Redwood Empire Rose Society

Program Schedule for 2020


Thursday meetings are held at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, located at
2050 Yulupa Avenue in Santa Rosa. Refreshments are served at 7pm with a short business meeting at 7:30pm, followed by a 60‐minute educational program.
Event date/times are as listed.

Jan 4, Saturday
Pruning Presentation and Demonstration 9am-1:00pm: Short lecture on the basics
of pruning various types of roses and tool sharpening by Barbara Ellis (RERS
President, Consulting Rosarian); followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Center’s
Rose Garden by Karen Ernsberger (Past – RERS President, Consulting Rosarian,
Horticultural and Arrangement Judge) Stay and help with the garden pruning!

Feb 20 Thursday
Summer Care for Hot Climates
presented by Jolene Adams – Past ARS President

March 19 Thursday
Integrated Pest Management
by Karen Ernsberger (Past – RERS President, Consulting Rosarian,
Horticultural and Arrangement Judge)

April 16 Thursday
Rose Exhibition and Challenge Class Demonstration Workshop:
Bring 3 – 6 of your roses to learn how prepare your roses for show,
understanding the Rose Show Schedule and entering challenge classes.
by Cher Frechette, Rose Judge and Consulting Rosarian

April 25 Saturday
Rosies, Posies and Plants
Plant Sale by RERS and Santa Rosa Garden Club
9 am to 2 pm

May 2 Saturday
Rose Show at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center: Anyone can enter roses in
the Show! Entries accepted 7 am to 9:30 am. Cut Roses and Arrangements with roses.
Contact Karen Ernsberger at, if interested.
Bring your friends and family to see the exhibits from 1pm-4pm.
Potted Rose bushes for sale.

May 21 Thursday
Rose Garden Public Dead Heading demonstration
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Members of the public are welcome to join our
RERS members for an evening sprucing up the Rose Garden – DEAD HEADING.
What to do after the first flush of roses and your one time bloomers.

June 18 Thursday
Awards Dinner Potluck: Join us to celebrate our Rose Show winners with a delicious potluck on the beautiful patio of the Center (weather permitting). 5:30 set-up, 6:00 -6:15 set out your food, 6:30 Eat!

July 16 Thursday
Easy Growing Roses, Types and classifications
by Barbara Ellis, Consulting Rosarian

Aug 6 – 10 (Dates changed!) Sonoma County Fair Information Table, Sign up with Karen Ernsberger

No General Meeting Aug 20

Sept 17 Thursday
Growing Roses in Containers and Irrigation for your garden.
by Karen Ernsberger, Consulting Rosarian

Oct 15 Thursday
Boot Camp for Holiday Flower
Barbara Gordon, Rose and Arrangement Judge
(Member of the Founder’s Council of Flower Show Judges San Francisco and Santa Rosa Flower Arrangers Guild)
Arrangement making to decorate your home.

Nov 19 Thursday
Harvest Holiday Potluck and Officer Installation of 2021 RERS Board
5:30 – 6:15 set up. Dinner 6:30 pm

Dec 17 Thursday
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Cleaning and Sharpening your Pruning tools.
Bring your pruning tools for a hands on program to learn how to care for them.
Lead by Karen Ernsberger