BUTTE ROSE SOCIETY

CHICO, CALIFORNIA

Butte Rose Society's 2022 Events, Programs, & Calendar

November 29, 2022 Program: 'Gardening for a Lifetime'

We are excited to announce that Kay Perkins from Butte County Master Gardeners will present a program on ‘Gardening for a Lifetime’ for our October 25 membership meeting.

This will be a condensed version of a workshop offered by the Master Gardeners as part of their fall programs.  While the garden calls as strongly as ever, tasks such a pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, pruning, hauling and moving heavy objects become more difficult as we age.  Kay will offer practical advice that will help transform daunting chores into sustainable activities.  She will also share ideas about labor saving techniques and tools and include a discussion (and perhaps demonstration - time permitting) of easy yoga-based stretches for gardeners.  

Even though this program is targeted for our more mature members, our ‘youngsters' can benefit from learning about healthy and safe ways to do many garden tasks and perhaps share this knowledge with parents, etc.  They can also use this information as they themselves age!

Kay moved to Chico from the Bay Area in 2004 and has been a volunteer in the Butte County Master Gardener Program since 2008.  She organized the project to develop the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at Patrick in 2014 and has participated in the Public Education Program since its inception in 2018.  She found a book called, “Gardening for a Lifetime” and so much of the advice resonated with her that she recommended Master Gardeners share this information in a workshop format.  She has given 3 workshops on this subject and notes that everyone attending finds the information helpful.

If you have a favorite garden tool that has helped make gardening activities easier, please bring it to share!  For more information or questions, please contact Jan Burnham at 530 519 9664.

 

October 25, 2022 Program:Pruning demonstrations/video, Gardening questions and answers from our Rosarians

Update: Please note that the program for Tuesday’s BRS meeting is different than what the newsletter indicated. Time and location are the same. 

According to program director Jan Burnham, the October meeting program will include: 

Rose show challenge class demonstrations
Pruning PowerPoint, video, and/or demonstration                                                 
Ask a CR - gardening questions

This shortened program will allow for plenty of time for announcements related to the rose show and the December Social and signups to attend the Social and/or help in various ways.

The program "Gardening for a Lifetime” will be presented at the  Nov. 29 meeting. 

 

September 27, 2022 Program:

It’s Almost Rose Show Time!

The September program will be all about the Butte Rose Society's rose show on October 29, 2022!  The program will be presented by our own members who excel at horticulture, photography, and arrangement exhibits.  It will provide useful hints for novice and experienced exhibitors on things you can do NOW to prepare for exhibiting, grooming your blooms, staging, and the things Judges look for in judging an exhibit. 

For those who aren’t interested in exhibiting, we will include information on howto enjoy the show and sleuth out the winners! 

Bring your rose show guidebook (or get one at the meeting if you don’t already have on) and hang on for the ride!                              

The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico.  Guests are welcome.

For questions or additional information, please contact Jan Burnham at jburn0817@gmail or 530-519-9664

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SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER AND OUR BUTTE ROSE SOCIETY IS GEARING UP FOR WONDERFUL FALL ACTIVITIES.  OUR FIRST MEETING AFTER OUR SUMMER BREAK (JUNE AND JULY) WILL BE AUGUST 30TH AT 7 PM AT THE VET'S HALL.

Our excitement is mounting to start attending our monthly meetings so we can see our "Rose Buddies."  Invite a friend who loves roses and show them what fun we have at our meetings.  

August 30, 2022 Program:

Butte Rose Society is pleased and honored to host Lou Evans as our program speaker on August 30, 2022.  Lou’s presentation “Suitable for Framing” will include various ideas, methods, and ’tricks” he uses to create beautiful photographs suitable to hang own a wall as a nice piece of art .  These ideas can also be applied to photographs to be entered in the photography section of a rose show.  This presentation is full of ideas for the photographer, but should I also be of interest to artist-types and just those who love beautiful photographs of roses.  

