Temecula Valley Rose Society
An Affiliate of the American Rose Society
January 2015 Vol. 26, No. 01
Co-President's Messageby Rebecca Weersing & Phyllis Bettelheim
W elcome to 2015. May it be a rosy one for you!
Phyllis writes: Rebecca Weersing and I are serving as Co-Presidents this year. Rebecca will chair the Member Meetings and I will handle the Board Meetings.
Finance, Communications and Education/Outreach Committee meetings will be attended by Rebecca. I will attend the Rose Haven, Membership and Programs Committee meetings.
The Rose society is your Club and any suggestions, ideas or questions are most welcome. Please feel free to contact either of us at your convenience.
Rebecca writes: Both Phyllis and I are looking forward to an exciting year. Through our Society's Education/Outreach Committee we will be encouraging the public as well as members to attend our varied events: pruning demonstrations in January and February, our Helping Hands Garden Maintenance Day on the last Saturday in April, our Rose Show in early May, the Summer Solstice in June in collaboration with the City plus expanding our Quilt Gardens Walking Trail in late September/early October, and the Rose Haven Plein Aire for Artists in early November.
Our Youth Gardening Program continues to grow and thrive. Families in the Garden for children under the age of 12 provides hands-on gardening experiences on many Third Saturdays during the year. High school students earn community service planning and planting in the garden, particularly the Tree of Life. This year we hope to develop a Pollinator Garden to be tended by middle school students. HAPPY, HAPPY New Year to us all!
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Happy New Year!by Linda Black
As your new vice president, I am hoping that it will not only be happy but an inspiring year too!
I am very excited about holding the position of program director and glad to be on the board. Ron Rumbold and I will try to bring you informative and meaningful programs from the Master Gardeners and the American Rose Society.
My interest is the love of roses. The rose world is very large and very rich and I will try to bring some of these riches to the member meetings. I am also open to ideas, suggestions and help from the membership. Phone me at 951-694-8968 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't hesitate!
Old Garden Rosesby Jim Moss
LOUISE ODIER is the eighth rose to be featured in our articles on Old Garden Roses. LOUISE ODIER is one of three climbing OGR's we have at Rose Haven and is the one on the left, facing the climbers. She is a climbing Bourbon with very bright pink fragrant blooms with 40 to 50 petals per flower, with clusters of three blooms. These clusters are very dense making for a magnificent display of color. LOUISE ODIER will tolerate some shade but prefers full sun and well mulched soil. She should be pruned only by removing dead or dying canes each year. Rated at 8.4 by ARS, she was developed by Margotin of France from a seedling of Emile Courtier in 1851.
Rose Haven in the Snow
A freak snow storm hit Temecula morning on December 31 leaving 2-3" of snow in Rose Haven. This may be the first snow storm in Temecula's recorded history as a city.
Rose Haven Updateby Bonnie Bell
Hello and Happy New Year. January starts with an explosion of work in the garden. The roses are waiting for their winter pruning and our volunteers sure could use your help. The pruning, raking, and general clean-up starts now for a spectacular payoff of blooms in April. Wednesday and Saturday mornings are the regular work days, starting at 9:00. Frank will conduct a pruning demonstration January 24th at 9:00 which is always well received as he shares his vast knowledge.
Even though winter is upon us, there is still some lively color in the garden. The Toyon trees with bright red berries in the dry stream area are quite a knockout. Come out and see for yourself. Take a walk up to the gazebo—the view is still amazing.
The garden committee meeting will be Wednesday, January 21st at 9:30. We will be discussing our projects/improvements, and reviewing the new budget. All interested are invited to attend.
Grocery Cards Benefit TVRS
Dear Members: I trust that you have made a determined effort to use Stater Bros. Script/Gift Cards for your everyday normal purchases. Even in these financially difficult times we all must eat. Purchasing a $100 Script Card will let you spend $100 for groceries at Stater Bros. There is no extra expense or donation coming out of your pocket and the Rose Society will get a $6.00 donation for the upkeep of the Garden. Your support is greatly appreciated. Contact Ann Coakes to order Script Cards. Tel 951 693-5635.
Member Meeting ProgramDate: Thursday, January 15
Time: 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Temecula Library, Community Room (30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula)
Speaker: Kathy Swanson, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
Topic: Espalier Gardening
"Espalier is the horticultural and ancient agricultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit, by pruning and tying branches to a frame, frequently in formal patterns, flat against a structure such as a wall, fence, or trellis, and also plants which have been shaped in this way."
"Espaliers, trained into flat two-dimensional forms, are ideal not only for decorative purposes, but also for gardens in which space is limited. A restricted form of training consists of a central stem and a number of paired horizontal branches all trained in the same plane. The most important advantage is that of being able to increase the growth of a branch by training it vertically. Later, one can decrease growth while increasing fruit production by training it horizontally."
A light buffet luncheon will be served around noon. Guests are welcome.Programs & Speakers for 2015
• Feb 19 "Barn Owls & Nesting Boxes" Tom Stephan, Owner
• Mar 19 "Selection & Care of Garden Tools" Cindy Peterson, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• Apr 16 "Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies to the Garden" Lucy Heyming, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• May 21 "Garden Tour" Garden Tour Committee
• Jun 18 "Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Bill Reid, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• Jul Dark Month – No Meeting
• Aug 20 "Annual Strategic Planning" Board of Directors
• Sep 17 "Herbs" Jean Weiss, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• Oct 15 "Container Gardening" Bill Reid, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• Nov 19 "Rose Propagation" Karen and Dave Brandtman, Riverside Co. Master Gardener
• Dec 18 "Christmas Program & Installation of Officers" Board of Directors
January Birthdays & New Members
Families in the Gardenby JoAnn Summers
Our Families in the Garden November program featured planting tulip bulbs in the quilt garden, learning to use the shovel and examining the inside of bulbs. We had a great turnout. Please go to our Face book site: Gardening for Kids in Temecula to see all the beautiful photos.
