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Johnson County Rose Society 2014 Program Schedule  
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Guest Speaker

Speaker Affiliation

This Month in the Rose Garden
With ARS* Consulting Rosarian
Mar. 13 Planting and Spring Care

Dr. Glenn Hodges

American Rose Society (ARS) Master Consulting Rosarian Ask the Rosarian
April 6 (Sunday) Art In Bloom


Brunch at the Roselle Court and Tour--Nelson Atkins Art Museum

May 8 Deseases and Garden Pests

Laura Dickinson

ARS Consulting Rosarian

Ask the Rosarian 
June 12 Tour: Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden--Loose Park John Riley

ARS Consulting Rosarian

Ask the Rosarian 
July 10 Roses and Photography

Rachel Minnis


Ask the Rosarian
Aug. 14 Baking and Cooking with Roses

Bess Covert


 Ask the Rosarian
Sept. 11 Rose Awards: The Best and the Worst!  Dennis Patton

Horticulture Agent for Johnson County K-State Research and Extension

Ask the Rosarian
Oct. 9 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 13 -- Planting and Spring Care.  The Johnson County Rose Society will begin it’s year with a program that will be of interest to both new and experienced rose growers. The Consulting Rosarians will give guidance on planting roses as well as how to get our roses off to a good start now for great summer blooming.

April 6 (Sunday)-- Art In Bloom.

In lieu of it’s regular monthly meeting, the Johnson County Rose Society will host a special event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO. A docent-led tour of the Nelson’s collection of  “Art in Bloom” will begin at 2:30 p.m.  The tour is free and open to the public but space is limited, so please reserve a place by Friday, March 28. To register for the tour send an email to the webmaster webmaster@rosesocietyjoco.org saying you want to attend the Nelson Tour and how many want to attend. Those wishing to have brunch at the Museum’s Roselle Court Restaurant may do so on their own before the tour. The restaurant opens at 11:00 a.m.

May 8 -- Diseases and Garden Pests.  Are you wondering what those spots all over your rose leaves might be? Do you think some critter is making a meal out your roses? Or do your rose buds seem to have “failure to thrive syndrome”? ARS Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener Laura Dickinson will present a program about diseases and pests which are common to roses. We’ll get help learning preventative measures for common problems, identifying ailments and pests, and how to treat them when they do occur. Feel free to bring samples of any problems you might be having!

June 12 -- Tour of Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden--Loose Park  On Thursday, June 12, take a break from your own gardening chores and join the JCRS for an ice cream social and tour of the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden at Loose Park. Meet at the picnic shelter at 7:00pm at the Loose Park Gardens, 5200 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO, for ice cream, treats, and conversation. Following the social, John Riley, ARS Consulting Rosarian will take us 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 grandaflora, check out all the varieties of your favorite color of rose, and ask questions about rose care.

July 10 -- Roses and Photography

August 14 --Baking and Cooking with Roses. Bess will tell us how roses have historically been used in baking and cooking and share some ways we can bring roses into our kitchen and create edible delights!

September 11 -- Dennis Patton will lead a discussion that will focus on “The Best and the Worst” roses based on the data collected by the K-State Research and Extension office and the shared experiences of our members and guests.  Dennis, an Extension Agent for over 30 years, is responsible for management of The Master Gardeners, consulting with the horticulture industry and local governments, and coordination of a wide variety of community education activities. We invite members and guests to bring reports and pictures of roses that thrived in their gardens and those that didn’t do so well! Maybe this meeting will help you decide if you should give that not-so-greatly blooming bush another year, transplant it to another location, or just admit that it’s not the right rose for your garden and move it out to make room for something that might be happier there!

October 9 — Annual Dinner and Elections

Each year we conclude our programming season with our Members Annual Dinner. After dinner, we will install the 2014 officers and finish up any remaining society business.


Updated 3/24/2014