Upcoming Rosy Events for December

Planning Meeting for 2018 – Tuesday December 5 at 11:30 AM

All members are welcome to participate.  This special meeting is where we will be planning our activities for next year, and your input is appreciated.  Planning Meeting will last no more than two hours, and will be held in Room 3 at the Amador Senior Center.

Annual Christmas Party Potluck & Installation of Officers

Sunday Dec., 10 at 12noon, at the beautiful home of Steve and Susie Jones in Fiddletown.

We are delighted the Jones will be hosting the Christmas Party again this year.  They will provide turkey and beverages, members should bring either a side-dish, salad or dessert. Please RSVP to Susie Jones by December 4 with what you will be bringing.  All members welcome as well as their spouse/partners.  Call or email Susie Jones to confirm and obtain address/directions.

RSVP to Susie Jones (209) 245-3355 or email suejones54@aol.com

Save the Date

Our January 2018 meeting is a special date, Tue.. Jan 9,  and will feature a very special speaker –  Stephen Scanniello who will present “Roses:  Myths, Legends, Scandals and Treasures.”

Stephen Scanniello is Chief Rosarian of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Author, and an entertaining, educational and engaging speaker.  This is one meeting you will NOT want to miss!  Mark your calendar now, and plan on bringing a friend – or two!  More info coming soon.

Mother Lode “Flower Power” Rose Festival & Show a huge success!

Thank you to all who brought roses, rose arrangements, rose photography, art and rosy crafts – it was our rosiest and certainly most colorful Festival ever!

The Flower Power Rose Festival was a full immersion Festival experience:  decorations, tie-dye and hippie attire (for attendees, exhibitors AND judges), 60s inspired lunch menu, music and of course Flower Power challenge classes and Arrangements.  See Annual Rose Festival & Show page for complete show results, and enjoy the slideshow below of photographs taken at the Flower Power Festival.  Groovy!

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Flower Power!

MLRS Rose Festival Flower Power t-shirts

Flower Power T-shirts are now only $10 – only a few left.  Get yours now at our next meeting.  Also makes a fun gift!

Thank you to RayMona Cunha for organizing the shirts and to our MLRS models Sharon Wade and Juliene Hiatt.







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.

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