RECENT AND/OR UPCOMING
WITH JOY: TRIPLE CELEBRATION
Our rose society is all about our shared delight in the beauty of roses. All members have the opportunity reap the
benefits of collective knowledge, skills and fellowship. Some members do much, much more. They generously give of their time throughout their lives to keep the society thriving with their labours of
love. They are the people who are the constant gardeners, the ones always there at every event, taking care of things so that we all feell the strength and security of our long association
This year is the RSVs 120th anniversary!
It is with great pleasure and in gratitude that the Society bestows upon two of its dearest, Clyde Laidlaw
and Elizabeth Omond-Smith, the investitures of Honorary Life Membership.
The society delights in the re-election at last night's Annual General Meeting (Tuesday 13 August) of Sandra Turner as RSV
president. Thank you very much Sandra for once again taking up the yoke for all of us! We hope your time in the Rosy Throne will be fulfilling for you.
Front and centre in the above picture is the beautiful cake with which we celebrated our 120th anniversary as a rose
society. From left to right, continuing president Sandra, along with Lifetime Members Clyde and Elizabeth in a very happy moment, joining forces to cut the cake together, demonstrating the bond of
fellowship that keeps our society such a strong family.
THE SPRING ROSE SHOW IS COMING UP AGAIN IN 2019; here's the flyer.
Feel free to download it and send it to friends.
JUNE MONTHLY MEETING: Tuesday 11th June at 8pm
Akif Yeltas from Secret
Rose Gardenwill be sharing his tips on pruning and getting your tools ready for the pruning season. Bring along your pruning tools to get the most out of the session.
Helen Lovel from Neutrog
will be joining us to give us the latest updates and her top tips on what to do in the garden this month. Bring a notepad and pen so you can write down what products to order at our Rose Society very
special MEMBERS ONLY prices. For new members we will explain how the ordering process works.
WITH GREAT SADNESS... DAVID RUSTON OAM
It is with great sadness we inform you that David Ruston OAM passed away late Sunday 19 May 2019 at Renmark in South Australia
David Ruston’s contribution to the rose made him a world rose industry legend. His efforts were lauded and recognised throughout Australia and internationally.
David’s career with roses began on the family property in 1948. By the mid-1970s the 11 hectare orchard was converted to roses, comprising 50,000 bushes, one of the largest collections in the
world. David lectured and demonstrated flower arranging at rose conferences around the world. In 1966 David was awarded the T.A. Stewart Memorial Award, the Australian Rose Award in 1982, the
WFRS Rose Pin in 1988 and Gold Medal in 2004, the Deane Ross Memorial Award in 1997 and the prestigious Dean Hole Medal in 1994. In 1984 David received an Order of Australia Medal for services to
horticulture. He became the first president of Heritage Roses in Australia in 1986 and the President of the WFRS from 1991 to 1994.
At the WFRS World Rose Convention in 2009 the highest award bestowed by the Federation, The President Emeritus Award, was presented to David Ruston for his life-long passion, service and
dedication in a variety of roles.
The fact that he was granted no less than nine Life Memberships to Rose Societies and Garden Clubs is a testament to his skills, creativity and generosity.
(Words and photo courtesy the Rose Society of South Australia)
SPRING ROSE SHOW 2019
April, May, June, July, August, September, October....NOVEMBER! It doesn't feel as though all those months have passed since the Autumn Specatacular. The Spring Rose Show sneaks up and pounces fast, so we're announcing it well in advance.
Over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of November this year is the official competition and exhibition of the best of the best beautiful rosey entrants for the Garden State (that's Victoria).
As well, down from distant hills descend vendors of rare, beautiful collectors' roses, for these few days gloriously on display and convenient to obtain.
And much more....
MONTHLY SEMINAR TOPICS FOR 2019