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 of February 14th, COVID cases and hospitalizations are falling, but we are not out of the woods yet. Experts agree masking isn’t forever, so let’s be patient and until that time comes, let’s work together in keeping everyone safe.

The Peninsula Rose Society is putting the safety of its members first by still requiring all members and their guests to be fully vaccinated and masked to all its in-person meetings. PRS has a lot of fantastic events planned for you coming up. We will be back at the Veteran Memorial Senior Center with speaker Barbara Gordon, American Rose Society judge for Horticulture and Arrangements. She will be speaking on “Arrangements for Exhibitions.” If anyone is interested in chairing the refreshment table, please let me know. PRS member, John Erskine is busy getting his 1600 bulb garden ready for a March 12-13th tulip tour. Save this date, trust me; you don’t want to miss this. See you there from 12- 3pm,. Also, we are continuing to build community, learn from each other, and have fun at our Thursdays Zoom meetings. Stuart Dalton will be speaking on fertilizers, soil, and nutrition on March 3rd. This talk will help you set up your rose garden for success.

As we continue to navigate life’s ever-changing demands, you all have a friend at the Peninsula Rose Society. That’s it for now and don’t forget to smell the roses.

Happy Gardening, Patti