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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

 

 

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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

 

Name(s):

____________________________________________________          Address:

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City/Town:                                                                              Postal Code:

_________________________________________________________

Telephone:

________________________________________________________________

Email:

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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

OR

Mail it with your payment to:

                                                              Huronia Rose Society

c/o Ligita Preisbergs

3487 Hedgemere Landing

Severn, ON   L3V 0V8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose Petal News March / April 2018

 

                   

Message from Virginia Foster, President of the HRS.

Dear Fellow Rosarians:

This is my first newsletter as president of the H.R.S., and I am pleased to report that the Executive Board has been working hard already, planning for the coming year. We have several interesting guest speakers lined up, covering such topics as historical roses, varieties of roses, and international competitions.

Our first meeting will be on APRIL 17th, 2018, starting at 7p.m. – please mark your calendar, and invite friends who may be interested as well. If any of your neighbours have ever complimented you on your lovely rose garden, use this as an opportunity to bring them out! We will continue to meet at the Dorian Park Community Centre located at 227 Sunnidale Road in Barrie.

If you’re not the type to skip to the last page of whatever you’re reading, I’m going to recommend that you do today so that you don’t miss the annual membership form!  Maintaining your membership helps the HRS to continue providing valuable education and regular times to get together and connect.

I’m sure I’m not the only one hoping for wonderful weather this year so that we can be ready to submit beautiful entries in the July 3rd Annual Rose Show! Good weather will also help with our community project, the Millennium Rose Garden on the waterfront, that blooms for the enjoyment of all (with the hard work and green thumbs of our fabulous volunteers, of course!).

Stay warm, see you in the spring!

Virginia Foster

  FUND RAISING EVENT POTTED ROSE BUSHES

Another year has come, and we must start organizing the activities of HRS. My responsibility, with suggestions from few other members, was to pick and order potted rose bushes to be sold at the Farmers’ Markets both in Barrie and Orillia.  As you can see from the list we will have lots of variety and colour to choose from. There are some previous favourites, but enough new cultivars to keep your rose garden interesting.  Along with the roses, we will also have a variety of interesting hostas and other perennial plants for sale.

The dates for the sales at both markets will be on Saturdays: May 12th, 19th, and 26th from 8 am to 1:00 pm. The total plants to be sold is 150.

  • Price per Rose bush remains at $20
  • Again, pre-paid, pre-orders will be accepted – please contact Ligita Preisbergs (705 689-2331) 
  • Contact for Barrie Market – Ellen Spencer (705 739-9101)
  • Contact for Orillia Market – Ligita Preisbergs 

Volunteers are urgently required for this major Fund-Raising Event. Please consider volunteering one Saturday morning or for a couple of hours as you know the funds are required to keep this Rose Society functioning.   Please start spreading the word and we will see you all at the Farmers’ Markets.

Potted Rose Bushes for 2018 Markets

Floribunda

Floral Fairy Tale – soft pink/apricot

Golden Fairy Tale – golden yellow

Lions Fairy Tale – ivory white

Charisma – red/yellow

Desmond Tutu – deep red

Easy does it – gold peachy yellow

South Africa – glowing amber

White licorice – yellow/white

Zaide – romantic pink

Climbing

America – salmon

Dublin Bay – glowing red

Lemon meringue – bright lemon yellow

Shrub

Carefree spirit – red/pink

Never alone – red/white

Party hardy – pink

Winnipeg Parks – medium red

Hybrid Tea

Canada Blooms – bright pink

La Perla – cream white

Grandiflora

Tournament of Roses –  pink

Programs

Gloria Brok, our presenter in April, will speak about the Biltmore Estate and Gardens in the mountains of North Carolina, built by the Vanderbilt family. It is open to the public for tours and includes a village and winery. The extensive estate gardens include a formal Italian garden, a shrub garden of 500 varieties, a spring garden of bulbs, an azalea garden, a 4-acre walled garden, a bass pond, a conservatory of orchids and tropical plants, and a four-acre Rose garden. The Rose garden has many varieties of roses in large beds as well as trial roses.  Gloria will explain how they winterize and prune their thousands of roses each year. This presentation will show the roses in full bloom in early October 2017.

Our annual Photographic Competition results will be displayed for everyone to enjoy. A preview of the roses we have for sale at the Farmers’ Markets will further whet your appetite to buy a few new ones this spring.

Open Meetings for 2018

Held on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm

Dorian Parker Community Centre, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie

DATES TOPIC PRESENTER
April 17th  “The Roses of Biltmore-

 The Vanderbilt Estate” 

 Gloria Brok, Greater Toronto Rose Society

 

July 3rd  Annual Rose Show & Meeting

 

Set up:  3:30pm.

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

View Rose Show at 8 pm 

July 17th Garden Visit —  Members only! Hosts: Janice and Tim Schmidt
Sept. 18th  “Carefree and Carpet Roses”

 

  • Anna Sauve, 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

In May, we will sell potted Hostas along with Rose Bushes at the Farmers’ Markets, so, please save any leftover plant pots (approximately 1 gal. size).   Our next newsletter in April will provide more details about a potting up event, when, where etc.

