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Temecula Valley Rose Society
An Affiliate of the American Rose Society
February 2017 Vol. 28, No. 02
Coming up: Feb. 14
Co-President's Messageby Rebecca Weersing
R emember the song "Dem Bones" where we learned that the toe bone's connected to the foot bone? Well, I learned a lesson of how things are connected in planning for our February Rose Show deconstruction. The lesson that I have learned will require us to make a change as to which room we will enter to sign in and where we will hold the member meeting.
In order to exhibit the table settings and tray settings we need tables upon which to place those exhibits. We need four six-foot table for the eight table settings and we need three tables for the tray settings. Room A - where we normally have our meeting - is constricted as to wall space. In addition to being slightly smaller than Room B, Room A has both the piano and the small hallway opening into a storage closet. If we use Room A we might fit the tables in but we would all need to stand as there would not be any room for the chairs. Not a comfortable idea!
I talked to Rosie Vanderhaak, the head librarian. She suggested a solution to our dilemma. She will reverse our rooms. We will enter through the Room A door (inside the foyer, near the restrooms). The membership table, raffle tables and other miscellaneous activities will happen in Room A. Room B will have tables against the walls for our exhibits and we will have chairs in the center.
Thank you for your understanding. This will be a year of trying new and different ideas for our meetings. And let us know what you think of our changes.
Rose Pruning Workshopby Virginia Boos
Can you lend a hand? Rose Haven needs its annual pruning and clean-up. If you feel that you need a review, I can give you a demonstration. Experienced pruners can work alone or help others. If every member can do a LITTLE, it will add up to a LOT.
Saturday, February 11th, 10 a.m., Rose Haven Heritage Garden, 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, corner of Cabrillo. Bring gloves and tools.
Roses Past And Present -- XIby Jim Moss
First, a correction concerning last months article: It should have been number X and not V. Sorry!
But continuing, Empress Josephine, through her estate at Malmaison, France created a new generation of rose lovers all over Europe and elsewhere. Of course she was assisted in this by legions of rose breeders who caught on to the wealth and fame of breeding new and never-before-seen varieties of roses.
Early on in their pursuits, breeders were crossing different types of "wild" roses thereby creating new products. But eventually there were enough of these created varieties that breeding among them without using wild rose pollen became possible, so the old, original wild roses were relegated to history. Thus, slowly the generation of "Old Garden Roses" was born.
As mentioned previously, any study of the ancestry of roses will show the genetic history of each variety, if it has been recorded. This research does not have to be restricted to OGR's. The roses that most of us have in our gardens today have in their genetic ancestery not only OGR's but by default, wild roses. As in human genealogy, your family tree did not begin with your great grandparents, but goes back tens of thousands of years in the past. So the genetic history of a specific rose will probably go back well into the wild rose era.
The years between the late 18th century and late 19th century saw the explosion of popularity of roses as something to be enjoyed for nothing other than pleasure. Nearly gone were the religous, ceremonial and medicinal uses of these plants. In addition, the general public became enamored with them and as prices fell due to competition, roses were soon in everyday gardens across Europe and North America.
All this chenged in the year 1867. What happened then will be our topic next month.
Grocery Cards Benefit TVRSDear Members: I trust that you have made a determined effort to use Stater Bros. Scrip/Gift Cards for your everyday normal purchases. Even in these financially difficult times we all must eat. Purchasing a $100 Scrip 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. Email Ann Coakes to order Scrip Cards, or phone 951 693-5635.
Member Meeting ProgramLOOK HERE --> 2017 Programs & Events: Click here
Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. See our new meeting schedule here.
Place: Temecula Library, Community Room (30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula)
Speaker: Society of Artistic Exhibitors
Topic: Artistic Exhibits for Lovers & Friends
What better way to share our love of roses during February than to create a table or tray setting? As part of our "deconstructed" Rose Show, we will have Society Members displaying their Artistic Tables and Trays. Between 10:30 and 10:45 am we will vote for our favorite settings. During our program each person entering an Artistic Exhibit will have an opportunity to talk about the inspiration for their entry. Click "Artistic Exhibit Tables & Trays Entry Rules" to view details.
A light buffet luncheon will be served at 11:30. Guests are welcome.
Membershipby Anne Schryer
It's dues time! Please get your dues to us by the end of February so we can publish the new roster for the March meeting.
Volunteer of the Yearby Ann Schryer, Membership VP
It's a new year and time to start recording those volunteer hours. I have forms, or you can make up your own. Just note the date, the volunteer activity, and the hours. A few reminders of rules. Regular general meetings don't count, but committee and board meetings do (for non-Board members). Travel to and from your volunteer work is added. Bringing guests counts for 2 hours. If that guest joins as a member, there is a 10 hour bonus. And please keep your records as an individual, to keep everyone on a level playing field. We did not think to make that a rule last year, and it had no impact on the competition last year, but going forward, this is a competition for the individual with the most volunteer hours.
Support our wonderful organization with your time and effort and your name may be the next one on the perpetual plaque as Volunteer of the Year!
February Birthdays & New Members
Rose Haven Heritage Gardenby Bonnie Bell
With all the rain last month and warmer weather now, the roses at the garden are somewhat confused. We can see most of them leafing out although the winter pruning is not close to being finished. Our work days are Wednesday and Saturday and we could use some help.
Our January pruning class was such a success that Virginia and Roy Boos plan another class Saturday, February 11th at 9:00. An attentive group watched Virginia's demonstration and then they all went to work pruning, and pruning some more. You can see by the photos the before and after results. So come on out in February and join other rose lovers in this enjoyable event.
Our next garden committee meeting is Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00. We discussed many projects, large and small from the new shade structure in the Education Area to replacing many dead roses with very hardy ones like Iceberg. All members are invite to attend. The address to the garden is 30592 Jedediah Smith Road, Temecula.
C A L E N D A R
TVRS Members Meeting
Temecula Public Library – Community Room
30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula (Google map)
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 (Google map)
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 (Google map)
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 (this links to Facebook)
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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2017 Officers & Directors
Officers:Co-Presidents: Rebecca Weersing & Phyllis Bettelheim
Membership VP: Ann Schryer
Recording Secretary: Betty Dixon
Treasurer: Virginia Boos
Committees:Executive: Phyllis Bettelheim
Programs: Board of Directors
Membership: Ann Schryer
Records: Betty Dixon
Finance: Bonnie Bell
Rose Haven Planning: Bonnie Bell & Phyllis Bettelheim
Families In The Garden & Tree of Life: the committee
Education & Outreach: Open
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