New slate of officers to be announced in May meeting and voted in at the June meeting.
Spring has sprung! And the forsythia are blooming around the state. Cabin fever can be overcome with pruning your roses, cleaning the beds and GARDENING again!
Did you get some nice roses at the CRS Auction ?
4/15/2017 CONGRATULATIONS to Dave Ciak for winning the Yankee District Silver Honor Medal and Dave Long for earning the Yankee District Outstanding Consulting Rosarian award. These were presented at the Convention!
4/7/17 The Yankee District Spring Convention was last
weekend, sponsored by CRS, and a great time was had by all!!
Not only did we have a great time, but we were able to learn a lot as weell, and on Friday a Consulting Rosarian School was held. There were five candidates for CR Certification as well as a large room full of current CR's there for continuing recertification credits.
The new CR's are: Margaret Bercovitz, Patti Curtin, Rachelle Desrochers, Jay Hartling and Paul Raymond. All passed the exam and we welcome them! They will make it to the the CR list on this web site when the ARS paperwork is complete.
3/7/2017 Updateed Calendar Section, Published newly-adopted CRS Bylaws (link in the About CRS Section)
2/26/2017 The next CRS Meeting is in Plainville, our
usual meeting location. A presentation by Dave Candler on Improving
Flower Photography- Easily (and Inexpensively). See the
Calendar/Meetings section for details and see the Rose Photography Section
(Articles) for a complete outline.
And don't forget the CRS Annual Calendar Photography contest that day as well. Bring your entries to the meeting!
What a wonderful job the CRS members did to make the CT Flower and Garden Show exhibit a wonderful sight to behold. As seen from the photos below, the craftsmanship was superb. And the credit for most of the cottage construction goes to Thomas Fabian and Bob Martin! From Marci's character as Snow White's gramdma to Becky's super outfit and free roses to the Deserving to the volunteerism of Society Members in answering questions from the public to the many behind the scenes workers and craftsmen... it all came wonderfully together! Since the exhibit was the first thing generally seen by visitors, it was encouraging to hear the Wow's and Ohhhs and Ahhhs as they saw the grand display. "Look!!! Roses in BLOOM!"
Thank you Christine Randazzo for design services!! and...See the CRS Facebook Page for a more complete list of individuals and groups that contributed!
Here is a preview of the Woodland Gardens theme CT Rose Society entry for
the 2017 CT Flower and Garden Show in Hartford opening 2/23 and running
Snow White and the Dwarfs are the focus, and the Rose Society has done just amazing things to design, create, construct and put together all the pieces!!
Y'all Come!! and enjoy not only our exhibit, but the whole shebang!
1/13/2017 Yankee District Convention... See Calendar and Meetings Section for full disclosure
YANKEE DISTRICT ROSE CONVENTION
March 31 - April 2
hosted by the Connecticut Rose Society
Friday March 31, 2017
Hotel check-in after 3 pm.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm ARS Consulting Rosarian School (Most of it clean,, some dirt)- Captain Henry Classroom
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration and photo submission, hotel lobby
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Optional Friday night dinner buffet, banquet room
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite open, Room 615
Saturday April 1, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and photo submission, hotel lobby
8:00 am - 9:00 am Hospitality Suite open, Room 615
9:15 am Convention begins with a welcome, banquet room
9:30 am Mirjana Toyn "A Brief History of the Rose Through the Ages"
10:25 am - 10:50 am Break (raffle tickets and vendors)
10:50 am Mark Windham "When Bad Things (Rose Diseases) Happen to Good People"
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Break (raffle tickets and vendors)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon buffet; speaker, ARS President Pat Shanley
1:30 pm Baldo Villegas "Disasters in the Rose Garden"
2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Break (vendors and LAST CALL FOR RAFFLE TICKETS)
2:45 pm Marci Martin & John Mattia "A Fireside Chat: Marci and John's Favorite Rose
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm RAFFLE DRAWING
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Pre-Dinner Social - cash bar in banquet room ; classical guitar by Jake Spector
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Plated dinner in banquet room, followed by:
Yankee District Awards; Photo Contest Winners; Rose Auction
HOSPITALITY SUITE , Room 615, open following the Rose Auction
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Yankee District Meeting
12:00 pm Check out time
1/9/2017 Here are some MORE pictures from the bash. Se below for the initial batch.
