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Roses for Sale May 2016

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

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

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

Floribunda roses

Climbing roses

Hybrid Tea roses

Shrub/David Austin roses

Rose Petal News November/December 2015

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

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

OPEN MEETING SCHEDULES FOR 2015 and Spring 2016

Nov. 17th, 2015

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

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

Photographic Competition

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

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

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

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September/October 2015 Newsletter

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS:

Dear Fellow Rosarians:
Throughout the month of August, the foliage starts to lose its freshness, the occasional leaf starts to show a change in colour, and the birds start talking to each other about their migration, making autumn one of the most delicious times of the year.

“No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one Autumnal face.” John Donne (English poet)

So, this is the perfect time to think about creating new flower beds in order to plant more perennials, shrubs, bulbs, and of course, roses. Roses can be planted in the spring or in the fall.

You still have time. In fact, in Canada, you can plant anytime between mid-August and six weeks before the first killing frost, which means well into October. Therefore, if you choose to plant early in the fall, it will give the rose bush the opportunity to develop feeder roots before it goes dormant and the frost arrives. This means it will grow and bloom that much quicker when it comes out of dormancy in the spring.

There is nothing more spectacular than a rose in bloom. Our Meeting in the fall is a time to share the last rose bloom of the summer. So, bring in as many sprays or single blooms as possible to share the beauty with the Membership.

Upcoming Events:

September 15, 2015 | Micro-Climates in Your Garden | Speaker: Lexi Dearborn

Learn to evaluate your garden so you can grow some plants that might not survive in another part of your property. Perhaps a Japanese Maple might do well in the right spot or some tender perennial that you saw in a Zone 6 garden centre. This evening is also our Awards Night when the trophies for our annual Rose Show will be presented.

November 17, 2015 | Flowering Shrubs | Speaker: Catherine Waffle, Master Gardener

Catherine Waffle will speak about flowering shrubs. Tonight the Huronia Rose Society will also hold its Annual General Meeting where we will elect the Board of Directors for 2016. If you you are interested in volunteering, contact Janice Schmidt.

Millennium Memorial Garden

The garden has looked beautiful this summer, thanks to our regular volunteers who weekly cut off the dead/dying blooms and clean up fallen petals. To my knowledge, there have been only two Members who make the commitment regularly, Jeanne Leong and Irene Slessor, for which we owe a big “Thank You.” If any other Member has been helping deadhead, unknown to the Board, we thank you very much. Cherin Harris-Tuck has been a great help in watering the rose garden and Lorraine Gray has assisted in pruning in spring and late summer. Without these few dedicated Members our Rose Garden would not be the wonderful asset to the waterfront that it is. We would be very grateful for more Barrie Members to step up and help next year. Jeanne reports that “Everything looks great, and special thanks to our Secretary, Edna Caldwell, for her time and energy spent watering, spraying, fertilizing and pruning the many shrub roses at the Rose Garden this season.”

Garden Visit

The HRS thanks Trudy and Frank Seyforth for inviting us to visit their beautiful rose garden in July in Penetanguishene. With the rose garden were many perennials, shrubs and vegetables. Dining, socializing, and smelling the roses during a warm summer night is the perfect way to end a hot summer day for a rosarian.

Fundraising

At our Sept. meeting there will be a chance to win a Canadian rose book, titled “Roses for Canadian Gardens” by Robert Osborne, nurseryman from Corn Hill Nursery, New Brunswick. His personal stories of growing these hardy roses accompanied by beautiful photographs makes this an excellent resource that is easy to read but filled with information about the roses that will do well in our cold climate.

Membership Fee Increase

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

Starting in 2016, a single Membership will be $15, and a family $20.00. We thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding as we share a common pursuit, simply our love of the rose. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the increase in fees please do not hesitate to contact me, Janice Schmidt, at jan52.tim62@rogers.com. To renew your membership, please complete the 2016 Membership Form and bring it to the Annual General Meeting along with your membership fee.

