May 2017 Program

May Program

Tue., May 2 at 1:30 PM, “Rose Propagation” by Kim Rupert

Bonus:  The May Member’s Minute will be Debra Kinnick on Liquid Fertilizer Set-up/Device and the May 2 meeting will kick off the first Little Rose Show of the year.

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson CA

Kim Rupert
Kim Rupert

We are honored to have one of the premier rose authorities as our featured speaker for May – Kim Rupert of Santa Maria – who will be demonstrating various methods of rose propagation.  Rupert has been referred to as a “walking encyclopedia of roses,” well known and respected in both the heritage rose world and the modern rose community for his wealth of knowledge, and we are delighted he is able to journey to our neck of the woods to share his expertise.  In the heritage rose community, enthusiasts often preserve and protect endangered varieties and trade hard-to-get favorites by various types of propagation, and in Rupert’s program he will demonstrate several methods including his “burrito” style of wrapping.  In addition to his work with extensive work with rose preservation, as a volunteer at The Huntington Rose Garden, he is also a respected rose hybridizer.

For an excellent and extensive article on “Kim Rupert: The Man and His Roses” by Ingrid Wapelhorst of the Ventura Rose Society, click here.

This program on Rose Propagation will qualify for 1 Continuing Education Point Credit for Consulting Rosarians.

Debra Kinnick, in the Amador Senior Center Rose Garden

The May 2 meeting will also feature for the Member’s Minute – MLRS Consulting Rosarian Debra Kinnick showing her device/set-up for liquid fertilizing.

The May 2 meeting will kick off our first Little Rose Show of the year.  Bring your cut roses in clear bottles or vases.