OLD GARDEN ROSES IN SHREVEPORT
FEBRUARY 17, 18 2006
The American Rose Society has "handed over" the planning and
development of the collection of old garden and species roses in the American
Rose Center in Shreveport, Louisiana to the Heritage Rose Foundation. This
collection, formerly known as the Hudson Heritage Rose Garden is now known as
the Heritage Rose Foundation Garden. Our president, Stephen Scanniello, will be
at the garden Friday, Saturday, and Sunday February 17, 18 and 19 to prune the
Old Roses. Everyone is invited to attend. During the day on Saturday you are
invited to follow Stephen in the HRF Garden and watch him prune OGRs. But
beware, you'll eventually be put to work! We look forward to seeing you there!
The ARS has planned an event around this weekend, and the following is
from the ARS.
Heritage Rose Foundation members are invited!
PARTY" at the Gardens of the American Rose Center, Shreveport, La.
Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18, 2006 February is rose pruning time in
North Louisiana, and the Gardens of the American Rose Center in Shreveport is
seeking volunteers to join the "party" - to help prune the park's more than
22,000 roses. The Annual "Pruning Party" will begin the rose year, offering an
expanded program of education and work, fun and good food!
interested in participating, regardless of experience, is invited to bring
pruners and gloves and join in the "party". Pruners will begin on Friday, and
are invited to end the day by renewing friendships over at a Dutch-treat dinner
at a nearby restaurant on Friday night. (Contact Marilyn Wellan at
firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get
a count). After dinner, noted author, speaker and rose landscape designer
Stephen Scanniello will give a presentation on the habits of Old Garden Roses
and how to prune them. On Saturday morning Baxter Williams will provide his
popular annual rose pruning how-to seminar beginning at 8:00 a.m.; hands-on
assistance for beginners will follow. Stephen Scanniello will demonstrate
pruning OGRs in the garden late Saturday morning. Lunch will be provided for
pruners on Saturday at 12 noon, after which Mike Mitchell will provide a
program on rose care products. Logan Shillinglaw of Rosemania will be in
attendance as well and will talk about the rose horticulture program at the
ARC. There will be plenty of time to get the roses pruned at the Gardens of the
American Rose Society on Friday and Saturday, February 17 and 18. We hope you
will come and encourage your friends to attend as well.
CELEBRATION OF OLD ROSES - EL CERRITO, CALIFORNIA
SUNDAY MAY 21,
|MAKE PLANS NOW!
ATTEND THE 2006 CELEBRATION OF OLD
The BEST Rose Show EVER!
Sunday, May 21 at the El Cerrito
7007 Moeser Ln, El Cerrito, CA
Hundreds of Old Rose
Blooms Displayed Please DO touch and smell the exhibits!
Luxuriant Arrangements Of Roses!
Take Part In A Grand Rose
Indulge In An Orgy Of Rose-Oriented Shopping . . . Rose Plants, and
Companion Plants, Rose-Painted Porcelain, Cookies, Jams, and Jellies Made With
Love And Roses, Rose Jewelry, Rose Hats, Rose Art and Photos, Rose Books, Rose
Hats, Rose-Print Scarves, and . . .
Available -- Doors Open At 10 a.m.
Or Bev Dobson, HRG Secretary
Union Street, #302, Alameda, CA 94501