In Memoriam

Marjorie Bell

It is with great sadness that we announce that Marjorie Bell passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie, on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.  Marjorie was a founding member of the Huronia Rose Society, 1980, serving as president, treasurer and other positions.  She was a founding member Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society (serving as president, secretary while serving on the board for 50 years).  She was a Simcoe Co. Master Gardener where she contributed greatly to the gardening community.

 

Reta Caldwell

We are sad to report Reta Caldwell passed away at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Orillia on Fri. Dec. 29, 2017. Reta was a charter member of the Huronia Rose Society and served as president for 2 terms with HRS, was chair of the Rose Shows for many years.  Reta was an accredited GCO judge of Horticulture (‘83) and Design (‘87).  She was a CRS Rose judge as well.  She was a charter member of Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society and served as president for 2 two-year terms.

PHOTOS OF THE WINNERS FROM THE  HRS ROSE SHOW 2017

 

Janice presents Best Design (Advanced) to Michelle        

Janice presents Best Design (Intermediate) to Lynn

Janice presents Miniature Queen of the Show trophy to Ellen

Ellen presents Best Shrub trophy to Janice

Janice presents Best Red Rose trophy to Ellen

HRS ROSE SHOW RESULTS

QUEEN of the SHOW                                  Ligita Preisbergs               South Africa

Edna Caldwell Plaque

MINIATURE QUEEN                                     Ellen Spencer                   Popcorn

of the SHOW

BEST SHRUB ROSE                                       Janice Schmidt                  Morden Ruby

Victor Loeb Memorial 

BEST RED ROSE                                              Ellen Spencer                   Love Magic

Wendy Caldwell-Halkewicz

Memorial Trophy 

BEST DESIGN LEVEL A                                Jenn Graungaard                   Prairie Wind

Rosette

BEST DESIGN LEVEL B                                Lynn Schnitter                       Northern Lights

Reta Caldwell Plaque

BEST DESIGN LEVEL C                                 Michelle Lynch                    Northern Lights

Betty Nielsen Cup

INVITATIONAL DESIGN                         Leslie Harris / Holly Wells       Beat the Drum

Rosette

JUDGE’S CHOICE                                      Leslie Harris / Holly Wells       Beat the Drum

Rosette

BEST EXHIBIT                                                 Leslie Harris                         Nicole

Non-member or Youth         

      Rosette

 

Entries 109 (Specimens 84   Designs 25)

Exhibitors 18

MEMBERSHIP 

“HRS members have access to expert speakers, participation in our Rose show, lucky draws, friendly people with advice on growing roses and more.  Please join asap and let us know if you’ve changed your phone number, email info or address.  Questions: Charlotte at 705-792-2462 or Lynn at 705-252-0289.”

Join or renew your HRS membership

  Dear Rosie: I am a new member of the Huronia Rose society and I would like to know, “How to prepare the roses in the Spring for the growing season ahead?”

Dear New Member:  An excellent question, because it is important to give the roses some TLC in the spring to get them off to a good growing start.

Let’s begin first with removing any winter protection you may have used. For example, remove any soil, leaves, compost or mulch that you used to cover the mound of the rose in the fall. This provides good air circulation for the rose and removes any excessive coverage of the rose stems that could result in rot or harbor insects.

Secondly, prune and remember not all roses need to be pruned, other than clean up and size control but whatever type of rose you are pruning Spring is the ideal time. Prune, when the leaf buds start to swell on the cane and in our Canadian climate, it is about the time the Forsythia starts to bloom. Pruning is necessary as it stimulates growth and flowering.

How to prune:

  1. Hybrid tea roses  –  Cut the oldest stems to the ground and shorten the remainder to 6 inches (15 cm) from the base. Using outward facing buds and 45- degree angle cuts
  2. Floribundas roses  —   Prune off any dead wood and prune stems to outward-facing buds 8–12 inches (20–30 cm) from the ground using 45-degree angle cuts. When pruning, aim to leave a framework of between eight and ten strong, healthy stems.
  3. Climbers  –  Climbing rose bushes should not have their main long arching canes pruned for two or three years, and then those long main canes should only be cut back a foot or so.  If you cut back the long canes too much, the climber will not flower well or even at all.
  4. Shrubs  –  Cut main stems back by a quarter and slightly reduce side shoots by a few inches. Thin out congested stems to improve air flow, and remove dead, weak, damaged, or diseased wood.

After pruning, it’s time to fertilize.  Your roses will be growing, and they need nutrition, so it is time for their first feeding. There are several good all purpose rose foods that you can use, but a general all-purpose fertilizer will also suffice. I use a handful of Epsom salts at feeding time (about a 1/4-1/2 cup) added to your choice of fertilizer for each rose bush. Alfalfa pellets can also be used as fertilizer.

Lastly, Spring spraying should be used as a preventative method to assist with the reduction of fungus diseases throughout the growing season.  A good example would be to use a dormant spray (Lime/Sulphur based dormant oil) as it generally kills any fungus spores of black spot that have over wintered.  NOTE** You can only do this before buds appear on the canes.

I hope I have answered your question by providing you with the necessary steps that must be done in the spring so that you can enjoy a summer full of rose blooms.

Happy Gardening,

Rosie

 

 

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.

NEW MEMBER / CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM
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New Member Name(s): __________________________

Address : __________________________
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E- Mail (optional) __________________________

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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.