Consulting Rosarians

Have a rose question?  Contact one of our Consulting Rosarians.

Steve Jones* 

Steve Jones


National and Internationally known top Rosarian.  Steve is Past-President of the World Federation of Rose Societies and Past National President of the American Rose Society.  Rose Horticultural and Arrangement Judge.  Location Fiddletown.

Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall


Patrick is retired military, and straight shooting when it comes to rose advice.  He and his wife Sandy have their garden in Pioneer.

Kathy Pifari*

We are delighted to have Kathy Pifari back in Amador area.  Kathy has lived in Fiddletown, and after a brief move to Oregon is now “closer to home” in Rancho Murrietta, and has lots of experience growing excellent roses in various conditions. Welcome back Kathy!


Rosemary Sawyer *

Rosemary & Ron Sawyer

(209) 536-9766

Recipient of the Silver Honor Medal from the American Rose Society.  Past President of Mother Lode Rose Society and Golden Sierra.  Rose Horticultural Judge.  Hybridizer. Grows approximately 3,000 roses at her garden and former nursery “Rosemary’s Roses” in Columbia.

The following Consulting Rosarians are now “retired” and have been awarded Emeritus Consulting Rosarian.

Katherine Dexter

Katherine Dexter, MLRS Chair of Consulting Rosarians
Katherine Dexter

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

Katherine loves roses, and as Master Gardner has extensive knowledge of perennials and other plants.  Location Fiddletown.

Elsina Dean

Elsina Dean*

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

Elsina served as Northern-California-Nevada-Hawaii Chair of Consulting Rosarians. A Master Rosarian.  Location Mt. Aukum.

Kay Polk

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

For many years, Kay tended the beautiful ‘Simplicity’ roses that grace the front of the Amador Senior Center, bringing joy to the community.  Location Pine Grove.

Beverly Rose Hopper photo for bio
Beverly Rose Hopper

Beverly Rose Hopper* 

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

Co-President of MLRS.  Beverly received national awards for transforming a public garden in San Jose.  A Master Rosarian.  Location  Jackson.


*Master Rosarian designation by the American Rose Society

One thought on “Consulting Rosarians

  1. I met a very nice lady in front of the Senior Center last week while she was pruning the roses in front of the building. I just wanted to thank her for her tips and enthusiasm! I have bought fish food and am waiting for my first buds. If only I could get more sunlight up here in Pioneer.

    Thank you for your help.

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