American Rose Society Fall 2010
National Rose Show & Convention
GRITS Flyer: Great Roses In The South
October 7- October 11, 2010
Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center
500 Powder Springs Street
Marietta, GA 30064.
Phone 770-427-2500 Fax: 770-429-9577
There is a block of rooms at a special price reserved for this convention so register early.
For more information, contact:
Convention Chair: Bobbie Reed
Rose Show Chair: Susan Clingenpeel
Registration Form: Cindy Dale
Vendors: Wendy Tilley
Chair of Horticulture Judges: Jim Small
Chair of Arrangement Judges: Sandy Dixon
Chair of Clerks: Louise Stafford
Fall Conference Write-up by Sharon Phillips
Quilt Show Information
The class schedule will be posted on the DSD Website as soon as it becomes available.
The list of speakers at GRITS, the ARS National Convention and Rose Show is growing. Anna Davis, in Atlanta, has been planning some great conference speakers for Friday and Saturday, October 8-9. Among them are:
Connie Vierbicky, a vivacious Consulting Rosarian from Sarasota, FL, will share her passion, David Austin roses, including both examples from the Austin gardens in England as well as experience in her own southern Florida garden.
Pat Henry, co-owner with Bill Patterson of Roses Unlimited, will share information on roses hybridized around the world.
Dr. Robert J. Burns teaches English at Georgia State University, where his diverse research interests include literature from all periods describing botany and gardening. He will speak on Eudora Welty?s garden, a legacy of southern roses.
Dr. Mark Windham from the University of Tennessee has been cooperating with ARS, Jackson & Perkins, Star Roses, Weeks Roses, and Kordes Roses on developing roses resistant to foliar diseases.
Tom Carruth is hybridizer/horticulturist for Weeks Roses, writes all the descriptive copy for their catalog, and works with their photographer to get just the right pictures for the beautiful Weeks catalog. He'll be showing us some of his great new roses.
Baxter Williams will moderate a panel including past ARS president Steve Jones, on promoting the growth of local rose societies.
LOS ANGELES TINSELTOWN ROSE SOCIETY TO HOST 2011 NATIONAL ROSE CONVENTION
October 12 - 16, 2011
It's finally official! The Los Angeles Tinseltown Rose Society will be the host of the ARS Fall National Convention and Rose Show in October 2011. Co-Chairing the event will be Dr. Tommy Cairns and Marcia Sanchez-Walsh. They have many exciting and unique plans for this convention, and it is sure to be an unforgettable event! More information coming soon.
Their special website will also launch soon. All forms, registration, payment options, and merchandise boutique sales will be interactive and available online, for your convenience.
We hope to see you in Los Angeles in October 2011.