Next Meeting:  Tue., July 11 @ 1:30 PM

Topic:  Member Roundtable “How to Keep Hot Roses Cool in Summer”

Special Bonus: Ice Cream Social

Note meeting is one week later than usual as first Tuesday is Fourth of July

Summer heat can be stressful for roses. Blooms may sizzle or get crispy when temperatures spike, and many varieties shrink in size during hot weather. Just like gardeners need to stay hydrated when working in the yard, roses may need an extra drink too. Our July 11th meeting (one week later due to Fourth of July) will be a Member’s Roundtable “How to Keep Hot Roses Cool in Summer.” Come share your tips and learn what works or doesn’t work for others, along with what roses tolerate hot weather (‘Over the Moon’ for example.)

Special bonus: July is our Ice Cream Social. MLRS will provide the ice cream, and members are asked to bring a topping and/or cookies to share.

The Mother Lode Rose Society meets Tuesday July 11 at 1:30 PM, Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA. Meeting free and open to the public.


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.

Save the Date:  Annual Rose Festival & Show – new date Sep 30/Oct 1

Theme for this year’s Festival is “Flower Power.”  Break out the tie-dye, 60s inspired attire or wear flowers in your hair.  More info on this year’s show coming soon.

At a recent meeting, a panel of MLRS members shared some of their favorite roses for the Mother Lode.  For rose list and where available for purchase online, click here Where to Buy.

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