The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at the north end of Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

April 12, 2018
    Save that Rose for Next Week!

    by Marjorie Forster, VP Programs

What rosarian (novice or master) hasn’t had occasion to wish we could save our beautiful roses for a rose show or a special family event, when they just bloomed too soon? Join us Thursday evening, April 12, for a hands-on lesson on how to “Drywrap” and save your special roses, as guest speaker Diane Sommers presents, “Save that Rose for Next Week."

Bring a rose or roses from your garden, in a vase, to participate in our new “Grow and Tell” feature. You can Drywrap your own rose and take it home, or learn the technique with other roses and Drywrapping supplies that will be provided at each table.

Diane Sommers is currently the ARS Region 5 Director. She has grown over 400 rose bushes in her Wisconsin garden and has been a member of the ARS and her local rose society for over 30 years. Diane has served as president to two Local Rose Societies, North Central District (NCD) for six years, and ARS Treasurer. A Master Rosarian, Horticulture Judge, and Arrangement Judge, she has also chaired the ARS Finance, Membership, and Strategic Planning Committees and been a trustee for the MET and the ARSET. Diane has been recognized for her dedication and accomplishments with two Bronze Medals, the NCD Silver Medal, NCD Outstanding Judge and NCD Outstanding Consulting Rosarian. In 2010, Diane chaired the ARS National Miniature Conference and Rose Show in Milwaukee, WI.

Besides being an expert rosarian, Diane is a candidate for Vice President of the American Rose Society. She will tell us why we should vote for her in the 2018 ARS Elections.

Get your free raffle ticket when you arrive, to participate in the Door Prize drawing. Bring your favorite snack to share. And don’t forget to invite a friend!

Refreshments and social time begin at 7:00, and the program starts at 7:30 pm in the Cherie Flores Pavilion, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston TX 77004. Parking is free in Lot C, at Hermann Drive and Crawford Street. (Note: Our May 10 meeting will take place at a one-time location of 6201 Hermann Park Drive, just southeast of the Houston Zoo.)

Consulting Rosarian this month is Baxter Williams. Bring him your rose questions.

To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.

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