A Special Request

In the June Canadian Rose Society newsletter, the editor, Christine Moore, asked CRS Members to give the names of their favourite rose. I am sure she would be interested in what are the favourite roses of HRS Members. She will put them in the next CRS newsletter. Send your top picks to cmoore2738@aol.com

2015 Rose Show Report

The annual Rose Show, held at the Dorian Parker Community Centre on Sunnidale Road, was very successful and well attended. Our 35th Anniversary was celebrated with a lovely and delicious cake.

Queen of the Show (Edna Caldwell Plaque) | Dale Lovering | Tropicana

Best Shrub Rose (Victor Loeb Memorial Trophy) | David Ross | Westerland

Best Red Rose (Wendy Caldwell Halkewycz Trophy) | Ellen Spencer | Royal William

Miniature Queen of the Show (Plaque) | Dale Lovering | Popcorn

Best Design Level B (Reta Caldwell Plaque) | Ligita Preisbergs | Synergistic

Best Design Level C (Betty Nielsen Cup) | Edna Caldwell | Complementary

Everyone enjoyed browsing through photo albums prepared by Edna with historical pictures and information about the early years. The fun presentation of floral designs by Dale Lovering, Carl Phillips, David Ross, and Ron Spencer was well received with a lot of laughter and comments. It was expertly moderated by Edna Caldwell. The invitational class was entered by three new OHA judges who each did a lovely design to depict “Thinking outside the Box”.

A New Rose

When the Canadian Rose Society celebrated its 50th anniversary a few years ago, a Canadian-bred rose was sold to Members as a fundraiser. Called “Rosy Vision”, it was developed by Dr. Arnold who took over breeding Canadian roses after the Experimental Station at Morden Manitoba was closed down by the Federal Government.

In my garden “Rosy Vision” is a lovely soft pink with hints of coral. It has continuous blooms all season and is almost disease-free.  It winters quite well with no winter protection. The Palantine Roses nursery is propagating this rose and will have it for sale in a couple of years. To see more of Dr. Arnold’s new introductions go to http://www.northernhybridroses.com. -Edna

Photographic Competition

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and many opportunities to snap photographs of beautiful roses in bloom making ready for the photographic competition this fall.

All entries are due at our November meeting. If you need a refresher regarding the entry categories please refer to the attachment to your June Newsletter or email me, Janice Schmidt, at: jan52.tim62@rogers.com.

Ina’s Cross Stitch

There are many occasions to present someone special with a beautiful handmade cross stitch picture. These creative pieces were donated by Ina and all proceeds go to Huronia Rose Society. The starting bid is $20 for both pictures, so please bring some cash to the September meeting and you may be in luck and return home with a treasure.

May/ June Newsletter 2015

 Rose Petal News May / June 2015

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians: Our success as a Society depends upon our dedicated Members, who have generously given their time and expertise over the years by assisting us in our many projects. So, I am asking for your help one more time: Can each of you talk to a friend or colleague that you know enjoys gardening and see if they would like to come and join our Society. We always have exciting news and upcoming events to celebrate and share and the more Members the better in order to insure and guarantee that our future will continue. For example, the 35th anniversary of the Huronia Rose Society is fast approaching and we will celebrate this important time at the annual Rose Show on Tuesday, June 30th. Our schedule has been revised to include an Invitational Design class, and we have six newly accredited judges participating. I know that their imagination and creativity will present a truly interesting competition. So mark your calendar and be sure to attend and bring that friend as we will be having lots of fun

June 30th — Celebration of 35th Anniversary of the Huronia Rose Society

Annual Rose Show Theme “Thinking Outside the Box”

See attached schedule for entry times and show classes

Silent Auction 7:00 pm — General meeting with a fun floral demonstration

Show opens at 8:00 pm

There will be cake!

RESULTS FROM OUR ROSE SALES FUNDRAISER What a fund raising event this was! A total of 140 potted Rose bushes was purchased and picked up by Society Members from two rose growers in St. Catharine’s & Niagara-on-the Lake. Pre-sales orders and one Saturday at three Farmers’ Markets left us only with 15 to sell. By the second Saturday, only four America Climbing roses were left, looking for a place to grow. Thank you, everyone, who participated to make this a successful event. We also thank all our Members and customers for your support. Also thank you to the Horticultural Society Members who traveled from Huntsville, Gravenhurst, and other distant places. Take good care of your purchased roses and we hope to see you all back next year. To our fabulous Sales Team – keep your sales technique sharp. Rose bushes are already on order for the 2016 Market Sales.

