Redwood Empire Rose Society

Program Schedule for 2019


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 12, 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 (Past RERS
President, Consulting Rosarian); followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Center’s
Rose Garden by Karen Ernsberger (RERS President, Consulting Rosarian,
Horticultural and Arrangement Judge). Stay and help with the garden pruning!

Feb 21 Thursday
Tool Care

March 21 Thursday
Integrated Pest Management

April 18 Thursday
Petite Rose Show (bring some of your roses and see how they should be groomed and
placed) and Rose Show Workshop: basic preparation of roses for show, understanding the Rose Show Schedule and entering challenge classes by Cher Frechette

May 4 Saturday
Rose Show at the Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center: Anyone can enter roses in
the Show! Contact Karen Ernsberger at, if interested.
Bring your friends and family to see the exhibits from 1pm-4pm. Potted Rose bushes
for sale.

May 16 Thursday
Rose Garden Maintenance Meeting: Members of the public are welcome to join our
RERS members for an evening sprucing up the Rose Garden – DEAD HEADING.

June 20 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 18 Thursday
Summer Pruning in the Rose Garden at LBAGC. Bring your pruners for a hands on workshop.

Aug 1 – 5 Fair Information Table, Sign up with Karen Ernsberger
No General Meeting Aug 15

Sept 19 Thursday
Butterflies in your Garden by Suzanne Clark

Oct 17 Thursday
Flower Arranging by Barbara Gordon, Hands on make an arrangement to decorate your home.

Nov 21 Thursday
Harvest Holiday Potluck and Installation of 2019 RERS Board

Dec 19 Thursday

No Meeting