Rose Petal News August / September 2019

Message from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians:
We are still enjoying summer and making it last if we can. I do hope that you have had success with your roses this summer despite the lack of rain. Thank you to the person that invented hoses.!!
We are looking forward to our next meeting on September 17th at Dorian Parker Community Centre. It is Awards Night and our guest speaker, Don Komarechka, who will be speaking on photography. Much needed by those of us who love to take photos especially of our gardens. He will be helping us to “think out of the box” when taking photos.

Again, our Annual Rose show was a great success, and there are more details to follow in this newsletter. We had a lovely visit to Willy Vanderpost’s gardens for our annual garden visit. After our tour of her roses, we had some lovely refreshments and various finger foods to enjoy while having a chat with other members.
I do hope that our members have had a chance to visit our Rose Garden down on the lake shore. The roses have pretty well finished but if you haven’t been, it would be a good idea to go and see where the garden is and then have a leisurely walk along the lake shore. The views are wonderful. And it is very peaceful. Thank you so much for all the volunteers who helped with the watering and the maintenance of the garden.
We are always looking for new members so if you know of anyone who might be interested, please don’t hesitate to invite them to the next meeting.
Next year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary so the committee is already making plans. If you have any photos or information concerning the first meeting. Please let us know. Looking forward to seeing you at the September meeting.

Virginia Foster, President

PROGRAM UPDATE
Program – Tuesday, September 17th. The topic is:

“The Universe at our Feet through Photography”.
Our speaker is Don Komarechka, a Barrie photographer who has judged our photographic competition every year. He is an expert at close-up photography, specializing in photographing snowflakes. We will learn many tips to help us take better photographs of our flowers and any other subjects we want to capture by camera.
Don’t miss this meeting. It is also our Awards Night from our Rose Show in July.
Since our roses often put out a great show of blooms in September, we invite you to bring one or two of your best blooms to this meeting, with their name if possible. Hope the bugs have disappeared by then!

 

Program – Tuesday, October 15th. The topic is:
Keukenhof Gardens, Holland; Monet’s Garden, France”
Our speaker is Edna Caldwell.
Edna visited the Keukenhof Gardens outside Amsterdam in April 2017, renowned for their fantastic display of spring bulbs set amongst acres of beautiful landscaped lawns and shrubs.

In September 2018, while touring France, Edna captured on film many plants in the spacious gardens at Givenchy, the home of Monet, famous for his painting “Water Lilies”. She is pleased to share these wonderful landscapes with our group.

IN ADDITION

1. Bring your entries for our 2019 Photographic Competition that night. It will also be our annual meeting.

2. The following is a synopsis of a letter received by Edna, that we believe will be of great interest to our readers.

Hello Edna:

In my retirement, I remain keenly interested in both garden and wild roses and continue to make observations and write about both, along with the insects associated with them. I also hope to complete articles on the European roses that have gone feral in the Maritimes, along with garden roses I have observed on cruises of the Baltic and from Amsterdam to Budapest.
Recently, I have been working with a citizen scientist in Seattle on a cynipid gall found on feral roses in the State of Washington. The gall is called the mossy rose gall or Robin’s pincushion or rose bedeguar. It has been accidentally introduced into Canada and the United States along with it its hosts the dog rose (Rosa canina) and sweet briar rose (Rosa rubiginosa). The scientist is an advanced ‘amateur’ and a lawyer by trade and has built an elaborate laboratory with his own funds to study this gall and others.
Both these roses are found in Ontario; however, I usually have difficulty in telling them apart. I usually rely on the apple odour of the sweet briar rose. Both roses have gone feral in southern Ontario and the galls remain on them. Several years ago, I found the roses and galls at many sites from Sudbury to Windsor. I found several this past weekend at an old homestead site on Manitoulin Island. See attached photo. This one is size of an apricot.

Joseph D. Shorthouse, BSc, MSc, PhD, Fellow of the Entomological Society of Canada
Professor Emeritus of Entomology and Environmental Biology Freelance writer and photographer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Gall Wasp

 

Diplolepis rosae is a hymenopteran gall wasp which causes a gall known as the rose bedeguar gall, Robin’s pincushion, or moss gall. The gall develops as a chemically induced distortion of an unopened leaf axillary or terminal bud, mostly on field rose or dog rose shrubs.

 

Crown gall is a disease caused by a soil inhabiting bacterium that infects many ornamentals and fruit trees in the garden. It is often brought to a garden on the stems or roots of an infected plant and spread with contaminated pruning tools and soils. This bacterial disease causes the formation of large corky galls up to several inches in diameter. They appear at the base of the plant and on stems and roots, and commonly on the bud union. Roses should not be planted where plants susceptible to crown gall have been removed because of the disease. Over the years of growing roses, I have seen this gall in my garden.

 

We have Joe’s address so if you see a gall on one or more of your roses please send the pictures to  jantim200698@gmail.com  We will make sure we forward the photographs on to Joe.

 

ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Do you love photography? Would you like to share your best shots of roses with our society? We are so excited to announce that we are launching this year’s contest.
Entries Submitted – October 2019
Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) email jantim200698@gmail.com
The Huronia Rose Society invites our members to enter the Photo contest.

Competition Rules:
Submission of all photographs must be accompanied by an entry tag and include:
Photographer’s name
Where the image was taken (if possible)
Category entered including class number
Name of the rose/s (if possible)
Photographers can enter 2 entries per class
Photos taken in 2018 and 2019 may be submitted except for entries from a previous Huronia Rose society photographic competition.
Any type of camera is permitted.
The photographs must be 4 by 6
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 the original photos should then be supplied.
Photographs will be submitted and judged at the October 2019 meeting.

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

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 a public Rose Garden (anywhere in the world)
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, a bloom or spray)
7. A close- up of an old English rose (David Austin type, a bloom or spray)
8. A close – up of a miniature rose (a bloom or spray)
9. A close- up of any rose fully open with stamens showing
10. A photo of a rose bush/climber in bloom

ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGE ARE FINAL

ENTRY TAGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING

UPDATE ON THE CANADIAN ROSE SOCIETY (CRS)
Edna Caldwell, Michelle Lynch, Virginia Foster and Janice Schmidt make up the steering committee working on the revitalization of the CRS. We are pleased to report that a meeting has been scheduled on September 22nd at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington at 2:00 pm central time. Invitations have been sent out across the country to CRS members and an agenda will be circulated to those that will be attending electronically and in person prior to the meeting. We are looking forward to suggestions on how to move the CRS into the future and to the election of an interim President, Vice- President and Secretary which will work with the remaining executive until 2020.

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY AGM

At the October 15th meeting we will hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The existing executive will conduct a short overview on our society’s operations.  Additionally, any open executive positions will need filling, and if you would like to join the executive, please contact one of the nominating committee members, Virginia Foster, Janice Schmidt or Ellen Spencer.
Should you decide to fill a position as part of the executive, it would involve four extra meetings a year and the hope that you would assist on one of the working committees. I have been on the executive for several years and have found the work enjoyable, fun and the opportunity to make many dear friends. Please put your name forward. We could use your help.

MEMORIAL GARDEN
The rose bushes got off to a great start with the cool damp weather in spring. By July, with hot weather, watering had to be done weekly. Thanks to Charlotte LeBoeuf, Lynn Schnitter, Irene Slessor, Victor and Virginia Foster and Cherin Harris-Tuck for keeping the garden looking attractive all summer. I want to give a special thank you to Lorraine Gray who each spring and late summer helps with the important task of pruning to keep the roses growing vigorously. We receive many complements from the people walking and biking by the garden. We also got words of appreciation from one of the city’s Parks and Rec staff for how well the garden looks all the time.

CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF THE LATE DAVID AUSTIN

 

Annual Rose show
Tuesday, July 02, 2019

 WINNERS

 

 

Queen of the Show “South Africa”
                                  Victor Foster

 

 

                  Miniature Queen of the Show “Waterlily”
                                   Ellen Spencer

 

 

                                            Best Shrub Rose
                                            FJ Grootendorst
                                               Grace Kent

 

 

                                             Best Red Rose
                                            Mumsted Wood
                                              Grace Kent

 

 

                          Best Design by Novice Designer
                                Fisherman’s Friend
                                    Dale Lovering

                                  Best Design Experienced Designer
                                Fisherman’s Friend by Edna Caldwell

                                                                           Judge’s Choice
                                                                       Golden Celebration
                                                                          Edna Caldwell

 

Memories

                                                        A reflective design, Memories, winner Holly Wells
A Reflective Design is a creative design containing material(s) that reflect, give back image(s) of light or other components to the viewer. Reflective components are essential to the design and must appear throughout the design. Staging a design on or in front of a mirror is not a Reflective Design.

 

 

 

 

 

The evening was successful with a total of 87 entries, 74 specimen roses and 13 designs finishing with socializing and sharing rose growing experiences over tea and cake.

 

Next year is our 40th anniversary and the steering committee has begun to meet to discuss and create a year of memorable experiences for our society members.

 

VISITOR(S) TO MY GARDEN

Members of this family are commonly called “hummingbird,” “sphinx,” or “hawk “moths, and some can be mistaken for hummingbirds.
Hummingbird moths’ range throughout North America but spotting this masterpiece of Mother Nature is a rare treat. If you’d like to increase the odds, make sure their favorite food sources are well represented in your garden and keep your eyes peeled during the times of day they’re most likely to appear. Like most moths and butterflies, the adult hummingbird moths feed on nectar from a variety of flowers, but their larvae need more specific food plants, such as several species of honeysuckle, dogbane, or some members of the rose family such as hawthorn, cherries, and plums.
This summer I have seen this moth several times in early afternoon and it was attracted to my Bergamot. The above photo is courtesy of google images so that you can get a clear picture of this unique creature. The photo below is taken in my garden.

Should you get a welcomed visitor that you would like to share with our membership, please send your photo and information to jantim200698@gmail.com

 

Year 2020 Membership Form
( ) Single Membership – $15.00
( ) Family Membership – $20.00
( ) New Member or ( ) Renewing Member
Name(s)_______________________________________________________________
Address:_______________________________________________________________
No. Street City/Town Postal Code

Phone No: __________________            E-mail_____________________________                   ( ) none

Please Note: This information remains with the Huronia Rose Society. Not for publication.

Membership includes:

1. 5 meetings – April, June, July, September & October. With guest speakers
2. Exhibitor status at our Annual Rose Show
3. Newsletters available via e-mail or postal mail
4. 10% discount at Barrie’s Garden Center (formerly Botanix)
5. Most importantly – the opportunity to learn all about
Roses from fellow rose growers and our guest speakers.
6. Membership card
Please make cheque payable to the Huronia Rose Society
Please submit the membership form with your payment at a General Meeting OR mail to:

Huronia Rose Society
c/o Lynn Schnitter
597 Mapleview Drive, East
Barrie, On. L9J 0C3

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Rose Petal News June/July 2019

A walk down memory lane… next year it is our 40TH ANNIVERSARY and plans are underway to make our annual rose show a spectacular event. If you would like to join the committee and assist with the planning, please contact Janice Schmidt at jantim200698@gmail.com

The grand opening of the Rose show in 2001, our president Ray Ramsay and the Mayor of the city of Barrie, Jim Perri

Photo courtesy of HRS archives

Message from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS

Dear Fellow Rosarians:

I don’t know if you saw Spring, I think I missed it, but summer is now here with the humidity (of course).  Flowers are finally blooming, and the plants are growing, hurrah, I do feel for the farmers though, who must be very frustrated and worried with the way the weather has been. Our fundraisers have been highly  successful with selling miniatures at the Horticultural Spring District meeting and then selling the rose bushes at the Farmers market in Barrie and Orillia.  I can’t thank, enough, all those that helped to make these fundraisers successful. We will also be selling 6-inch mini roses for $10.00 at our Rose show to continue to raise funds.  What would we do without our volunteers?  We are all getting ready for our annual Rose Show, TUESDAY, JULY 2nd, at Dorian Parker Community Centre.   Don’t forget you need to have your membership paid up please.  Now that we know which rose bushes have survived the winter, the next question is will they be ready for July 2nd. You have already been notified about our carpooling to go to the Botanical Gardens to see the roses, so if interested please let us know ASAP.   We still have the garden visit coming up later (for members only) and will let you know, nearer the time where it will be. If anyone has a garden they would like to show, please let us know.        Have a great summer and looking forward to seeing you at the Rose Show.

Virginia Foster, President

Rose Show July 2,

 Program begins at 7:00 pm, Topic:  “A Place Ahead of its Time”

Rose Show opens at 8:00 pm 

Presented by Joan Nieman-Agapas, a Master Gardener and member of the Barrie’s Garden Club. Joan will share an abbreviated story of the evolution of Sunnidale Park, from being the Barrie Country Club, into a passive public park with an arboretum. Weather and time permitting, Joan will lead a short walk along the sidewalk to get a brief overview of the park’s amenities. I am certain our appreciation of this important horticultural resource in our community will be enhanced by her presentation. The rose show opens at 8:00 pm

Tuesday, July 16, GARDEN VISIT from 6:30 pm till dusk

A special privilege of your membership – a chance to visit a member’s garden and socialize with each other. As of this newsletter, we have not received an offer to host this evening from anyone. Please consider being the hostess/host and contact the program chair –Edna at 705 721-0484. Everyone brings snacks and drinks (and their lawn chair) so the host doesn’t have to provide refreshments. Waiting for your phone call!

ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

Do you love photography? Would you like to share your best shots of roses with our society? We are so excited to announce that we are launching this year’s contest.

Entries Submitted and Judged – October 2019 Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) email jantim200698@gmail.com

The Huronia Rose Society invites our members to enter the Photo contest. Competition Rules: Submission of all photographs must be accompanied by an entry tag and include: Photographer’s name Where the image was taken (if possible) Category entered including class number Name of the rose/s (if possible)

  • Photographers can enter 2 entries per class
  • Photos taken in 2018 and 2019 may be submitted except for entries from a previous Huronia Rose society photographic competition.
  • Any type of camera is permitted.
  • The photographs must be 4 by 6
  • 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 the original photos should then be supplied.
  • Photographs will be submitted and judged at the October 2019 meeting.

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 a public Rose Garden (anywhere in the world)
  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, a bloom or spray)
  7. A close- up of an old English rose (David Austin type, a bloom or spray)
  8. A close – up of a miniature rose (a bloom or spray)
  9. A close- up of any rose fully open with stamens showing
  10. A photo of a rose bush/climber in bloom

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

ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGE ARE FINAL

 

UPDATE ON THE CANADIAN ROSE SOCIETY (CRS)

Our Canadian Rose society needs help, a communique was sent out recently asking for assistance. They need a President, secretary and executive directors. If any individual is interested, please let them know or email jantim200698@gmail.com The situation is very serious and without help the society may have to dissolve. The Huronia Rose society (HRS) has responded with suggestions and offered help in a variety of ways. A future meeting with the CRS will determine its future, we will keep you updated. We have been given some more sad news; the greater Toronto Rose society has voted to disband. After all expenses have been paid any remaining monies will be donated to societies of their choice and fortunately, they recognize our society and will be sending us a cheque for approximately $650.00. This news is bittersweet.

Visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington. Would you like to visit the newly renovated rose and perennial gardens? We propose a car-pool on Saturday. June 22, 2019 or Sunday. June 23, 2019. We expect there will be some folks who can go on Saturday. and others who wish to go on Sunday. At the same time the Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society are holding their annual Rose Show. The entrance fee into the RBG – Adult $18; Senior (age 65 or older) $15; will allow us to tour the rose gardens and visit the Rose Show as well. If you are interested in joining us for an inspiring day (perhaps get some ideas for our own rose show), contact the following people by no later than June 20th. If you want to go on Saturday June 22, call Edna Caldwell at 705 721-0484. If your preference is to go on Sunday, call Evie Teras at 705 436-4776. Should you be able to drive to RBG, either day, please indicate this when you register.  You will be contacted after June 15 as to further details. Travelling costs will be shared by all participating.

We hope many of you can take advantage of this trip and show HRS`s support to the  Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society. Looking forward to hearing from you before June 17th While wandering through this two-acre garden we hope you’ll stop and smell the roses, explore their rich past, and discover how, like us all, they are changing for a sustainable future.

“Roses are one of the oldest flowering plants and surely the most loved and admired. To me, they are enduring and universal in their appeal and there is nothing that compares to the fragrance of a rose on a warm summer day or the myriad of colours and flower forms.” – Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections
 Royal Botanical Gardens Memorial Garden On April 17 three members started the spring pruning of the roses – Irene Slessor, Lorraine Gray and Edna Caldwell. We put up the new interpretive sign. Next week dormant spray was applied. Michelle and Edna met with Mona Boyd, city Parks & Rec., about installing a watering system, to happen about mid-June. Fertilizer, alfalfa meal and Epsom salts were applied. Weeding of a creeping weed has been necessary twice. The shorter roses were cut right back to the ground almost, but by early June the growth was amazing. I expect the garden will be in full bloom at the normal time of late June.

 

Our memorial garden crew in 2003.

Do you recognize any familiar faces? Photo courtesy of HRS archives Teamwork.

Our yearly Fund-raising event this May was a great success. We picked up 156 potted rose bushes from the two rose growers and all were sold to enhance the gardens of the purchasers. Many of the roses sold at the Library market will find their home as far as Sudbury, North Bay and Muskoka cottages. While their daughters were at the dance recital at the Opera House, the mothers bought roses. Many thanks to everyone who volunteered their time. Their dedication to make this a successful event is a big part of what keeps this Society alive and functioning. This year we tried something new; the introduction of a root transplant powder, a Canadian product. One teaspoon of the powder was sold for $2.00. This product provides nutrition to the root system at planting time as it enhances the mycorrhizal fungi production, 88 packets were sold .

Ligita

 

Mycorrhizal fungi are a major component of the soil’s natural microflora, but their presence is not guaranteed in all soils when transplanting new plants in a garden bed or in newly landscaped area. Sometimes, nature needs a little help. Mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with the roots of a large variety of plants, including trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. These microscopic fungi form a symbiotic association with the plant’s root system in which it forms a network of extremely fine filaments, called mycelium, this helps the plant absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil.

Celebrating the life of the late David Austin

Rose Show Schedule

Annual Rose Show Tuesday, July 02, 2019 Location: Dorian Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Road, Barrie

Conveners: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) Michelle Lynch (705-325-4123) Lynn Schnitter (705-252-0289) Lynne Melnick (416-726-8162) Ellen Spencer (705-739-9101)

Rules and Regulations

1. Entries Received: 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

2. Judging: 6:30 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 Section IV and Class 46

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 or the Show Committee are not responsible for loss, damage or theft.

10. Ribbons are attached to winning entries. Trophies will be awarded 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. Judging 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. 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 class. The Canadian Rose Society Colour Classification Guide should be consulted. Ask the passing clerks for help if unsure, before marking your tag.

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 several 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. Branches or decorative wood, dried or painted, may be used. Live plant material must not be dyed or painted. Accessories are permitted. Space allotted: 24” wide and 30” deep. No height restrictions.

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)

• Judges’ Choice (Rosette) 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

Class 2: One spray (*), any colour One

Class 3: Miniature specimen or spray (*), any colour

SECTION II Hybrid Tea Type (1 bloom per stem)

Class 4: One bloom, Red

Class 5: One bloom, Pink

Class 6: One bloom, Yellow

Class 7: One bloom, Orange

Class 8: One bloom, White or Near White

Class 9: One bloom, any colour other than those listed above Floribunda Type (Multiple blooms per stem)

Class: 10: One spray (*), Red

Class 11: One spray (*), Pink

Class 12: One spray (*), White or near White

Class 13: One spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

Climbers

Class 14: Climber, one spray (*) Red

Class 15: Climber, one spray (*), Pink

Class 16: Climber, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

English “Austin”

Class 17: One bloom, Pink

Class 18: One bloom, Yellow

Class 19: One bloom, any colour other than those listed above

Class 20: One spray (*), Pink

Class 21: One spray (*), Yellow

Class 22: One spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

Shrub

Class 23: Shrub one spray (*), Red

Class 24: Shrub one spray (*), Pink (Bonica etc.)

Class 25: Shrub one spray (*), any colour or blend other than those listed above

Class 26: One Bloom, any colour

Canadian Roses

Please refer to Canadian Hardy Roses for more information

Class: 27: Explorer series rose, one spray (*), Pink

Class 28: Explorer series rose, one spray (*), any other colour

Class 29: Parkland/Morden series rose, one spray (*), Red

Class 30: Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), Pink

Class 31: Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

Class 32: Canadian Artist series rose, one spray (*), any colour

Class 33: Any other Canadian rose not listed, any colour

Miscellaneous

Class 34: One bloom, any colour or blend (not miniature) floating in a suitable container, No foliage. Note: the rose MUST FLOAT.

Class 35: Most fragrant rose, one stem. Also, to be judged by the public.

SECTION III

Miniature Roses

Class 36: One bloom, any colour or blend

Class 37: One spray (*), any colour or blend

Class 38: Collection of miniature roses

Class 39: One bloom Miniature, any colour or blend, floating in a suitable container. Note: the rose MUST FLOAT. No foliage.

SECTION IV

Non-Members and Youth

Class 40: One bloom, any colour

Class 41: One spray (*), any colour

Class 42: One Miniature bloom or spray (*), any colour

SECTION V

DECORATIVE DESIGNS

Entries are divided into two categories:

Novice: This class accommodates designers who feel they have not had enough experience to compete at the advanced level (Experienced).

Experienced: Experienced designers and/or certified/accredited judges of Horticultural Flower Shows or Agricultural Fairs compete at this level.

THEME: DAVID AUSTIN: Rosarian of the World Design titles are the same for both levels – Novice and Experienced designers

Class 43: GOLDEN CELEBRATION A design

Class 44: SUMMER SONG A small design not to exceed 10” (25 cm) in any direction

Class 45: FISHERMAN’S FRIEND A design with visible use of water

Class 46: QUEEN NEFERTITI A design

Class 47: *INVITATIONAL CLASS* MEMORIES A Reflective Design

A Reflective Design is a creative design containing material(s) that reflect, give back image(s) of light or other components to the viewer. Reflective components are essential to the design and must appear throughout the design. Staging a design on or in front of a mirror is not a Reflective Design.

Please Note:   Except for Classes 40,41,42 and 47 you must be a member of Huronia Rose Society to exhibit. Please go to the top of this home page, click on Membership and follow instructions to download the membership form. You can also join on the day of the show before placing your entries.