OPEN MEETING SCHEDULES FOR 2015 June 30 with Rose Show. To start our 35th celebrations, there will be scrapbooks of photographs and newspaper clippings of our activities over the years. See how many Members you recognize. Then the “Rose Amigos” will drop in to entertain us with their skills at floral design. Watch their techniques carefully and pick up some tips to use yourself. When the program is over, the judging will be finished so we can all enjoy the many beautiful roses. A 35th Anniversary Cake will be enjoyed at refreshment time.

Garden Visit – This is one of the benefits of membership in HRS. On Tues. July 14 we are invited to visit the garden of Trudy and Frank Seyforth, 3 Brindle Rd., Penetanguishene. We plan to arrive around 6:30 pm so we can enjoy their beautiful garden before sunset. Everyone attending is asked to bring a few snacks to share. Car pooling is possible. So, meet at the Canadian Tire parking lot by Bayfield St. Departure time is 5:30 pm as it will take about an hour to get to the Seyforths.

Miniature Roses

Miniature roses will be sold at the June 30th meeting of the Huronia Rose Society. They are locally propagated by Dale Lovering, a Member our Society. Minis are grown on their own roots, and are suitable as border or patio plants. Each will be sold for $8, of which $1 will go to the Huronia Rose Society. The following roses are a good selection of colours and varieties that will be available: Rose Name Colour Rose Name Colour Bianca White Jeanne Lajoie Medium Pink – Climber Black Jade Dark Red Magic Carrousel Red Blend Cider Cup Apricot Blend Minnie Pearl Pink Blend Chelsea Belle Medium Pink Party Girl Yellow Blend Popcorn White Water Lily White 

Year 2015 Membership

Name(s) : ……………………………….………..…………………………….….… Address : .………………………………..…………..……………………..… Street Number, Name Municipality

Postal Code Phone : .……………………… e-mail : …………………….……………….. [ ] No e-mail

Please note that Member names and addresses are not made public. [ ] New Member or [ ] Renewing Member

I prefer to receive the Huronia Rose Society newsletter by: [ ] E-mail (pdf file) OR [ ] Postal Mail (paper copy)

I am willing to volunteer for one or more of the following activities*: (optional) [ ] Annual Rose Show Committee [ ] Millennium Memorial Rose Garden maintenance [ ] Spring Rose Sales (Barrie and/or Orillia Farmers’ Markets) [ ] Rose Society Publicity [ ] Newsletter Contributions [ ] Web Site Content [ ] General Meeting Topics and / or Speakers [ ] Huronia Rose Society Executive *Your name will be forwarded to the appropriate Rose Society Director.

Amount: $ 12.00 [ ] Individual or $15.00 [ ] Family

NOTE: Memberships expire October 31st. Membership includes: – 5 meetings annually to meet and share experiences with fellow gardeners (February, April, June, September and November); exhibitor status at the Society’s annual Rose Show in June, bi-monthly Newsletters available via e-mail or postal mail, Membership Handout listing HRS events plus types of roses for sale, and 10% discount at Botanix – Barrie’s Garden Centre (formerly Botanix Garden Centre.) Please make your cheque payable to the “Huronia Rose Society” Membership Form: Print and submit with your cheque at the next General Meeting, OR forward by postal mail to: Huronia Rose Society, 10 Cook Street, Barrie, ON L4M 4E9 Membership Card Your Membership Card serves as your receipt and Proof of Membership for purchase discounts. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entries Submitted Nov. 17, 2015; Prizes awarded – April meeting, 2016 Convener: Janice Schmidt (705-728-7719)

The Huronia Rose Society invites our Members to enter the Photo contest. Competition Rules: Entry tags must accompany all submissions including: Photographers name Category entered (All information on the reverse side of the photo) Photographers are allowed to enter 2 entries per Class Photos taken in 2015 may be submitted except for entries from a previous Huronia Rose society photographic competition. All photos must be 4”X 6” colour prints. Any type of camera is permitted The photographer/s of the winning entries may be asked for permission to use the images on the Huronia Rose Society greeting cards. Digital access or negatives should then be supplied. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2015, at our regular open meeting at the Dorion Parker Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie.

