Rose Society of Victoria

Member Society of the National Rose Society of Australia Affiliated with The Royal National Rose Society

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RECENT AND/OR UPCOMING TOPICS


2017 ROSE CHAMPIONSHIP TWO-FOR-ONE GIFT

This year, in honour of the greatness of the occasion of Victoria's hosting the National Rose Show and Rose Championships, we intend to make it twice as easy for everyone to come and enjoy the Spring Rose Show. For each Adult ticket purchased, we're throwing in a free ticket. So when there are two of you, it's twice as affordable!

To avail of this offer, print the Speaker Programme and Two-For-One document and bring along the tear-off strip. We hope every body will bring everybody they know. The more, the merrier!

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~Both For One and One for Both~


2017 ROSE CHAMPIONSHIP TRADERS

Joining us this year for the first time are two new traders who we hope will be very popular with rose-lovers. Visitors to the Spring Rose Show in recent years may have seen Michelle Enderby's striking circular canvases depicting spectacular rose blooms writ large. Michelle has a large catalogue of artworks available in several media.

Anyone who has ever done any real work in the garden well knows the rate of sartorial attrition. Gardening clobber has to be tough! Green Hip is a company that makes workwear for women who know it is possible to face down the forces of mud, rain and prickles AND look good at the same time.

For details, head over to the Traders page.

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2017 ROSE CHAMPIONSHIP SPEAKER TOPICS

Our seminar topics for this year's super-special Spring Rose Show, as we host the National Rose Championships, are now set.

Diaries- opEN!!

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MONTHLY SEMINAR/DISCUSSION TOPICS JULY TO DECEMBER 2017

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Diana Sargeant – Roses for 2017 Veronica O’Brien – Rose Travels Brad Alden-Brown –What’s New at Rankin Roses Laurie Newman -Creating the Perfect Bunch of Roses Waverley Floral Art – Christmas Roses

The monthly meeting seminar dates and topics for the second half of 2017 are now available to be written into diaries in bold fuschia capitals with several exclamation points. A great outing with friends!


NEW MONTHLY SEMINAR/DISCUSSION TOPICS

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Hulthemias' influence in rose breeding Organic garden protection Free-for-all Q and A session! Bring your questions for the experts Garden friends and foes

The dates and topics for monthly meetings for the first half of the year are now set, so open up your diary and head over to the Monthly Meetings page to lock them in!


WINE-LOVERS' ALERT

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Australia has been awarded the honour and burden of hosting the 19th World Federation of Rose Societies Convention in 2021. The National Rose Society of Australia is now launching a splendid fundraiser for this event. Available for purchase, with part of the proceeds to go to the Convention fund, are cases of wine from Patrick of Coonawarra.

The Coonawarra region is particularly good, and therefore famous, for wine production: "Coonawarra's terra rossa soil is one of the notable terroirs of the New World, covering an area of just 15 km x 2 km north of Penola. It lies on a shallow limestone ridge, raising it above the swampy land either side" [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coonawarra_wine_region] Terra rossa ( Italian for "red soil") is a type of iron oxide-rich red clay soil produced by the weathering of limestone. Compared to most clay soils, terra rossa has surprisingly good drainage characteristics. This makes it a popular soil type for wine production. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_rossa_(soil)]

Here are some words from Patrick of Coonawarra's website about the way they grow their grapes:

"Best practice viticulture techniques such as minimal spraying, organic composting, and canopy management are employed to produce optimal fruit. The cool climate combined with an exceptionally long ripeing period allows for balanced acids in the grapes and gentle fruit flavour development." [http://www.patrickofcoonawarra.com/about-us/our-vineyards]

Reisling and Sauvignon Blanc are $120 per case.

Shiraz and Cabernet/Merlot are $150 per case.

Combination dozens as per your preference are $155 for all red, $125 for all white, and a mixture of white and red wines is $140.

Download a printable pdf order form for detailed descriptions and ordering information (1.6 MB)