to the Monterey Bay Rose Society's web site.
Bay Rose Society was founded in 1980 and now has approximately 100
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: Meeting locations will alternate between Aptos and Salinas. Our member, John Mahoney, has found us a meeting location in south Salinas: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 1070 Pajaro Street, Salinas, where we will meet in the Choir Room when scheduled.
For directions to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, follow the link at: www.stpauls-salinas.org/
|Next scheduled MBRS meeting date is March 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m. - St. Paul's Episcopal Church • Master Rosarian Joe Truskot will speak on the care and feeding of roses in our current drought conditions. This is critical information with our statewide drought and with water rationing in place in Santa Cruz County. Hope to see you there.
Are you getting your roses ready for the upcoming MBRS Rose Show? It's time to start feeding and disbudding your roses.
|Monterey Bay Rose Society 34th Annual Rose Show
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Where: Alladin Nursery • 2905 Freedom Blvd • Watsonville, CA
Time: Exhibitors only at 7:00 a.m.
Judging at 9:00 a.m.
Open to public at 12:00 noon
Show schedule to be released at later date
Contact Janey Leonardich at 831-722-7958
Our first Pruning Clinic was held at the MBRS Display Garden at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 & 12, 2014. The public turnout was small this year but most of the roses did get pruned with the help the following members: Janey Leonardich, Brenda Wood, John Mahoney, DeeDee Rosenthal, Tomi Edmiston, Jim Saúve, Judy Saúve, Otto Lund, Sherry Driscoll, Marge Callahan, and Kathy Davey. Thank you all for your hard work. To see the before and after photos, click here: MBRS Pruning 2014
The second MBRS Pruning Workshop was held in Santa Cruz at the ProBuild Garden Center on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The event was very well attended with approximately 60+ enthusiastic gardeners. Jim Saúve gave the pruning demonstration assisted by Brenda Wood, and they did an excellent job, fielding a variety of questions on deer control, watering in drought conditions, insect and fungal controls. For photos, click here: ProBuild2014
The third Pruning Clinic was presented by Joe Truskot on January 25, 2014, at Alladin Nursery, which has a beautiful covered patio with lots of attractive garden art surrounding the setting. With twenty people attending, the clinic was educational as well as entertaining. For photos, click here: Alladin2014
McShane's Nursery was the setting for the fourth in the series of the MBRS Pruning Clinics. Unfortunately, attendance was sparse with six people probably because a clinic had been held the week before. Nonetheless, Joe's presentation is always excellent and there is always something new one can learn from the rosarians. For photos, click here: McShane's2014
Meeting Notes from February 27, 2014.
Our guest speaker was Peter Shaw who shared his blog entitled “Trees of Santa Cruz County.” Peter is Program Chair of the Horticulture Department of Cabrillo College and has taught horticulture for over 25 years. Peter is interested in what trees are growing in our urban forest and finds most of the trees he has cataloged by riding his bicycle throughout Santa Cruz County. He has compiled an enormous database, which can be very useful in identifying unusual trees growing in the community. The best specimens are usually found in older well-maintained gardens in the more affluent neighborhoods. His blog can be viewed by clicking here: http://treesofsantacruzcounty.blogspot.com
MBRS President Jim Sauvé and
Peter Shaw, Horticulture Program Chair at Cabrillo College.
Peter Shaw introducing his blogspot, Trees of Santa Cruz County.
The use of Google Maps in Peter's extensive blog.
Janey, Marge, Joe & Brenda
Otto and guest
Brenda, Joe and Janey in a lively discussion.
Enjoying a tea break.
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For those of you who weren't able to attend our 33rd Annual MBRS Rose Show, you can click here to read all about it: 2013 Show Results
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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 email@example.com.
The book is a “must-have” if you want to grow roses successfully on our central coast.
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