CLASSES

A photo of a garden with roses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Images will be judged for originality, composition, overall visual impact, and artistic merit. ALL DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGE ARE FINAL

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY ANNUAL ROSE SHOW Tuesday, June30, 2015 Dorian Parker Centre #227 Sunnidale Road Barrie Conveners: Ellen Spencer (705-739-9101) Edna Caldwell (705-721-0484)

Rules and Regulations

1 Entries Received: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

2 Judging: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3 At the time of judging only Committee Members are allowed in the judging area.

4 Show viewing- 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 Entries are NOT to be removed before 9:00 pm
 NOTE: Exhibitors are requested to assist with clean up after the show

6 Exhibitors must be Members of Huronia Rose Society except in Section IV and Class 44

7 All specimen blooms must be grown by the exhibitor. Please indicate name of rose if known.

8 Exhibitors must provide suitable containers for their entries.

9 The Huronia Rose Society and the Show Committee are not responsible for loss, damage or theft.

10 Prizes will be ribbons only, with the exception of trophies, which will be given out at the September meeting. Trophies shall remain the property of the Huronia Rose Society.

11 Judges may withhold an award if an entry is not deemed worthy. Judges decisions are final.

12 Exhibitors are permitted 5 entries per specimen class, provided they are different cultivars (colours), unless otherwise stated.

13 The Show Chairperson has the right to divide any specimen class if there are sufficient entries. A minimum of three of one colour, size etc. is required to warrant such a division.

14 Entry tags should be correctly filled in, and completed if possible prior to arriving at the Show, including the name of the rose if known. Securely attach the tag, except in Miniature and Decorative Sections, where they should be placed under or beside the entry.

15 Each exhibitor is responsible for placing their entries in the correct colour class. The Canadian Rose Society Colour Classification Guide should be consulted. Ask the passing clerk for help if unsure, before marking your tag. (A passing clerk will guide you as to where to place your entry and answer questions regarding filling in your entry tags.)

16 Ontario Judging and Exhibiting Standards will be followed for Designs. Canadian Rose Society Judging Guidelines will be used for specimens. All foliage must be naturally attached in the specimen classes.

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 rose plant, which may be obtained from any source. Any type of plant material, branches or decorative wood, dried or treated, may be used. A judicious use of painted material is permitted. Accessories are also permitted.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Queen of the Show (Edna Caldwell plaque)

Best Design Sec. V Level A (Rosette)

Miniature Queen of the Show (plaque)

Best Design Sec. V, Level B (Reta Caldwell plaque)

Best Shrub Rose (Victor Loeb trophy)

Best Design Sec. V, Level C (Betty Nielsen trophy)

Best Red Rose (Wendy Caldwell-Halkewycz trophy)

The “Queen of the Show” may be selected from any of the Specimen Bloom or Spray Classes except Miniature Classes.

In the following Classes, a “blend” of any colour is to be shown in the Class closest to that colour. i.e. a Red Blend Hybrid Tea would be shown in Cl. 4; an Orange Blend Hybrid Tea would be shown in Cl. 7.

SECTION I

Members with 30 or fewer bushes

Class

1 One bloom, any colour

2 One spray (*), any colour

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

SECTION II- HYBRID TEA TYPE (1 bloom per stem)

4 One bloom, Red

5 One bloom, Pink

6 One bloom, Yellow

7 One bloom, Orange

8 One bloom, White or Near White

9 One bloom, any colour other than those listed above

FLORIBUNDAS TYPE (Multiple blooms per stem)

10 One spray (*), Red

11 One spray (*), Pink

12 One spray (*), White or near White

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

CLIMBERS

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

SHRUB

23 Shrub one spray (*), Red

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

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

CANADIAN ROSES Please refer to the last page of this schedule for information regarding Canadian Hardy Roses

