Tue Feb 5 @ 1:30 PM.  “Soil Testing, Pots, Fertilizers, Tool Sharpening & More!” by TJ David.

The February meeting is jam packed with rosy info to get your garden off to a good start for 2019.  World reknown rose grower and Co-Founder of the International World Peace Rose Gardens, TJ David, will demonstrate how to check your soil to encourage optimum growth, growing roses in pots versus in-ground planting, fertilizer and proper method to sharpen tools.

Members are invited to bring one quart of soil for testing, and one tool for sharpening.  Soil testing will start at 12 noon with program at 1:30 PM.


More on February program:  MLRS is privileged to have as our February 5th speaker Mr TJ David, the Rose Man. TJ and his wife, Silvia, are co-founders of the International World Peace Rose Gardens. He will be speaking to us about PH testing of our soil, soil percolation testing, starter fertilizers for planting roses, periodic soil cleaning and the best tools to make caring for roses more fun. He will also bring items for sharpening and cleaning our tools. Because we want to reap all the benefits of TJ’s expertise, those who want their soil PH tested, need to bring soil samples in a small container (quart milk carton,coffee can or plastic container) and be at the Senior Center at 12:00 pm. We will be setup in one of the small rooms. If you have a PH tester, bring that also to make sure it is working properly. At 1:00 pm we will move into our regular meeting room for TJ’s full presentation. Each member can bring one pruning tool to be sharpened and cleaned. TJ has a wealth of information for us so you aren’t going to want to miss this program. See you there!

All welcome.  Bring a friend.  Meeting held Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.

TJ David and Sylvia Villalobos at the World Peace Garden Sacramento Capitol

Fri Jan 18 @ 9 AM Garden Workday

Join the MLRS Garden Angels for sprucing up the Rose Garden at the Amador Senior Center.  Did you know MLRS receives free rent in exchange for garden maintenance?  We are fortunate to have such wonderful meeting facilities and appreciate your help to make this possible.

Annual Pruning Party & Demo Sat., Feb., 16 @ 10 AM

Annual Rose Auction Feb 23 @ 10 AM

This year’s auction features a gorgeous line-up of roses! Check out slideshow of this year’s beauties.  See Rose Auction page for more info including descriptions.

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RayMona Cunha

Mother Lode Rose Society President for 2019

RayMona Cunha

MLRS is looking forward to a wonderful rosy new year under the leadership of RayMona Cunha.





The Mother Lode Rose Society meets at Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA.  Meeting is free and all welcome to attend.

The Mother Lode Rose Society is a friendly group!  Join us to learn more about rose growing in our neck of the woods.

Mother Lode Rose Society membership for 2019 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.