Rose Petal News September/October 2016

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS

Dear Fellow Rosarians:
Well, the farmer’s almanac was right for this summer. It was certainly sweaty, with days of extremely high temperatures presenting challenges to all gardeners. First, I had to water more frequently, as I know that dried out rose roots will result in a dead rose and, secondly, the Japanese beetle arrived. So, I have spent a lot of time hand picking and knocking them off the roses into buckets of soapy water. Apparently, this is the best way at the present time to deal with the problem.
The winter is coming and is being nicknamed the “the big chill”. I shudder to think what that actually means. Let’s take time to enjoy the fall garden with the crispness in the air, and the leaves changing color, as this is a great time to be outside and plant those roses or perennials you have recently purchased. It gives the plants time to grow feeder roots, before they go dormant when frost arrives. So, enjoy the fall and prepare for what is ahead,
Happy Gardening.
Janice

Open Meeting Schedules for Fall 2016

SEPT. 20th 7-9 PM 17th World Convention of Rose Societies
“Lyon, France Celebrates the Rose”
Presented by Gloria Broks from Toronto
Also:
Awards for the June Rose Show
will be presented to the 2016 winners

OCTOBER 18th 7-9 PM A Visit to the Rosengarten of Zweibrucken,Germany
presented by Jean-Maurice Pigeon, Barrie’s ambassador
to Zweibrucken.
Annual meeting and election of officers
*Bring your photos for entry into the Photo Competition

In Honour of Robert Boyes, a long-time HRS Member, who passed away in December 2015, two Campfire rose bushes were planted at the Millennium Memorial Rose Garden. They were purchased, thanks to several donations to the Rose Society on behalf of Mr. Boyes.

We appreciate the assistance of our HRS voIunteers: Edna, Jeanne, Ina, Irene, Cherin, and Dave, who helped with any and all maintenance jobs this year. We did have a nice number of volunteers, but more are always welcome for next year.

2016 Rose Show Report

Our 2016 Rose Show was held at the Dorian Parker Centre with 144 entries by 15 exhibitors. While the show was being judged, visitors were entertained by the Four Amigos (aka David Ross, Ron Spencer, Dale Lovering and Carl Phillips) returning to hone their floral design skills. They each made a beautiful triangular design under the guidance of Edna Caldwell.

The main room was a wonderful sight to behold with so many beautiful roses on display. These were augmented with artistic designs by our members depicting our theme, “Roses through the Ages”. An Invitational class for floral design judges, who are not members of Huronia Rose Society, rounded out the display showing Futuristic designs. Awards will be given out at the September 20th meeting.

Award Winners

 

Nominations

We invite new blood (so to speak) on our Board of Directors for Yr. 2017. If you are interested in serving, speak to Janice Schmidt, Ellen Spencer or Edna Caldwell, at our Sept. 20th Open Meeting. When coming onto the HRS Board, you serve in the area that interests you.
You may also get a telephone call from our Nominating Committee if we are still looking for volunteer Board Members.

Our AGM and nominations will take place at the October 18th Open meeting. At this time, the Nominating Committee will present, for membership approval, the new Board of Directors for Year 2017. Nominations will be also accepted from the floor to fill vacancies.

HRS Garden Tour

In the evening of July 12th, ten HRS Members visited the residence of Maria & Jack Graves, Barrie, to view their English-style garden. Snacks were shared and the Graves served a delicious punch plus savory fare. This event was a “Members Only” event that we have tried several times before, and it seems that a week-day evening format works well. Watch for next summer’s Members’ invitation.

Photographic Competition

Our next Open Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th, is the time to submit all those lovely photos you have been taking of your roses and gardens all summer. They are to be given to the Competition convenor, Janice Schmidt, with your name, and Competition Class (please reference the photographic rules attached to the May/June newsletter. Please tape an entry tag, as well, to each photo submitted. There will be entry tags available at the September meeting, which you can bring to the October meeting, ready to go. So, come early if you need time to fill them out. Then, at our April 19th, 2017 Open Meeting, we will see the results of the judging.

