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,


                               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



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 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.


               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.


                     Entries Submitted and Judged – October 23rd , 2018

Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719) email

       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



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.



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


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.


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.


Members with 30 or fewer bushes


1. One bloom, any colour

2. One spray (*), any colour

3. One Miniature specimen or spray (*), any colour


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


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


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


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.


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.


Non-Members and Youth

40. One bloom, any colour

41. One spray (*), any colour

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


Decorative Designs


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


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”

shakieb orgunwall

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


“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



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