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Denver Rose Society Events:


Monthly Rose Information:

Saturday, April 26th 9:30 - 12:30
Denver Rose Society Rose Pruning Workshop
Location: Jefferson County Detention Center
200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80401

Thursday, May 8th, 7:00 pm
Monthly Program
: Easy Steps to Composting by Judy Elliot of Denver Urban Gardens
Location: Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs

1556 Emerson Street, Denver, CO
Visitors and guests are welcome to attend.


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Join now - $15.00 annual membership fee to receive The Rose Window monthly newsletter (electronic version; $20.00 if by regular mail), the Growing Roses in Colorado book, and discounts on Mile-Hi Rose Feed.

2014 Membership Form



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Roses in Review

Every year, the American Rose Society conducts a review of roses.  The  results for the Rocky Mountain District (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming) are below.

Rocky Mountain District Roses in Review




Consulting Rosarian Tips for April:

Prime bareroot planting time continues up to the middle of the month.  Mound soil up around newly planted rose bushes or cover entire bush with burlap or evergreen boughs to prevent dehydration.  After two weeks, wash soil away gently a little at a time to permit new growth to become acclimated. When deciding on a location make sure the site will receive at least 6 hours of sun daily. The more sun the better. Know the mature size of the rose. Plan for proper air circulation around the plant. Look at the location; think about what shrubs, trees or other plantings that may compete with the rose roots. Dig the hole a minimum of 14 inches deep by 18 inches in diameter, the larger the hole the better. Amend soil with 1 part compost and 3 parts native soil.

Pruning could start at the end of the month, but can wait until May if we are having a cold spring.  Deep water as needed depending on the weather. 

For rose questions, contact a Consulting Rosarian in your area.

Growing Roses In Colorado, 10th Edition








The book, Growing Roses in Colorado, published by the Denver Rose Society is a "must have" for those who want to grow beautiful roses successfully.  Get a glimpse inside Growing Roses in Colorado.  Available at area garden retailers and gift shops. For wholesale inquiries please contact Betty Cahill at

Retail locations that sell the GRIC book.



Read about our member Joan Franson

This article, written by Susan Clotfelter, was printed  in the February 15th, 2014 edition of The Denver Post.




Rocky Mountain District Rose Show & Convention

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