Events of 2010

February 17 Meeting: The Care and Culture of Roses at America’s Oldest Rose Garden

Nicole Juday, Horticulturalist at The Wyck Association, will be our featured speaker.  Ms. Juday will talk about the Wyck’s fabulous National Historic Landmark house and rose garden located in the Germantown area of Philadelphia as well as the rose garden’s history and the preservation of the garden’s historic roses in their 1820 garden plan. 

March 17 Meeting: Photographing Roses and Hummingbirds

ARS award winning photographer, Tom Mayhew, will present a very interesting PowerPoint presentation detailing how he takes his wonderful pictures.

April Meeting - Wednesday, April 21
WJRS Annual Meeting and "Famous Women and their Roses"
Come to our Annual Meeting to vote for the members of our Board of Trustees. and stay for an entertaining presentation prepared by Mary Peterson, Master Consulting Rosarian from the New York State District.
Many famous women from the past and present have a rose named after them.  How many can YOU name? Let’s see – Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth Taylor, Agatha Christie, Nancy Reagan, Julia Child, Barbra Streisand, Betty Boop?? Come find out who you missed!

May 1 WJRS Rose Sale Delivery
All ordered roses will be delivered to our distribution point in Hainesport on the morning of May 1, 2010.
Pickup time will be from 9:30 AM to Noon.

May 2, 11 am - 1 pm  Rose Day
Garrisdon’s Garden Center, 111 White Horse Pike (Rt. 30), Clementon, NJ 08021

May 8, 10 am - 1 pm Rose Day
Magnolia Garden Village, 405 S. White Horse Pike (Rt. 30), Magnolia, NJ 08049.

May Meeting - Wednesday, May 19
  "Exhibiting Roses for the Beginner and Intermediate Exhibitor"
In anticipation of our June Rose Show, Bill Kozemchak will talk about preparing your roses for exhibition. 
Mr. Kozemchak has won numerous exhibiting awards at the local, district and national American Rose Society Rose Shows and is an accredited American Rose Society Judge. If you have not exhibited before, Mr. Kozemchak's tips will make it easy to present your beautiful treasures at the Rose Show.

May 22-23 Rose Day
Triple Oaks Herb Weekend and Fair, 2359 S. Delsea Drive, Franklinville, NJ 08322

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - WJRS 57th Annual Rose Show.
Free Admission! 
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Macy’s Court at the Moorestown Mall
Hundreds of beautiful, fragrant roses on display.  Unusual varieties of cut blooms and mini-potted roses for sale. Information Table for your rose-growing questions
See the official West Jersey Rose Show Schedule or contact Gus Banks for more information.
Thank you to everyone who exhibited their magnificent roses to make our Show a success.  And thanks to all our visitors whose Oohs and Aahs were a tribute to all our hard work.

 Click here for a full list of awards. Congratulations to our winners!

Sunday, June 6 Philadelphia Rose Society Rose Show
Morris Arboretum, PA
Contact Pat Bilson

Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden - Bus Tour
For information and to RSVP: (Terry Palise).  Deadline for reservations is May 12.

Saturday, June 12  Del-Chester Rose Society Rose Show
Longwood Garden, PA -- Contact Elaine Adler -  Entries 6 am-10 am, Judging 10:30 am, Show opens to the public from 1-6 pm

June Meeting - Wednesday, June 16
  "Bees and Roses-An Important Partnership”
South Jersey beekeeper and honey producer, Fred Sanger, will present the latest information on the condition of our local bee population and discuss the importance of the relationship of bees to healthy gardening. Fred has visited with the WJRS in the past and his presentations have been extremely popular.

July Meeting - Wednesday, July 21
   Annual Banquet, Ventura’s Restaurant, Voorhees, NJ 

August Meeting - Wednesday, August 18
  "Old Garden Roses in the Fall"
Kevin Glaes, District Director for the American Rose Society Penn-Jersey District and Consulting Rosarian, will speak to us about taking care of our Old Garden Roses in the Fall . After the lecture, Mr. Glaes will be available to answer any questions about the Penn-Jersey District and its programs and events.

 September Meeting - Wednesday, September 15
  “A Visit to the Montreal Botanical Garden’s Rose Garden”
Cyndy Scalf, WJRS Member, Rosarian and Master Gardener, will share photos from her recent visit to this 6+ acre rose garden which received the Award of Garden Excellence in 2003 from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The beautiful garden incorporates rose varieties that thrive in colder climates, old garden roses, shrub roses, varieties that one rarely sees in colder climates, and all accented by wonderful metal sculptures.

September 17-18-19 -- Penn-Jersey District Convention, Lancaster, PA. The program, speakers and the District Rose Show featured excellent information, fabulous roses and good times with friends.  Contact Gus Banks for more information or click here for Show Schedule and information.

Saturday,  October 9, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
 “A Gathering of Gardeners” at Medford Leas.
Save the date for a day-long conference featuring speakers, workshops, lunch, and a chance to walk in the Arboretum. WJRS members Gus Banks and Iliana Okum will be presenting a workshop on “Winterizing Roses and Selecting Hardy Roses for Your Garden”. Admission is $35.

Saturday, October 16
“MACY’s Shop for A Cause”

Tickets will be available at our September meeting.  They are only $5 and entitle you to a 20% discount on many items at any Macy’s store on October 16.  Ticket proceeds benefit the West Jersey Rose Society

October Meeting - Wednesday, October 20, Medford Leas 7:30 pm
"Informal In-House Rose Show"
All are welcome to bring in some roses from your garden to share with the group. Click here for guidelines and instructions
Bring in one container (milk carton, bud vase, etc) for each rose variety. Make note of each rose bloom's name and class. Short forms will be provided to label your entries.

The meeting room will be available at 6:30 pm to members for preparing their entries. There will be members standing by to help with placement in the classes as well as exhibiting references available.
All entries will be judged and ribbons will be awarded. Judges will answer questions on the judged entries.

November Meeting -  Wednesday, November 17, Medford Leas 7:30 pm
  "Winterizing Your Rose Bushes"
If your rose bushes look sad and weak after the winter, try winterizing them and they will be heartier and stronger in the spring. Gus Banks, ARS Consulting Rosarian, will share with us his computer presentation on the various options for winterizing roses. This presentation was prepared at the request of the American Rose Society and will be available to ARS members through the ARS website.

December Meeting -  Wednesday, December 15, Medford Leas 7:30 pm
 "Winter Party"
Come join us for some laughter and good food with your fellow rosarians. Back by popular demand, our rose-themed game will be Rose Name Pictionary! Bring your holiday cookies to share or bring a winter themed arrangement with some roses for the refreshments table.
We’ll also have some great Holiday gifts!


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