to the Monterey Bay Rose Society's web site.
Bay Rose Society was founded in 1980 and now has about 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.
Next MBRS event will be our Annual MBRS Members & Family Christmas Potluck Dinner and Silent Auction. Saturday, December 7, 4:30 p.m., Location: Church of Christ, 198 Holm Road, Watsonville. If you last name begins with A-G: Appetizers; H-R: Salad, side dish or vegetables; S-Z: Dessert. Turkey and Ham will be provided by the Society. RSVP to Janey at 831-722-7958 or firstname.lastname@example.org Save the date and hope to see everyone there.
Meeting Notes from October 24, 2013. Joseph Truskot, Master Consulting Rosarian and Author, was our evening's speaker. If you weren't able to attend, you missed a delightful presentation. His topic was "Assessing your Rose Garden; When to Make Changes." He took us through the steps of evaluating your garden to meet the horticultural needs of roses, reminding us that rugosas have invasive roots and can spread into areas you least expect them. He covered the areas of general enjoyment and landscape design, even showing some of the mistakes he made in his own garden such as the placement of a bird bath in the middle of his lawn, which became a weeding nightmare because of the generosity of birds and their droppings. He showed us before and after photos of a climber gone wild. He also recommended that you ask yourself if you are growing roses to take cuttings or are you growing for exhibition quality? Do you have too much shade, too much wind, clay or sandy soil, drainage problems? These are but a few of the factors he listed in evaluating the potentials and limitations of your garden and the roses you wish to grow. The photos that accompanied his presentation were mostly of beautiful roses from his own garden with a few from the MBRS Display Garden.
Joe Truskot, MBRS Master Consulting Rosarian
Climber Gone Wild
Enjoying the presentation
Brenda and Alissa enjoying an outrageous cake.
More ladies of the club
Master Gardener guest and Jim
Consulting Rosarian Otto Lund and guest
Hanging onto Otto's words
The Santa Cruz County Fair was held September 10–15, 2013.
The MBRS Display Garden looked exquisite! A steady stream of visitors came through expressing their appreciation for the beautiful flowers—almost every rose was in full bloom, thanks to the dedicated work of Jim and Judy Sauvé who worked almost daily to spruce up the garden. Many thanks to the other members who helped out prior to and during the fair: Shari Driscoll, Janey Leonardich, Marge Callahan, John Mahoney, Brenda Wood, Tomi Edmiston, Otto Lund, Joe Truskot, DeeDee Rosenthal. For photos from the fair, click here: Fair2013
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
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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