WELCOME !

We are glad you stopped by.

The Illinois Indiana District is an affiliate of the American Rose Society. Our goals are to provide continuing education on growing and showing roses, rose photography, and lots of fun with people who share your love of roses. Our meetings and events are open to the public. If you have questions contact us here.

VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING:

October 3, 2020 / 2 – 4:15 pm EST

We are please to announce we will be meeting on Oct 3 via Zoom. We are all getting used to the online format and it will be great to be together and talk roses. Please contact Teresa Byington here for the Zoom invite!

Speakers for the Virtual Meeting:

  • Bruce and Maggie Barr: Cream City Roses Update
  • Roger Brueckman: New Roses for 2021
  • Dr. Andy Plasz: Preparing for Battle Against Midge, Thrips, Aphids & Japanese Beetles

We look forward to having you join us.

 

COMING IN 2020…

SPRING CR SCHOOL & CONFERENCE

**NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 this event is canceled.

**A BIG thanks to John Pais and his team and Joel Anderson, CR Chairman, for all the hard work on this event! WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!

DATE: March 21

HOSTS: Sauk Trail Rose Society

LOCATION:
Irwin Community Center (708-957-7275)
18120 Highland Ave / Homewood IL 60430

HOTEL…

Hampton Inn, Chicago/Tinley   (708) 633-0602
Event Rate: $119 (To receive this rate, reservations must be made by Feb 20.)

EVENT REGISTRATION HERE.

CR SCHOOL DETAILSCLICK HERE.

EVENT AGENDA … CLICK HERE

CR SCHOOL QUESTIONS?
Contact Joel Anderson, CR Chairman, here.

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2020 ROSE SHOW & CONFERENCE (CANCELED)

 Saturday, June 6

**NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 this event is being cancelled.

HOST: Three Rivers Rose Society
President: Joel Anderson

LOCATION:
Nan Elliott Memorial Garden

Gordon Moore Park
4550 College Ave
Alton, IL 62002
Joel Anderson, Garden Curator

This garden is so beautiful – take a look… look.

HOTEL…

Best Western Plus / $77 / (618) 433-9900
1900 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton IL, 62002.
The hotel is 5 miles from both the Rose Show and Nan Elliott Garden.

OUR SPEAKER…

Rose Hybridizer Ping Lim 

Ping is the Hybridizer of the Easy Elegance Collection of roses and the new line of roses called True Bloom.

Ping has devoted his life to researching and developing roses, and has created hundreds of varieties renowned for their color, fragrance, hardiness, and disease resistance. He believes that a good rose is one that brings beauty, joy, and health to the people and the planet. His mission seems simple: Design stunning roses that can be grown by anyone, any-where, without any harmful chemicals. But this goal is more complicated than it sounds. Ping has exceptionally high standards for quality, and often submits his varieties to more than ten years of field trials before releasing them to market. His varieties have been tested all over the United States—from the hottest deserts of Arizona to the rainiest valleys in Oregon, and spanning the bitter winters of Boston to the humid summers of Florida—and in numerous countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

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“I don’t know whether nice people tend to grow roses or growing roses makes people nice.”

– Roland A. Browne