Rose Petal News April 2019

Message from Virginia Foster, President of the Huronia Rose Society

Dear Fellow Rosarians: Spring has officially arrived, and the snow is melting. The bookmarks and members handouts will be ready for our meeting on April 16th for those who renew their memberships. As you know we are always looking for new members so if you know of someone who might be interested, please encourage them to come to our next meeting. We are always looking for ideas for fundraising and Michelle has come up with a great idea. We are going to be selling miniature roses at the next District 16 seminar for the Horticultural Association. (April 6th). We were saddened to hear of the passing away of Grace’s husband Gordon. There is a message later in the newsletter. We will have the information concerning the roses at our meeting so it will give you a chance to put an order on any of the roses that you wish to buy. We are looking forward to hearing from Elizabeth Schleicher, at our April 16th meeting, speaking on the Copenhagen Adventures. We will also have the results from the photographic competition. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Virginia Foster, 

 Open Meeting   Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00pm

Speaker – Elizabeth Schleicher, of the Hamilton/Burlington Rose Society

Her presentation title is: ‘Copenhagen Rose Adventures’.

She and her husband visited Denmark, attending the triennial convention of World Rose Societies in 2018. In this talk she will cover some of the flavour of Copenhagen and the highlights of the World Federation of Rose Societies convention. Then on the post convention tour we will visit some private rose gardens organized by the Danish Rose Society which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2018.  Elizabeth is an excellent photographer so I can guarantee we will all have an excellent program.

Also, this evening, the results of our Photographic Competition will be on view. You can purchase some of HRS unique greeting cards with rose photos by our members. The blank card allows you to inscribe any appropriate message to the recipient.

Saturday 22 or Sunday, June 23

Sign up at our first meeting, the evening of April 16th, if you are interested in car pooling to visit the newly renovated rose gardens at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington and visit the Hamilton/Burlington Rose Show the same day. Sign up list will be at April 16 meeting, for members only.  This is a way to support a sister Rose Society by visiting their show and get some new ideas, perhaps. There may be an entrance fee.You will be notified with all details later.  For further details, contact Edna, 705 721-0484.

Tuesday. July 16 – Garden Visit  Members only, 6:30 pm.

We are looking for an invitation from one of our members to visit their garden for a social visit and to enjoy their gardening efforts. Contact Edna 705 721-0484 if you would like to share your gardens. Once again, this evening is a perk for members only.

The Chinook Sunrise Rose

The second addition to Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of roses. This incredible rose blooms in a flush with a riot of exotic coral colours. Gardeners will love this low-maintenance beauty measuring 150cm in height with an almost 150cm spread, black spot tolerance and winter hardiness across Canada. 

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Chinook Sunrise boasts outstanding beauty with its unique coral blossoms resembling the bright, warm hues of a rising sun. The flowers start as deep apricot buds, revealing a riot of pink as they open. Chinook Sunrise’s incredible range of colour strays from the usual dark pink and red shades that have dominated Canadian rose breeding. Chinook Sunrise succeeds Canadian Shield®, the wildly successful first release in the collection. (Information courtesy of the National Post)

Fundraising event at District 16 meeting  Linda Forster from District 16 has approved the sale of miniature roses at the meeting. The mini roses will be the center piece on each table and will sell for $10.00. The HRS thanks Michelle for her the initiative and work to make this happen. The roses will be in 6” pots and an assortment of colours. Any remaining roses will be made available to the membership for purchase.

                                                  Annual rose show report

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

That was the quote that I used to describe last years Rose show, it was splendid! This year we plan to make the show even more spectacular. Our theme for 2019 is to remember and celebrate the life of British rose grower, David Austin who passed away December 18th / 2019. Mark your calendars for July 2nd and watch in the next newsletter for the Rose schedule.     THEME: David Austin “Rosarian of the World”

 

 

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HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY – 2019 MARKET ROSES

Sale of Ontario-grown potted Rose Bushes Barrie Farmers’ market city hall, Collier and Mulcaster street. Saturday. May 11, 18, 8am-noon, Orillia Farmers’ market ODAS park, Fairgrounds road, 8am-noon, , Saturday. May 11, 18, 8:00am-noon Orillia Farmers’ market Public Library parking lot Mississauga and West streets, same dates and times. For more information- call 705-689-2331

Click here for photos and information on roses that will be for sale

News flash- OMHS’s (Oro Medonte Horticultural society) the board has agreed to sell any extra unsold HRS rose bushes at their major plant sale on May 25, if we aren’t sold out ! This sale draws many gardening friends and should be a good opportunity to conclude our rose bush sales.

              PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY Class 1: A photo of a garden with Roses (3 entries)

First: Janice Schmidt Second: Grace Kent Third: Virginia Foster

Class 2: A close – up photo of one rose bloom (any type) (9 entries) First: Charlotte LeBoeuf  Second: Ellen Spencer  Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 3: A close-up of a cluster of roses (any type) (10 entries) First: Edna Caldwell Second: Grace Kent  Third: Charlotte LeBoeuf

Class 4: A photo of the Millennium Memorial Rose Garden (2 entries) First: Edna Caldwell Second: Edna Caldwell

Class 5: A photo of roses and a companion (5 entries) First: Charlotte LeBoeuf Second: Janice Schmidt Third: Ellen Spencer

Class 6: A close-up photo of a Canadian rose (4 entries) First: Janice Schmidt Second: Edna Caldwell Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 7: A close-up of an old English rose Austin (8 entries) First: Edna Caldwell Second: Ellen Spencer Third: Grace Kent

Class 8: A close-up of a miniature rose (1 entry) First: Virginia Foster

Class 9: A close-up of any rose (fully open) (6 entries) First: Janice Schmidt Second: Ellen Spencer Third: Janice Schmidt

Class 10: A photo of a rose bush including a climber in bloom (5 entries) First: Ellen Spencer Second: Edna Caldwell Third: Edna Caldwell Number or entries 53, 2018

Number of entries  2018 (53) 2017 (43)  2016  (62)  2015 (48)

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BEST in SHOW   Charlotte LeBoeuf  A Rose and a Companion Class 5

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Judge’s Choice     Janice Schmidt    A Garden with Roses  Class 1

UPDATE ON THE CANADIAN ROSE SOCIETY (CRS) 

Discussions are still ongoing with representatives of the CRS. We will keep you updated with the progress. It is the desire of the Huronia Rose Society HRS to assist the CRS wherever possible, so they can continue the promotion of growing roses and the school for rose judges.

IN MEMORIAM

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Gordon Kent – We are sad to share that Grace’s husband of 60 years passed away in March. He was a CBC and then TVO employee for years. The family moved to Innisfil in 1975 where they farmed while Gordon commuted to Toronto for work every day. He enjoyed photography, travel. painting, gardening and his church. He lived at Grove Park Home for the past several months. Up until that time, he attended all our meetings with Grace. Our condolences are sent to Grace and their family.

BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER OF THE HRS

Everyone owes a part of his or her time and money to the business of promoting the growth of roses in the Huronia area. By standing together as part of a society we become a stronger voice and authority on the culture of hardy roses. Your ideas and suggestions at our meetings help everyone. We have access to education. Our membership in the society leads directly to advanced education with key note speakers addressing a variety of gardening topics beneficial to all of us. Opportunities to give back to the community. Members of our society provide volunteer support assisting with the Memorial garden. Colleagueship: Being a member is the primary way that people network with people who share common interests. There is still much to be said for periodically meeting people up close and personal for creating friendships. Information. The societies’ emails, newsletters, and website keep you informed. Membership enriches our lives in many ways and provides on-going information about the ever-changing landscape of growing roses. So please fill out the membership application below (if not done so already) and work with people who share the same passion and commitment for the love of the Rose.

