Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society
2012 Meeting Dates & Special Events
Info:  Kitty Belendez

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Unless otherwise noted, all regular "meeting" times are at 2:30 p.m. and located at the SCV Senior Center (map), 22900 Market Street, Newhall, California.     
January 8:  Meeting / Annual Rose Care Seminar

Our Consulting Rosarians Steve Jones, Bob Belendez, and Kitty Belendez will present a Rose Care Seminar including pruning existing rose bushes and planting techniques for the new bareroot roses, as well as fertilizing and mulching. The public is invited to attend. Free of charge. 

January 14: One-on-One Rose Care Consulting 
at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall
SCVRS Consulting Rosarians will be on hand to assist the public with Questions & Answers and assistance with bareroot rose selections.  Located at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall, 10 am to 2 pm. SCVRS members who have paid their 2012 annual dues will be given a 10% discount card good at Green Thumb Nursery (Newhall) for the entire year, including purchases made this day.   

SCVRS members who have paid their 2012 annual dues will be given a 10% discount card at the meeting, good at Green Thumb Nursery, Newhall store only. If you cannot attend this meeting, you will need to mail a SASE to Kitty Belendez to get your Green Thumb Discount Card, which will be mailed on January 17th.   

January 15, 2012.:  Executive Board Meeting
1:30 P.M. -- Located at the Home of Bob & Kitty Belendez
Annual planning, budgeting, and audit committee appointment. We will discuss and approve our annual calendar, rose show, garden tours, rose auction, and other important matters.      

February 12:  Meeting Speakers: Steve & Susie Jones on "Europe and Roses"
Come join in the adventure as Steve and Susie will show us pictures (PowerPoint slide show) from their 2011 trip to ten countries in Europe. Their travels cover judging rose trials, visiting rose gardens and good friends, plus some sightseeing on the side. This program you don't want to miss!

March 11  Meeting 
Speaker: Gisele Schoniger on "Organic Gardening"

SUPERCHARGE YOUR SOIL, TRANSFORM IT FROM PLAIN OLE DIRT TO FABULOUS SOIL. Learn about Organic Gardening with "G" Schoniger. Come learn how easy it is to have a healthy bountiful garden. Organic gardening expert "G" Schoniger will share how to build your soil with compost, mulch, and organic fertilizer so that you can have an easy-to-maintain garden overflowing with delicious produce, healthy and beautiful roses, and a landscape that is sustainably cared for. G’s approach is engaging, passionate, and you are guaranteed to be entertained.

Gisele represents Kellogg Garden Products, and Gardner & Bloome.

SPRING: Executive Board Meeting / Date and location to be announced.   

March 31 - April 1: Santa Clarita RS at the Home & Garden Showat Hyatt Regency, Valencia -- FREE to the Public!
24500 Town Center Drive at McBean Parkway
Booth #921, near the garden and swimming pool

Hours on Saturday, March 31:  9 am to 5 pm
Hours on Sunday, April 1:  10 am to 4 pm

Our new book, "How to Grow Roses in Santa Clarita Valley" will be unveiled at this event and will be on sale. You will be able to get a signed copy by the authors when purchased at the Home & Garden Show. Price is estimated at $5 for members, $7 non-members.

April 15, Sunday:  Meeting
Baldo Villegas on "Bugs, Roses and A New Garden" 

In February 2009 Baldo and Suzy Villegas bought a two-acre property in Orangevale, CA (near Sacramento) and divided it in half to include a horse pasture for HER and and a garden for HIM. Baldo’s Acre is devoted to roses, annual and perennial flowering plants, and an edible landscape. The rose garden contains about 1500 roses of all types. The edible garden consists of over 50 fruit trees, 30 grapevines, 60 blueberry plants, miscellaneus blackberries and a large vegetable garden. The lawn in the backyard has disappeared to make room for more fruit trees, herbs, edible plants as well as a cottage garden with perennial and annuals that were especially selected to attract birds, bees, beneficial wasps, and butterflies. Baldo’s program will focus on his garden construction, roses, plant selection and the bugs and diseases that he has either attracted or avoided with his garden design. 

Because of Baldo’s background as an entomologist, you are encouraged to bring samples of any bugs, diseases or weeds that you might find in the garden. Baldo worked as a Environmental Research Scientist for about 35 years with the California Department of Agriculture and is an expert in diagnosing pests and disease problems in the garden.


April 29, Sunday:  SCVRS Rose Garden Tour
Noon to 3:00 P.M. at the home of Ted & HIlda Miyamura, in Bell Canyon. This garden is in a gated community, so all visitors MUST give an RSVP ahead of time to put your name on the entry list at the guard gate. Address and phone number to be announced soon. This event will not be available to the general public, however all rose society members of any rose society are welcome to attend. 