The "Families in the Garden" committee met in December for a bountiful pot luck and to plan for the coming season: planting vegetables in Jan., bird feeders for Feb., bugs and insects in March, Earth Day activities in April, and bouquets in May.
Our next planning meeting will be Jan. 7 at 10:00 A.M. at JoAnn's house. The next program will be Jan. 17th starting at 9 AM in the Tree of Life Garden. For more information call JoAnn at 951-699-6855 or e-mail at email@example.com. See our Facebook page Gardening For Kids In Temecula. Happy New Year to all.
Families in the GardenDecember 30, 2014
by Barb Purdy
Our busy committee closed out the year with a productive planning meeting and a wonderful pot luck meal. Our plans for the coming season include: planting seedlings (Jan.), making bird feeders (Feb.), bugs and insects (March), Earth Day activities (April), and bouquets (May).
We will meet January 7th at 10:00 AM to finalize plans for our Families in the Garden activity on January 17th in the Tree of Life Garden. The planning meeting will be at JoAnn Summers' house.
Member Profile: Karen Lilley-Halapoffby Kathy Katz
Karen is one of our newer members. She has been volunteering with the Youth Gardening committee and we are all agreed we want to know her better. She is so fun to work with.
Karen was born in Yorkshire, England. Her family immigrated to Manhattan Beach when she was four. From the land of 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights' to Manhattan Beach was quite a shock. Like so many of us, she still finds herself halfway between her extended family and homeland and a new life in an incredible happening place like Southern California. Her family told stories about their English home. The letters and telegrams kept them all vibrant to each other, they returned to visit when they could. When she met her cousins it is like they had always been together from all the stories told.
Karen had a love for travel, and when she was grown she backpacked around Europe with a Rail Pass and had a brief stint with the airlines as a flight attendant. She found a calling in Glasgow, Scotland, learning the Salon and Spa business, which she transformed into a mobile care business for people who needed or preferred their massages, hair, nails and skin care at home. She did this successfully for many years, but it was physically taxing and as her parents aged and needed more help she reined back.
Karen and her then husband first came to this area on a time share at Sundance Meadows. Her husband was a Longshoreman and loved to fish there. Her son has been raised in the South Bay area and was a top student in High School, he finished his senior year in Hemet and is now studying at MSJC.
Karen has a home on 1/4 of an acre, with 11 roses, in Hemet. She had experienced her father turning their back yard into a paradise, so she looked for help when she got her home. She says she felt she had found her people when she walked in the door at one of our meetings. A lot of us felt the same way when meeting her.
C A L E N D A R
TVRS Members Meeting
Temecula Public Library – Community Room
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula
3rd Thursday of the month. No meeting in July.
From 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
TVRS Board of Directors Meeting
The Board meeting locaton is being changed. Contact Rebecca Weersing for that information. (951) 595-7046.
2nd Thursday of the month. No meeting in July.
From 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Rose Haven 3rd Saturday Garden Workshop
30592 Jedediah Smith Rd., Temecula
3rd Saturday. No meeting in July, August & December.
From 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Rose Haven Garden Committee Meeting
30592 Jedediah Smith Rd., Temecula
4th Wednesday of the month.
From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Little Rose Show Competition
at the monthly Member Meeting
Apr, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov.
To see entry and judging criteria go here
Gardening for Kids in Temecula ⁄ Murrieta
Programs for youth 12 & under held on 3rd Sat from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For more information contact Alicia Cline.
Activities for 13 & older are coordinated by Barb Purdy & Kathy Katz.
Other Committee Meetings will be announced separately.
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2015 Officers & Directors
Officers:Co-Presidents: Rebecca Weersing
1st VP (Programs): Linda Black
2nd VP (Membership): Ann Schryer
Recording Secretary: Kathy Turgeon
Chief Financial Officer: Bonnie Bell
Committees:Executive: Phyllis Bettelheim
Programs: Linda Black
Membership: 2nd VP (Membership): Ann Schryer
Records: Kathy Turgeon
Finance: Bonnie Bell
Education & Outreach – Consulting Rosarians
Rose Haven Planning: Bonnie Bell & Phyllis Bettelheim
Thank You to Our Friends|
Erin's Tree Service
Pechanga Resort and Casino Grants
Armstrong Garden Center
Agriscape of Murrieta
City of Temecula
Riverside County 3rd District
Crop Production Services (formerly L&M Fertilizer)
Stater Bros. Market
For more information about our sponsors go here.
This newsletter is web-published monthly for members. TVRS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the purpose of encouraging the appreciation, study, and culture of roses. Members are encouraged to join our affiliate, the American Rose Society, at www.rose.org.
Our monthly Member meeting is held the 3rd Thursday of the month (excluding July and August) at 10:00 a.m. at the Temecula City Library located at
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula.
Do not send any mail to Rose Haven Garden on Cabrillo Ave. — there is no mail box there.For additional information please visit our web site at temeculavalleyrosesociety.org/index.shtml