Special Event:   Rose Festival & Show Sep 30 – Oct 1

It’s our Biggest and Rosiest event of the year! This year’s Festival theme is “Flower Power.”  Venue Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.

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.

Upcoming Meeting:  Tue Oct 3 at 1:30 PM  Featured speaker Bill Welch aka “Bill the Bulb Baron” will be speaking on Fall Bulbs.

Just in time for fall planting!  Bill Welch aka “The Bulb Baron”  spends almost every waking moment working in the field digging, growing, picking and hybridizing Narcissus. William R. P. Welch is a leading authority and hybridizer of Tazetta narcissus and has the world’s most diverse and color-advanced collection of Amaryllis belladonna hybrids. .”Bill the Bulb Baron” will speak on bulbs that work for problem soils and other hostile conditions that we face. In addition to these bulbs, he will have lots of bulbs that naturalize well in our climate for sale.

This is a good opportunity to get fall bulbs for your landscape. To see his bulbs, go to his website, http://www.billthebulbbaron.com.  For more info, see October 2017 Program 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 Rose Festival.

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