Next Meeting is Monday April 27 at 7pm at North Royalton Public Library

Hi Everyone.  Our next Meeting is on Monday April 27th at 7pm.  We will be welcoming Kathy Rocco of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste Management District.  She will be discussing “Composting”.  This should be very interesting .  All our welcome.  Refreshments served.  We are at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road • North Royalton, OH  44133

 

 

This entry was posted on April 9, 2015, in General.

Our Next Meeting Monday March 23, 2015 North Royalton Public Library 7pm

Awesome Candy Hybridized by Patrick Stamile

Awesome Candy
Hybridized by Patrick Stamile

Hello Everyone!

We have a special guest this evening. Amber Strope Ward, Hybridizer , who owns nationally renowned < Cherished Memories Daylilies, will be with us. She will discuss hybridizing, growing and just the enjoyment of daylilies. We hope to see some of her creations during her presentation as well.

We are at the North Royalton Public Library 7051 Wallings Road at 7pm. Refreshments will be served. As always, we are open to the public.

This is a special one so we hope everyone can attend. May the weather break soon.

2015 Combined Spring National Convention and National Miniature Conference

To All:

Great news!!! This is to announce that the programs for the 2015 Combined Spring National Convention and National Miniature Conference are currently available.

We do hope you can participate in some way either through attending or helping with the various committees implement their overall plans. The next planning meeting for this event is March 19th at Panera Bread Restaurant on Fishinger Blvd in Hilliard at 6:00PM. And for those contributing a heartfelt THANK YOU!!!

There is a chance programs will be available at the Buckeye District Spring Meeting (registrations due by March 20th and are coming in a little slow) in hardcover form, but if not or if you’d like to have earlier they can be accessed by one of two ways.

You can go directly to the Convention and Conference web site

Sing a Song of Roses

Or you can go to the Buckeye District web site and click on the “Sing A Song of Roses” logo and it will take you to the Convention and Conference web site.

Buckeye District

Once you are to the Convention and Conference web site, the program can be obtained by clicking on “Click Here” under the Download the Program and Schedules Now (1MB).

I’d like to express my thanks to Steve Campbell for all the work in putting this program together. The collaboration to tie down all of the loose ends is significant and as you’ll see Steve did his usually tremendous job in completing the program!!

Hope everyone is surviving the winter. February was a pretty rough month weather wise and similar to last years tough winter. I guess we can count our blessings if it only lasts a month. Average high temperatures for this time of year are around 40 degrees. Can’t come soon enough!!!

Larry Schock

District Director

Rose Vendors – Where to buy roses in 2015 Monday February 23, 2015 7pm North Royalton Public Library

Our own Patti Jacko will discuss where to buy roses both Online and locally. There have been lots of changes and she’s here to give you the scoop. This will be a hard copy presentation with handouts so note taking will be easier for everyone. Please bring a guest. All are welcome, refreshments served.

Location North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133

Thank you, Edgar Stehli of Windswept in Time Orchids

Some of Edgar's Orchids

Some of Edgar’s Orchids

Edgar Stehli November 24 14

Thanks to our friend, Edgar Stehli, from Windswept in Time Orchids. As always, it was delightful. And thank you for the wonderful orchids brought by Edgar to sell. Some beauties went home to some eager orchid growers.

That’s it for 2014. We’ll be back for our first meeting in February 2015.

Next Meeting November 24, 2014 7pm at North Royalton Library

Only 14 more days till the last meeting of 2014 of the Western Reserve Rose Society on Monday, November 24 in Room 123 at the North Royalton Public Library located at 5071 Walling Road at 7:00 pm. We will have a presentation by Edgar Stehl, Windswept in Time, on “Orchids”. Besides his program, Edgar will be bringing some orchids to purchase if you are interested. Currently my orchid “Puanani” is blooming! Also bring any rose questions about planting, winter care, etc and ask at the meeting. Any friend of yours is a friend of ours and is welcome. We will be starting our meeting promptly at 7:00 pm.