Lou has enjoyed photography for over 40 years, and started seriously photographing roses about 12 years ago, primarily to enter the Local Society, NCNH District, and American Rose Society Photography Contests.  He has won top prizes at all three levels.  He is also an enthusiastic rose exhibitor in any rose show within a three hour drive, which includes the rose show hosted by  Butte Rose Society every October.   Lou became an accredited Horticultural Judge in 2014 and has judged many Butte Rose Society annual shows, both horticulture and photography classes.   He will soon become a Covid-delayed Accredited Arrangement Judge.   Lou and his wife grow about 145 roses of all types in their Livermore garden. 


Butte Rose Society meetings are open to the public and are held the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall, 554 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico.  Invite your friends to attend this great presentation.  For questions or further information, please contact Jan Burnham at jburn0817@gmail.com or phone/text at 530 519 9664.

 

May 31, 2022 Program:

Our program for the May 31st meeting will be a series of three mini-presentations.  Members will show and discuss their “favorite rose,” Jean Miller will show a series of photographs highlighting our Members Only Garden Tour held Saturday, April 23, and Lesa Lane, Horticulture & Arrangement Judge, will begin a series of exhibiting roses including staging and other preparation with a demonstration of sprays (Mother Nature cooperating).

I’ve reached out to newer members to share their “favorite rose.”  If I haven’t contacted you and you would like to share and talk about your “favorite rose,” please let me know via email or phone/text, as I expect we will have time for some additional share. Also for questions, please contact Jan Burnham at jburn0817@gmail.com or cell phone 530-519-9664.

 

April 26, 2022 Program:

By popular demand, we are hosting Joe Truskot of the Monterey Bay Rose Society as our April program speaker.  You may recall that he spoke via Zoom exactly a year ago on the Life Cycle of the Rose.  Our members enjoyed his presentation so much that they requested a repeat performance.  

I am delighted to announce that he will be traveling to Chico from Salinas to give a presentation called “Bugs:  Bad, Beneficial and Benign”.  He will review the most common insects harmful to roses, how to identify them and their damage, and how to control them in environmentally safe ways.  He will discuss Integrated Pest Management and the importance of creating an ecological balance in backyard gardens.  Not to be overlooked, he will also review several beneficial insects and how to encourage their presence in your garden.

Joe is a Master Rosarian and President of the Monterey Bay Rose Society.  He has been growing roses in his garden in Salinas since 1993 with experience cultivating more than 300 different varieties including hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, old garden and species roses, and several forms of climbing roses.  He was Consulting Rosarian of the year for the NCNH District in 2016.  He lectures frequently at rose societies and garden clubs and is the host of “In The Garden” on KSQD radio in Santa Cruz.

I look forward to seeing you at the April 26 membership meeting to meet Joe and hear his dynamic and informative presentation.  1 CR credit is available.

For questions please contact Jan Burnham at jburn0817@gmail.com or 530-519-9664.

 

 

March 29, 2022 program: How Will Your Garden Grow in 2022?  What About Your Gardening Club?

Interest in gardening may never be greater, but what are newbie gardeners buying?  What challenges for all gardeners are on the horizon?  Find the answers to these questions and more on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 pm when Northern California gardening expert Debbie Arrington shares “2022 Trends: A green and sometimes rosy outlook to the year ahead” at the Butte Rose Society membership meeting, held at the Vet's Hall located at 554 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico. 

A master rosarian, Debbie is President of the Sacramento Rose Society, where she has been a long-time member.  As the Sacramento Bee’s home and garden writer, she won the Garden Writers Association’s 2018 Gold Award as best newspaper garden writer.  She’s also the creator of the daily gardening blog, "Sacramento Digs Gardening." 

The public is welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Program Director, Jan Burnham, at 530 519 9664.

 

February 22, 2022 program: February Meeting Program Grafted vs. Own-Root Roses — Jan Burnham

Have you ever wondered why some of your roses may have a woody, gnarly base from which new growth originates? Others have lots of canes and twigs growing from the roots of the plant itself. Some may have suckers, and others none.

While the actual variety of the rose may affect these factors, most likely it is because some of your roses are grafted onto root stock and others are grown on their own roots.

The program for the next membership meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Chico Veterans Memorial Hall , 554 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico will be presented by Consulting Rosarian Jan Burnham, and President and Consulting Rosarian candidate Jean Miller.

