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Johnson County Rose Society 2015 Program Schedule  
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Guest Speaker

Speaker Affiliation

This Month in the Rose Garden
With ARS* Consulting Rosarian
Mar. 12 Planning Your Garden

Brian Hobbie, Landscape Designer, and Kent Maughan, Horticulturist

Soil Service Garden Center Ask the Rosarian
April 9 How Not To Kill Your Roses  Meet at 6:30 at the Loose Park Shelter

 John Riley

ARS Consulting Rosarian   Ask the Rosarian
May 14 Showing Roses: the In's, the Out's, the Do's the Don'ts

Glenn Hodges

American Rose Society (ARS) Master Consulting Rosarian Ask the Rosarian 
June 11 Beetles and Fungus and Blackspot, Oh My!

Laura Dickinson

ARS Consulting Rosarian and Johson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardener Ask the Rosarian 
July 9 Tour: Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden--Loose Park and JCRS 60th Birthday Party  6:30 p.m. Start Time

John Riley

ARS Consulting Rosarian 

Ask the Rosarian
Aug. 13 Rose Fragrance

Bess Covert

 JCRS First Vice President

 Ask the Rosarian
Sept. 10 Raking up & Prepping for Another KC Winter Consulting Rosarian Panel


Oct. 8 Annual Dinner
(JCRS Members only.  The doors open at 6 and the dinner starts at 6:30)

Officer Installation

 No Speaker


Meetings are at the Prairie Village Community Center at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

March 12 -- Planning Your Garden. As spring approaches,we think of all the wonderful things we would like to do with our gardens. Is this the year you decide to add some beautiful roses to your landscaping? The program will focus on using roses in our landscapes, companion plants for roses, planting new roses, and transplanting roses that may need a new home.

April 9- How Not to Kill Your Roses. -- Okay-you have planted-or are about to plant-those wonderful rose bushes. Now you want to be sure you keep those bushes healthy and get beautiful blooms! The April program will focus on taking care of those roses you have planted. John Riley will give valuable tips on pruning, watering, fertilizing, and general rose care. At this meeting, you can also sign-up for a hands-on pruning workshop to be held later in April.

May 14 -- Showing Roses:  The In's, the Out's, the Do's, the Don'ts.  

June 11 --  Beetles and Fungus and Blackspot! Oh My!  The garden can be dark and creepy with creatures of all kinds. Do you think there are animals that eat roses?  Follow the yellow brick road to the great Oz who will show you that with some brains, courage and a little heart, you can get back to a nice garden in Kansas.

July 9 -- Tour of Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden--Loose Park and a Happy 60th Birthday Celebration for the Johnson County Rose Society.   On Thursday, July 9, take a break from your own gardening chores and join the JCRS for birthday cake and ice cream and tour of the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden at Loose Park. Meet at the picnic shelter at 6:30pm at the Loose Park Gardens, 5200 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, for ice cream, treats, and conversation. Following the social, John Riley and other ARS Consulting Rosarians will take you on a tour of the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden. Besides just enjoying the beautiful roses, this is a great opportunity to see the difference between a floribunda and a grandiflora, check out all the varieties of your favorite color of rose, and ask questions about rose care.

August 13-- Rose Fragrance. Do you select your roses based on their fragrance.  We will tell you what you need to know.  Be prepared to share your rose growing tips (i.e. planting a banana peel when transplanting) and other DYI tips.

September 10 -- Raking up and Prepping for Another KC Winter. Fall cleanup and winterization topics will be presented by a panel of local ARS Consulting Rosarians.

October 8 Annual Dinner and Elections

Each year we conclude our programming season with our Members Annual Dinner. After dinner, we will install the 2016 officers and finish up any remaining society business.


Updated 8/5/2015