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The following is a letter from Janet Miller president of the Louisville Rose Society and after the letter there are two pictures one is a picture of the Peggy & Mary Jane Utz district trophy won by Howard Carman, the roses are 2 sprays of "Joy" and a spray of "Irresistible". The other picture is the Monty Justice district award won by Janet Miller, the roses were "Secret", "Brides Dream" and "Elizabeth Taylor".
Hello Rose Lovers!
What a wonderful show! It really was beautiful and I am so proud of our efforts.
Congratulations to all the winners. The roses were gorgeous and the awards were exceptional! The district challenge classes provide many more opportunities to win. I may become a district show regular. I met so many interesting rose lovers. And everyone loves to talk roses. Rose heaven indeed!
I was thrilled to win the first Monty Justice Memorial Award. I had three pink HTs: Elizabeth Taylor, Bride’s Dream and Secret. I loved it and was especially honored to have won.
Hybrid Tea Queen was won by two young guys from near Columbus, OH. Clark Ross (31) learned roses from his grandfather. Tyler Roberts (27) caught the rose bug from Clark. They both have a raging case of rose fever and it was fun to share it.
Congratulations to Phyllis Bergant who won Novice Queen and the first annual Doug Dauffenbach Novice Award of $50.
Carolyn Phelps was recognized with the Bronze Medal Award for service to LRS and ARS. Carolyn is a tireless worker for this club. This show could not have happened without Carolyn’s involvement.
I want to thank all the volunteers for your efforts. The show committee is listed in this issue, and special thanks go to them. It takes many hours of planning and working to have a district show. Many, many thanks go to our dedicated members. It was a first class show and a wonderful memory for us all!
Time to get back to my garden! Aahh! What I live for…beautiful roses! And with less work now. Just cutting and loving!
I will continue to use Monty’s 2-15-15 in the garden feed sprayer once a week and stay on my blackspot spray schedule.
I have seen a few gardens with sawfly problems. I haven’t found a great solution yet. I’m trying Spinosad, which is organic and claims to be effective on larvae types. It is systemic as is Merit. Neither is a contact killer, so the damage continues.
There will not be an October Meeting.
Our next meeting is back at the Louisville Nature Center on Friday, November 22 at 6:30pm. We’ll talk about winterizing. I don’t winterize until the third hard freeze (28 degrees). I’m sure this late November meeting will not be later than your winterizing plan, so plan to be there for the best info.
I usually stop cutting around November 1, or after the first freeze. You will be surprised how many more roses will come on after the first freeze. This is a great time of year for roses. Enjoy!
Janet Miller, President
Photo by: Howard Carman
Photo by Linda Jansing
The officers & directors for 2013 have been listed on the "About Us" page.