CRS will have a new HOME location for meetings next year: Plainville Congregational Church!!
Not a bad idea to give your garden one more disease spraying before closing.
Our New Meeting Location in Plainville is working out well! Y'all come!
Shrub Roses & Roses that Wannabe Shrubs
PowerPoint Slide Program by Mike Chute, CR
This program was presented to the Connecticut Rose Society in March 2007. The roses listed are those that were the beautiful slides that Mike presented, and constitute a list of his recommended roses that meet the criteria of being hardy in Zones 5 and 6, ay least, and are much better than average with regard to disease resistance. These are characteristics that are more frequently met by roses other than hybrid teas, and these roses are classified as shrubs, or may be classified as floribundas (but could well have been shrubs based on size and growth habit).These are roses to consider for new rose gardeners, and those that prefer to invest less time and energy in a disease spray program. They are beautiful, in their own right. Most are 'modern' and thus reasonably readily available, especially by mail order. By the nature of most shrub-like roses, these often have a low petal count, but by no means all 'singles'
Thank you! To Mike Chute for his presentation and providing these recommendations!
Frau Dagmar Hartopp
Lady Elsie May
Heart ‘N Soul
Oranges & Lemons
Rhode Island Red