Rose Petal News February 2019

A walk down memory lane… Our first meeting was July 7th, 1980

            2020 will be our 40th anniversary as a Rose society.

 

HISTORY 1

 Our first executive: from the left T.J Leigh (Oro), Edna Caldwell (Oro), Archie Gibson (Collingwood), Ted McFarland (Orillia), Reta Caldwell (Oro)

HISTORY 2

Our first rose show in September of the same year

HISTORY 3

Marjorie Bell with Edna and Reta Caldwell performing a skit on “Do’s and Don’ts of showing Roses”

Photos courtesy of the HRS Archives

                        Message from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians: Welcome to 2019 and the wonderful winter weather that came with it. As I look out at our snow-covered garden, I am sure I am not alone in looking forward to the Spring. I can’t wait to get back out into the garden to see what is going to come up again after surviving the winter and start planning for new elements we want to add. Speaking of new additions to our gardens, the roses we sell have been ordered for May, with a variety to choose from, so watch for details at the April meeting. In preparation for the coming rose year, we have already booked some of our guest speakers, check Edna’s report later in this edition for details. We also need to line up our volunteers for tending the Millennial Garden, as well as for selling roses at the farmer’s market; sign-up lists will be available at the first meeting. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 16th at the Dorian Parker Community Centre. We had our first board meeting in January, when we welcomed Michelle Lynch and Lynne Melynk to the executive. What a great group of volunteers we have; our meetings include lots of laughs in amongst the serious discussion about the coming year. Stay warm and cozy through these remaining cold months; we look forward to seeing you at the April meeting, and will send out another newsletter in the meantime.

Virginia Foster, President 

Our first meeting of the New Year is Tuesday April 16th At the Dorian Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd. Barrie Our Speaker is –  Elizabeth Schleicher, of the Hamilton/Burlington Rose Society Her presentation title is ‘Copenhagen Adventures’. She and her husband visited Denmark, attending the triennial convention of World Rose Societies in 2018. Results of Photo Competition.

                                              UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

                                                                 Music in Bloom

The Garden Clubs of Ontario is presenting a judged floral design and horticulture show at the RBG Wednesday May 29 (10am – 8pm) and Thur. May 30 (10am – 4pm). The show will use all three auditoriums at the RBG and will include lectures and activities. Admission is free with paid admission to the RBG

                      NEW ROSES for 2019  

Are you thinking of spring, the garden and roses? If not, we are here to help YOU to get in the mood. We have ordered 17 varieties of roses, 146 in total which will be available at 3 Farmers’ markets; two in Orillia and one in Barrie, Saturdays – May 11, 18, 25  You are not quite there yet? Well, here are a couple of exciting roses from the past that should get you in the mood.    

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This is Boule de Neige (Ball of Snow) a Bourbon Rose by David Austin. Breeder: Lacharme, France –1867. She is richly fragrant, camellia like white flowers, exquisite form, slender growth and repeats well.    

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This is Love & Peace, HT, a beautiful name for an exquisite rose. First time in my garden last year and I could not believe the amount of blooms, large (5-7”) up to 5 blooms at a time and repeats to the first frost. Carmine red buds open to hues of red, orange and yellow. An Eye-catching combination. Now that I got your attention, keep your eye on the next Newsletter…more roses to come. Ligita

DEAR ROSIE,

I have heard that you can cook and bake with roses, and I was wondering if this is true and if so, can you share an easy recipe or two to get me started?

Inquisitive foody    

Dear Inquisitive foody,

Roses have been used as garnishes and centrepieces because of their elegant colors and delicate texture for a very long time. While roses are certainly a lovely decoration for any room, I encourage you to invite them into your kitchen as well. Every variety of rose is edible, and each one offers a uniquely sweet and floral flavor. A fragrant rose will generally be more flavourful, so follow your nose when selecting roses for cooking.      

CANDIED ROSE PETALS

1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 tsp. rosewater or almond extract, ½ cup water

Fresh Rose petals (violets can also be used) Make a syrup of sugar and water by boiling together until slightly thickened. Stir in rosewater or almond extract. Let syrup cool a little. Place a few rose petals in the syrup and coat both sides. Remove to wax paper with a slotted spoon. Let petals become totally dry before storing them in an airtight container. Use them to decorate cakes or other desserts and really impress your guests.    

Recipes from a booklet “Roses for the Northern Gardener”, author David Harrap

ROSE PETAL JAM

½ lb. garden rose petals (225 g)

½ lb. clear honey (225 g)

1 cup water (300 ml)

Strained juice of one lemon

Sterilize 3 or 4 little jars. Put rose petals, honey and water into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes or until rose petals are soft. Strain, retaining the liquid; put rose petals into hot jars. Return liquid to pot and add lemon juice. Bring to a boil and boil gently until setting point is reached. Cool slightly. Pour into jars, stirring well. Put on lids to seal

NOTE: If recipe calls for fresh rose petals, use them within 2 hours of picking

Happy cooking

Rosie    

                                          UPDATE ON THE CANADIAN ROSE SOCIETY (CRS) 

Our Canadian Rose society needs help, a communique was sent out recently asking for assistance. They need a President, secretary and executive directors. If any individual is interested, please let them know. The situation is very serious and without help the society may have to dissolve. The Huronia Rose society (HRS) has responded with suggestions and offered help in a variety of ways. A future meeting with the CRS will determine its future, we will keep you updated.  

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                                                              David Austin will be sadly missed.

David was born (16 February 1926 at Albrighton – and passed away 18 December 2018 in the same village) He was a British rose breeder and writer who lived in Shropshire, England. His emphasis was on breeding roses with the character and with the fragrance of old garden roses but with the repeat-flowering ability and the wide colour range of modern roses such as hybrid teas and floribundas. Austin roses have always been a favorite of mine and I find them extremely hardy even in our harsh Canadian winters.    

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                                          Your membership is due

                 Please submit your annual renewal fee using this form

                                          Year 2019 Membership Form

( ) Single Membership – $15.00 ( ) Family Membership – $20.00 

( ) New Member or ( ) Renewing Member Name(s)_______________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________________  

Phone No: __________________    E-mail_____________________________             ( ) none

NB. This information remains with the Huronia Rose Society. Not for publication.                      Membership includes:

1. 4 meetings – Apr. July, Sept. & Oct. with guest speakers

2. Exhibitor status at our Annual Rose Show

3. Newsletters available via e-mail or postal mail

4. 10% discount at Barrie’s Garden Center (formerly Botanix)

5. Most importantly – the opportunity to learn all about Roses from fellow rose growers and our guest speakers.

6. Membership card

Please make cheque payable to the Huronia Rose Society and submit the membership form with your payment at a General Meeting

OR mail to:

Huronia Rose Society

c/o Ligita Preisbergs

3487 Hedgemere Landing

Severn, ON.  L3V 0V8                                            

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Rose Petal News August/September 2018

Millennium Memorial Rose Graden

MILLENNIUM MEMORIAL ROSE GARDEN AT SOUTHSHORE CENTRE IN BARRIE

                                                             Please visit Tourism Barrie’s Facebook page
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                                                        Many thanks to the Barrie Visitors Centre

 

                                               Message from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.
Dear Fellow Rosarians:
We are nearing the end of summer, but still enjoying our roses in the garden. We have been in our new home for 1 1/2 years now, and the roses transplanted have produced wonderful blooms this season. The new rose bushes that we bought this year have been settling in well, producing quite a few flowers.
The HRS has received an open invitation from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, to go and see the most recent addition to their Rose Gardens. We are thinking of going next year sometime and will likely arrange car pooling for those interested. Please talk to a member of the Executive if you think you would like to be part of the trip.

