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Romance in the Rose Garden for Valentine's Day

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February 11, 2019

ROMANCE IN THE GARDEN - A ROSY VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY Thurs. Feb. 14!! The next meeting of the Santa Barbara Rose Society is on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 7 – 9 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 909 N La Cumbre Road at Foothill in Santa Barbara. Meetings are FREE. We invite everyone to come at 7 pm to socialize, enjoy the Little Rose Show at 7:15 and sample our refreshments before the program begins at 7:30.


Our presentation this month is “Romance in the Garden - a Rosy Valentine’s Day party!” a free program featuring well-known local rose hybridizer Kim Rupert. In the Valentine’s Day party spirit we’ll also have cookies, treats, faux rose “champagne,” plus a vase exchange – bring any vases you’d like to exchange for new ones! And of course “Bring your Valentine.”


Kim Rupert, the hybridizer of well-loved roses like ‘Annie Laurie McDowell,’ ‘Lauren’ and ‘Lynnie’ (photo) will help us understand how new roses are created through the romance between the male pollen of one rose and the female pistil of another – via bees or the hybridizer’s tiny paint brush - to create seeds of brand new roses that hopefully offer the best features of both parents.

Guests are welcome! If you grow roses, please bring your cut roses to show off and any rose plants you would like to share. We also welcome goodies for our refreshments table and items for our fun raffle.

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