Class 26 Explorer series rose, one spray (*), Pink

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

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

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

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

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

MISCELLANEOUS

32 One bloom, any colour or blend (not miniature) floating in a suitable container, No foliage.

33 Most fragrant rose, one stem

SECTION III MINIATURE ROSES

34 One bloom, any colour or blend

35 One spray (*), any colour or blend

36 Collection of miniature roses

37 One bloom Miniature, any colour or blend, floating in a suitable container. No foliage.

SECTION IV  NON-MEMBERS & YOUTH

38 One bloom, any colour

39 One spray (*), any colour

40 One Miniature bloom or spray (*), any colour

SECTION V: DECORATIVE DESIGNS THEME: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

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 41 SYNERGISTIC: a contemporary design in which several containers are used in a composition. Each container may hold a complete or partial arrangement and the combined units create a unified whole.

Class 42 . COMPLEMENTARY: a design that includes two colours which lie directly opposite each other on the colour wheel, e.g. blue-orange or violet-yellow.

Class 43 . MODERN: a design with no preconceived patterns, few components, new shapes, sculptural qualities, dynamic balance, movement, bold colours. Constantly changing and elegant in composition.

44. INVITATIONAL CLASS, “THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX” — your interpretation.

WINTER HARDY CANADIAN ROSES

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

April 2015 Rose Petal News

Rose Petal News
March / April 2015

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians:
Spring 2015

Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying “Let’s Party!”
Wake up everyone, spring is here, and I am sure we are all looking forward to what this gardening season will bring. You must have noticed that the days are getting longer, and the sun’s rays are very warm making this time very magical especially after such a cold and bitter winter.
March 20th was the Vernal Equinox, a date recognized and celebrated all over the northern hemisphere as the beginning of the planting year. It is a time for fresh starts in all phases of life, at home, in relationships, and most of all in the garden. If you haven’t started already, it is time to start indoor seed planting.
I also have many plans for the garden and can’t wait to start playing in the soil. There will be new flower beds, new plants, new rose bushes and so much more.
So enjoy the power of spring, its regenerative effects, and don’t forget to party.

Botanix– Barrie’s Garden Centre Offers 10% discount to HRS members 
(You must show membership card before purchase is rung up)

“Never Alone” Rose
This new Canadian rose has a two-tone red and white bloom, is hardy and short, can even be grown in a patio container. It has dark green, disease-resistant foliage, hardy to Zone 2b. The background breeding stock was from the Morden Research Station, Manitoba, but was moved to Ontario (because of Government closures) to further the development of Canadian roses by The Canadian National Landscape Association. The breeding and development takes place at Vineland Centre for Research & Innovation, but all new stock are trialed and tested across Canada. Out of this stock has come the Artists’ series of roses: Emily Carr, Felix LeClerc, Bill Reid and Campfire.
This rose has a different Canadian connection. It has been chosen by “The Never Alone
Foundation” (started by a former CFL player) which supports people living with cancer. The royalties from the sales of this rose go to the foundation. At the 2014 Grey Cup game, this rose was introduced and should be available this spring at certain Garden Centres. HRS might even have some available in 2016.
So we have another truly hardy shrub rose, which is easy to care for in our national colours of red and white to enjoy in our gardens.

Renew your HRS Membership! Please complete the Membership form at the end of the newsletter.
OPEN MEETING SCHEDULES FOR 2015

April 21st
The presentation will contain photos and information regarding a selection of hardy rose bushes that you will need in your garden this year.

“Hardy Roses”
Edna Caldwell

June 30th

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY
Sept. 15th How different growing conditions exist in the same garden.
“Micro-Climates” Lexi Dearborn
Nov. 17th
Ways to compliment your flowers to add interest to your garden all season.