July has been a very busy month with the annual Rose Show and the Annual Garden Visit. Thank you to the many volunteers, participants, and attendees that made the show another resounding success.
This year, the visit brought us to Janice and Tim Schmidt’s beautiful gardens; the weather was wonderful, and there was a wide selection of refreshments and finger foods to nibble on. There is so much to see in their garden, so many paths to travel, and just as enjoyable just to sit and chat and relax. Many thanks to our gracious hosts for the lovely evening.
We have two meetings left this year, in September and October, so if you know of someone who might be interested in coming, please do invite them along before we all hibernate for what we hope will be a quick winter.

Do enjoy the rest of the newsletter, we look forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Virginia Foster, President

                                                             

 

 

                                                           

                                                                        Open Meetings for 2018
                                                               Held on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm
                                             Dorian Parker Community Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

Sept. 18 Topic is “Carefree and Carpet Roses” presented by a Simcoe County Master Gardener, Anna Sauve. These types of roses are named “landscape roses”, as they are low-growing and everblooming, according to their publicity. We will have the Rose Show Awards presented to start the evening, and then enjoy our speaker after refreshments.
Oct. 23 (note the 4th Tues. of Oct.) – Topic is 2017 “International Rose Trials Winners” by Ethel Freeman, a member of the Canadian Rose Society. There are 23 trial gardens around the world each year.  These trials allow the breeders to test and showcase new varieties (some already introduced and some not). Ethel will talk about the value of the trials and show photos of the 2017 winners and about half of the 2018 ones so far.  This way we can see the trends in hybridizing and what is coming.
Bring your entries for the Photographic competition in this evening with entry tags filled out and attached
                                                             Memorial Garden

Many thanks to the members who have helped with pruning the roses In the spring and deadheading this summer. All our garden volunteers tell of the positive comments they get from the passersby when working at deadheading the roses, proof that how important this garden is to the public.
The drought was hard on the roses, they didn’t come back for their second flush of bloom as quickly. The tap right beside the garden that the city installed has been an immense help, but after the second fertilization, 12 bags of mulch were spread. Some weeds still showed up, but this cover of shredded cedar kept the soil evenly moist. We are updating the interpretive sign beside the garden.

 

                                                     HRS ROSE SHOW RESULTS

QUEEN of the SHOW                                  Grace Kent                  Grimm Bros. Fairy tale
Edna Caldwell Plaque

MINIATURE QUEEN                                    Ellen Spencer              Waterlily
of the SHOW

BEST SHRUB ROSE                                     Willy Vanderpost         Morden Centennial
Victor Loeb Memorial

BEST RED ROSE                                          Janice Schmidt                Navy Lady
Wendy Caldwell-Halkewicz
Memorial Trophy 

BEST DESIGN LEVEL A                               Grace Kent                    Roses and Diamonds
Rosette

BEST DESIGN LEVEL B                               Paula Newton               Tornado of roses
Reta Caldwell Plaque

BEST DESIGN LEVEL C                               Michelle Lynch             Tornado of roses
Betty Nielsen Cup

INVITATIONAL DESIGN                             Paula Newton                 Love is a rose
Rosette

JUDGE’S CHOICE                                          Lynne Melnyk          A Rose by any other name
Rosette

BEST EXHIBIT                                               Tracey Bosley                  Red spray
Non-member or Youth
Rosette

Entries 109 (Specimens 94   Designs 15)
Exhibitors 16

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Queen of the Show    Grace Kent  Grimm Bros. FT

 

Miniature Queen                  Ellen Spencer
                        Waterlily

 

Best Shrub Rose
Willy Vanderpost
Morden Centennial

 

Best Red Rose
          Janice Schmidt
           Navy Lady

 

Best Design Level A
                     Grace Kent
                 Roses and Diamonds

 

Best Design Level B
       Paula Newton
   Tornado of Roses

 

Best Design Level C
      Michelle Lynch
    Tornado of Roses

 

 

Judge’s Choice
Lynne Melnyk
A Rose by any Other Name

 

Best Invitational Design
Paula Newton
Love is a Rose

Dear Rosie:
This past summer I had a new pest arrive in my garden. I think it is the Japanese beetle.
How can I stop them from devastating my roses?

Frustrated rose grower.

Dear frustrated rose grower,
You are correct, the Japanese beetle has finally arrived in our area. They are non-discriminating as they don’t really care what they eat, their diet can consist of over a hundred different plants with roses being one of their favorites. They originally came from the Japanese islands and because they were surrounded by water and were food to many natural predators they were kept under control but since the exportation of plants in soil from the area it is now our problem. Laws have stopped the shipping of plants in soil, but it is too late as they are already here.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do. I know that pesticides will help but not only will they kill the bad bugs, but they will also kill the good bugs too. Therefore, this is not an option.
Always remember that a healthy rose that is well watered and fertilized will survive an attack better than a rose that is weak and suffering. So good horticulture is called for.
The time to act is when you see one beetle, as they release pheromones into the air that attract more beetles to come to your garden. So early detection is critical to success in managing this ravenous pest.
A few other suggestions to help would be:

Hand pick early in the morning when the beetles are the most active and drop them into a bucket of soapy water( when using this method or the method below, please leave the beetles overnight in the bucket of soapy water to make sure they don’t survive)
Drop a cover around the base of the rose plant and shake the bush gently so that the beetles fall onto the cover and then drop them into a bucket of soapy water
Plant geraniums or place potted geraniums near your rose bushes, the beetle will be attracted to the geranium and start to feed. This plant contains geraniol oil which is toxic to the Japanese beetle. It will render them disorientated, dizzy, and paralyzed until death.
Use Neem oil as it effects the eggs and larvae so that the adults will not survive
Keep the garden clean, make fresh water available to attract the good bugs many of which would be natural predators that will help to eliminate pests in general.
Plant as companions to your rose bushes, garlic, chives, and rue that will help to keep the beetles and other pests away.
Don’t be fooled by traps, experts say this just brings in more beetles because of the release of pheromones and the traps can’t handle them all.
This is one more challenge for rose growers, but I know we will persevere and not give up as there is no other flower as beautiful as the rose.
Happy Gardening
Rosie

In memory of Reta Caldwell – a plaque will be placed in front of the grouping of “Champlain”, the reddest of the Explorer roses and Reta’s favourite colour in roses. This recognizes Reta’s almost 40 years of involvement with HRS, as a charter member in 1980 and active in many ways right until her final months.

                                              PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Our photographic competition is celebrating several years of success.
The number of entries were 48, in 2015, 62 in 2016 and 43 in 2017. Please bring this year’s entries to our October meeting with completed entry tags. Extra tags will be available at our September meeting if you need some.
Is 2018 your year to win the best photograph in the show?
The winner was Ellen Spencer in 2015, Janice Schmidt in 2016 and Grace Kent in 2018
All entries are judged by Don Komarechka who is an award- winning nature and landscape photographer who lives in Barrie.
So, get ready, the competition is on!

Rose Petal News May / June 2018

Rose Petal News

IMG_4224Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians:

Summer is just about here, and the roses have arrived and have been sold in the Farmers’ Market. Many thanks to the volunteers that worked the booths to make this happen. This annual fundraiser helps us to continue our programming, and we appreciate the time you give to make sure it is a success.

We are all looking forward to July 3rd with great expectations for the wonderful specimens that will be  shown at the Annual Rose Show; with the theme of “Poetry in Roses”, it is sure to be an interesting and dynamic event.

