​Rainbow: A History of the Rose in California

Darrell Schramm

Date

Program Topic & Speaker
Wednesday,
January 11, 2017

Designing With Roses – 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, speak to us about how to design and use roses in the landscape.  His presentation will feature the gardens of his private clients and the public gardens he has designed.
Wednesday
February 8, 2017

Photographing Gardens and Roses – Andy Lopusnak   
​Find out how to take pictures of gardens and roses from Andy of Mike’s Camera in Dublin.   Photographs of the rose garden at the Gardens of Heather Farm in Walnut Creek will be used to demonstrate concepts. 
Wednesday
March 8, 2017

Ralph Moore and Hybridizing Roses – Burling Leong  
Come and learn more about Ralph Moore, the “Father of the Miniature Rose”.  Burling had the privilege of working with Mr. Moore for many years and will recount her times with the great hybridizer.  Burling owns Burlington Rose Nursery in Visalia, CA – a wonderful mail order rose nursery.

Wednesday 
April 12, 2017

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The Chelsea Flower Show ~ The Great Spring Show  

MDRS President Barbara Norkus
Barbara attended the Chelsea Flower Show on May 24, 2016 and has created an amazing video presentation. Come share her experience at the world's most prestigious flower show and be inspired. 

Wednesday
May 10, 2017

Hummingbirds – Dr. Lisa Tell 
Who doesn’t love hummingbirds?  Lisa will tell us all about these amazing birds.  She leads the Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program at UC Davis and is a master bander of hummingbirds.
Wednesday
June 14, 2017

The Chinese Influence in our Modern Roses – Gregg Lowery  
We are privileged to have Gregg Lowery, former owner of Vintage Gardens and current curator of the 4000 roses of the Friends of Vintage Roses, describe the importance of the Chinese hybridization efforts to our modern roses.  With over 40 years in the rose world, Gregg is an accomplished and knowledgeable speaker and writer of all things roses
Wednesday
September 13, 2017

Rainbow:  – A History of the Rose in California - Darrell Schramm  
​Back by popular demand, we are honored to have Darrell
Schramm, knowledgeable rosarian and historian, tell us about his newly
published book, Rainbow: A History of the Rose in California.
The book is another example of Darrell’s unique talent for weaving a love of
roses and history into his writings and stories. And what better topic than
the roses and history of the great state of California!
Wednesday 
October 11, 2017

Rose Identification – Judy Eitzen and Sherri Berglund   
Have you ever had or found a mystery rose – one that you did not know its name?  Judy and Sherri will describe how you can gather information about these found roses to assist with an identification.  Judy is the volunteer editor of the Sacramento Historic Rose Garden newsletter and Sherri had the wonderful B&B Nursery in Willows, CA.
Wednesday
November 8, 2017

Meet our Members - 
Sandee Koulter with John and Belinda Dronkers-Laureta  

Our members from the milder climate of Redwood City and Fremont will share their gardens and love of roses. 


​​Meetings start at 7:30 pm 

Dublin Library - 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin

Back by popular demand, we are honored to have Darrell
Schramm, knowledgeable rosarian and historian, tell us about his
newly published book, Rainbow: A History of the Rose in California.
The book is another example of Darrell’s unique talent for weaving
a love of roses and history into his writings and stories. And what
better topic than the roses and history of the great state of California!


Rainbow is the first book to cover the history of the rose in California. It begins with the wild roses seen by explorers and missionaries and then launches into the Gold Rush era and the early cultivated roses of that time. In addition to stories of the first roses propagated and the oldest still-surviving roses of California, the book focuses on the many nurseries and nurserymen of the first 75 years of statehood. These men and women led the way for California to become the leading producer of roses in the world during the last half of the 20th century. Of course, the book is amply illustrated with color photographs and chromolithographs.


Darrell, rose historian, master gardener, and a retired rhetoric, composition, and poetry professor from the University of San Francisco, is an accomplished author of numerous articles in the American Rose (the ARS magazine), Historic Rose Journal, Heritage Roses New Zealand, Pacific Horticulture, Rose Letter, and Rosa Mundi. He is on the board of the Heritage Roses Group and The Friends of Vintage Roses and is the editor of the organizations’ publications. 


We are fortunate to be the first rose society on Darrell’s rose society book tour and to have the opportunity to purchase his book. Don’t miss this wonderful chance to hear about his book and to purchase a copy. 

Books will be on sale for $25. Please bring either a check or the correct amount of money.


​​2017 Mount Diablo Rose Society Programs