Category: News

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 […]

April 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro In the waves of change, we find our true direction. After being at home zooming for the past two years and three months, Peninsula Rose Society returned to its old stomping grounds at the Redwood City Veteran Memorial Senior Center for its most recent membership meeting. Twenty-five in-person members and twelve members […]

March 2022 – President’s Message

By Patti Spezzaferro Safety is not something that happens by itself. You need to work towards it with the right measures, tools, and mindset. California’s statewide mask order expired on February 15, allowing fully vaccinated people to no longer be required to wear masks in most public indoor settings. According to the Mercury News article […]

PRS Bronze Medal Winner for 2021 Goes To Karen Flores

Karen Flores, our Membership Chair, and arranger extraordinaire, was announced as the winner for the American Rose Society Bronze Medal at our December 7th Zoom Meeting. This award is based on service to the local society, the Peninsula Rose Society. Karen has been our Membership Chair and helped us grow significantly. She worked to get […]

2021 Outstanding Service Award Goes To Jerry Georgette

Long-time PRS member Jerry Georgette won the 2021 Outstanding Service Award. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes a volunteer for their dedication, generosity, hard work, which embodies the spirit of the Peninsula Rose Society. Jerry exemplifies all these things and more. He has been past president in 2012-2013, Consulting Rosarian Co-ordinator, and The Peninsula Rosarian editor […]