“Flowering Shrubs”
Catherine Waffle,
Master Gardener

The photographic competition HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY
Photography Competition Results

CLASS 1- A photo of a garden with Roses
First Janice M. Schmidt
Second Ligita Preisbergs
Third Edna Caldwell
HM Janice M. Schmidt
CLASS 2- A close up photo of one bloom (any type)
First Jeanne Leong
Second Ligita Preisbergs
Third Ligita Preisbergs
HM Edna Caldwell
CLASS 3 – A close up of a cluster of roses (any type)
First Edna Caldwell
Second Ellen Spencer
Third Audrey Miller
HM Janice M. Schmidt
CLASS 4- A photo of the Millennium Memorial Rose Garden
First Edna Caldwell
Second Virginia Foster
Third Edna Caldwell
CLASS 5 – A photo of roses and a companion plant in the garden
(any type of rose or companion)
First Edna Caldwell
Second Edna Caldwell
Third Janice M. Schmidt
HM Ellen Spencer

CLASS 6- A close up of a Canadian rose (Morden, Explorer or
Artist rose, single or spray)
First Janice M. Schmidt
Second Edna Caldwell
Third Janice M. Schmidt
CLASS 7- A close up of an old English rose
(David Austen type: single or spray)
First Ellen Spencer
Second Grace Kent
Third Ellen Spencer
HM Janice M. Schmidt
CLASS 8- A close up of a miniature rose (single or spray)
First Grace Kent
CLASS 9- A close up of any rose fully open with stamens showing
First Ellen Spencer
Second Ellen Spencer
Third Virginia Foster
HM Ligita Preisbergs
CLASS 10- Photo of a vase of roses
First Edna Caldwell
Second Edna Caldwell
Third Ligita Preisbergs
HM Virginia Foster

BEST IN SHOW — ELLEN SPENCER
Class 7- A close up of an old English Rose

Ideas for 2015 — We are always interested in what topics our members would like to have for our programs. Send your ideas to any board member or put your topics in the suggestion box at each meeting.

Special Offer for HRS Members!
For the first time we are offering, to our members, pre-orders before the roses go to the Markets.
The price is $19 each or 3 plus for $18 each.
If you are attending the April 21st meeting, please bring your order and payment.
If you are unable to attend – please mail your order and payment to:
Payment – Huronia Rose Society,
Mailing address: Ligita Preisbergs,
3487 Hedgemere Landing , RR3 Orillia, Ont. L3V 6H3.
All pre-order requests must reach me by April 21st.
All rose pre-orders must be picked up at either Barrie or Orillia Farmers’ Markets – please specify.
Visit http://www.huroniarose.com to view the list of roses available to enhance your garden.

Dear Rosie,

I’ve always wanted to add Miniature Roses to my garden. What advice would you give for the selection, planting and care of miniature rose plants?
Sincerely,

“Minnie” Hopeful

Dear “Minnie:”

According to a pamphlet that the Huronia Rose Society has written, entitled, “Tips on the Care and Culture of Miniature Roses,” these types of rose plants are both “ … hardy and extremely versatile.”1 With respect to the selection of a miniature rose, the brochure advises that, for an outdoor garden, select plants from 20 to 30 cm tall, with a flower 2 cm to 4 cm in width. In general, the planting and caring for Miniature Roses differs from that of regular roses in that less space, time and materials are required. It is equally important, however, that good soil conditions be provided. Other points to consider regarding these versions of roses include:

give more space between plants to those Miniatures with larger leaves;
“harden-off” Nursery-bought plants for a few days, outside, prior to planting, and keep well-watered while still in their original pots;
when pruning, keep the centre of the plant as clear as possible;
as Miniature Roses bloom earlier than regularly-sized roses, fertilize at about the time that their buds are forming; and
in anticipation of the winter season, and, as for regular roses, mound new soil around the crown, after removing any spent leaves or blooms. Once the ground is frozen, cover in between the soil mounds with leaves or evergreen branches.
1“Tips on the Care and Culture of Miniature Roses,” Huronia Rose Society.

ROSIE

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Year 2015 Membership

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[ ] New Member or [ ] Renewing Member

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I am willing to volunteer for one or more of the following activities*: (optional)

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[ ] Spring Rose Sales (Barrie and/or Orillia Farmers’ Markets) [ ] Rose Society Publicity
[ ] Newsletter Contributions [ ] Web Site Content
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*Your name will be forwarded to the appropriate Rose Society Director.

