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Welcome to the Monterey Bay Rose Society's web site.

The Monterey Bay Rose Society was founded in 1980 and now has approximately +/– 50 members.

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 meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. Location and presentation to be announced.

Janey Leonardich announcing the winners at the annual
2015 MBRS Rose Show, held at Alladin Nursery in Corralitos.

Judy & Jim Sauvé receiving their trophies and certificates
for winning 2015 Queen of Show
with their Hybrid Tea Perfect Moment as well as
Princess of Show with Out of Africa and
Floribunda Court with Hannah Gordon.

Joe Ghio won in so many categories that he had to fan his certificates—his English Garden won
Best Modern Shrub and Best in Show

Sherry Driscoll receiving her certificate for
Best Miniature Fully Open

Tomi Edmiston receiving a Gold Certificate and trophies for
Best Oriental Arrangement and Best Arrangement

Faithful members.

Janey's beautiful roses that didn't get a chance to be
displayed . . . the downside to being Show Chair!

She definitely had some winners!

A personal message from Janey Leonardich, Show Chair:

I want to thank all of you that came and helped us at our Rose Show yesterday. Our roses looked bright and happy sitting on the tables. Our judges, Jolene, Ted & Linda Berg, Martine Ham, Michael Braun and Barbara Gordon handled their duties quite well as Joe Ghio scurried them along and our clerks carried results to the tally table. They finished in record time, so Joe Ghio offered a tour of his ranch before lunch.

We treated our judges to lunch at Cowboy Corner Cafe. The lunch gave us time to chat with the judges and give our feet a rest. Afterwards, we returned to the show and the judges were sent home with a box flat of freshly picked strawberries from Cal-Giant.

The gloomy fog was a blessing in the morning, it kept the blooms from opening before the judging was completed. The sun poked out after 11:00 am and brought quite a number of visitors to the show. As ever, Gustavo had a full array of plants and garden merchandise. There were musicians, wine vendors, art booths and Corralitos Sausage available all afternoon.

Attached are the rose show results. The scores have been sent of to the appropriate people of recording. Certificates and trophies will be awarded at our May meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Aptos Library. Trophies not picked up at the meeting will return to storage.

Remember, this is the last meeting before our summer break, we would love to see our members attend and enjoy the celebration. Remember also you can always help out at the rose garden!

Thank you, again, to our exhibitors for sharing your roses and the judges for traveling and being there for us.

Janey' Malatesta Leonardich, Show Chair

For final results from the
MBRS 35th Annual Rose Show,

Saturday, May 2, 2015

click here:
2015 Rose Show Results

2015 Rose Show Awards

Photos from the Rose Show
Click here:
2015 Rose Show Album

Consulting Rosarian School

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Knights of Columbus Hall
230 E. Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (Light Breakfast, Coffee, Juice, Tea)
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lunch Break: 12 noon
Cost: $25.00 for CR Certification Class
$20 to audit class for credit or attending talk.

The CR school is open to all who want to take the exam; we will also have room for those wishing to attend but not take the test. There is a fee for all attending.
Please return form ASAP!
To download application form, click here: CR Application

For those of you taking the test, please have a copy of the most recent CR Manual with you. It can be downloaded from the ARS website: www.rose.org

CR Ethics & Mission - Gregg Cook
Soil & Water - Linda & Ted Berg
Fertilizers - Linda & Ted Berg
Chemical Safety - Martine Ham
Insects & Diseases - Baldo Villegas

Fees cover: Classes, certificate, morning refreshments, afternoon refreshments, and hot entrees for potluck lunch.
Potluck Lunch Hot Entree, beverages, plates and utensils provided by Monterey Bay Rose Society.
Attendees are asked to fill in with side dishes.

We also need members who are not taking the test to help in the kitchen prepping the Continental Breakfast and the Potluck Luncheon as well as with clean-up.
Please let Janey know if you are available.

All events are open to the public.
Contact Janey Leonardich (831) 722-7958 by June 5th

Email: sweete940@gmail.com
Website: www.montereybayrosesociety.org
Mail check to: 940 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

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If you haven't purchased a copy of Master Consulting Rosarian Joe Truskot's beautiful book, “Central Coast Rose Manual,” which is now in its second printing, it's available for $39.95 by contacting him at (831) 449-7313 or at jtruskot@comcast.net. The book is a “must-have” if you want to grow roses successfully on our central coast.

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