Incoming President of the American Rose Society Pat Shanley joined us this week to chat about the sustainable rose gardening movement that is sweeping the nation and also about what her vision is for the future of the American Rose Society. During this insightful interview, Pat explains "there is a place for you in the American Rose Society, if you are an exhibitor, there is a place for you. If you are a photographer, there is a place for you. If you are a casual gardener, there is a place for you!" and also outlines her plans for the future. This is an interview not to be missed.
About American Rose Society
Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. The ARS is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. ARS supports its members by providing educational programs, resourceful publications, and continuing research. We have more than 300 affiliated rose societies in our national network.
Most ARS members are home gardeners like you who enjoy growing roses and want to expand their knowledge of rose culture. Many members also enjoy the thrill of exhibiting their roses in competition with other rose-lovers or participating in photography contests and other rose-related activities. The American Rose Society has developed standards and guidelines for judging these competitions and they also publish a schedule of the various workshops, seminars, garden events and rose shows across the United States. The Society publishes an award-winning bi-monthly magazine, American Rose, which is devoted exclusively to roses and rose culture.
Rose.org for more info!