WJRS February Meeting, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Bill Kozemchak, published winner of many photo competitions, made a PowerPoint presentation on the current American Rose Society photo contest winners and shared some rose recommendations and photography hints with us.

WJRS March Meeting, Wednesday, March 19 “Spring Pruning and This Very Unusual Winter”
A panel of Consulting Rosarians gave advice and updates on assessing winter damaged roses, when to prune, early spring spray programs, and winterization removal timing.

WJRS April Meeting, Wednesday, April 16 “Rose Show Clerk School”
A team of Consulting Rosarians presented an overview of the responsibilities of the Rose Show clerks, runners, and information, and registration table volunteers in a local as well as during a mini national convention rose show.

WJRS May Meeting, Wednesday, May 21 “Exhibiting Tips”
Consulting Rosarian, Brenna Bosch demonstrated techniques for prepping and manipulating your roses into blue ribbon candidates for the upcoming Rose Shows.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

West Jersey Rose Society
61th Anniversary Annual Rose Show

photos by Dee Bosch

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Another Successful Show!

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and visitors
for a beautiful day to remember! Click for Show results

WJRS June Meeting, Wednesday, June 18  Two Great Workshops!
“How to Plan and Prepare Minis and Mini Floras for the July National Miniature Convention’s Rose Show” and “How to Plan the Design, the Container, the Backboard and Underlay For A Winning Arrangement”
A panel of Rosarians presented the tried and true methods they use to prepare those winning entries. Bring your questions! and
Iliana Okum, Design Chair led a workshop to help you plan your mini designs with the elements of design — from composition, form, line, space, pattern, colors, texture. Bring your materials to create your backboards and underlays and leave with your ideas in mind to get those designs ready for the show. Bring your tool box, mini and miniflora roses, if you have some, and your fabrics and boards. Our goal is to inspire one another to get those designs ready. Come out and have some FUN!

ARS 2014 National Miniature Rose Convention & Show, July 25-27

Abby’s Angel by Gus Banks

hosted by West Jersey Rose Society
Hotel ML, 915 Rt., 73, Mt. Laurel, NJ  08054
Contact: Gus Banks, 609-267-3809
Click here for more information and show results.

West Jersey Rose Society Members Picnic (Rose Show Awards), Sunday, August 24, Stellwag’s Hidden Acres Farm, 116 Hartford Rd, Delran, NJ 08075 (856) 764-7800

WJRS September Meeting, Wednesday, September 17

WJRS October Meeting, Wednesday, October 15
Ken Hutz, Certified Arborist for the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve of Medford Leas
shared how trees and shrubs can beautify the garden and provide seasonal interest while buffering noise pollution. Trees and plants can provide shade, can prevent erosion, as well as frame views and screen eyesores in the landscape. Attractive trees and well designed gardens can increase property value. Ken discussed the benefits of maintaining healthy and well pruned trees and shrubs as well as fertilization, disease treatments and IPM-based treatments for the garden.
Contact Ken with questions about your favorite trees or send photos of damage or disease to khutz@kennethahuth.com or check his web site www.kennethahutz.com
Golden Rain Tree - Medford Leas

WJRS November Meeting, Wednesday, November 19
WJRS President Terry Palise shared her secrets of creating a new rose bed to defeat the beautiful but evil Bambi who devoured her existing rose bed how she successfully transplanting roses in late fall. We also discussed winterizing techniques

WJRS December Meeting, Wednesday, December 17
Annual Holiday Party and Potluck


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