MONDAY, MAY 13, 2019
7:00 P.M.

3310 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas


PROGRAM:  Fragrant  Roses

What is the one thing all people always look for in a rose?  What is the magic of the rose?  Answer:  It is the fragrance!  Perhaps the most frequently asked question we receive as we are working at the garden centers is a request for a fragrant rose.  At our May meeting, Meg Ware will present a consensus from both our members and the American Rose Society on the best roses for fragrance, ranging from the modern hybrids to the old garden roses.  All members are invited to bring one or more of their most fragrant roses, and we will have the audience vote for the most fragrant.  Come with pen and paper in hand to jot down your favorites.


Virginia Mae Hodges-Cook, January 24, 1952 ~ April 2, 2019. (Better known as Ginger)

Ginger’s passion in life was gardening.  She joined the San Antonio Rose Society in 1994 and immediately became interested in the Artistic Arrangements Division of our Rose Shows.  She took advantage of just about every Design Course that was offered through the Garden Center and became very expert in creating award winning designs, as well as an accredited Floral Design Judge. Ginger became the person in-charge of the Artistic area, and did a tremendous job.  She was also great at helping “newbies” along the way.  For several years, Ginger was the appointed Rose Society Representative to the Garden Center.  In that capacity, she kept the Rose Society well informed on the activities of the Garden Center.  During recent years, Ginger began establishing “Butterfly Gardens” at the Garden Center, in memory of her mother.  Ginger’s presence in a room was well known, by her unmistakably hearty laugh. In recognition of Ginger’s outstanding contributions to the Rose Society, she was designated an Honorary Life Member in 2017.   We will miss Ginger, in a very big way.  A donation has been made to the San Antonio Garden Center Scholarship Fund in her honor and memory. 

Inside This Issue:

April Meeting Highlights. . . . . . . . 2               Blind Shoots . . . . . . . . . . . 6
ARS Endorsed Products . . . . . . . 3               SCD Registration Form. . . 7
In the Rose Garden. . . . . . . . . .4-5               Calendar of Events . . . . . . 8

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