 

Even though the last meeting was delayed due to the weather, we had a great turnout for “The Roses of Biltmore” presented by Gloria Brok.    The photos that were shown made all in attendance want to arrange a trip down there and see for themselves, the buildings and the gardens with numerous displays of roses.

We will have the information regarding the photos for 2018 ready and available at the Rose Show. Looking forward to seeing you there,

Virginia

                               Open Meetings for 2018 Held on Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm

Dorian Parker Community Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

July 3rd       Annual Rose Show & Meeting        Set up : 3:30 pm

                          POETRY OF ROSES                   Entries: 4:30 – 6:15 pm

Program: 7:00pm        Show opens: 8:00pm

 

July 17th    Garden Visit for members only         Hosts: Janice and Tim Schmidt

 

Sept.18th  “Carefree and Carpet Roses”            Anna Sauve  Master Gardener

                                         Awards night for Rose Show

Oct. 23rd   2017 International Rose Trials          Ethel Freeman Canadian Rose Society

                                   Winners                                     Photo Competition (Entries received)

                                      Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

 

GARDEN VISIT

After the rose show on July 3, our next event is just for you, our members and spouses/friend. On Tues. July 17, you are all invited to Janice and Tim Schmidt’s beautiful garden for our annual Garden visit. We gather at 6:30 pm at their wonderful rose and perennial gardens created by Janice and Tim themselves at 27 Murray St., Barrie. Bring a lawn chair, some snacks and juice AND your camera (remember HRS photo competition!). This is a relaxing time to  see a gorgeous garden and enjoy a social time with our members.

 

                                  UPDATE ON THE ECO SHOW APRIL 2018

                                                    Spring into Green

I would like to thank the following volunteers for their hard work at this years CARP sponsored spring into green show.

Edna Caldwell, Ellen Spencer, Lynn Schnitter, Virginia Foster and Janice Schmidt.

We distributed many brochures on how to grow and maintain roses and sold a few rose photos and a mug. However, the main reason for our participation was to market our society and promote the sale of roses at the farmers market and we are pleased to say that many of the people we spoke to did visit us at the market and purchase roses. Therefore,  a good return on our investment of time.

Memorial Garden

The pruning and fertilizing was completed in May. In late June volunteers are necessary to keep the gardens looking clean and to encourage continuous blooms.  Would you be able to give an hour or two once a month this summer to assist one of our volunteers who have already committed to once a month to deadhead the dying blooms? We will have a training session once the roses start to bloom, showing all our volunteers exactly how to do this. Please contact Edna at ednacaldwell@rogers.com or 705 721-0484 if you will help, to sign up. “Many hands make small work” definitely applies to keeping our much-appreciated rose garden attractive.

Rose Gardens at Royal Botanical Gardens -the official  opening of the newly renovated Rose Garden at the RBG is taking place on June 23, the same time as the Hamilton-Burlington Rose Society’s rose show. Any of our members would be welcome to attend both events at the RBG. There are preliminary plans at HRS to visit the rose garden in late summer. A sign-up  sheet to show your interest in taking a car tour will be at our rose show on July 3rd.

 Fundraising

               A big thank you to Michelle Lynch who assisted greatly with the sales of hostas. They were sold along with beautiful bunches of fresh rhubarb from her garden as an additional fund raiser for our society.

             HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY  ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

                     Entries Submitted and Judged – October 23rd , 2018

Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) email jantim200698@gmail.com

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

                                                   Competition Rules:

Submission of all photographs must be accompanied by an entry tag and include:

  • Photographer’s name
  • Where the image was taken (if possible)
  • Category entered including class number
  • Name of the rose/s (if possible)
  • Photographers can enter 2 entries per class
  1. Photos taken in 2017 and 2018 may be submitted except for entries from a previous Huronia Rose society photographic competition.
  2. Any type of camera is permitted.
  3. The photographs must be 4” by 6”
  4. 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 the original photos should then be supplied.
  5. Photographs will be submitted and judged at the October 23, 2018th meeting

                HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018

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 Drive, 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, a bloom or spray)

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

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

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

10. A photo of a rose bush/climber in bloom

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

THE DECISION OF THE JUDGE IS FINAL

RESULTS OF THE 2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

CLASS 1   A photograph of a garden with roses  (3 entries)

First : Edna Caldwell

Second: Ligita Preisbergs

Third: Ligita Preisbergs

CLASS 2  A close-up of one rose in bloom any type (7 entries)

First: Ellen Spencer

Second: Edna Caldwell

Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 3   A close-up of a cluster of roses any type (6 entries)

First: Edna Caldwell

Second: Grace Kent

Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 4:   A photo of the Millennium Memorial Garden  (0 entries)

Class 5:  A close-up of roses and a companion  (5 entries)

First: Grace Kent

Second: Ellen Spencer

Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 6:  A close-up of a Canadian rose (4 entries)

First: Ligita Preisbergs

Second: Ellen Spencer

Third: Edna Caldwell

Class 7:  A close-up of an old English Austin rose (1 entry)

First: Edna Caldwell

Class 8:  A close-up of a miniature rose (4 entries)

First: Ellen Spencer

Second: Charlotte Le Boeuf

Third: Charlotte Le Boeuf

Class 9: A close-up of any rose fully open ( 8 entries)

First: Ligita Preisbergs

Second: Ellen Spencer

Third: Charlotte Le Boeuf

Class 10:  Canada 150th Celebration (5 entries)

First: Ellen Spencer

Second Ellen Spencer

Third: Edna Caldwell

BEST IN SHOW:  Grace Kent

Number of Entries: 2017 = 43   2016 = 62  2015 = 48

                                                          A SINCERE THANK YOU

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A sincere thank you to everyone who took time to help with the Annual Fundraising Event, the sale of potted rose bushes and perennial plants.

Judith, Ruth & my daughter-in-law, Kelly for picking up the roses from St.Catherines and Virgil rose nurseries.

Carl, Charlotte, Dale, Ellen, Janice, Michelle and for tending the Farmers’ markets in Barrie and Orillia, and executing good salesmanship.

Ellen and Ron for giving up their garage as storage for the roses. The members who picked them up from Ellen and brought to the markets.

Edna  for rescuing  rare hosta plants last fall with the help of Janice and Ina. Planting them in her garden and now in the spring with Michelle’s help, potting up to be sold as part of the fund raising in conjunction with the roses. If I missed to mention any helper – Many thanks.

Many tasks and planning are required to bring this Event up and running.

We purchased 150 Rose bushes and I am happy to report that all have been sold.

Ligita

ANNUAL ROSE SHOW   Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Location: Dorian Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Road, Barrie

Conveners Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) MichelleLynch(705-325-4123)

Lynn Schnitter (705-252-0289)

Rules and Regulations

1. Entries Received: 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

2. Judging: 6:30 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 47

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 or the Show Committee are not responsible for loss, damage or theft.

10. Ribbons are attached to winning entries. Trophies will be awarded 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.Judging 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. A minimum of three of one colour, size etc. is required to warrant such a division.

14. Entry tags should be correctly filled in, 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 class. The Canadian Rose Society Colour Classification Guide should be consulted. Ask the passing clerks for help if unsure, before marking your tag.

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. Space allotted: 24” wide and 30” deep.  No height restrictions.

