Welcome. You have found the website of the local rose society based in Palm Beach County, Florida. We would love to help you grow beautiful roses.
The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society serves the South Florida counties of Broward, Palm Beach and Martin.
Our Society is very active year round with garden walks, shows, workshops and many other events. We do take a summer siesta where we do not have monthly regular meetings. This allows us to rejuvenate.
Members of The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society enjoy growing roses and the opportunity to be with other rose growers eager to share their hobby. Whether it is discussing growing roses at a meeting, showing and sharing roses at a Rose Show, or working together to maintain public rose gardens, GPBRS provides a unique atmosphere to socialize with other rose growers.
Monthly meetings with speakers and demonstrations provide guests and members a means to continue learning about rose care. Each meeting has an educational program with time for questions and answers.
The GPBRS newsletter provides timely articles on rose care each month instructing us when to plant, how and when to prune, how to take rose cuttings, which fertilizer to use for the different times of the growing season, selecting a rose to grow, plus articles by members sharing their garden experiences.
by Geoff Coolidge
I for one, had a re-ally good time at the DSD convention and rose show! I want to thank everyone for all their hard work. Congratulations for a job well done! It is a wonderful thing to see a small group of dedicated people plan, organize and orchestrate a seemingly flawless convention and rose show.
I want to thank our convention co-chairs; Debbie Coolidge for her fantastic fund raising efforts and for getting all those donations for door prizes and welcome bags, and Lena Ghaffari, our hotel liaison, for making sure the Hilton Palm Beach Airport treated us like royalty. I don’t believe I’ve ever had better food or service at a District or National Convention. I also want to thank Bill Langford our Rose Show Chairman for doing a fantastic job of paying attention to every detail as usual.
I would like to mention every person in our society that helped by name, but since I type with just two fingers, I wouldn’t be able to get this letter to our newsletter editor in time if I did. You will be recognized at our November meeting for sure!
I must, however, individually thank the following:
●Our District Director, Karen Prevatt, for donating $500 from the district to help fund the convention.
● Barb and David Castelli, mem-bers of the Tampa Rose Society, for formatting and printing the show schedules an
● Kay and Jim Harrell, members of the Golden Isle Rose Society for handling registration and artwork.
●Connie Vierbicky from the Sarasota rose society for lining up our vendors.
●Our speakers, Ludwig Taschner, Helen Caine, Hope Reis and Michael Whitehead.
I learned quite a lot from each of them. Ludwig said that we are not fertilizing our roses enough and coincidently, this months meeting will be on fertilizing. I hope to see you there.
Are held the fourth Monday of each month except May, June, July, August and December.
Meetings start at 7:30pm at Mounts Botanical Garden located at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Visitors and guests are always welcome.
Annual dues are $18.00 for up to two family members. You will receive an informative monthly newsletter, The Rose Petal, via e-mail and you will also enjoy other great benefits such as discounts at local garden stores. The Membership period runs from January to December. Members come from all age groups and reside in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties.
For more information contact Geoff Coolidge, President, 561-684-2421 or
Monday, Nov. 25, 7:30pm, GPBRS Meeting, Mounts Auditorium, Program: Fertilizing Your Roses for Great Results
Monday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm, GPBRS Meeting, Mounts Auditorium
Next Board Meeting
Monday, Jan. 6, 7 pm, GPBRS Board Meeting, Coolidge’s home, 888 Chase Rd., WPB
Up Coming Events
Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 pm, GPBRS Holiday Party, Su-san Barbuty’s home,
Happenings around the Deep South District of the American Rose Society
Jan. 17, 2013 Horticulture Judging School (8 am) and Arrangement Judging School (1 pm), Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, Gainesville, Fla.
Contact: Linda Bohne (404) 274-1492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 17-19, 2013 Deep South District Mid-Winter Meeting, Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, Gainesville, Fla. Contact: Linda Bohne (404) 274-1492,
email@example.com or visit www.deepsouthdistrict.org
Feb. 2-9, 2014 ARS Member Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Epic, sailing from Miami,
Contact: Dan Lupton, CruiseOne & Assoc. (800) 344-9283 or ars.org
Here’s Ways We Can Use Your
The volunteer opportunity consists of helping out in the Mounts Rose Garden. The Society is responsible for the upkeep of the roses and we need your help in this task. Fred Frappier heads up this project. He often can be found in the garden in the mornings and almost always on the first Saturday of each month. Call Fred at (561) 951-8232, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and offer to help him in the Mounts garden.
Your roses should be starting to look better than they have for awhile. They will thrive in our South Florida weather from now until May, if given a little care. This is why you need to come hear Geoff’s talk at the November meeting.
He will be telling us the best options for fertilizing, but he will also be happy to answer any other rose-growing questions you might have. So don’t miss it. Your roses will thank you with some gorgeous blooms, for you to enjoy, and to share with family and friends.
As always, let me know if there is a topic you would like covered in a future newsletter. Send articles, listings or questions to WHL2@prodigy.net. The submission deadline is Jan. 6.
Hope to see you at the next meeting,
Summer Rose Care
Pruning Guidelines for Roses
Rose Mosaic Virus
|The Greater Palm Beach Rose
Society is an affiliate of the American Rose Society.
The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society Founded in 1970 has been promoting Rose growing in South Florida for over 40 years.
To go to the American Rose Society website click here.
You Got a Problem with that?
If you have questions about rose gardening, or if you are having problems with your roses, contact a Consulting Rosarian. As a member you will find their names and contact information listed below.
Our consulting Rosarians are appointed by the American Rose Society after spending years growing roses and being tested on their overall knowledge of roses and their care.
Debbie Coolidge 561-684-2421 email@example.com
Geoff Coolidge 561-684-2421 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Langford 561-642-0200 email@example.com
Evelyn Rose 561-432-7159 firstname.lastname@example.org
Freda Smith 561-676-9333 email@example.com