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.


Next Meeting:  Tue., Nov. 1, 2016  at 1:30 PM

Topic:  Vote for Your Favorite Rose

Celebrate America’s National Flower – The Rose

roseemblem1The Mother Lode Rose Society invites you to attend a special program featuring some of America’s favorite roses. On Tue., Nov. 1 at 1:30 PM,  Beverly Rose Hopper will present a slate of rosy candidates,  discuss their various characteristics so you may select best for your garden, and the audience will have the opportunity to “vote” for their favorites. Which rose will get your vote for most fragrant, most disease resistant or biggest bloomer? No politics – just roses!

In this election season, we may not agree on candidates or issues, but one thing we can all agree on:  the rose is America’s favorite flower.  In fact on Nov 20, 1986 President Ronald Reagan made the rose the official National Flower of the United States. At our Nov., 1 meeting, we will be voting on our favorite roses.

Thank you to MLRS Vice President Beverly Rose Hopper for stepping in with this festive program when our original November speaker cancelled. Hopper is a Master Rosarian, Horticultural Rose Judge and recipient of numerous national and international awards for roses and volunteerism.

To celebrate the rose, we encourage you to come to this meeting in rose-wear: rosy shirts, hats, scarves or whatever rosy items you may have in your wardrobe.

At the Nov. 1 meeting, we also will be presenting and voting for the nominated slate of MLRS Board Officers for 2017.

In addition, November closes out the season with our last Little Rose Show of the year.  Bring your cut roses in clear vases or bottles.  A rose meeting is always more fun with roses!

Meeting is free and open to the public.  Bring a friend!  The Mother Lode Rose Society meets on Tue., Nov. 1 at 1:30 PM at the Amador Senior  Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.

Program Note:  Our original November speaker, Chris VanCleave the Redneck Rosarian, had to cancel due to family health issues.  Our good thoughts for healing are with Chris and his family for speedy recovery.

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


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