Program Topic & Speaker
January 10, 2018

Rose Garden Chronicles:  Preservation, Restoration, and Recreation –

Stephen Scanniello  
​We are honored to have Stephen Scanniello, the curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the NY Botanical Garden and president of the Heritage Rose Foundation. He will share his Rose Gardening Chronicles and the work he is doing preserving, restoring, and recreating his many gardens and projects – Harlem Heritage Rose Gardens, Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden, which is the oldest rose garden in the country.

February 14, 2018
Bees in Your Garden - Diane Benton
This is a fun and lively discussion, show and tell, and slide show about beekeeping and the importance of bees. Learn all about the "bee dance" and why you should never keep your beehives in a field with black cows.
Diane and her husband, Jerry, are rosarians and hobby beekeepers in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. They are members of Gold Country Rose Society, ARS and Nevada County Beekeepers Association. 

March 14, 2018
Photographing Roses - Betty Mott District Photography Judge 
Betty is an photographic expert. She has designed this program for those who want to win with their photographs at the rose show or just to take better photos. This is a hands-on program...bring your cameras, your questions and your 'eye'.  She will also be addressing framing for a rose show.

April 11, 2018

Rose Trivia - Jolene Adams

This will be a special evening of games for rosarians from easy to hard with PowerPoint visuals. Fun for all in self-chosen teams. Gifts for the winning team. Let’s becomes brainy - actz!

May 9, 2018

Dry Wrapping Roses and Transporting for Roses Shows - Barbara Gordon
This presentation details how to transport your roses for a show. Barbara shows exactly what to do from when to pick your roses to preparing them for transportation. She shares all of her secrets from her special wrap to cups to placement in a container. Exhibitioners will love this program.

June 13, 2018

Bats in our Area - Dawn Soles 

There are many myths surrounding these wonderful flying animals. Join Dawn Soles tonight to discover what is fact and what is fiction. We will take a brief look at bats from around the world before homing in on those we can find locally using PowerPoint and some other visual aids. If there is time she will also discuss some of the challenges that bats are currently facing and things we can all do to help.

September 12, 2018
Hybridizing  - Tom Carruth  
Renowned hybridizer Tom Carruth  This time he will give a more detailed look at part of his hybridizing work, tracing the results of generations of crosses. His provisional title is “The Little Soulieana Seedling that Could”, recounting how one unnamed seedling that was almost lost became a major bloodline in his career. This is not to be missed! 
October 10, 2018

Propagation of Roses From Cuttings -  Karen Jefferson

Karen has been propagating roses from cuttings for over 6 years, donating the great majority of her "babies" to the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden's Open Garden rose sale in April.  This year she will contribute 300+ roses to the sale.  The talk will cover why she loves roses, a bit about her garden, and demonstrate a few ways to propagate roses from cuttings.  She hope that you, too, will catch the propagation disease.

November 14, 2018

O What Gall! Agrobacterium Tumefaciens and your Roses – Joe Truskot

A common soil bacteria, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, is one of nature’s means of breaking down organic material. It is opportunistic and has the ability to transfer its generic materials to other plants. It enters roses, and several other species of plants, at a​ point of injury usually on one of the roots. It reprograms healthy rose cells and has them produce galls which then help the bacteria multiply. Learn how to protect your roses, identify it in your garden, treat an occurrence and reduce future outbreaks.

​​Meetings start at 7:30 pm 

Dublin Library - 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

​​2018 Mount Diablo Rose Society Programs