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.

Fascinating Weather Information
With Meteorologist Ken Drozd

We will be treated to a talk about fascinating information that can be found on the internet regarding weather that will allow you to be a better rose grower.

Our featured speaker Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Tucson Botanical Gardens will be Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tucson.

How important is weather? It is vital if you think about it. 

Knowing the weather forecast is crucial for any gardener which will show how hot or cold it will be. Potential rain, heavy wind or hail is also important to know about. Planning your gardening activities can be helped by looking at detailed weather predictions. If the forecast is bad for the upcoming weekend, plan on doing your gardening chores the next good weather day.

If you need to spray your roses with fungicides or insecticides, early in the morning is typically the best time (as long as it is above 45 degrees) because there is rarely wind, and spray drift doesn’t go into the neighbor’s yard or in your face. Weather statistics bare this out.

Did you know that you can obtain a 7-day forecast and even an hourly weather forecast with detailed information? 

Did you know you can look up past weather in Tucson and find out how many 100 degree days have taken place during years, 105 degree days and even 110 degree days. By looking at past data and the long range forecast, you will know if your roses should have shade cloth protecting them during our brutal summers.

All of this and much more will be talked about by Ken.

If that wasn’t enough, Les Hayt will also give a rundown on the best fertilizers to use for Tucson during the spring for dynamic plant growth and maximum bloom output. 

The presentations will begin at 7 p.m. 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 down the date, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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