Lou Pavlovich on Exhibiting

Original post by Lisa Bunker, ed. 2014 by Judith Singer Wow, Lou is hardcore. His methods have produced winning roses over and over (and over), but we encourage new exhibitors to not be overwhelmed and feel like they must do all of this to win. Take from his tips what makes sense to you and […]


Notes from a Desert Hybridizer

Notes from a Desert Hybridizer: Posted in the September/October edition of the ARS Magazine, Editor: Steve Jones. Our very own Judy Singer wrote this article for American Rose magazine highlighting the roses she has created in this desert blast furnace. Click here to view the article.


Jan Anholt on Rose Arrangements

Right now these are my raw notes from tonight’s meeting. I will whip them into shape tomorrow night. Note: refer to your April 2011 Thrip Hater for more complete tips The big takeaways? Read the arrangements schedule and understand the different types Balance (this doesn’t always mean symmetry) Nothing. Not the vase, not the filler […]


Container Gardening in the Desert

  This is an updated version of something I wrote for a blog I used to have. I hope you enjoy reading it! –Lisa Bunker Visitors to my garden are always surprised that many of my roses are in pots. Here’s what I would tell them about using pots in the desert (if there was […]


Judy Singer on Summer Heat!

It’s June and it’s Dry, Dry, Dry If you’ve been watching your blooms fry in the heat, you’re not alone. June is the hardest month for them. Water gets sucked out of the petals so fast, it’s hard for the roses to replenish it before the petals shrivel. I’ve put a thermometer up in my […]


Pruning Tea Roses

Note that this post is about Tea roses, not Hybrid Teas! If you have Lady Hillingdon, Sombreuil, Gloire de Dijon or Mrs. Dudley Cross, you have a Tea rose, a type that was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They have a loose, leggy growth that is a challenge to prune. Here is […]


Brewing Aerated Compost Tea

By LOU PAVLOVICH The Rose Society of Tucson At a recent meeting of The Rose Society of Tucson, a fascinating presentation took place on the subject of organic fertilization by Tom Pew and Troy Hollar of Merlin Organics which is based in Tucson. Their system is being utilized to fertilize all the turf and trees at […]


2012 Photography Rose Show Winners!

Below are the winners from the rose show! (spreadsheet at bottom of page) Photo Credit: Judy Singer Download this spreadsheet


2012 Arrangement Rose Show Winners!

Below are the winners from the rose show! (Spreadsheet at the bottom) Photo Credit: Judy Singer Download this spreadsheet

2012 Horticulture Rose Show Winners!

2012 Horticulture Rose Show Winners!

Below are the winners from the rose show! (Spreadsheet at the bottom) Photo Credit: Judy Singer Download this spreadsheet.

Rose Show on KVOA

Rose Show on KVOA

For those of you who missed the piece on our Rose Show on KUAT, you can see it here: Just click the link:   Rose Show coming up this Saturday!


Rosarian Les Hayt’s Rose Tips for April

Rosarian Les Hayt’s rose tips for April (from notes taken at the meeting): It’s going to be windy, so be sure to keep you roses well hydrated Les uses irrigation with shrub sprayers, for 6 min. at a high volume (about 3 gallons of water) Les recommends Magnum Gro, every 10days, sprinkled on, then watered […]

We have Roses for Sale

We have Roses for Sale

  Please look under the “Sales” tab for the current roses we have for sale, or contact Judy Singer for the latest changes. They are in 1 gallon pots, and cost 10-$12 each.  


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Welcome to our new website!

First, we need to thank our outgoing webmaster, Collette Morton for the untold hours she spent our our website over the years.Your dedication to the site and the society have been outstanding! Our new website will allow many levels of member participation, from article commenting to photo galleries showcasing the gorgeous roses we grow. Explore […]