We would like your thoughts for the future. We are thinking that in 2017 to have the photographs submitted and judged at the October show. No more waiting until spring of the next year. What do you think? Please send your thoughts to Janice either by email, or phone.

Rose Petal News May/June 2016

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS

Dear Fellow Rosarians:

Our annual Rose Show is on Tuesday, June 28th. We are very much looking forward to admiring all your beautiful roses. Mine are starting to bud, and, hopefully, will be ready for the Show table. Here are some helpful hints for preparing your roses to impress the judge:

1. This is an evening show. So, please cut your roses early in the morning when they are highest in food reserves which will help them to maintain their strength.
2. Place the cut rose in a container of hot water. Always use clean, sharp pruners to prevent damage to the rose canes or to avert spreading disease when you cut a rose. This will not affect your cut flower. But, you don’t want to harm the plant in the process of cutting.
3. Don’t select a bud, as it may not open in time. The chosen rose should only be 1/3 to 1/2 open as a flower in full bloom may not last long.
4. Try your best to have 2 to 3 sets of leaves on the cane when storing. Once you transfer the rose into the exhibit vase, however, remove all leaves below the water line to prevent the water from turning foul.
5. If possible, please fill out all Entry Tags prior to arriving with your exhibits, as judging begins promptly at 7:00 pm.
6. Identifying the rose is not mandatory. But, do so, if you can, to benefit everyone, as the Show is educational in nature.
7. Let’s have some fun and make it a Rose Show to remember!

June 28th — Huronia Rose Society Annual Rose Show

Annual Rose Show Theme: “Roses through the Ages”

Please see the 2016 Rose Show Schedule for Regulations and Exhibit Classes. Be sure to bring your roses to exhibit at the Show. Contact Ellen Spencer (705-739-9101) or Edna Caldwell (705-721-0484) if you have any questions.

7:00 pm Program –
We are pleased to announce the “Return of the 4 Amigos” to entertain and instruct the audience while the Rose Show is being judged. Not only will these gentlemen participate in the exercise with flair and fun, but everyone attending will have a visual lesson in how to create a lovely floral design for their home. Then, at our Rose Show in 2017, you will be skilled enough to enter in our Rose Show’s “Decorative Division”, Novice Section. Be sure to attend this great artistic event at 7 pm. If time permits, there will be a Q & A time to answer any rose-growing questions you may have encountered this year.

Lucky Draws will be held and light refreshments served.

Dale Lovering will have some miniature roses for sale at this time, as well.

8:00 pm: Rose Show opens for viewing.

Results from Our Rose Sales Fundraiser

What a fundraising event this was! A total of 150 potted Rose bushes was purchased and picked up by Society Members from two rose growers in St. Catharine’s and Niagara-on-the Lake. Pre-sales orders for 34 shrubs and one Saturday at three Farmers’ Markets left us only with 15 to sell. By the second Saturday, only nine roses were left, looking for a place to grow. Thank you, everyone, who participated to make this a successful event.

We also thank all our Members and customers for your support. Take good care of your purchased roses and we hope to see you all back next year.

To our fabulous Sales Team – keep your sales technique sharp. Rose bushes are soon to be on order for the 2017 Market Sales.

Garden Visit

Maria and Jack Graves have invited HRS Members to visit their garden from 6:30 pm until dark on Tuesday, July 12th. They are located at 99 Blake Street, Barrie on the lake side of the street. Cars should park around the corner, one house to the east, on Rodney Street.

Please bring a lawn chair, snacks to share, and soft drinks. Don’t forget your camera and the bug spray! A “Members-only” event, this is a chance to see the English-style gardens that Jack has created around their home. Words cannot describe their beauty. You’ll have to visit and see for yourself!

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY

ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entries Submitted Oct. 18, 2016; Prizes awarded – April meeting, 2017

Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728- 7719)

The Huronia Rose Society invites our Members to enter the Photo contest.

