First In-Person District Meeting Since Covid

On March 26, a cold, blustery, and dreary day the first in-person district meeting in 2 years was held!

ūüĆĻThe rosy tone of the day was evident from the moment you walked through the door. Roses were everywhere! Thanks to Natalie Carmoli for bringing potted roses to share and Frank and Anne Devries for the gorgeous rose bouquets on all the tables – they looked as though they had just been picked from the garden! The bouquets were gifted to lucky winners to take home. Proven Winners provided a potted rose for each of us and some very large, gorgeous new rose varieties for an auction.¬†

Huge thanks to Roger Brueckman and John Pais and team for the great day they planned. We had a beautiful place to meet, great food, and exceptional speakers.

SPEAKERS:

Natalie Carmoli kept us spellbound with behind the scenes information on the entire rose process beginning with working with hybridizers, taking cuttings, potting, care and even the rigorous testing process. Then we were treated to information on new roses coming to market and companion suggestions for our roses. Hint: I can tell you fragrance is back! Be on the lookout for Proven Winners roses at your garden centers and big box stores too. If you want to see images, go to ProvenWinners.com. You can order from the website too.

Dr. David Cloyd, took us on a Japanese Beetle journey, answered our questions and felt our pain! We heard the latest research and updates on products. And, of course answered the BIG QUESTION — giving us his opinion on beetle traps. He made us laugh even though we wanted to cry.

Teresa Downham of Indianapolis Rose Society extended an invitation to all district members to attend ROSEFEST

The Indianapolis Rose Society, Illinois Indiana ARS Rose District, and the Hamilton County Master Gardeners are hosting a day filled with beautiful roses, rose growing demonstrations, rose garden tour, free roses to first 40 guests, an ARS accredited rose show and wonderful  speakers.

She invited everyone to also bring roses as the day will include an ARS accredited rose show.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 9 am ‚Äď 3 pm

HAMILTON CO 4H FAIRGROUNDS
2003 E PLEASANT STREET
NOBLESVILLE, IN

Check website for speaker information and other details… LINK HERE. John Hefner and Bill Carlson are writing the show schedules and those will be on the website soon.

ūüĆĻShare this invite with others! We hear from so many lamenting that there are fewer and fewer rose shows. We hope to have a full house with roses filling the show tables.
This is the Indy Rose Society’s outreach event and many visitors will be attending. Come and show us your beautiful roses! Everyone is welcome!



FALL DISTRICT MEETING

Our next opportunity to be together will be our fall event:

Fall Meeting and Rose Show

September 17
The Nan Elliott Garden
Alton, IL
Host: Joel Anderson and the Three Rivers Rose Society

Memories of a fun day…

SPRING DISTRICT MEETING & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW


MEETING DETAILS:

DATE: March 30, 2019
TIME: 9 – 4
LOCATION: 
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church 
5588 N. State Road 25
Logansport, IN

COST:

REGISTRATION: Download Registration Form Here.   

$35.00 per person: Before March 3
$40.00 per person: After March 3

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Mark Windham / Plant Pathology / University of Tennessee

Dr. Windham is one of the most sought-after speakers in the rose world. He gives quality programs steeped in the latest information while keeping you laughing! He does not take the world too seriously and he won’t let us either. ¬†Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from of the best and have fun doing so.

Dr. Windham will give three 20-min sessions on diseases, insects and pesticide safety.  (Qualified for CR Credit)

Curtis Aumiller / ARS Chairman of Photography 

Curtis Aumiller, ARS Chairman of Photography and Penn-Jersey District Director, is the one who literally “wrote the book” on ARS photography shows. He will share tips and tricks of rose photography and help us better prepare for entering photography in rose shows.¬†

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

Holiday Inn Express
3939 E. Market Street
Logansport, IN
574-735-6000
Hotel per night: $104.99   / Hotel Code: RSB

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW SCHEDULE & SHOW DETAILS:
DOWNLOAD HERE!

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

AGENDA_LOGANSPORT CONFERENCE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

We look forward to seeing you there!