to the Monterey Bay Rose Society's web site.
Bay Rose Society was founded in 1980 and now has approximately +/– 50
The MBRS presents monthly meetings with interesting programs, publishes a monthly
digital newsletter with tips and tricks for growing
better roses in our area, plans visits to rose gardens and nurseries,
and sponsors an annual rose show in the spring.
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month except June,
July, November and December.
Please Note: Meetings are held at the Aptos Public Library or in Salinas when announced. Our south Salinas location is at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1070 Pajaro Street, Salinas, where we will meet when scheduled.
For directions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, follow the link at: www.stpauls-salinas.org/
Next MBRS Meeting:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. • Location TBA • Otto Lund and Jim Turner have produced a slide show about new rose introductions for 2017. The presentation will let you know where the current growers are and what the future holds for where to purchase your roses.
Reminder: If you haven't paid your dues for 2017, please do so ASAP. Send your check for $25, made out to MBRS and send to Judy Sauvé, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1766, Soquel, CA 95073.
Be sure to check our Schedule of Events for upcoming rose and gardening related events.
Final Pruning Seminar at Alladin Nursery, Watsonville
This was the final pruning seminar for 2017 held at Alladin Nursery on 2-25-2017, and conducted by Joe Truskot, Master Consulting Rosarian and assisted by Janey Leonardich, Master Consulting Rosarian & Secretary of MBRS. If you are looking for an excellent book to help you with rose care month by month, Joe Truskot has published an invaluable book called: “Central Coast Rose Manual,” which is now in its second printing, is available at Alladin's for $39.95 or by contacting Joe at (831) 449-7313 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book is a “must-have” if you want to grow roses successfully on our central coast.
For more photos from Alladin's Seminar, click here: Alladin2-2017
Pruning Seminar at McShanes Nursery in Salinas
Jim Sauvé, Consulting Rosarian together with Otto Lund, MBRS President & Master Rosarian, teamed up to present a pruning seminar for a small but enthusiastic audience in the shelter of the produce building. Jim and Otto fielded lots good questions, and at the conclusion, Jim gave a tool sharpening demonstration which was greatly appreciated. McShane's Nursery currently has a huge selection of roses potted up for immediate planting.
For more photos from McShane's Seminar, click here: McShane's 2017
Pruning Seminar at Bokay Nursery in Salinas
Jim Sauvé and Joe Truskot opened the pruning seminar under shelter in the lovely courtyard of Bokay Nursery on 2/4/17. Rosarians Otto Lund, Janey Leonardich, Marge Callahan and Brenda Wood, with her gopher trapping expertise, were also on hand to assist and answer questions. Thank you, Bokay, for the lovely refreshments and hospitality. If you're looking for some new roses, Bokay has a large collection of Star Roses as well as Weeks Roses, all healthy, potted up and ready to plant.
For more photos from Bokay's Seminar, click here: Bokay2017
Meeting Notes from January 26, 2017 - Joe Ghio presented his no nonsense pruning tips, and every time he shares his secrets, we always learn more. Because he has hundreds of roses, both at his home and ranch, he showed us what happens to his gloves, decimated in only one season. Thank you, Joe, for your always delightful pruning tips and stories.
Janey opened the meeting and shared club business. She reported that some of the local nurseries are offering discounts to MBRS members and she will be making up membership cards for all members with the discounts listed on the back.
Judy showed she means business when using her "Sawzall" or reciprocating saw! No rose bush can intimidate her!
Joe and his good gloves...or what still remains of them.
Even Joe was amazed that these gloves are relatively intact.
Otto lending a helping hand on Iceberg.
Joe went easy on this shrub.
Not much left but you should have seen the others!
This climber got a delicate pruning.
Pruning Seminar at Alladin Nursery in Watsonville
Jim Sauvé and Joe Truskot opened the pruning seminar at Alladin Nursery on 1/28/17. Unfortunately, Joe had caught a cold and was on the verge of losing his voice so he called on Jim Sauvé and Janey Leonardich for assistance. Brenda Wood closed out the class with her gopher catching tips. Alladin Nursery currently has an excellent selection of tree roses for sale, plenty of bareroot fruit trees, garden art and a wonderful gift shop with unique and seasonal treasures. Stop by; you won't be disappointed. For more pictures, click here: AlladinPruning
Pruning Seminar at the San Lorenzo Garden Center in Santa Cruz on January 21, 2017, led by Master Rosarian Joe Truskot, shown above. He was ably assisted by our other MBRS Rosarians: Otto Lund, who shared his knowledge on the use of fertilizers; Jim Sauvé on sharpening pruning tools; Brenda Wood on trapping gophers and the use of her trusty Hori Hori knife, Macabi traps and her method of setting and placing them in gopher tunnels; and Janey Leonardich on her unique method of deer control using fishing lines set at various levels around her rose garden.
Thank you to San Lorenzo Garden Center for constructing a lovely covered pavilion so we were sheltered from the showers that came through during the seminar and for the hot coffee.
To see additional photos taken at the San Lorenzo Garden Center,
click here: SanLorenzoPruning2017
Joe Truskot explaining pruning techniques on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the MBRS Display Garden in the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. We had a very good turnout of approximately 14 enthusiastic learners. Thank you to the MBRS members who turned out to prune almost all the roses. We were fortunate to have full two days of rainfree weather.
To see additional photos from the Pruning Seminar held at the MBRS Display Garden in the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, click here: FairgroundsPruning2017
For additional MBRS Pruning Clinics for 2017,
click here: Schedule of Events.
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