We will discuss and demonstrate the propagation of grafted and own-root roses, as well as the pros and cons of each.

Are some roses more likely to be grafted or grown on their own roots? Do some nurseries specialize in one type of propagation or another? Learn more at the meeting!

The roses (left) show the difference between own-root stock (left) and grafted root stock. (Photo by Jan Burnham)

 

 

January 25 program: Chemical safety — Jan Burnham

Butte Rose Society is pleased to have Jolene Adams (right) talk about Chemical Safety for those who grow roses. She will discuss:

integrated pest management, types of pesticides,
pesticide choices (for roses and other garden plants),
pesticide identification,
how to read a pesticide label, and
chemical safety including personal
protection, equipment mixing, applying pesticides, clean-up and storage.

Jolene has grown roses for over 60 years. She is past president of the American Rose Society, is an ARS-certified Master Rosarian and an ARS horticulture judge. She is retired from academia, and lectures nationally and internationally. She is driving up from the Bay Area specifically to give this presentation to BRS.

Attendance at a Chemical Safety program is required of all Consulting Rosarians every 4 years and 1 CE credit is approved for this presentation.



April 26, 2022 program:

By popular demand, we are hosting Joe Truskot of the Monterey Bay Rose Society as our April program speaker.  You may recall that he spoke via Zoom exactly a year ago on the Life Cycle of the Rose.  Our members enjoyed his presentation so much that they requested a repeat performance.  

I am delighted to announce that he will be traveling to Chico from Salinas to give a presentation called “Bugs:  Bad, Beneficial and Benign”.  He will review the most common insects harmful to roses, how to identify them and their damage, and how to control them in environmentally safe ways.  He will discuss Integrated Pest Management and the importance of creating an ecological balance in backyard gardens.  Not to be overlooked, he will also review several beneficial insects and how to encourage their presence in your garden.

Joe is a Master Rosarian and President of the Monterey Bay Rose Society.  He has been growing roses in his garden in Salinas since 1993 with experience cultivating more than 300 different varieties including hybrid teas, floribundas, miniatures, old garden and species roses, and several forms of climbing roses.  He was Consulting Rosarian of the year for the NCNH District in 2016.  He lectures frequently at rose societies and garden clubs and is the host of “In The Garden” on KSQD radio in Santa Cruz.

I look forward to seeing you at the April 26 membership meeting to meet Joe and hear his dynamic and informative presentation.

1 CR credit is available for rosarians. For questions please contact Jan Burnham at jburn0817@gmail.com or 530-519-9664.

Butte Rose Society's 2021 Events, Programs, & Calendar

Roses 101 — Judy Frederick, NCNH master rosarian.  Taken from November newsletter.

BRS member Judy Frederick, who is a master rosarian for our district, writes a Roses 101 column for newsletters throughout the district. She’s put together a short list of new roses from Weeks Roses for 2022.

Bare-root roses can be pre-ordered at local nurseries for pickup in January 2022. You can also order from rose catalogs and online nurseries now. These new varieties have been a decade in the making. Rose hybridizers create new roses by crossing existing varieties with desirable characteristics such as very good disease resistance, abundant blooms, fragrance and attractive bloom and plant form. From thousands of crosses made each year, only the promising seedlings are kept.

They are grown, tested and culled. Then the very best of the are put into production. Finally, the breeders code name is changed by the marketing department to appeal to the rose-buying public. The main wholesale nurseries give us just three to four new varieties each year.

Left to right: Chantilly Cream, Forever Amber, Midnight Fire, Pop Art and Sweet Madame Blue. Photos courtesy Weeks Brochure.

 

UPDATE AFTER NOVEMBER 30TH MEETING: There were 39 persons present at our November meeting.  It was fantastic to have NINE visitors.  We are hoping that all will want to join our friendly group. The focus of the meeting was how to prune roses. Angie Handy, Mike Bertain, and Jan Burnham demonstrated how they approached pruning in their gardens. 

Our next meeting will be January 25, 2022.  Come to the meeting and get to know others who share their love of roses. Call Linda Henderson (896-0339) about visiting January's next meeting membership questions.

