April 28, 2014 Meeting Dr. David Shetlar, the Bug Doctor

Dr.  David Shetlar will present “Managing Insect and Mite Pests of Ohio-Grown Roses” at the meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society on Monday, April 28 at 7:00 pm at the North Royalton Library at 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton.  The event is free and the public is invited to attend. The event is free and the public is invited to attend by registering with the North Royalton Library at 440-237-3800

Dr. Shetlar (the BugDoc) will discuss the major insect and mite pests that Ohio rose growers deal with.  Rose midge, roseslugs, Japanese beetle adults and spider mites will be emphasized.  Insecticide use approaches will be discussed with an emphasis being placed on preventive strategies.  How to use low risk insecticides and miticides will be discussed.

David’s bio and publicity images are located on this page:

This entry was posted on March 20, 2014, in General.

Our Next Meeting March 24, 2014 at 7pm at North Royalton Library with our friend Dr. Jim Hering.

Hello everyone. .  The program will be
“Maestro of Memphis:  Whit Wells”.  Dr. Jim Hering, former
president of the American Rose Society and current Regional Director and
Chairman of Horticultural Judges will present Whit Wells hybridized miniatures
and mini-floras. Whit Wells roses , now owned by Richard Anthony of , will feature prominently. Free and open to the public.  Being a friend. Refreshments served.

This entry was posted on March 16, 2014, in General.

Our Last meeting of 2013 Monday November 25 at 7pm

The last meeting of 2013 of the Western Reserve Rose Society will be on Monday, November 25 at 7:00 P.M. in the meeting room, located in the hallway to the left of the entrance doors of the new Cuyahoga County Library North Royalton Branch, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, next to the YMCA. The program will be “Tool Sharpening” by members Debbie Lieske and John Jamison. This will be a hands-on if you want to sharpen a pair of pruners…bring them!! Got any rose questions, last chance of the year to ask them. Bring a friend.

This entry was posted on November 22, 2013, in General.

It never ceases to amaze me

Wilted Blooms

Wilted Blooms

It never ceases to amaze me how all my blooms fade but as the snow melts there are the weeds, green and ready to go. Those long rooted monsters just keep going and going. I just don’t have the energy to go out and pull them yet.

Right now is a good time to start those spring lists for the garden. I’ve got mine going already, planning my budget and what I really need to get started.

Get those pruners sharpened now while winter is with us. Get them ready for April pruning. Well, at least this year. Last year we pruned in March believe it or not.

I haven’t ordered as many roses for spring this year. I’ve started my annual order with Rosesunlimited in South Carolina ( I’m going to be potting up many of my miniature roses this year. I need to regroup in that particular category.

Richard J. Anthony is now a resident of Brighton, TN, having acquired the assets of Wells Mid-South Roses and will operate as For Love Of Roses, LLC dba Wells Mid-South Roses. It will be one stop shopping for garden and exhibition roses as 12 name hybridizers including Robbie Tucker and David Clemons have agreed to provide their roses to the new company. The web site is .

This entry was posted on January 10, 2013, in General.

We are Live!!!!!

Hello from the Webmaster.

Our new website has had a facelift.  We have a new blog,  a new calendar and well, a new everything.  It is much more interactive and intuitive also.  Jump around a little and take a look.  I think you’ll be as pleased as I am about our new look.


Patti Jacko


Western Reserve Rose Society


This entry was posted on January 3, 2013, in General.

Hello from Western Reserve Rose Society

WRRSSh1Welcome to the internet home of the Western Reserve Rose Society located in the Northeastern Ohio just outside of Cleveland.

Our meetings are every month except January and December at the North Royalton Public Library, 14600 State Road North Royalton, Ohio. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Please check our calendar on the left side bar for specific dates.

Cost of membership is $10 for a single and $15 for a family.
Meetings are open to the public.
If you are interested in joining please feel free to use our

Western Reserve Rose Society Membership Form

Now, why belong to a rose society? Do you love roses? Do you want to grow the best roses possible?

Learn from the people who have been successfully growing roses for years.

Some of the benefits of belonging to Western Reserve Rose Society are :

Meeting and Talking to Consulting Rosarians and judges about any facet of rose care and growth

Order top performing roses at a better price than at the local nursery

Order some fertilizers and chemicals at a better price

Order Miscellaneous rose supplies at a better price such as rose markers

Visit many rose gardens of the members

Monthly meetings with informative speakers from the Buckeye District and our national group the American Rose Society

Enjoy many social functions

Meet some great people who are crazy about roses

This entry was posted on December 22, 2012, in General.