Thank you to Dorothy Wall for hosting the August MLRS Meeting at her home and garden.  The program “Garden Sleuths” was a lot of fun!  In addition, members participated in a lady bug release.  3,000 ladybugs (but who’s counting?) from High Sierra Ladybugs.




Feed Me!  Time to start fertilizing your roses.  For info on fertilizing basics and more advanced nutrition plus “Secrets Revealed” check out Rose Culture pages.

Renew Membership or Join Mother Lode Rose Society!
Join or renew at next meeting, or send check to MLRS, PO Box 7, Plymouth, CA  95669.  See Membership page for more info including discounts for MLRS members.

Membership form 2016


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