Amount: $ 12.00 [ ] Individual or $15.00 [ ] Family NOTE: Memberships expire October 31st.

Membership includes: – 5 meetings annually to meet and share experiences with fellow gardeners
(February, April, June, September and November);
exhibitor status at the Society’s annual Rose Show in June,
bi-monthly Newsletters available via e-mail or postal mail,
Membership Handout listing HRS events plus types of roses for sale, and
10% discount at Botanix – Barrie’s Garden Centre (formerly Botanix Garden Centre.)

Please make your cheque payable to the “Huronia Rose Society”

Membership Form: Print and submit with your cheque at the next General Meeting, OR forward by postal mail to:
Huronia Rose Society, 10 Cook Street, Barrie, ON L4M 4E9

Membership Card Your Membership Card serves as your receipt and Proof of Membership for purchase discounts

New Meeting Location

Our meetings will now be held at The Dorian Parker Centre, # 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

Please come join us there for our next meeting Tuesday, February 17th 7pm

ROSE PETAL NEWS JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015

New location for our meetings will be held at the Dorian Parker Centre, # 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie (between Wellington St. and Cundles Rd.), west of Bayfield Street. This is a very pleasant city facility, with plenty of space on one level, in a residential area. We hope that this location will be our permanent home. There is free parking for everyone.

Message from Janice Schmidt, President of the HRS:

Dear fellow Rosarians:
Welcome to 2015! Every New Year is an exciting time as we will all look forward to a new growing season. When the sun shines, I look out the window and dream and plan what plants should I divide, where will I move them to? What new plants should I buy? Can the snow melt any faster? My patience is tested every year at this time.
As I return to reality and several more weeks of winter, I would like to begin this message with thanks to Edna Caldwell, our past president, and all the members of the executive that helped with Huronia Rose Society’s success over the last few years. Everyone worked tirelessly on many annual activities and new initiatives. I would also like to recognize the contributions of those that have retired from the executive but continue to attend our meetings and share their love of roses and gardening.
This year is our 35th anniversary, and it promises to be a good year with our annual rose sales at the farmers market, rose show, and inspiring speakers’ program. Therefore, I encourage you to attend our meetings, and as many of the other activities the society has planned in this special year.
I look forward to seeing you at our general meetings and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me or any of your executive.
Renew your HRS Membership! For the Year 2015, Memberships will be available for renewal/sale at the Feb. 17th General Meeting. Please complete the Membership form at the end of the newsletter.

OPEN MEETING SCHEDULES FOR 2015
Feb. 17th
Photographic competition photos;
A sneak peek of the new rose bushes HRS will have for sale in May;
A brief annual meeting and a chance to socialize
Come to experience the beautiful roses and gardens that were captured on film last summer. It will help us to get through Feb and March.

April 21st
There will be miniature roses for sale that evening and photos with information of our selection of hardy rose bushes that we will have for your garden this May.
Speaker: Dale Lovering “Canadian Hardy Roses”

June 30th Annual Rose Show! with a program celebrating The Huronia Rose Society’s 35th Anniversary!

Sept. 15th
Topic and speaker TBA

Nov. 17th
“100 Garden Questions” Shari-Lynn Safir

Silent Auction of a painting of a rose “Tiffany” donated by local botanical artist Cherin Harris-Tuck will be closed at the Feb. 17th meeting. The lucky bidder will take it home that evening to enjoy for many years. The funds raised from this painting will go to support signage at the Memorial Rose Garden at the Southshore Community Centre, 205 Lakeshore Rd., Barrie.

The photographic competition for 2014 was a huge success, so much so that we have decided to make this an annual event. Over 70 entries were received in ten separate categories and judged by Don Komerechka, a well-known photographer from the Barrie area.
We have not yet announced the winners;
Are you looking forward to knowing who won ribbons in each of the categories? Which rose won the Best in Show? Which member took the winning photo? We are not telling anyone the results, which will be announced along with the opportunity to view all the photos at the February 17th meeting. You will just have to attend our meeting to find out. See you soon.

Programs for 2015 — We are always interested in what topics our members would like to have for our programs. Send your ideas to any board member or put your topics in the suggestion box at each meeting.