May 6, Sunday:  Rose Auction with a 50's Theme
Located at Castaic School District
28131 Livingston Avenue, Valencia, CA 91355
Map & Directions    Floor Plan for Auction Meeting Room

Hey Daddy-o! Let's see some poodle skirts, saddle shoes, rolled-up dungarees, ponytails (chicks only) and white t-shirts.

Set-up: 10:30 a.m.
Lunch:  12:15 p.m.
Auction:  1:00 p.m.
Clean-up:  4:00 p.m.    

Here is the link to our full-color Auction Catalog. 

Please give RSVP to  Barbara Grimm 

This year the auction is being held at the Castaic Union School District, 28131 Livingston Avenue, Valencia, CA 91355. 

Potluck lunch begins at 12:15 p.m. And the live auction begins promptly at 1:00 p.m.   

This auction will not be open to the public, but any person that is a member of any rose society may attend. All attendees must bring food to share in the potluck luncheon. All attendees MUST RSVP so that we can make sufficient arrangements for tables and chairs and other supplies and soft drinks.   

We do not accept credit cards, and cannot do shipping or deliveries. 
All payments must be made by either cash or check on the day of the event, and all plants must be removed from the facility by each winning bidder at the close of the event.

Proxy bidding is allowed, but the bidder must make their own proxy arrangements as we do not have staff available to handle that.

No smoking or alcohol is allow at this facility.

June 10:  Meeting /  Speaker: Dexter Friede from Grow More

2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 
22900 Market St., Newhall, CA 91321    Regular  meeting with a special speaker from GrowMore, manufacturers of various  fertilizers, micro-nutrients, and enhancements for roses.     

We will feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win a potted rose plant.

Election of Nominating Committee for 2012 Officers..

  July 8:  1:30 p.m. Board Meeting & Rose Show Planning Meeting
At the home of Bob & Kitty Belendez. Rose show Director Kitty will host this meeting to finalize all the nitty gritty details for our annual rose show. We'll finalize the rose show schedule, review the trophies, and judges luncheon.

  August:  Nominating Committee will meet in August

FALL: Executive Board Meeting / Date, Time, & Location TBA
If needed.

September 9:  Meeting 
Speaker: David Bassani on "Landscaping with Roses, Companion Plantings, and Conservation Watering"  
David Bassani is a Consulting Rosarian and proprietor of Bassani Greenscapes. He will talk on Landscaping with Roses and Companion Plants, and will also discuss conservation watering.

October 14: Meeting 
Speaker: Tee Bower on "Interpreting the Rose Arrangement Show Schedule"

Award-winning floral arranger Tee Bower became interested in arrangements when she realized she would never place in the horticulture division but wanted to be part of the rose show competition.  She will show her method of interpreting the arrangement schedule, designing the arrangement, choosing a container, selecting her roses, and implementation of her design.

We will also feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win any item on our raffle table.     

Announcement of nominations for 2013 Officers.

November 3: Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society 
19th Anniversary "Wild West" Rose Show 
Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park, Newhall 
Rose Show Schedule available in August.Kitty Belendez, Rose Show Director
Chris Greenwood, Chairman of Judges    

The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host its 19th Annual Rose Show themed "Wild West Roses" on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the William S. Hart Park (map), 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall, CA 91321. The show was located in Hart Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Everyone is welcome to exhibit their home-grown roses at the show, including novices and children. You do not have to be a member of the rose society to exhibit, and there are no entry fees. Simply bring your roses in a bucket of water, and the rose society will furnish the vases and the entry tags. 

November 11: Meeting
Speakers: Bob & Kitty Belendez 

1. How to Root Roses by Cuttings
2. Pruner Sharpening Demonstration

Master Rosarians Bob and Kitty Belendez will give us a "two-fer" program. First, Kitty will show us how to root rose cuttings during fall and winter without having to use bottles and bags. Next, Bob will demonstrate how to sharpen your pruning shears, followed by free pruner sharpening for 10 lucky members in attendance. The pruner sharpening will be done at the meeting. So be sure to bring your pruners and sign in on the attendance sheet. Limited to one per family.

We will also feature a "Little Rose Show" during the meeting, and members may bring roses in vases to share. We will also have refreshments, a raffle, and a door prize. Those who bring refreshments or roses to share will get a free raffle ticket and a chance to win any item on our raffle table.  IT IS WHITE ROSE MONTH.  

Election of 2013 Officers. 
December 9 :  Annual Holiday Party & Installation of Officers
At the home of Steve & Susie Jones.. SCVRS members and their guests only.*



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