Competition Rules:

 Entry tags must accompany all submissions including:photographer’s name and category

(All information on the reverse side of the photo)

 Photographers are allowed to enter 2 entries per Class

 Photos taken in Yr. 2015 or Yr. 2016 may be submitted except for entries from a previous Huronia Rose society photographic competition.

Any type of camera is permitted.

 All photos must be 4”X 6” colour prints.

 The photographer/s of the winning entries may be asked for permission to use the images on the Huronia Rose

Society greeting cards. Digital access or negatives should then be supplied.

 Deadline for submission is October 18, 2015, at our regular Open Meeting at the Dorion Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

CLASSES

1. A photo of a garden with roses

2. A close- up photo of one rose bloom (any type)

3. A close- up of a cluster of roses ( any type)

4. A photo of the Millennium Memorial Rose Garden (205 Lakeshore Dr. Barrie)

5. A photo of roses and a companion plant in the garden (any type of rose or companion)

6. A close –up of a Canadian rose (Morden, Explorer or Artist rose, single or spray)

7. A close- up of an old English rose (David Austin type, single or spray)

8. A close – up of a miniature rose (single or spray)

9. A close- up of any rose fully open with stamens showing

Images will be judged for originality, composition, overall visual impact, and artistic merit.

ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGE ARE FINAL

 

Upcoming meetings:

June 28th. Annual Rose show and the return of the “Four Amigos”

Program at 7:00pm and Show opens at 8:00pm See more information earlier in this newsletter.

 

Sept 20th

7-9 PM

The 17th World Convention of Rose Societies, plus the Awards Night from the June Rose Show. “Lyon, France celebrates the Rose” Gloria Broks, from Toronto
Oct. 18th

7-9 PM

A tour of the many public rose gardens throughout Germany, plus

the Annual General Meeting.

A Visit to the Rosengarten of Zweibrücken, Germany Jean-Maurice Pigeon,

Barrie’s Ambassador to Zweibrücken Germany

Winter Hardy Canadian Roses

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Agriculture Canada and Agri -Food Canada’s winter-hardy roses from the Explorer and Parkland series are winter hardy down to -35C with only snow as winter protection, are disease resistant, and flower repeatedly throughout the summer. They require minimal pruning and come in a variety of colours and sizes.

Several examples of Canadian Hardy Roses:

Explorer Series
• Alexander MacKenzie
• Champlain
• David Thompson
• Frontenac
• George Vancouver
• Henry Hudson
• Henry Kelsey
• JP Connell
• Jens Munk
• John Cabot
• John Davis
• John Franklin
• Lambert Closse
• Louis Jolliet
• Martin Frobisher
• Quadra
• Simon Fraser
• William Baffin
• William Booth

Parkland/Morden Series
• Adelaide Hoodless
• Cuthbert Grant
• Hope for Humanity
• Morden Amorette
• Morden Belle
• Morden Blush
• Morden Cardinette
• Morden Centennial
• Morden Fireglow
• Morden Ruby
• Morden Snowbeauty
• Morden Sunrise
• Prairie Celebration
• Prairie Dawn
• Prairie Joy
• Winnipeg Parks

Artist Series
• Emily Carr
• Felix LeClerc
• Bill Reid
• Campfire
Navy Lady

For any Canadian Hardy Roses not listed, please refer to “Winter-Hardy Roses” brochure written by Agriculture Canada.

Photo credit: Naomi Leadbeater

2016 Rose Show Schedule

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY ANNUAL ROSE SHOW

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Dorian Parker Centre
227 Sunnidale Road Barrie

Conveners:
Ellen Spencer (705-739-9101)
Edna Caldwell (705-721-0484)

