Next meeting:  Tue Apr 3 @ 1:30 PM.

Featured speaker Betty Mott “Rose Photography”

Betty Mott, NCNH District Chair of Photography

We are proud to present Betty Mott, Chair of Photography for the Northern California-Nevada District of the American Rose Society, as our featured speaker for April 3.  Her program on Rose Photography will cover the following highlights:

Get your phones and cameras ready to capture those magnificent spring blooms and enter your rose photography in your annual show or our NCNH district conference October 6 hosted by Lodi-Woodbridge Rose Society.

Regulation Matt + Backing + Clear Bag Set Ups 11X14 for 8X10 photos will be available for purchase at $2.00 each.

The criteria for the photography classes for the show will be discussed along with resources for printing out your photographs for the best quality print at the best price.

The newly adopted American Rose Society Judging Guidelines for Judging Photography will be discussed so your rose photography will have all that it takes to win a blue ribbon.

Recommendations for photography equipment and tips for taking a blue ribbon photo will be discussed.

If you are a first time photography exhibitor bring your questions and a glossy 8X 10 photograph of a rose and we will give you one free matt, backing, clear bag set up, help you mount the photograph, and learn how to fill out a proper entry tag so you can enter it in a show.

Time permitting we will discuss the topics below and have participants work in groups of three to judge and discuss the merits of actual photographs and decide the best of class.

  • What to look for in the garden
  • Stage it or not?
  • Brief explanation of the different classes
  • Camera or phone

Meeting is free and all are welcome.  Tue. April 3 at 1:30 PM, Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch, Road, Jackson CA.  Bring a friend!

Special Events:   Field Trips

In April, members of MLRS are invited to join us for two rosy field trips:

University Park World Peace Rose Garden, Stockton

April 19 Tour to World Peace Rose Garden in Stockton.

April 24 Tour to McKinley Rose Garden, Sacramento

Look for details in the April MLRS newsletter.

Annual Rose Auction

  The Annual Rose Auction held Feb 17 was a huge success.  Thanks to our generous bidders and generous sponsors at Weeks and Star Roses, we raised approximately $2100.  Our auctioneer, Martin Hopper did a great job and a fun time was had by all.  About 80 bare-root roses were auctioned off including many new introductions and 2019 pre-release varieties.  See slideshow below for look at of some of the roses that were this year’s Auction. After the auction, a complimentary and yummy corn chowder and cornbread lunch was served.

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Be a Garden Angel – next workday Fri Mar 16 @ 9 AM

Join in the fun and help make Amador a more beautiful place.  Mother Lode Rose Society garden workdays (no more than two hours) 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 2018 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.