Our 3rd Edition
Newly Revised & Updated Book
"Growing Roses In Santa Clarita Valley"

NOTICE: Sold out until further notice.

A Handy Little Book for All Rose Lovers
Applicable to 
Most Regions of Southern California

By Master Rosarians
Kitty Belendez & Steve Jones
Both Are Santa Clarita Residents

48 pages, plus soft cover, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Cover includes 45 full-color photos
Inside pages include 73 black white & photos

Price: $7.00 Non-member 
Price: $5.00 Member
Postage, Packaging & Handling: $1.00 per book

As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, Kitty Belendez and Steve Jones have spent the past several months updating and revising the 3rd Edition of our book “Growing Roses in Santa Clarita Valley,” which includes all aspects of rose culture such as planting, pruning, spraying, mulching, and fertilizing.

The glossy front and back covers (both outside and inside) feature new full-color photos of 45 different popular roses (representing six additional color photos compared to the previous edition). There are 73 black & white photos throughout the inside of the book, an increase of 47 new black & white photos. Due to upgraded technology changes over the past nine years, all photos are vastly improved in quality and detail.
​This 3rd Edition has been updated from the 2nd Edition that was published 9 years ago. By using a different and slightly smaller font size, the information in the book was able to be expanded by 20 pages.

There is a section on types of roses, a handy index, and the Minimalist Rose Care Calendar is included. Additionally, we have included a chart of American Rose Society color classes. The glossy cover has been upgraded to include color photos of popular roses of all types, such as Verdun, Gemini, St. Patrick, Night Owl, Shadow Dancer, Francois Rabelais, Yolande d’Aragon, Bees Knees, and Ebb Tide. All of the color photos are of prize-winning roses that were photographed by Kitty at rose shows or in members’ gardens. The inside back cover includes color photos of rose insects, diseases, and other rose maladies such as aphids, spider mites, mosaic virus, and powdery mildew. Inside the book both Kitty and Steve contributed their black & white photography of insects and diseases.         

The section on “Recommended Roses” has been completely updated from the last printing and features Fragrant Roses, Heat Tolerant Roses, and Exhibition Roses. The book also includes a complete list of Consulting Rosarians and Master Rosarians that are current SCVRS members, and their contact information.

The book is 48 pages produced on 60# smooth white text on the inside, plus 100# bright white glossy cover, all printed on a high grade laser printer. The book measures 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and is soft cover saddle-stitch bound. The authors are Master Rosarians Steve Jones and Kitty Belendez, Co-founders of the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society. We plan to produce a quantity of only 150, and they will be numbered and signed by the authors.   

HOW TO BUY: Sold out until further notice.

Our booklet "Growing Roses in Santa Clarita Valley" is now available for purchase by mailing a check payable to SCVRS to Kitty Belendez, 21133 Kingscrest Drive, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. 

The price is $5 to SCVRS members ($7 non-members), plus $1.00 per book for postage, packaging & handling if you wish to have it mailed to you. All proceeds go to the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, a non-profit educational organization.     


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Photos © Copyright by Kitty Belendez

For questions about Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society, contact: Kitty Belendez.
Updated March 28, 2018