Rules and Regulations

1. Entries Received: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
2. Judging: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3. At the time of judging only Committee Members are allowed in the judging area.
4. Show viewing- 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5. Entries are NOT to be removed before 9:00 pm
NOTE: Exhibitors are requested to assist with clean up after the show.
6. Exhibitors must be Members of Huronia Rose Society except in Section IV and Class 44
7. All specimen blooms must be grown by the exhibitor. Please indicate name of rose if known.
8. Exhibitors must provide suitable containers for their entries.
9. The Huronia Rose Society and the Show Committee are not responsible for loss, damage or theft.
10. Prizes will be ribbons only, with the exception of trophies, which will be given out at the September meeting. Trophies shall remain the property of the Huronia Rose Society.
11. Judges may withhold an award if an entry is not deemed worthy. Judges decisions are final.
12. Exhibitors are permitted 5 entries per specimen class, provided they are different cultivars (colours), unless otherwise stated.
13. The Show Chairperson has the right to divide any specimen class if there are sufficient entries. A minimum of three of one colour, size etc. is required to warrant such a division.
14. Entry tags should be correctly filled in, and completed if possible prior to arriving at the Show, including the name of the rose, if known. Securely attach the tag, except in Miniature and Decorative Sections, where they should be placed under or beside the entry.
15. Each exhibitor is responsible for placing their entries in the correct colour class. The Canadian Rose Society Colour Classification Guide should be consulted. Ask the passing clerk for help if unsure, before marking your tag. (A passing clerk will guide you as to where to place your entry and answer questions regarding filling in your entry tags.)
16. Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards will be followed for Designs. Canadian Rose Society Judging Guidelines will be used for specimens.
17. All foliage must be naturally attached in the specimen classes.
18. A ‘SPRAY’ is defined as a main or lateral stem with a number of blooms and/or buds, with TWO or more of the blooms, one-half or more open. Early disbudding of centre bud is permitted in any spray. NOTE: This rule applies to any Class that calls for a Spray and has this symbol (*)
19. In the Decorative Division, all designs must include rose(s) or some part of a rose plant, which may be obtained from any source. Any type of plant material, branches or decorative wood, dried or treated, may be used. A judicious use of painted material is permitted. Accessories are also permitted.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Queen of the Show (Edna Caldwell plaque) Best Design Sec. V Level A (Rosette)
Miniature Queen of the Show (plaque) Best Design Sec. V, Level B (Reta Caldwell plaque)
Best Shrub Rose (Victor Loeb trophy) Best Design Sec. V, Level C (Betty Nielsen trophy)
Best Red Rose (Wendy Caldwell-Halkewycz trophy)

The “Queen of the Show” may be selected from any of the Specimen Bloom or Spray Classes except Miniature Classes.
In the following Classes, a “blend” of any colour is to be shown in the Class closest to that colour. i.e. a Red Blend Hybrid Tea would be shown in Cl. 4; an Orange Blend Hybrid Tea would be shown in Cl. 7.

SECTION I Members with 30 or fewer bushes
Class 1 One bloom, any colour
2 One spray (*), any colour
3 One Miniature specimen or spray (*), any colour

SECTION II- HYBRID TEA TYPE (1 bloom per stem)
Class 4 One bloom, Red
5 One bloom, Pink
6 One bloom, Yellow
7 One bloom, Orange
8 One bloom, White or Near White
9 One bloom, any colour other than those listed above
FLORIBUNDAS TYPE (Multiple blooms per stem) 10 One spray (*), Red 11 One spray (*), Pink 12 One spray (*), White or near White 13 One spray (*), any colour other than those listed above
CLIMBERS
Class 14 Climber, one spray (*), Red
15 Climber, one spray (*), Pink
16 Climber, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

ENGLISH “Austin”
17 One bloom, Pink
18 One bloom, Yellow
19 One bloom, any colour other than those listed above
20 One spray (*), Pink
21 One spray (*), Yellow
22 One spray (*), any colour other than those listed above …../ 8
SHRUB
23 Shrub one spray (*), Red
24 Shrub one spray (*), Pink (Bonica etc.)
25 Shrub one spray (*), any colour or blend other than those listed above

CANADIAN ROSES
Click here for information regarding Canadian Hardy Roses

Class 26 Explorer series rose, one spray (*), Pink
27 Explorer series rose, one spray (*), any other colour
28 Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), Red
29 Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), Pink
30 Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above
31 Canadian Artist series rose, one spray (*), any colour
MISCELLANEOUS
Class 32 One bloom, any colour or blend (not miniature) floating in a suitable container, No foliage.
33 Most fragrant rose, one stem
SECTION III
MINIATURE ROSES
Class 34 One bloom, any colour or blend
35 One spray (*), any colour or blend
36 Collection of miniature roses
37 One bloom Miniature, any colour or blend, floating in a suitable container. No foliage.

