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.

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!

Cherry Hoover

Cherry Hoover

Cherry is our newest Consulting Rosarian and we are delighted to have her as expertise and enthusiasm.  Besides growing beautiful roses in her Sacramento area garden, Cherry is one of the top floral Arrangers in Northern California.

(916)765-1907 and email

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.


Patrick Marshall

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

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

Beverly Rose Hopper photo for bio
Beverly Rose Hopper

Beverly Rose Hopper* 

Emeritus Consulting Rosarian

Past 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

2 thoughts 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.

  2. I have a question for anyone of the Consulting Rosarians, I believe my roses have somehow came down with RRD, Rose Rosette Disease. I am disheartened , from what I have read online that there is no cure for it and I have to pull them out and kill the plant, I can’t even dump in the garbage. What can I do and do I have to report this to anybody? It seems that one site I looked at that they are keeping track of where these roses are affected. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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