Santa Clara County Rose Society

Founded in 1927
The first local rose society on the World Wide Web!
Website Established April, 1995
Affiliated with the American Rose Society


2017 Calendar of Events


January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday - 9 A.M. 'til Noon

Volunteers needed at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden for pruning, general maintenance, and occasional new plantings.
Located at Spring and W. Taylor Streets, San Jose (map).
For information call (408)298-7657.

January

January 13, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M.

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Pruning Demonstration

Unsure about how to prune your roses? This is the meeting you've been waiting for. Learn from our ARS Consulting Rosarians as they demonstrate how to prune. Bring your questions, gloves, and rose shears. Free to the public.

February

February 10, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M.

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Tour of Italy Rose Gardens

Jerry Georgette will present public and private rose gardens from his 2015 tour throughout Italy.
Learn about the Italian style of planning and growing rose gardens. Jerry is a Consulting Rosarian and past president of the Peninsula Rose Society.
Free to the public.

March

March 10, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Climbing Roses

We are honored to have former American Rose Society President, Jolene Adams, present a lively talk about Climbing Roses.

Jolene fell in love with roses as a teenager and hasn't gotten over it. Jolene grows over 150 roses of all types -
Climbers, OGRs, Minis and Minifloras, Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Polyanthas, Austins, Romanticas, Modern and Classic Shrubs.
She lectures widely on computing issues, general gardening topics, and on roses.

April

April 14, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Miniature Arrangements

Barbara Gordon will demonstrate making miniature rose arrangements.
Audience members will participate in making their own arrangements.
Barbara Gordon is an American Rose Society (ARS) Horticultural Rose Judge,
Consulting Rosarian, and Rose Arrangement Judge.
Free to the public.

April 23, Sunday: 2017 Annual Spring Rose Show

See link for details.

May

May 12, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Rose Insects

Learn about rose insects and how to avoid them without pesticides.

June

June 9, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Rose Discussion

Barbara Gordon will conduct a discussion about any topics on roses.
Please bring your questions and other items such as a useful tool,
a rose you have not been able to identify or a sample of rose leaves with disease.
Barbara Gordon is an American Rose Society (ARS) Horticultural Rose Judge,
Consulting Rosarian, and Rose Arrangement Judge.
Free to the public.

July

No General Meeting held in July (enjoy your garden)

August

No General Meeting held in August (enjoy your garden)

September

September 8, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Companion Plants for Roses

Barbara Gordon will give a talk about companion plants for roses.

Barbara Gordon is an American Rose Society (ARS) Horticultural Rose Judge,
Consulting Rosarian, and Rose Arrangement Judge.
Free to the public.

October

October 13, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: The Little Soulieana Seedling That Could

On September 20, 2017, Tom Carruth presented a talk about "The Little Soulieana Seedling That Could"
(How one unnamed seedling that was almost lost became a major bloodline in my career)
to the East Bay Rose Society. Many of you were unable to attend.
John filmed the talk which we will present at our meeting.

Tom Carruth 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.

November

November 10, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Memories of a Rose Show Veteran

On September 23, 2017, Bob Martin, Vice President of the American Rose Society,
presented this humorous and instructive talk at the NCNH District Rose Conference. We will play a video of his talk.
Free to the public.

December

December 8, Friday: SCCRS General Meeting, 7:30 P.M

Location: O'Connor Medical Office Bldg., map
Program: Holiday Party

Join us for our Annual SCCRS Holiday Party. We will start eating at 7:30 PM. Bring your favorite dish for our pot luck as well as your table service.

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