SECTION IV
NON-MEMBERS & YOUTH
Class 38 One bloom, any colour
39 One spray (*), any colour
40 One Miniature bloom or spray (*), any colour

SECTION V: DECORATIVE DESIGNS

THEME: “Roses through the Ages”
Level A- Novice (one who has never won an award)
Level B – Designers with Limited Experience
Level C – Advanced Designers

These design titles are the same for levels A, B, C
41 .SHAKESPEARE in LOVE… A Design

42. ROARING 20’s……………….. A Design

43. ROCK “n” ROLL ERA ……..A Design

44. INVITATIONAL CLASS: FUTURISTIC… A Design

Rose Petal News March/April 2016

Next Meeting
April 19th at 7 pm
Dorian Parker Community Center, Barrie

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS

Dear Fellow Rosarians:
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

I absolutely love this saying by Margaret Atwood except this year we would have to say at the end of the day we would be covered in snow.

My poor daffodils have been frosted, drowned and hidden by a blanket of white so many times that I am worried about their survival. This has certainly been an unusual winter and spring. To make matters worse, the spring bug barometer in the states is predicting an increase in bugs and pests this year. I suppose knowing what to expect for the season is important as ticks and mosquitoes can have a direct impact on our health, especially with the threat of Lyme disease and the Zika virus. I also think that we will have to be extremely vigilant when looking after our roses based on this expected increase in the bug population. We will have to do more hand picking, use of insecticidal soaps, or other known homemade recipes, to keep our favorite flower safe from bug attacks. I know we will do what we have to do for the love of the Rose. So, in closing I say, always remember:

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” – Gertrude Jekyll

Ideas for 2016

We are always interested in what topics our Members would like to have for our programs. Send your ideas to any Executive Member or put your topics in the Suggestion box at each Open Meeting.
Open Meeting “Lucky Draw,” April 19th

Buy a ticket for $1.00 for the chance to win:

A Time-Life Encyclopedia set about gardening OR A floral needlepoint picture (10.5″ sq.)

Membership Fee Increase

Last year we celebrated our 35th Anniversary. Over the years, we have continued to enjoy and share information on the growing and showing of roses. Today, the costs of running our Society have been increasing. To continue to provide the Membership with knowledgeable, informative speakers, and a place to meet, we need to increase the annual fee.

Starting in 2016, a Single membership will be $15 and a Family will be $20. We thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding as we share a common pursuit, simply, our love of the rose. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the increase in fees, please do not hesitate to contact me, Janice Schmidt.

Visit the Membership page for instructions on how to join or renew your Huronia Rose Society membership.

Open Meeting Schedules for 2016

 

Date

 

Event

 

Topic

 

Speaker

April 19th

 

 

The presentation will contain photos and information regarding a selection of hardy rose bushes that you will need in your garden this year.

Plus, the Annual Photography Competition winners will be announced.

Bring your extra Rose Society vases and/or Entry Tags to share, in advance of the Yr. 2016 Rose Show.

“Canadian Hardy Roses” Dale Lovering, HRS Member
June 28th Annual Rose Show!

and Speaker Program

 

 

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY
Sept. 20th The 17th World Convention of Rose Societies, plus the Awards Night from the June Rose Show. “Lyon, France celebrates the Rose” Gloria Broks, from Toronto
Oct. 18th A tour of the many public rose gardens throughout Germany, plus

the Annual General Meeting.

A Visit to the Rosengarten of Zweibrücken, Germany Jean-Maurice Pigeon,

Barrie’s Ambassador to Zweibrücken Germany

Special Offer for HRS Members

Once again we are offering roses for sale this gardening season.

