Tom Carruth @ East Bay – Fragrance

Announcement from the East Bay Rose Society

Meet the man who created: Scentimental, Fourth of July, Betty Boop, Hot Cocoa, Memorial Day, About Face, Wild Blue Yonder, Julia Child, Strike It Rich, Cinco de Mayo, and Dick Clark.

And those are just the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) winners from among the over 100 roses Tom Carruth created in his twenty-five years in charge of hybridizing for Weeks Roses.  He also introduced Marilyn Monroe, Barbra Streisand, Moonstone, Ebb Tide, Love Song, and a host of other well-loved roses.

Tom Carruth will speak at the East Bay Rose Society’s September meeting:

Breeding Fragrance in Roses

Wednesday, September 21st

7:30 PM

Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

1 Point of CR Credit is available

Tom is an internationally recognized and truly eminent authority on rose breeding. He is currently curator of the rose collections at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.  He is flying up from Southern California to speak to us.

Tom will describe:
–          the main types of fragrance
–          rose genetic linkages
–          market demands that led to hybridizers breeding out fragrance from many mid-20th century roses
–          and the role of fragrance in today’s garden roses.

Members of all rose societies in the NCNH District are invited.  Please join us for this very special evening!  AND BRING BLOOMS OF YOUR FAVORITE FRAGRANT ROSES!

Directions are available on   Contact Barbara Wilson with any questions, at (510) 525-4057 or