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: Meeting locations will alternate between the Aptos Public Library and in Salinas. 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/
Although normally we don't have a June meeting, this year Joe Ghio is opening his farm to our MBRS members and friends for a special meeting on Saturday, June 14. Save the date; you won't want to miss this opportunity to see Joe's growing fields!
OPEN GARDEN & POTLUCK LUNCHEON
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014
11:00 Joe Ghio’s ranch – 405 Corralitos Road,
between Bradley School and Jensen's Barn.
MBRS banner will be posted.
He will share and teach us his rose budding techniques.
Then we move on for more garden fun & lunch
12 Noon, Janey Leonardich’s: 940 Green Valley Road,
between Casserly Road and Pioneer Road.
Potluck luncheon and garden tour
If you last name begins with:
A-L = Appetizer
M-R = Salad or side dish
S-Z = Dessert
Please RSVP to Janey @ 831-722-7958 by Wed, June 11
or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the final results from the Monterey Bay Rose Society 34th Annual Rose Show, which was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Alladin Nursery in Watsonville. The weather was perfect, the entries were excellent, and we had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. For a complete report on the show and photos too, click on the link here: 2014 Show results
Meeting Notes from May 29, 2014. President Jim Sauvé opened the meeting with questions for consulting rosarians. Brenda Wood had a question about organic fertilizers and why they don't seem to work. The advice given by several rosarians was to increase the amount of fertilizer applied to the roses. Brenda was also concerned about fertilizing in our drought conditions, but the consensus was to go ahead and fertilize.
MBRS President Jim Sauvé opening the meeting.
Trophies ready for presentations.
A lively discussion about organic fertilizers vs. chemical fertilizers.
Janey and Sherie listening to the fertilizer debate.
Janey starting the trophy presentations.
Janey presenting Marge with her Queen of Show Trophy.
Marge was a multiple winner: Queen of Show, King of Show, King of Minis, and Best Miniature Open Bloom!
Teresa with one of her many certificates for her multiple wins,
which included Floribunda Queen of Show, Dowager Queen of Show, Large Rose in a Bowl, and Best Floribunda Spray!!!
Tomi receiving her certificate and trophy for Best Arrangement
and Best Oriental Arrangement.
Congratulations to all the winners at this year's
MBRS Annual Rose Show!
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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
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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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