Rose Society Of Tucson News


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, Feb. 2  
David Austin & The Romance of English Roses

The Rose Society of Tucson’s next virtual meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. on Go To Meeting.

Our featured speaker will be Suzanne Horn from Glendale, Calif. Her program will cover the history of David Austin Roses and what makes them truly romantic as well as the family lines of these roses, varied forms and growth habits, shade tolerance, fragrance, growing tips, and their varied uses in the garden. 

She will share information and photos about her favorites among the English Roses for display in the garden, on the show table, and as cut flowers for the home. 

She presently grows about 500 exhibition roses of all types, and 88 are classified as English Roses.  These are the most popular of the modern shrub roses, and were introduced to American gardens by famed British hybridizer, David Austin.  Suzanne has fallen in love with these romantic, old style roses and has prepared an hour-long PowerPoint presentation about them that is punctuated with hundreds of beautiful photographs. 

She is a successful exhibitor, winning District and National trophies.  In 2003 she became a Consulting Rosarian and shortly thereafter an accredited ARS Horticultural Judge.  In 2014, Suzanne became a Master Rosarian and was named “Outstanding Consulting Rosarian” for the Pacific Southwest District.

Sign up to be a member of the Rose Society of Tucson to learn every trick in the book on growing great roses in this harsh climate by CLICKING HERE. With the right knowledge, roses are easy to grow. 

2020 Special Fall 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