1/9/2017 The 2017 CRS Holiday Party was held yesterday in Cromwell, CT... Great food, delightful rose chat, Yankee Swap gifts and Homiday Camaraderie were there in abundance. Here are some of them:
12/15/2016 Added RIRS meetings for 2017 to the Calendar/Meeting section. Be sure to winterize your irrigation system and hoses!! Don't leave chemicals to become frozen. Schedule your tetnus shot booster. Did you update the garden map to show 2016 revisions?
12/7/2016 The Feb. and March CRS programs have been swapped. You have an additional month before the Rose Calendar Photo contest.
11/11/2016 Calendar and various
10/29/2016 Updated and added several Links in the Internet Links section.
10/22/16 Updates and refvisions
10/14/2016 Added a Winter Protection article from Jack Falkner in the Rose Culture section . Updated Board of Directors. Welcome Maureen Kummer! Calendar updated including all info to date.
7/13/2016 Added photos from Judy Paniccia's rose garden and Karen Navarre's rose garden in the Virtual Rose Garden page (link from the Photo section)
6/28/2016 Rose Shows for the Northeast are complete for the spring/summer. The Results (opens a separate document) of the CRS Rose Show and the Photographs of the Show and winning entries are posted herein. For more information about our Rose Show, go to the Rose Show section.
5/17/2016 Major revisions....
5/4/2016 We had an interesting meeting in May with Marci and Becky talking about rosesd in arrangerments. For home, or prom but not the kind you might see in a rose show. And think of all the roses that will now have a position in your vases so that you can enjoy longer than if they were only allowed their time in the rose garden.
4/25/2016 Added the 2015 update to the Annual Consulting Rosarian's Report in the Rose Culture section.
4/15/2016 Announcing! Wally Parsons has taken his MANY years of being a Consulting Rosarian to the next level and has elected to move to the Emeritis category, for those that have served for a career. Well done all those years, Wally!
The Webmaster is seeking Assistants and Advisors! If you can help, or if you are aware of items that would improve the CRS website, please contact the Webmaster, Dave Candler, at DavCandler@aol.com. Thanks!
3/13/2016 Updates to the site. Note- meetings start at 1:30 PM (Doors open for refreshments). Times are now published on the Calendar and Meetings page.
2/9/2016 Ahoy! A Brown Notebook with no name was found after a meeting at the end of last year. About 10"x6" light brown. If yours email: DavCandler@aol.com.
Added meetings to the calendar section. Cleared out some OBE Links. Added a new link (end of the first section of Links- Rose Family Tree...) which many of you will find interesting.
2/1/2016 Y'all have been asking for them... here they are! More! Photos from the 2016 Holiday Party!
See Calendar and for the Registration forms go to http://arsyankee.org , the Yankee District Web Site.
1/25/2016 From our Holiday Luncheon a few more pics
1/1/2015 Please ensure you contact Tom Fabian (Membership) if you have changed your email, home address or phone numbers. Did you get a new phone, and number for Christmas?
12/2015 Updated Calendar for CRS and NERS.
10/13/2015 Revised the format of the Calendar/Meetings section to improve readability. Each month is now annotated with the month. Website info for NERS and RIRS are indicated for more info on other events in New England. CRS Events are in larger/Bold type for easier identification. Yankee District and ARS events within drivingdistance are included.
10/9/2015 Calendar and Meetings page has been updated to include more info on CRS meeting thru Feb., and added New England R/S meetings for 2016.
10/8/2015 More photos from the recent Fall ARS 2015 Convention. See the Challenge Classes in the Photo section.
10/6/2015 The 2016 Rose Order Form is available for Member of CRS to order at Special Reduced rates. The roses available this year and the order form are here for printing and sending in with your check. Roses will be available in the spring for pickup.
9/23/2015 Interesting conversation is
developing over on the Facebook Group: "Connecticut Rose Society" related to
attributes and neccessity of spraying for pests, insect and diseases...
Also: see the Photography Section for the initial photos from the ARS National/Yankee District Convention and related Rose Show recently held.
For Items prior to this date, click here for : "What's OLD"