Rose Society – Where To Find One And Why You Should Join

It’s such a pleasure to get together with a group of people who share the same passion as you do. Joining a rose society gives you an opportunity to connect with likeminded folk who share your satisfaction of growing roses and who enjoy exchanging various tips and ideas.

Your partner or family members may not share your enthusiasm for rose gardening and it’s good to be able to talk with others who “get it” – the joy and pleasure you experience while pottering in and around your garden.

Where To Find A Rose Society.

There are a number of ways you can find a rose society in your area.

  • Look in the public notices section of your local newspaper.
  • Do a search on the internet.
  • Ask at your local plant nursery.
  • Public libraries and community centres often have community boards that have details of the meeting times and location pinned up on them.
Why You Should Join A Rose Society.
  • If you’re just starting out growing roses, joining a rose society is a great way to learn from the experts.
  • They usually get together on a monthly basis and in addition to these regular meetings can organise live planting and pruning demonstrations.
  • Members are usually very helpful and are happy to share with you their wealth of knowledge on all aspects of rose growing.
  • There’s usually a small annual fee for joining up just to cover running expenses however the wealth of information you gain from being a member is worth so much more than this small cost.
  • The biggest benefit you’ll gain is the knowledge from fellow members about which roses thrive in your area.
  • Also rose society members will be able to offer plenty of advice on how to grow roses in your specific climate zone.

So if you’re a mad keen rose grower why not join a rose society and connect with fellow rose lovers for friendship and insider knowledge and know-how.

7 Comments so far

  1. Brenda.Osilis on October 6th, 2010

    I just started to grow roses and I have no idea about it. Just want to part of your organisation.

    Thank you,

    Brenda.Osilis

  2. admin on October 6th, 2010

    Hi Brenda
    Welcome to the Growing Roses website. Just follow the tips and advice shared on these pages (as well as those in the comments section at the bottom of each post)and you’ll be growing beautiful roses in no time. Wishing you every success with your rose growing.

  3. Michael Firetto on February 15th, 2011

    I am a beginner and excited about joining a rose growers club.

  4. Gurjit Singh on May 30th, 2011

    I have been growing roses for quite some time, please send me some advance tips from expert rose growers.Thanks

  5. admin on May 30th, 2011

    Hi Gurjit
    I have already given good tips in the various articles on this site and also in the comments section. You could also contact your local rose growers society or garden club because they can give you advice from their first hand experience of growing roses in your particular location.

  6. tawnya shepard on January 23rd, 2012

    can i plant a stem from cut roses that have new growth on them?

  7. admin on January 23rd, 2012

    Hi Tawnya

    It would depend what type of rose it is and whether it is patented or not. A lot of modern roses are patented which means it’s illegal to use cuttings from them to grow new roses.

    If the stem from the cut rose was from a rose that has been grafted onto root stock (which a lot of hybrid teas and floribundas are) you may not have much success, but if the cutting came from a rose that grows on it’s own roots and hasn’t been grafted onto root stock then why not plant it and see what happens. There’s a really good article on rose propogation from cuttings here.

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