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Summer Activities!



By Margaret Leisner, Master Rosarian


Join us for deadheading at the

Pt. Defiance Park

Rose Garden

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 TRS members!





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








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




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February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21

June 18


September 17

October 15



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Date TBA


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