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Tacoma Rose Society Meeting

...and silent auction

Great rosebushes and plants!

June 18, 2015


Our next meeting on Thursday June 18, will be only a few days before our 2015 Rose Show on Saturday, June 27. It will be the perfect time to learn/review how to enter your roses in the show.

Come at 7PM. Bring some of your roses -- and vases if you have them. There will also be vases available. We’ll have experienced exhibitors ready to help you groom your roses. You’ll learn how to fill out entry tags and how to choose which class to enter your roses.

There are special classes for novices (for those who have not won more than 2 trophies for horticultural exhibits) and also for those with small gardens (25 or fewer rose bushes), so there is a spot for your roses where you will be competing with exhibitors of comparable experience.

Several judges will be available to evaluate the entries and to give advice about how to make sure your roses look their best.

This month we will not have dueling horticulture and arrangement clinics. Instead, Bruce Lind will have a PowerPoint presentation showing interesting rose show classes you can enter along with the basics of entering roses.

Jo martin will review the arrangement schedule and how to fill out the arrangement entry tags. There will also be time to ask questions about what to do in your rose garden right now. So come and join in the fun.


Photos From Previous Rose Shows


Best of Show

'South Africa'


Best Floribunda Spray

'Sexy Rexy'


Functional Tea Tray


Arrangement Using Miniature Roses


Modern Arrangement






TRS News


The Tacoma Rose Society Annual Rose Show

The Magic of Roses


June 27, 2015

 Jackson Hall

314 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way

Tacoma, WA


Rose Show Schedule now available!!!

Full Schedule







to Our Meeting Location at

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

From Northbound or Southbound I-5 take the Highway 16W Exit (132). Continue Westbound to Union Ave Exit (1B) and travel Northbound (right) on Union Ave. There is a stoplight at the intersection of Union Ave and S 19th St.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is about 1 block east. Turn right on S 19th and then left into the parking lot. The parking lot can also be accessed via Union Ave & S 18th St.

(This location is two blocks directly South of Life Manor, our meeting place for more than 10 years, and directly across 19th Street from the Allenmore Hospital parking lot.)

As you can see from the photos of Gloria Dei Church, the back parking lot and the meeting room are on the same level - no steps to negotiate with all the roses you are adding to your garden.



Gloria Dei Lutheran Church


Parking on the other side of the building (back side). The door to the kitchen is right in front of the car in the photo. Matt says to use the door at the far end of the parking lot.


Front entrance parking lot.

The entrance is in front of the two cars on the right.




At Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

7:00 p.m.



Photo Competition - 2014 Rose Show




Double Delight


Have a rose question?


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Consulting and Master Rosarians!


TRS Meetings

Regular Meetings - 2015


February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18


September 17

October 15



(Rose Auction)

Date TBA


Upcoming Events in 2015


By Margaret Leisner, Master Rosarian


You're invited. Join us in the Rose Garden!!!


With the warm spring we have had this year, you might have begun deadheading the roses in your home garden. Hopefully, you also plan to help deadhead those at the Point Defiance Rose Garden. The Tacoma Rose Society has been involved in the summer deadheading at that garden for many years now, in partnership with MetroParksTacoma , and this year is no exception.


The “deadheaders” will be out in force beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 25 and continuing each Thursday thereafter, through and including THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th. The time is 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or until finished.


If you have not yet joined us in this community project before, how about making 2015 the year that you do? Just follow these simple steps:


1. Come to the garden around 4:00 p.m. any Thursday during the above dates; there is plenty of parking next to the garden.

2. Bring sharpened pruners, sturdy gloves and a small bucket for the clippings. If you do not have a bucket, come anyway as we have a few available to loan.

3. Dress for the weather, it can be changeable in the summer months. A hat or visor is recommended and sunscreen is a must even when it is overcast. Some folks bring a bottle of water too.

4. Novices are welcome and will be paired with an experienced rosarian who will make you an expert “deadheader” in a few minutes.

5. You will be asked to spray your pruners with Lysol (provided) to help prevent the spread of crown hall, which is caused by a bacteria found in the soil.

6. Now for the fun part: when the work is completed for the day, everyone is invited to a no-host meal at a nearby casual eatery. What a great way to get

better acquainted with your fellow TRS members!

7. If you have questions or need further information, please contact us at the link below.


Please join us; we have a lot of fun and meet folks from around the neighborhood or around the world who have come to enjoy this beautiful rose garden.



More Rose Show Pictures


King of Show



Modern Arrangement













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