For those who ordered Palatine Roses, We are expecting them to be delivered November 18 or November 19 the latest. We will notify by email upon there arrival and We will send invoices for amounts due.

Next Meeting Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7pm

Only 12 more days till the next meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society on Monday, October 27 in Room 123 at the North Royalton Public Library located at 5071 Walling Road at 7:00 pm. We will have a panel on “Fall/Winter Rose Care”. Bring any rose questions about any problems you are having and ask at the meeting. Any friend of yours is a friend of ours and is welcome. We will be starting our meeting promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please ask if you have any questions about ordering bare root roses from Palatines Fruit & Roses of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. You can check out their website at www.palatineroses.com We currently have 31 roses already ordered for our members! You can always order on your own but with our club order we receive a 10% discount. If you are considering ordering any roses, you want to let me know as soon as possible. These are roses grown in our same climate conditions and very high quality. Palatine rose order deadline is our meeting date of Monday, October 27. No exceptions, anyone ordering after that time will be need to order on your own!

Grace Brothers Nursery Monday , September 22, 2014 at 7pm and Information about WRRS Palatine Rose Order

Only 10 more days till the next meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society on Monday, September 22 in Room 123 at the North Royalton Public Library located at 5071 Walling Road at 7:00 pm. Nicole Dixon of Grace Brothers Nursery in North Royalton will speak about “Sustainable Gardening.” This should be a very different but interesting topic to hear! It is one of our programs throughout the year not on roses, but very timely. Of course, you can always bring any rose questions about any problems you are having and ask at the meeting. Any friend of yours is a friend of ours and is welcome. We will be starting our meeting promptly at 7:00 pm.

Please ask if you have any questions about ordering bare root roses from Palatines Fruit & Roses of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. You can check out their website at www.palatineroses.com We currently have 30 roses already ordered for our members! You can always order on your own but with our club order we receive a 10% discount. If you are considering ordering any roses, you want to let me know as soon as possible. I checked their website and already 44 roses are sold out and they just opened up ordering on September 8th. These are roses grown in our same climate conditions and very high quality.

This entry was posted on September 12, 2014, in General.

Dan Long of Brushwood Nurseries Monday, August 25, 2014 7:00pm North Royalton Library

We are very lucky to have Dan Long from Brushwood Nurseries in Athens, Georgia. Our meeting is Monday, August 25, 2014 7:00pm at the North Royalton Public Library 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Brushwood Nursery was founded in 1998 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania by Dan Long. After many years in the nursery and greenhouse trade he decided to strike out on his own; a tradition in a family of entrepreneurs. The nature of the business has evolved with the advent of e-commerce. The first business plan was to offer clematis plants wholesale to other nurseries but Brushwood has become a retail specialty nursery offering hundreds of different vines and climbers shipped directly to gardeners using our web site. At this time we are only mail order and only retail.Propagation
The summer of 2010 saw a big change for Brushwood with the move to Becky’s (Dan’s wife) home town of Athens, Georgia where the nursery has much more land and a longer growing season outdoors.
Brushwood is a real nursery where we grow the plants right here. In most cases we propagate them ourselves, too! We’ve found this is the best way to maintain quality for our customers. The plants are grown in climate controlled greenhouses where the proper seasonal adjustments are made for plant health and winter dormancy where needed. Every effort is made to produce the highest quality crops possible.Working on your vines
We also believe strongly in protecting our environment. OMRI listed Organic pesticides are used whenever possible over harsh chemicals and vinegar with a little soap is Dan’s favorite herbicide! We buy electricity from wind turbine stations and use a vegetable oil furnace for some of our heating. Our newest greenhouse even uses Earth Tubes to draw warm air from the ground under the greenhouse for supplemental heat. Future plans include solar hot water collectors to warm the trays in propagation.
We are a small, family business with the intention to stay that way. As avid gardeners, we know and love the plants offered and will always do our best to provide great quality and service. Brushwood is consistently in the Top 5 in our category at The Garden Watchdog** and we have a loyal following of repeat customers. Give us a try and you’ll see why!

** The Garden Watchdog is part of davesgarden.com.