Thursday, July 10th, 6:30 pm
Join the Denver rose Society for a potluck dinner
and a tour of Barbara Kempís rose garden in northwest Arvada.
The main dish -ham and all of the fixings for
sandwiches and beverages, including water, lemonade, and sweet tea,
will be provided. You are welcome to bring additional beverages and
Take I-70 West to Ward road (exit 226) and drive
north to 72nd Avenue passing intersections 52nd, 58th, 64th to 72nd.
Turn left on 72nd and drive west to Indiana passing APEX. When you
reach Indiana, turn right and drive about 1 mile to 77th Drive,
which is at the crest of a hill. You will be making a left turn onto
77th Drive; pause before turning as there could be cars hidden at
the bottom of the hill. 15030 West 77th Drive is the fourth house on
the south side of the street.
Street parking is available, and
you are welcome to park in the driveway. For questions or additional
information, call 303-421-9602.
Rocky Mountain District Rose
Horticulture Judges School
There will be an ARS horticultural
judging school in Denver August 16th and 17th.
Registration and Application
Rocky Mountain District Consulting
There will be an ARS consulting rosarian
school in Denver October 4th. Watch this space for more
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
Consulting Rosarian Tips for July:
watching for aphids, thrips, spider mites and leaf rollers.
Continue watching for powdery mildew, blackspot, anthracnose, and
rust. Use organic or chemical spraying programs to control
pests and prevent/control disease. Don't spray when windy or
if temperatures are over 85 degrees. Continue deep watering, more
frequently as the temperatures rise. Fertilize once a month using either a water
soluble fertilizer or an organic fertilizer such as Mile High Rose
Feed. Be sure roses are well hydrated before fertilizing or
spraying. Cut spent blooms to promote continued flowering.
Apply additional mulch around bushes to bring level to several
inches dept to conserve water and keep the soil cooler.
For rose questions, contact
Rosarian in your area.
The book, Growing
Roses in Colorado, published
by the Denver Rose Society is a "must have" for those who want to grow beautiful
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
Roses in Review
Every year, the American Rose
Society conducts a review of roses. You can provide your input even if you
are not an ARS member. Go to the
ARS Roses in Review website before September
Read about our member Joan Franson
This article, written by Susan
Clotfelter, was printed in the February 15th, 2014 edition of
The Denver Post.