What you have been waiting for!
The ARS 2022 National Photo Contest:
Results were announced on 14 Jan 2023 and, given that there were many more entries (1272) from numerous more entrants (109), it was great to find that Yankee District, and CT and RI in particular, had amazing results. Best in Many Classes was John Mattia, particularly impressive since he is already in the Masters segment of the competition. And others from the District were Jacqui Nye and Patsy Cunningham in numerous classes, Audrey Osborn for HM and 2nd in Macro in Novice, Toni Simonetti for 1st place in Macro in Novice (their first entries ever, I believe), Dave Dunn for OGR in Experienced Category and Dave Candler for HM and 3rd place in Judges segment. For such small states this was super! Photos will be in the American Rose in the future.
Our Presidents/Program Co-Chairs have Set up the programs for the first half of the year- see below! Looks like a great year in store.
And Maureen Kummer our Nominating Chair has filled the open slots in officers:
Newsletter: Theresa DeCubellis
Hospitality: Anne Marie Monteiro
Rose Sales/Fundraising: Leslie Jean and Bob Martin, Jr.
Program Plans: (for more details go to Events Details Page).
Feb. 5, 2023. 1:30-4PM. Member Meeting: Calendar Photo Contest, Valentine Treats. BoD Meeting following.
March 5, 2023. 1:30-4PM Member Meeting. "Chemical Safety"- Sarah Bailey, Hartford County Master Gardner Coordinator.
March 17-19, 2023 Yankee District Convention. Sturbridge, MA
What We Are About
The Connecticut Rose Society is a local organization which is part of the American Rose Society (ARS)
History: The Connecticut Rose Society was founded in 1980 as a non-profit, educational organization for the purpose of teaching people to grow better roses. Through our educational programs and annual Rose Show, we promote the appreciation and growing of roses.
Modern Rose Society: The CRS continues to promote our exciting and interesting garden hobby. Our annual programs and gatherings generally include sessions on how to grow roses better in our region (and this website expands on this in the Reference Section), we have sessions that feature and promote rose bloom and garden photography, including an annual Calendar featuring our gardens (see the Gallery section of the site), we have an annual Rose Show (see Rose Show section and the Gallery herein) and several meetings featuring camaraderie such as our Holiday Luncheon, Summer Picnic and gatherings in private and public rose gardens. Come and meet us, and consider joining (see the Membership section).