Bowling Green Rose Society

Proudly affiliated
with the
American Rose Society


 Rose Show

All Seasons Gas Grill & Fireside Shop

Alvaton Nursery – Brad Kirby


Batteries Plus

Better Hearing Center

Claire Campbell

Market & Café

Doug’s Motor City Bar & Grill, Inc.

Greenwood Ford

Jackson’s Orchard

Merrill Lynch – Michael Manship

Norris Thomas, CPA

RC Bottling Corp. – Mike Trimble, GM

Simply Mulch

State Farm
 Curt Gammons

Ted Strode Insurance

Wheeldon Company, LLC

Woodward Chiropractic


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Welcome to BGRS

Next Meeting
July 1, 2014
6:30 pm
Dodson Home

The objectives of the Bowling Green Rose Society are to encourage interest in and cultivation of the rose; to be affiliated with the American Rose Society; to spread information about the growing of roses; and to share the love of the rose whenever and wherever possible.

All persons who are in any way interested in growing roses shall be eligible for membership.  Currently the local dues are $15 per person.  You may contact Mary Ann Hext, President, at 270.781-8171 or e-mail BGRS for additional information.

Meetings are held the first Friday night of each month at the Warren County Extension Office on Nashville Road unless otherwise noted on the Meetings page.

BGRS is a member of the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society.

2014 Executive Committee of 
The Bowling Green Rose Society

President - Mary Ann Hext
Secretary - Georgia Snyder
Treasurer - Bob Jacobs
Member-at-Large - Ben Matus

Past President - Brenda Coffey
Publications - Mary Ann Hext

BGRS Rose Show
May 31, 2014   2-4 pm
American Legion Hall on Dishman Lane
Click here for our Rose Show Schedule


President's Message
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 with others.

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 great restaurants.

   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






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