HURONIA ROSE SOCIETY 2015 ROSE ORDERS

10 Dublin Bay – glowing red
10 Archbishop Desmond Tutu – deep red
10 Kosmos Fairy Tale – creamy white
10 Red Riding Hood – crimson red
10 Golden Fairy Tale – golden yellow
10 Let Freedom – red
10 Tropicana – florescent orange
10 Golden Showers – yellow
10 America – salmon
10 Winnipeg Parks – medium red
10 Emily Carr – rich red
10 Campfire – pink/yellow
10 Gertrude Jekyl – pink
10 Molineux – rich yellow
Rose Cultivation Web Site — There is a very informative “rose cultivation” web site one of our Members recently found located at http://www.rosemagazine.com. Besides offering wonderful photos of roses, it also provides very helpful advice on the planting and caring of roses. There are also web site listings for many rose societies, including the Huronia Rose Society.

Here’s an excerpt from an email received by one of our Members, who enquired about the web site from Garey, one of the web site’s authors. He describes how their web site began, where they are located, and also provides some insights into how it is produced.

24 Nov2014 — A little about us: My wife and I started the site in year 2000. My wife handles the photography, I do the web design and a friend plus others have contributed to write the articles. Rose Magazine is a hobby website and we have tried to keep the site up with correct and informative rose growing content. We are located in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area, British Columbia. Our web readers are from all around the world, and it’s interesting to get email from rose lovers who live in far away countries.

Dear Rosie,
Does the Huronia Rose Society have any pamphlets or other printed information available on the care of roses? If so, how can I obtain this information? Avid Gardener

Dear Avid Gardener:

The Huronia Rose Society has written three rose cultivation pamphlets, which are available for free to our Members and to our guests and visitors at our open General Meetings. The pamphlets are:

1. Growing Roses in a New Era: Tips to enjoy growing roses in your garden without a lot of work.
2. Your Guide for Planting and Caring for a Rose Garden, and
3. Winter Protection for Tender Roses.
Members can also ask that one or more pamphlets be mailed to them by contacting one of our Executive Members via email, telephone, or by submitting your request on our web site: http://www.huroniarose.com.

You might wish to keep note of which cultivation techniques worked for you and which didn’t. Then, you can supplement our pamphlets with your own gardening advice document.

Let us know your results!

ROSIE

Year 2015 Membership

Name(s) : ……………………………….………..…………………………….….…

Address : .………………………………..…………..……………………..…
Street Number, Name Municipality Postal Code

Phone : .……………………… e-mail : …………………….……………….. [ ] No e-mail
Please note that Member names and addresses are not made public.

[ ] New Member or [ ] Renewing Member

I prefer to receive the Huronia Rose Society newsletter by:
[ ] E-mail (pdf file) OR [ ] Postal Mail (paper copy)

I am willing to volunteer for one or more of the following activities*: (optional)
[ ] Annual Rose Show Committee [ ] Millennium Memorial Rose Garden maintenance
[ ] Spring Rose Sales (Barrie and/or Orillia Farmers’ Markets) [ ] Rose Society Publicity
[ ] Newsletter Contributions [ ] Web Site Content
[ ] General Meeting Topics and / or Speakers [ ] Huronia Rose Society Executive

*Your name will be forwarded to the appropriate Rose Society Director.

Amount: $ 12.00 [ ] Individual or $15.00 [ ] Family NOTE: Memberships expire October 31st.

Membership includes:
– 5 meetings annually to meet and share experiences with fellow gardeners
(February, April, June, September and November);
– exhibitor status at the Society’s annual Rose Show in June,
– bi-monthly Newsletters available via e-mail or postal mail,
– Membership Handout listing HRS events plus types of roses for sale, and
– 10% discount at Botanix – Barrie’s Garden Centre (formerly Botanix Garden Centre.)

Please make your cheque payable to the “Huronia Rose Society”

Print and submit with your cheque at the next General Meeting, OR forward by postal mail to:
Huronia Rose Society, 10 Cook Street, Barrie, ON L4M 4E9

Your Membership Card serves as your receipt and Proof of Membership for purchase discounts.