Open at 1 p.m and dinner at 1:30
Our banquet committee has a great
afternoon planned for us. We start at 1 p.m. with
time to chat with fellow members and guests and to
check out the silent auction before dinner at 1;30
p.m. After dinner we will have the installation of
TRS officers for 2015 followed by our program.
The silent auction, organized by Margaret Leisner,
has been very popular. We have some very nice items
that have been donated. If you have any items you
would like to donate, please bring them to the
Dinner starting at 1:30 is a potluck. TRS will
provide the decorations, coffee, tea, ham, plates,
utensils, etc. Please bring your favorite salad,
hot dish or dessert.
For our banquet program, come along
with us for a whirlwind river cruise tour of Paris
to Prague. However, we mostly will be transported in
luxury aboard a Viking Long Boat on the Moselle,
Middle Rhine and Main Rhine Rivers.
By late October of last year, there
were few roses blooming in any of our local gardens.
Nor were there very many blooms in the gardens of
Paris, southern Germany or the area around the city
of Prague, Czech Republic. The main reason for this
is that we narrowly share common climates and we are
all within a couple degrees of 40-degree latitude.
Therefore, due to the time of the
year, this is not a tour of some of the lush gardens
of Europe, but one of stealthy looking castles,
historical buildings and vineyards that seem to be
holding the hills up into the sky so they won't fall
down into the river below.
We will have glimpses of a few rose
gardens that are in some form of being pruned and/or
readied for winter. Yet I think your imagination is
so strong that you will be able to see through this
work and visualize how proud, protected and
appreciated these rose gardens are to their people.
Come and enjoy the ride -- no driving required.
Join us at the Dome!
Tacoma Home & Garden Show
TRS members will be available to answer rose growing
questions at our booth
Four will be speaking about roses and gardening in
the Green Theater!
Rose Garden Pruning
Please circle Saturday, March 7th on that new
calendar Santa brought you so that you will remember
to join your fellow TRS members at the Pt. Defiance
Rose Garden for the annual spring pruning starting
at 9:00 a.m.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Our New 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
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. This is where the roses
Front entrance parking lot.
The entrance is
in front of the two cars on the right.
Autumn Arrangement by Jo Martin
Regular Meetings - 2015
Monday, January 26
At Jo and Cliff Martin's hoe
Upcoming Events in 2015
Garden Sale at Pt.
Defiance: March 21
Deadheading at Pt.
TRS Rose Show: June 27
ASK THE CONSULTING ROSARIAN
by John Moe, Master Rosarian
Q – Is it too late to mulch, as I failed to do
so when you recommended? Will it do any good now? If I don't,
will I lose many of my roses?
A – If you didn't mulch before and don't do it
now, you may lose some roses, depending on what Mother Nature
has in store for us the rest of the winter. It is 27° as I write
this, so if you haven't mulched, do so now by covering with 6 to
8 inches of mulch. ore roses are killed in January by not having
the bud union protected as freezing and thawing does the most
damage. We often have a short period when we have the arctic air
blast in late January, which is usually the coldest month for
Last fall I used Moo-Doo from a dairy near
Enumclaw. It really is nice stuff, quite light and fluffy, a
mixture of manure and sawdust. Cost was $20/yard when you pick
it up. If you don't need a lot of mulch, consider getting some
TAGRO mix. Just need a little? You can shovel your own TAGRO mix
from that designated "free pile" at no charge. Give them a call
at (253) 502-2150 if you have questions.