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.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 4
Special Panel Discussion:
Exhibiting Tricks Of The Trade

Since the Rose Society of Tucson’s annual rose show is right around the corner on Saturday, April 22, our next meeting will feature a panel discussion about Exhibiting Tricks Of The Trade.

There are many little things involved in being a successful rose exhibitor, and Terry Swartz, Krystal Schmich, Kathryn Madore and Lou Pavlovich will delve into this subject to help rose growers reduce the learning curve.

Kathryn entered her first rose show in Mesa last fall and had no idea what she needed to do in traveling with roses for several hours, how to read a show schedule, how to groom entries and so on. She will share everything she learned.

Krystal is a superb exhibitor and will share her tricks of the trade. Terry will explain how to enter challenge classes and collections while Lou will focus on how you can get roses to last 1-2 weeks with knowledge about using razor sharp shears, Floralife, proper holding containers and the ultimate refrigerator for roses, a chest freezer!

The group will also show what an ideal tool box for entering roses looks like and grooming aides to make better blooms, plus more.

The meeting is slated for Tuesday, April 4 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way (one block south of Grant and Alvernon on the east side).

Social time starts at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m.

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