The New England Rose Society has been helping people grow better roses since 1940.
Why should I join the New England Rose Society?
Because I am not sure if rose gardening is for me, but I would like to find out.
Because I would like to learn more about roses in a friendly environment.
Because I love roses and want to share my enthusiasm with others.
Who are we?/What is the New England Rose Society?
We are a community of people from all walks of life united by our love and passion for America’s favorite flower — the Rose.
What does the New England Rose Society do?
The New England Rose Society seeks to educate its members and the public in all aspects of rose culture.
In addition to outstanding guest speakers at each meeting, we offer special seminars for in-depth exploration of rose topics, such as soil chemistry, budding and hybridizing, and pest and disease control. Members receive discounts on roses and garden center merchandise.
Whether you are about to plant your very first rose or already have several roses in your garden, you’ll find a wealth of information in our monthly programs, newsletter, Consulting Rosarians and on-line resources. You’ll also have the opportunity to exhibit roses in our June Rose Show, the Yankee District Rose Show and National Rose Shows.
SAVE THE DATE!
2024 ARS National Convention
When: September 9-13, 2024
Where:Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, RI 02886, RI, 401-732-6000
Agenda: "Sailing on a Sea of Roses". For more information and registation click here.
NERS Monthly Meeting
When: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 11:30 AM
Where:Waltham Public Library, 735 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451.Parking is available at the library (2 hour limit). Meeting will also be Zoomed (check your email for link and passcode).
Agenda: General Meeting:
Welcome new members! - there are FIVE since Founders' Day!
Installation of house officers
Founders' Day Luncheon report
Announce January meeting - Potluck Holiday Party & Workshop on rose hip seed collection
Rose sale - update on the remaining rose selection, remind members to send payment to Maria
Save the Dates - Boston Flower Show, Escape the Doldrums, June Rose Show
Seminar/Workshop -Winterizing Roses with Jeannette Danehy
Approval of last month's minutes
Review purchases for upcoming year - Canva? Microsoft 365, microphone/PA system?, other printing costs, 2nd laptop?
Review 2024 calendar prior to distributing to general membership
Discuss opening paypal link on website to allow for custom amounts (donations, rose purchases, event charges, etc.)
IT Chair proposal
Updates on membership tracking and onboarding
Discuss budget for speakers for general meetings - ok to pay for a meal/gift card?
Thoughts on Founders' Day 2024
Thoughts on Rose Show 2024
Andy Vanable, A Good Man Gone Too Soon
Hi, My name is Jacqui Nye. Andy passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 10th. I met Andy at a Rhode Island Rose Society meeting in 2015. He has been so instrumental in my growth as a rosarian. My number one supporter and encourager. I'm an ARS Horticulture Judge because of him. He leaves a big hole in many hearts.
Andy was there for everyone. He was a mentor, a teacher, more than a helping hand, always first to take on a task and last to clean up.
Andy was also an avid old car enthusiast, writer, and blogger. He just attended his 40th HS reunion and was very happy he did.
Of course, foremost in his life were his wife, Susan and children, Stephanie and Tyler. They wish to continue to preserve his rose seedlings and roses that he had hybridized. His rose friends will support them in every way from learning horticulture to getting his seedlings to market. But this all takes money and why this GoFundMe has been started.
He was taken from us all too soon but let's keep his rose legacy alive for everyone to enjoy for many years to come! We may not have him here with us any longer but his roses will shine his light on everyone who grows, see and smell them.
Please consider a donation of any amount. (GoFundMe LINK)
Congratulations Mr. ARS Vice President, Craig Dorschel
Have a question about roses? Contact an NERS Consulting Rosarian - that's what they're here for, & they'd love to help you - free of charge! Click here for a list of NERS, as well as Lower Cape, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut Consulting Rosarians. Email them now with your rose issues and questions!
Interested in becoming a rose show judge? contact Dave Ciak at email@example.com. Rose judge qualifications can be downloaded from this link. ------------------------- The NERS Rose Library is now at Tower Hill. All NERS members and Tower Hill members can borrow the books. Library hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10-4, phone # 508-869-6111, x116. Also, see the books during the judging time of the NERS Rose Shows. -------------------------
NERS PRODUCT DISCOUNTS!
Roseland Roses in Acushnet, MA offers NERS members 25% discount!!
Show your NERS card at Dodge Grain, 59 North Broadway, Salem NH for a discount on products including tools, gloves, chemicals, sprayers, fertilizers, epsom salts and much more (no sales tax either!).
Larchmont Irrigation in Lexington offers 25% discount to NERS members!
Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake Street, Salem, NH offers 10% discount on roses to NERS members
------------------------- Check the CALENDAR PAGE for upcoming events every month! See our EXPANDED HELPFUL LINKS additions here. Post your questions - and answers - on our Message Board! Click here.
We're a group of people who love roses - and we hope you'll join us at a meeting or event, or email us with questions, suggestions or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.