CT Rose Society

2/8/19- The March Meeting:   

Shoot What You Love - Rose Photography

 We all love roses, so taking photographs of them should be easy, right? Jacqui Nye of the CT Rose Society says “Yes!” and will show us how by following a few simple rules. Explore how to frame your photographs from the perspective of the viewer - your friends or dreaded contest judges. Keeping it simple, you will learn how to capture the joy and beauty of America's Floral Emblem at the Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main Street, on Sunday, March 3rd at 2 pm.  Doors open at 1:30. Open to the public, free.


2/6/19- Note- the May 2019 CRS meeting will be on Saturday 4 May rather than Sunday.  1:30 PM as usual.

And for April- Mike Fuss will again be hosting a Pruning Workshop at Elizabeth Park, West Hartford on April 17 (raindate April 24) 9 AM -12 noon. Bring pruners, gloves, knee pads and a smile.

But don't forget February!!  Wow!  CRS folk have again planned a super garden exhibition at the Hartford Flower and Garden Show. That is the first big area as you enter!  And CRS folk will be manning both that presentation AND a Federated Garden Booth on nurturing roses. Show runs 21-24 Feb. 2019 at the Convention Center.  https://www.ctconventions.com/event/ct-flower-show/

1/24/19- Added the announcement and link to the Schedule, Publicity and Registration material for the Yankee District Spring Convention on Cape Cod.

1/20/19- Added new internet links in Rose Reference section of References

1/11/2019 2019 Holiday Party was held last weekend. Very nice fun, and Yankee Gift Swap as well


9/23/18 .   See the new list of next year's CRS roses available for order.  Posted here for download.  Order ASAP with Marge.

9/11/18 .   The Yankee District, and especially the Osborns and Eherenreichs of Cape Cod did an outstanding job of organizing and reorganizing the events.  And a nice Rose Show was held to complement the Lobsterfest!!

9/11/18-  September CRS Meeting topic change: will be: What Funny or Interesting Thing Happened to me in the Garden.  October will be Last Rose of Summer ( Six-Pack Rose Show) and Six Roses I Must Absolutely Grow (Audience Roundtable discussion).

8/12/18- And a very nice time it was, too- the Wine and Roses Picnic at Bob and Marci Martin's home in Suffield!  In a few short months they have moved Rose's Home from Windsor, and a lovely garden it is.  Wonderful hospitality!  
Added to the links section of References, a link to The Complete Guide to Container Gardening has been added to assist the number of folks we have growing that way.

7/18- Some photos from the CRS Memeber's Wine and Roses summer picnic are posted in Events/Current Events/2018 Wine and Roses. A great time- and thanks to the Kummers for their wonderful hospitality!

6/26/18- See the Gallery/Rose Show section for the Tally, the photo Venue, Photos of the Head Table Winners and presentations to the winning Exhibitors.

6/22/18- The 2018 Rose Show has been presented. Results will be published shortly.  Zack Lau was the overall champ with the most wins, and in a wide variety of classes.

6/15/18- See the Current Events section for awards made at the last CRS Meeting

5/13/18- New!-The June CRS Meeting will feature preparing for the rose show, presentation of Annual Awards and this will be our Annual Meeting. 

5/10/18- The CRS Rose Show will be held in mid-June at Elizabeth Park's Pond House. The Show Schedule, and an abbreviated Basic version (geared for Novice), are posted on this site in the Reference/Rose Show section.

5/2018- Time to start spraying for disease and aphids...   see the Monthly Advice 

5/1/18- The CRS Annual Summer Membership Picnic will be held at the Kummer's home in Newington on July 15th. 

4/9/2018- The May meeting at Pride's Corner will be a day early- on Saturday. And will start at 10 AM

3/27/2018- Here are some of the Yankee District events planned for the next couple of years:
    Sept. 7-9, 2018 - YD Fall Convention (AKA Lobster Fest)- Cape Cod 
    March 2019- YD Spring Convention- Cape Cod (Ocean Edge Hotel, Brewster, MA)
    March 2020- YD Spring Convention- Rhode Island

3/25/2018- The YD Spring Convemtion was held the past several days in Andover, MA. The New England Rose Society planned and executed a wonderful event. An Arrangement Workshop was conducted on the Friday before, and 45 attendees had a wonderful time learning that phase of our hobby.

3/8/2018- See the Calendar for info on Mike Fuss' Elizabeth Park Pruning Demo and Practice

3/9/2018- Remember to visit the Reference section for Monthly, item by item rose culture reminders and What to Do When for best results.  Come often!