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Obituary – Marlene Bollhoffer

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of long-time member and past president Marlene Bollhoffer on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at Stanford Hospital. She was 83 years old. Marlene was a mental health social worker before retiring to pursue her love of roses, and along the way, she made some dear and […]

September 2022 – President’s Message

“There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying human experiences.” Barbara Coloroso On July 16th, thirty-eight members of the Peninsula Rose Society members came together under my majestic century-old Southern Magnolia to share a delectable meal. The weather was perfect, […]

June 2022 – President’s Message

by Patti Spezzaferro “Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics  with which she indicates how much she loves us. “ Johannah Wolfgang von Goethe June is National Rose Month, and it was first introduced in June of 1959. Some three decades later, in 1986, President Ronald Reagan officially made the rose the national flower of the United […]

May 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.  Janet Kilburn Phillips Every time I see a plant in trouble, my heart sinks but then I remember the wise words of Janet Kilburn Philips, “there are no garden mistakes, only experiments”. I quickly put on my detective hat and looked at all the possibilities […]