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 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!

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!

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Our Next Meeting Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7pm North Royalton Public Library

We will be welcoming Corky Thacker, who will be discussing the research study concerning disease resistant roses for northeast Ohio. A must for all of us trying to find heartier roses for this area. Corky has been featured in many major gardening publications and newsletters. She knows her stuff. Refreshments served. Bring a friend. Everyone welcome. North Royalton Public Library is located at 5071 Wallings Road North Royalton, OH 44133.

Our Next Meeting is Monday September 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Hi Everyone. Our next meeting is Monday September 30, 2013 7:00pm at the new North Royalton Library.

Our own Lori Hilfer will be discussing Single Petal Roses.

Refreshments as always.

All are welcome whether they are a member or not. The meeting is always open to the public.

Our new Meeting Location at the new North Royalton Public Library

The address for the new North Royalton Public Library is 5071 Wallings Road • North Royalton, OH 44133.

The next meeting of the Western Reserve Rose Society will be on Monday, August 26 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 “You Make It, You Take It Rose Arranging with Vince” with presenter, Vince DiCillo, owner of Forest Woods. This is always a fun meeting where we each can make our own rose arrangement with Vince’s guidance. Any guests wishing to attend are asked to pay a nominal fee of $10. After the program, there is a question and answer session of rose care.

Next Meeting is the Open Garden Tour at Patti Jacko’s Home Monday July 29, 2013


Moonstone by Patti Jacko

Our Next Meeting will be at Patti Jacko’s Home on Monday July 29, 2013 from 7-9pm.  Bring a guest.  Patti will give a very brief talk on “Gardening for the Mature Gardener”.  This subject is near and dear to Patti’s heart as she “matures” as a gardener.

She lives at 306 Brookshire Oval Hinckley Ohio.

Directions to Patti Jacko’s home are here using this hyperlink.

Patti Open Garden july2913 Click here for all the particular details.

We will have refreshements and there will be a free will donation if you wish to help WRRS.  Also you might want to consider bringing a lawn chair as there is limited area to sit down.

Other groups attending will be members of the West Park United Church of Christ, Our Savior Lutheran Church, St. John Neumann Catholic Church,  The Hinckley Garden Club.   Ummm…also we may have a few four legged visitors as the dog circle will be back again in the front of Patti’s Home.  ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME!






Great Meeting with Susan Ramsey June 26

We all had a great time and learned something from Susan Ramsey,  owner of Susan’s Daylilies.  WRRS tries to have at least one speaker a year that is about companion plants to roses.  Susan is obviously passionate about her subject and was very entertaining.  Many of us are planning a visit to her farm in Sharon Center, Ohio.

Siloam Double Classic

Siloam Double Classic
photo by Patti Jacko



Next WRRS Meeting June 26, 2013

For those of us who grow Daylilies with our Roses,  and even if you don’t (or you just grow daylilies)

Our next meeting will be really informative.

The program will be “3000+ Day lilies…It Started as Just a  Hobby”.  The program will be presented by Susan Ramey of Medina .  After the program, there is a question  and answer session of rose care.  Bring a friend.  Daylily pictures were  taken by Patti Jacko in her yard. 



North Royalton Public Library

14600 State RoadNorth Royalton, OH USA

This event is accessible to people with disabilities.

Patti Jacko