Calendar of Events
2024 WJRS Calendar of Events
In-person meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Maple Shade Municipal building, 200 Stiles Ave. Maple Shade, NJ 08052 in the Senior’s room, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Virtual meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 7:00 pm.
2024 PROGRAMS FOR WEST JERSEY ROSE SOCIETY
No Meeting or Program
Relax and enjoy time to review catalogs and order new roses from our 2024 WJRS Annual Rose Sale.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024
VIRTUAL MEETING AT 7 PM
“THE RIGHT ROSE FOR THE RIGHT PLACE.”
In this presentation Suzanne Gilbert will share her experience and strategies for selecting the right rose for your garden and your gardening zone. She believes that selecting the right rose is an important step if you want success in growing roses. Selecting the right rose means knowing which type of rose will grow best in your garden as well as your expectations for continuous bloom cycles, hardiness and maintenance.
Suzanne Gilbert has over 30 years of experience growing roses in her Houston, Texas garden. She is a Consulting Rosarian who enjoys educating the public about roses through workshops, written articles and as part of a Pod Cast Program- “Winter Rose Tales” She has served as President of the Houston Rose Society and has been awarded the Bronze Medal for her service to her local society.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2024
VIRTUAL MEETING AT 7 PM
“ENGLISH COTTAGE GARDENS”
A look at English Cottage Gardens from their humble beginnings to today. Teresa Byington’s program will include tips and tricks for creating a cottage garden or adding cottage garden elements to your garden and a tour of her cottage garden.
She will also make recommendations on plants that work well in a cottage garden setting.
Presentation by Theresa Byington of the Indianapolis Rose Society. Theresaʼs garden, Bloom Thyme Cottage Garden, is a large cottage garden that weaves together her love of roses - from the oldest to the most modern shrubs and their garden companions. Roses alongside annuals, herbs, shrubs, trees, perennials, and a few veggies fill this garden. Teresa's garden was recently featured in Garden Gate Magazine's January 2022 edition and The American Rose Society Annual Nov/Dec edition and Midwest Living in June of 2023. Theresa is a Consulting Rosarian and Master Gardener.
SATURDAY- APRIL 20, 2024
IN PERSON MEETING FROM 1-3 PM
MAPLE SHADE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
“COME VISIT A FRENCH ROSE FESTIVAL”
Take this tour with our WJRS members Jaime and Tom Smith who will bring highlights of a fascinating trip to a French Village where all the residents love roses and celebrate roses in an annual festival.
SATURDAY-MAY 18, 2024
IN-PERSON MEETING. FROM 1-3 PMMAPLE
SHADE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
Rose Show Preparation, Chairpersons: BethAnn Mills and Judy Goss.
Presented by the Rose Show Committee. This will be an opportunity to plan all the details for the organization of the show, clerks for horticulture, and arrangements and details for the committees responsible for set up and take down of the show.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2023
69TH WEST JERSEY ROSE SOCIETY ROSE SHOW
1 TO 4 PM, MAPLE SHADE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 200 STILES AVENUE, MAPLE SHADE, NJ 08052
Additional details will be published in future newsletters and our website.
Contact: BethAnn Mills at Roses4Gizmomom@comcast.net
September 17-24, 2024
2024 National Convention, Warwick, RI
Hosted by the Yankee District
Contact: David Long Longcottage@comcast.net