Mary Ann Hext
So far our crazy weather is somewhat
cooperating and it is looking like we will have roses
for our 51st Rose Show on May 31. We need all of our
members to bring roses to help fill the tables and share
what you have grown with others.
We will have our first In-club
competition at the potluck at my house on June 3 so take
a look at the categories below and bring some roses for
this also. Points will be awarded to the top three
entries in each class. For our new members—the points
are kept each month and an award for the highest total
is given at the December dinner meeting.
Please be sure to call if you get lost.
We are two miles off of Russellville Road and our
driveway is directly across from Van Meter Road. You
may park along the drive, by the garage, or in the grass
near the flower bed at the curve.
We will be providing burgers, brats, and
drinks, so please bring your favorite dish(es) to share
Gary and I attended the ARS National
Convention and Rose Show in San Diego in early May and
it was awesome!. Unfortunately, I was unable to take the
arrangements I had practiced as my roses did not bloom
in time; but I had quite a few blooms when we returned
the next week.
We had a great time! The hotel and
convention center was on several acres and had hundreds
of roses in the landscape. Be sure to read about it and
see photos in the June issue of
ARS & You
that I am working on now. We really
enjoyed all the garden tours especially the garden of
Bob Martin who is a top exhibitor. We also found time to
attend a Padres game, tour San Diego, and eat at some
Others from the Tenarky
District attending were District Director Sam and Nancy
Jones and Richard Anthony (who was a speaker) and Brenna
Bosh from For Love of Roses near Memphis