 

AN IN-PERSON MEETING AT THE VETS HALL WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 30, 2021 AT 7 PM. 

The membership meeting of the Butte Rose Society met on November 30th at the Veteran's Memorial Hall at 7 pm. We did not have refreshments this month. We will be following the County Health Guidelines for masks and had hand sanitizer available.

Mike Bertain headed the Little Rose Show (the last month before April, when it resumes). Many members brought their best roses by 6:30 to got them ready by 7 p.m. Vases were available. 

Jan Burnham, Program Chair, wrote:

"The November meeting will cover all things pruning.  Although we are several weeks away from our annual pruning, the November membership meeting will be the last meeting before you grab your pruners, loppers, pruning saw, gauntlet gloves, and green waste bin and begin your pruning in your garden or assist with Butte Rose Society’s pruning fundraiser."

"The program will begin with a video or PowerPoint presentation followed by demonstrations by Consulting Rosarians and other members, discussing pruning of hybrid teas, floribundas, climbers, and miniatures. Bring your questions and invite your friends and neighbors as the public is welcome."

For additional information or questions, please contact Program Director, Jan Burnham, at 530- 519-9664.

 

WHEN THE SOCIETY MEETS: Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month (except June, July, and December) starting at 7 pm. Always come early (6:30 pm) so you can meet new friends

LOCATION: Chico Veterans Memorial Hall at 554 Rio Lindo Ave in Chico, California    

For more information regarding any of the scheduled events, please contact:  Jean Miller, President, at tjmsc51@yahoo.com

If you want to be a part of our friendly group, our yearly dues are only $25 and $5 for any additional member of that household.

See our Application on this website for registration.

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW CHALLENGE CLASS 15
Rose in a Frame- One rose, of any variety displayed behind or mounted in any type of frame.  Exhibitor furnishes frame

SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW ARRANGEMENT CLASS
"Summers End"- A Design in the Oriental Manner using an upright/tall container, standard OR miniature/miniflora roses.
SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW CHALLENGE CLASS 15
Rose in a Frame- One rose, of any variety displayed behind or mounted in any type of frame.  Exhibitor furnishes frame

SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW ARRANGEMENT CLASS
"Summers End"- A Design in the Oriental Manner using an upright/tall container, standard OR miniature/miniflora roses.
SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW CHALLENGE CLASS 15
Rose in a Frame- One rose, of any variety displayed behind or mounted in any type of frame.  Exhibitor furnishes frame

SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW ARRANGEMENT CLASS
"Summers End"- A Design in the Oriental Manner using an upright/tall container, standard OR miniature/miniflora roses.
SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW CHALLENGE CLASS 15
Rose in a Frame- One rose, of any variety displayed behind or mounted in any type of frame.  Exhibitor furnishes frame

SEPTEMBER LITTLE ROSE SHOW ARRANGEMENT CLASS
"Summers End"- A Design in the Oriental Manner using an upright/tall container, standard OR miniature/miniflora roses.

BRS Calendar for 2021

All General Membership Meetings are held at the Chico Veterans’ Memorial Hall located at 554 Rio Lindo Avenue
 at 7 p.m. 

2020 Butte Rose Society's Calendar of Events

January 26     BRS General Membership Meeting                       

February 23   BRS General Membership Meeting                    

March 30       BRS General Membership Meeting-ZOOM

April 24         BRS General Members Only Rose Garden Tour

April 27         BRS General Membership Meeting -ZOOM

May 25          BRS General Membership Meeting -ZOOM

June & July  No Board or General Membership Meetings

August 31      BRS General Membership Meeting-Resuming at Vet's Hall 

Sept 28          BRS Membership Meeting

October 26    BRS General Membership Meeting 

October  30   Annual Festival of Roses at the C.A.R.D. Center at 545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico

Nov. 30         BRS General Membership Meeting      

Dec 2            December Social & Annual BRS Awards & Installation of 2022 Board Members                                                                                          
                     No December General Membership Meeting. 


All board meetings are held on the first Monday monthly, except June and July, & begin at 6:30 pm.