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)

• Judges’ Choice (Rosette)

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)

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

Floribunda 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

14. Climber, one spray (*), Red

15. Climber, one spray (*), Pink

16. Climber, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

English “Austin”

Class:

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

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

26. One Bloom, any colour

Canadian Roses (Please refer to Canadian Hardy Roses for more information)

27. Explorer series rose, one spray (*), Pink

28. Explorer series rose, one spray (*), any other colour

29. Parkland/Morden series rose, one spray (*), Red

30. Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), Pink

31. Parkland / Morden series rose, one spray (*), any colour other than those listed above

32. Canadian Artist series rose, one spray (*), any colour

33. Any other Canadian rose not listed, any colour

Miscellaneous

34. One bloom, any colour or blend (not miniature) floating in a suitable container, No foliage. Note: the rose MUST FLOAT.

35. Most fragrant rose, one stem. *Also to be judged by the public.

SECTION III

Miniature Roses

36. One bloom, any colour or blend

37. One spray (*), any colour or blend

38. Collection of miniature roses

39. One bloom Miniature, any colour or blend, floating in a suitable container. Note: the rose MUST FLOAT. No foliage.

SECTION IV

Non-Members and Youth

40. One bloom, any colour

41. One spray (*), any colour

42. One Miniature bloom or spray (*), any colour

SECTION V

Decorative Designs

THEME: POETRY OF ROSES

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

Class:

43. Vase of roses

44. “ I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck “

Emma Goldman

45. “She was chaos and beauty intertwined. A tornado of roses from divine”

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46. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

by any other name would smell as sweet.”

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

47. INVITATIONAL

“Love is a rose  “l’amour est une rose

Every petal an illusion  Chaque petal un illusion

Every thorn a reality.”  Chaque spine une realitie”

Charles Beaudelaire

 

 

Spring 2018 Newsletter

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Rose Petal News

SPRING 2018

A Reminder from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians:

We are now into Spring as of March the 20th and looking forward to getting outside and into our gardens and getting them into shape.

Don’t forget that our first meeting of 2018 will be held on TUESDAY, APRIL17th at 7pm at the Dorian Park Community Centre.  This is a great time to renew your annual membership and pick up the schedule for this year.  The Members’ handout gives the details of speakers, events, sale of roses, etc.

This year CARP is hosting their first annual “Spring into Green ECO Show at the Holly Community Centre at 171 Maple Ave. It is on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10a.m. to 4p.m The HRS has booked a booth to help promote the Huronia Rose Society, so if you visit the Show, please drop by and say hello.  We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting and do bring a friend with you if you can.

Virginia

This is a great time to renew your annual membership and pick up the schedule for this year.  The Members handout gives the details of speakers, events, sale of roses, etc.  Want to learn more about roses in a friendly atmosphere?  Come grow with us at Huronia Rose Society.

The Ontario Horticultural Association has a spring meeting on April 21st, at Tangle Creek Golf Course that Edna Caldwell and I will attend.  We will sell our cards and publicize the HRS. We attended the meeting last Autumn and sold several cards there with many compliments of the photos of the roses.

Gloria BrokGloria Brok, our presenter on April 17th. This is the third time Gloria and her husband have visited us with very informative programs enhanced with marvellous photography.  She will share the many photos she captured of the rose gardens of the Biltmore Estate in the mountains of North Carolina when they visited in last October.  Gloria also had the opportunity to speak with one of the gardeners and learned a lot about how they winterize and prune their thousands of roses each year.

 

Open Meetings for 2018

Held on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm

Dorian Parker Community Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

July 3rd  Annual Rose Show & Meeting Set up:       4:30pm.

Entries received:  4:30 – 6:15pm                                                                                  Program:  7 pm.

View Rose Show at 8 pm

July 17th Garden VisitMembers only! Hosts: Janice and Tim Schmidt
Sept. 18th  Carefree and Carpet Roses
  • Anna Sauvé, Master Gardener.
  • Awards Night from Rose Show
Oct. 23rd   2017 International Rose Trials Winners Ethel Freeman, (Canadian Rose Society)

Photo Competition, (submit entries);

  Annual Meeting

Huronia Rose Society’s

 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

THE SALE OF POTTED ROSE BUSHES and PERENNIAL PLANTS

Members paid pre-orders for roses will be taken at the April meeting. The roses that are for sale are listed in the previous newsletter of March / April 2018

Where:

Barrie Farmer’s Market, City Hall (Collier & Mulcaster)  Contact: Ellen 705  739-9101

Orillia Farmer’s Markets, Downtown, Library parking lot. Mississaga & West Sts., Odas Park, Fairgrounds Rd.   Contact Ligita705 689-2331 

When:  

Orillia Downtown – Saturdays May 19, 26

Odas Park    – Saturdays May 12,19,26

Barrie           – Saturdays May 12,19,26

Time 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Note:  Donated perennial plants will be potted on May 1st, @ 1:30 p.m  at Edna Calwell’s,  274 Line 3 South, Oro-Medonte. Tel:  705 721-0484

We need pots for the planting.  Please bring them to Edna’s or call her for pick-up.

Also: We are asking for volunteers to help with the potting.

ANNUAL ROSE SHOW JULY 3RD  2018

Report

Committee members:

Lynne Melnyk

Lynn Schnitter

Michelle Lynch

Ellen Spencer

Janice Schmidt

Our first meeting was after last year’s show to debrief and make changes. Our second meeting was on March 21, 2018 to finalize the schedule and determine a theme and the design classes.

We are pleased to announce our theme for 2018 is:

                                                          “Poetry in Roses”

The team is very energetic and creative believing that the show in 2018 will be dynamic in every respect. The rose show schedule will be circulated as soon as it is complete so please mark your calendars for July 3rd and attend the April 17t h general rose meeting at the Dorian Parker Center to pick up your entry tags. This is your year to win a red ribbon or perhaps even a trophy.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION

I look forward to seeing all of you at our spring meeting. It has been a long winter and it will be nice to socialize, to sit back and listen to our guest speaker and look at all the glorious pictures of roses submitted last October for the photographic competition. Our renowned judgeDon Komarechka mentioned that he has seen a vast improvement in the quality of the photographs and looks forward every year to have the opportunity to judge our pictures.  We will see you soon, and I look forward to congratulating this year’s grand prize winner!

Spring into Green 2018

We are very pleased to announce that we are going to participate in the first annual “Spring into Green Eco Show” to be held on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at the Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton Avenue here in Barrie.

As members of the Huronia Rose society you will want to attend to see organizations that are Eco friendly. Our society will be one of 40 different exhibitors/vendors promoting sustainable eco-friendly services or products. We will be promoting chemical and pesticide free growing and care of roses as well as talking about our hardy roses on sale at the Farmers market.  We hope to see you there. Any questions please call Janice at 705-728-7719 or email at jantim200698@gmail.com.

Memorial Garden

We will hold a pruning session at the Memorial Garden, #205 Lakeshore Dr., Barrie about mid April depending on the weather and volunteers’ availability.  If you are afraid of pruning roses, this is a great FREE workshop to learn the techniques.   Also, we need folks to cut up the branches and twigs, easy but very important jobs. Please give this opportunity some thought and contact Edna 705 721-0484.   At the April meeting, we will have signup sheets for basic tidying up the rose garden through the summer months.  Please consider offering a week or two, especially from the third week of June until the end of August.

 white-968099__340         In Memoriam

Helen Keller, American author, and activist
“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world — the company of those who have known suffering.”

It is with a heavy heart that I mention the passing of Ligita Preisbergs’ beloved husband Raimonds.   You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

 

 

                                                   2018 Membership Registration Form

(  ) Single Membership – $15.00

(  ) Family Membership – $20.00

(  ) New Member   or   (  ) Renewing Member

 

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Please make cheque payable to the Huronia Rose Society

 

Complete this form.  Bring it to the next general meeting with your payment

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c/o Ligita Preisbergs

3487 Hedgemere Landing

Severn, ON   L3V 0V8