Next meeting – Tue Sep 4 @ 1:30 PM

Simple Secrets for Showing Roses by Beverly Rose Hopper

Bonus:  Member’s Minute:  Niches & Arrangement Backgrounds by Dorothy Wall

Beverly Rose Hopper, our featured speaker for September

Yeehaw!  The Wild West Rose Festival is coming soon and to help git ready our own award-winning Master Rosarian Beverly Rose Hopper will share simple tips on how to corral your roses into the best darn tootin’ best.  When it comes to exhibiting, whether you’re a trail boss or tenderfoot, there will be something fun for you at this year’s show.

Unlike most typical “grooming” programs which focus on how to use fancy brushes or fussy technique, this program will focus on how to get the most bang for the buck with a few simple steps.  Beverly will also provide pointers on what to do before the show, and how to transport them to the show.  She will also take the mystery out of “challenge classes” – learn they really aren’t that challenging but once you know what the judges are looking for can in fact be the most fun.

Beverly Rose Hopper has won numerous awards on local, state and national levels for her roses and volunteerism, including Outstanding Judge, Outstanding Consulting Rosarian,  Silver Honor Medal, two Bronze Medals, two American Rose Society Presidential Commendations and awards from the California State Senate and US House of Representatives.

Bonus:  Member’s Minute “Niches and Arrangement Backgrounds” by Dorothy Wall. 

At last month’s meeting we were delighted to have Cherry Hoover provide tips on Modern vs Traditional Arrangements.  At our September meeting Dorothy Wall will demonstrate what is a “niche” and how to use a background to best show off your arrangement.

Meeting is free and all are welcome.  Tue. September 4 at 1:30 PM, Amador Senior Center Rose Garden, 229 New York Ranch, Road, Jackson CA.  Bring a friend!

Save the Date:  Annual Rose Festival Sep 22 & 23

Howdy pardner!  This year’s theme is Wild West Roses, which is sure to be a rootin’ tootin’ good time.   Fair Festival Chair RayMona Cunha is rounding up plans for a memorable Rose Festival.  All welcome to participate – your ideas welcome.

Join us for the next Rose Festival planning meetings July 16, Aug 20 and Sep 10 at 11 AM at Senior Center.

At our July meeting we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of MLRS.  Tales of the early years were shared, including a hilarious rendition of “The Great Epsom Salt Wars.”  Members and guests also enjoyed pizza and a delicious salad potluck and cake.  Thank you to all and Congratulations!

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.