We are offering, to our Members, pre-orders before the roses go to the Markets. The price is $20 each. If you are attending the April 19th Open Meeting, please bring your order and payment. If you are unable to attend – please mail your order and payment to:
Payable to – Huronia Rose Society,
Mailing address: Ligita Preisbergs, 3487 Hedgemere Landing , RR3 Orillia, Ont. L3V 6H3.

All pre-order requests must reach Ligita before April 19th. All rose pre-orders must be picked up at either the Barrie or Orillia Farmers’ Markets – please specify which Farmers’ Market location you prefer.

Roses for Sale May 2016

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Huronia Rose Society will be selling Ontario-grown, ready-to-plant, potted roses at the following locations:

  • Barrie: Barrie Farmers’ Market, Collier/Mulcaster St. on Saturday, May 7th 8:00am -noon (1 day only!)
  • Orillia: Orillia Farmers’ Market, Odas Park-Fairgrounds Road, May 7th, 14th & 21st 8:00am -noon

Several types of beautiful, premium-quality roses will be available while supplies last:

Floribunda roses

Climbing roses

Hybrid Tea roses

Shrub/David Austin roses

Rose Petal News November/December 2015

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS.
Dear Fellow Rosarians:
FALL is a glorious time of year to work in the garden. Putting the garden to bed is a gradual process that begins somewhere around the middle of October and continues right up until the ground freezes.
The rule of thumb is: “If it’s yellow or brown, cut it down; if it’s green, leave it alone.” As the weather gets colder, this life force is translocated to the root systems of the plants. When this happens, the leaves change color. Then, and only then, do you cut them down. I always try and get an early start on my perennials. But, if you do start too early, you may damage the plant or affect the plant’s ability to grow and prosper next year.
If we think about roses, most harden themselves off as fall changes to winter. But, the more we look after and care for our roses throughout the growing season, the better chance they stand to get through the winter without too much damage. The key is to slow the rose growth down by not fertilizing at least six weeks before the first frost and allowing rose hips to form. Then, dormancy should occur and the roses will sleep until they awake in the spring.

As part of the November 17th Open Meeting, there will be a very brief Annual Meeting, the Election of Officers. We will also have Refreshments. The Lucky Draws will be for Ina’s Embroidered Mini Tapestry, a lovely needlepoint, and Ellen’s garden-themed Plaque, with stand.
So, please remember to bring a loonie or two in order to purchase Lucky Draw tickets to win these items.

OPEN MEETING SCHEDULES FOR 2015 and Spring 2016

Nov. 17th, 2015

Catherine Waffle
Past President of Barrie’s Garden Club and Master Gardener since 2009.
Catherine’s presentation will focus on shrubs: early flowering, mid and late flowering,
winter interest, pruning basics, and size considerations.
We can learn this evening of other shrubs to give beauty and interest all year long on our properties.

Her garden is an official wildlife habitat-certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation.
 We have decided to forego holding public meetings in the winter.
The Spring public meeting 
will be held on Tues. April 19, 2016 at the Dorion Parker Centre, at 7 pm.

Photographic Competition

There are only a few weeks left before the closing date of the Huronia Rose Society’s photography competition, and all entries are due at our November 17th Open Meeting. So be quick if you want to enter! The categories are listed in the last Newsletter and on our web site. If you need a refresher regarding the entry categories, please refer to the attachment to your June newsletter, or call me at 705-728-7719 or email me at jantim20061998@gmail.com.
Good luck to all!

Membership Fee Increase
We recently celebrated our 35th Anniversary. Over the years, we have continued to enjoy and share information on the growing and showing of roses. Today, the costs of running our Society have been increasing. To continue to provide the Membership with knowledgeable, informative speakers and a place to meet, we need to increase the annual fee.

Starting in 2016, a Single membership will be $15 and a Family will be $20.00. We thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding as we share a common pursuit, simply, our love of the rose. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the increase in fees, please do not hesitate to contact me at jantim20061998@gmail.com.

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