Category: President’s Message

January 2016 – President’s Message

By Carol Wong, President Happy New Year! The Holiday Potluck featured delectable food from the chefs at Peninsula Rose Society, red and white cyclamen thanks to Pam Schenk, and tables decorated by Jill Ferguson and Linda Kowalski. Barry Johnson showed us the year in photos taken of the San Mateo garden exhibit with which he and Brian won second […]

October 2015 – President’s Message

By Barbara Todd, President It is October already and my roses are saying their farewells for the season. Hopefully, we will get the promised rain this winter and an easing of the drought. Our September speaker presented a program on chemical safety. Jolene Adams, former president of the American Rose Society, gave a lively and timely talk to a […]

August 2015 – President’s Message

By Barbara Todd, President August is here and I hope all of you are enjoying your garden and taking advantage of the extended daylight hours. I know that with the continuing drought many of us have cut back on watering our gardens; hopefully, they are still producing beautiful roses and other flowers to enjoy as we wander through our […]

June 2015 – President’s Message

By Barbara Todd, President Our 58th Annual Rose Show was another great success. We had many beautiful roses and rose arrangements. Many thanks to all who helped make this a success, including those who helped with set-up and takedown and those who provided raffle roses and monetary donations. A huge thank you to Sandee Kolter, Jerry Georgette (and myself) […]

May 2015 – President’s Message

By Barbara Todd, President As I write this message, my roses are in full glorious bloom. It has been such a delight to walk through my garden in the freshness of the early morning and discover which roses are newly blossomed. Hopefully, I will have some specimens ready for our Annual Rose Show on May […]

April 2015 – President’s Message

By Barbara Todd, President Our March meeting featured our own Dave Peterson discussing the best soil for growing roses and other vegetation. He covered properties of soil, living soil, soil solutions, management and improvements, and had several informative handouts. One thing that surprised me was that he recommended just covering your soil with compost without the need to dig it […]