Rose Society Of Tucson News


Become A Member Of The Rose Society of Tucson

Being a member of the Rose Society of Tucson will allow you to tap into extensive information about growing roses in this rugged climate.

You will receive our award-winning newsletter The Thrip Hater 10 times a year. Each issue is filled with news, rose gardening tips and other nuggets which will allow you to fully enjoy this great hobby. 

Plus, you can come to Rose Society meetings at the Tucson Botanical Gardens 10 times a year and listen to speakers as you obtain more information. We also have an annual Rose show in April which draws exhibitors from around Arizona.

For more information on becoming a member, CLICK HERE.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Susanna Eden
Water: The Lifeblood To Sustaining Life

Our speaker at the Oct. 4 Rose Society of Tucson meeting will be Dr. Susanna Eden, research program officer with the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center.

She is an expert on the role of water science in policy and decisions, groundwater recharge and recovery, sustainability and growth and climate change.

Susanna will delve into the following subjects:

  • The water cycle.
  • What the true facts are with water access in Tucson.
  • Everyone is worried that Tucson will run out of water. Will it be decades or much longer when this is projected to happen?
  • What sources of water does Tucson have for its growing population? How long can Tucson sustain water for over 1 million people who live here?
  • Tucson’s population has nearly doubled since the 1990s but uses the same amount of water, according to the Arizona Water Factsheet for Pima County (August 2022). How is this possible?
  • Susanna will explain Tucson’s water use compared to Phoenix and why flood irrigation takes place in Phoenix while many in Tucson have used drip irrigation and conserved water for decades.
  • She will discuss the use of water saving systems (gray water, cisterns, creative landscape shaping to re-route rain into yards, effluent water).
  • Can you collect water that you use from watering roses under your garden as the water flows into a storage tank and then pump it back out to water plants the next time you water? One nursery in Phoenix actually did this.
  • Using shade cloth over roses during the summer (6 months) to conserve water.
  • Effective watering systems that work extremely well in Tucson that don’t waste water.
  • Recharging water into the aquifer beneath Tucson.

Plus much more.

Susanna’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Tucson Botanical Gardens (2150 N. Alvernon Way) which is one block south of Grant and Alvernon on the east side of the street.

Make sure you mark the date on your calendar!

All rose growers in Tucson are invited to attend free of charge.

Become a member today by CLICKING HERE.

The Amazing Roses Of Dave Bang
Stunning Roses Have Incredible Color

Dave Bang of San Jose, Calif. is quickly becoming one of the elite rose hybridizers in the world. He recently gave a presentation at the American Rose Society’s national convention in Milwaukee which was one of the best ever. His roses are currently sold through K&M Roses in Mississippi. Click on the right arrow above to see his presentation.

Special Exhibit Of Roses
75-Photo Feast For The Eyes Now Live

Produced by Lou Pavlovich, single roses, collections and amazing gardens are photographed in town and across the world from Rose Society of Tucson members. 

This special presentation shows the stunning beauty of roses from hybrid teas to miniature roses and everything in between.

To see this unique 75-photo video presentation, CLICK HERE.

Once the video comes up, click below it in the lower right area to make the video full screen.

Enjoy all the benefits of being a member of the Rose Society of Tucson, including our award-winning newsletter which explains everything you need to know about growing roses in Tucson with every trick in the book.

Become a member today by CLICKING HERE.

Microclimates, Weather & Roses
With Meteorologist Erik Heden