Lake Superior Rose Society


2017 At-a-Glance: our Annual Calendar 

2017 Lake Superior Rose Society Calendar

Meetings are at 6:30 pm 3rd Wednesday of January, March, April, May, September & October, Valentini's, 1400 London Road, Duluth, MN unless otherwise advised, Dinner at 5:30 pm      

January 18     22nd Annual Holiday Dinner at BlackWoods Restaurant, 2525 London Road.

     Social hour 5:30 pm; Dinner service 6:30 pm

§         Memberships due:  $15 individual, $20 family.  Payable to Jean Roi, Treasurer                                                               

February        No meeting

 March 15       Program: "Soils & Fertilizers for Successful Roses," by Kathy Ahlgren

§         Fertilizer orders placed

§         Membership dues: $15 individual, $20 family.  Payable to Jean Roi, Treasurer 


April 19          Program: Review of Hardy Roses for our Area: growers reports

§         Distribution of Week's 2017 rose order AND  Fertilizer available for pickup, City Warehouse, Date To Be Announced: 11 am to 1 pm

§         Raise the Roses at LERG-- April 22, 9-noon


May 17           Program Order Roses for 2018 delivery

  •           Order Roses wholesale from Bailey's Roses, including hardy shrub roses and rugosas
  •           Volunteer Opportunity: Leif Erikson Rose Garden--Prune the Roses--Dates 
  •         Annual Fundraiser DGFS Plant Sale, Saturday May 27, Leif Erikson parking lot, 8 to 10 am or when sold out.

June                Volunteer Opportunity: Leif Erikson Rose Garden--deadheading. Monday mornings (tentative)


July 14           Rose Show Set up at Valentini's (fill vases, arrange tables, early flower entries)  5-9 pm

July 15            Rose Show at Valentini's & Rose Fest at Leif Erikson Rose Garden, London Road, Duluth

§         Rose Fest:  10:00-2:00 PM.  Rose Garden Tours, Q & A Booth, Demonstrations

§         Rose Show Schedule: 7:00-9:30 Entry; 9:30-12:00 Judging; 12:00-3:00 Open to Public; 3:00-4:00 Tear Down

§         Annual Members Picnic at Tom & Jean Roi's home to follow Rose Show and Rose Fest 

§         Volunteer Opportunity: Leif Erikson Rose Garden--deadheading Monday AMs (tentative)


August            No meeting

§         Volunteer Opportunity: Leif Erikson Rose Garden?deadheading Monday AMs (tentative)


September 20 Reports on garden rose performance, LERG, and events by LSRS members Round Table

§         Roses in Review: complete rating of listed roses observed

§         Volunteer Opportunity: Deadhead at LERG, Early September Monday AMs (tentative)


October 18    Program:  "Growing Roses a Healthier Way, least toxic alternatives" by Carol Borich

§         Election of 2018 officers

Volunteer Opportunity: Tip the Roses at LERG: Times & Dates To Be Announced




Notification of weather cancellations is by Calling Tree.  If seriously inclement weather threatens, check this site for last-minute cancellation news.  

Rose Garden work is not cancelled for light or moderate rain.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Monday, Jun 5 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday, Jul 14 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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