2016 Event Archives

WJRS Meeting, Wednesday, February 17
Brian McDonald, a Rutgers Master Gardener presented what to look for in our soil, how intensive soil testing is done, and the proper way to analyze our rose bed soil to help us to grow better roses.

WJRS Meeting, Wednesday, March 16
“Improve your Garden Soil Organically--Grow Better Roses - Part 2.”  When was the last time you amended your soil? Have you considered going Organic?  Monica Pape, Agronomist with Fertrell Company shared an informative and entertaining program about amending our garden soil with organics.

WJRS Meeting, Wednesday, April 20
“WJRS Annual Meeting” and “Consulting Rosarian Giude to using Chemicals in the Garden”

Saturday April 23, WJRS Rose Sale Pick-up, from 9:30am until Noon at Medford Leas Greenhouse & Tennis Courts, Medford, NJ

WJRS Meeting, Wednesday, May 18
Rose Show Tips: Have Fun Showing Your Roses and Win Blue Ribbons too!’
Come and learn from your friends how to prepare your roses and get them to the Rose Show. We’ll talk about how to select and prepare your best blooms, starting NOW, how to protect them from the weather, how to transport them safely to the show, and we’ll tell you about some new entry classes in this year’s show.  You’ll see that anyone can enter their roses in a Rose Show - you’ll have more fun – and maybe win a trophy!

Saturday, June 4, 63rd WJRS Annual Rose Show
1:30 - 5:30 pm, Sears Court at the Moorestown Mall
Free, open to the Public,New exhibitors welcome!
Hundreds of Roses on Display, Beautiful Rose Arrangements, Expert Rose Growing Advice, Cut and Potted Roses Available. The Largest Rose Show in the Delaware Valley.
Click here for Rose Show Results

2016 WJRS Awards Picnic, June 25, Noon - 5 pm, potluck, Terry and Frank Palise’s Home and Rose Garden

WJRS Meeting, Wednesday, August 17
Join us for a virtual tour of the roses that are blooming and doing well in our member rose gardens. Members shared tips on the design and maintenance of their gardens.  We also shared the photos of the top photography winners at the July Mini National Convention in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

WJRS Meeting, 7 pm, Wednesday October 19
Bruce Monroe, member of our society, past National Chair of Horticultural Judges, Master Consulting Rosarian, current Chair of Penn-Jersey District Horticultural Judges, and President of the Del-Chester Rose Society for many years presented his experience judging the roses at the Biltmore International Rose Trials in Asheville, North Carolina on September 24, 2016. Bruce also shared with us the history of the Biltmore Rose Garden, a 120 year old garden with more than 150 varieties from growers and breeders around the world.

WJRS November Meeting - SATURDAY, November 19,
NOTE:  SPECIAL DATE and LOCATION!! Cherry Hill Library, 12 pm - 3 pm.
Light refreshments provided
Our speaker was Ken Borrmann, a Philadelphia Rose Society member, and a very successful horticultural exhibitor at the local, district, and national level. He brings his exquisitely beautiful roses to our annual rose show in June every year and typically sweeps the court with his amazing hybrid teas, minifloras, and miniatures. Ken shared with us his rose growing system, his very successful practices and rose care methods, and how he selects his roses for each new season and for rose shows.

Wednesday,December 14, 7 pm
WJRS HOLIDAY PARTY at AMICI, Taste of Italy Ristorante
306 Kresson Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


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