Contra Costa Rose Society

(Please visit this site frequently as meeting topics and dates are subject to change - last updated 9/5/2016).

The Contra Costa Rose Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month although there are some exceptions.  We are now meeting at the Pleasant Hill Community Center.  All meetings (except the annual November potluck dinner and Saturday events) start at 7:00 p.m.

2016 Schedule of Meetings:

Monday, January 25  - There will be no speaker or raffle as we will be having a bare root rose auction of roses from Weeks.  Do bring refreshments.  

Monday, February 22 - "Strawberries"
    Speaker: Tom Liggett     

Monday, March 28 - "Pests and Diseases"
Speaker: Martine LaBelle

Monday, April 25 - Hida Tool - Rose Pruning and Rose Care Tools which will be available for purchase

Monday, May 23 - "Soils and Fertilizers"  (1 point for CR Continuing Education)
     Speakers: Steve and Diana Steps

Monday, June 27 - "Rose Identification"  (1 point for CR Continuing Education)
     Speaker: Charles Malarkey                                

July - No Meeting

August - No Meeting

Sunday, August 21, 3:00 PM - High Tea at Dolores Moffat's house commemorating 20th anniversary of CCRS

Monday, September 26 - "Miniature Rose Arrangements" - Audience participation - Make your own to keep
     Speaker: Barbara Gordon     

Monday, October 26 - "Benefits of Growing Climbing Roses" - Practical garden information and his own book
for sale 
     Speaker: Joe Truskot
     Election of CCRS Board Members

November 28 - No Meeting
(Installation of Officers and Board Members)

December - No Meeting - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


Some topics from past meetings and field trips:

"Leave the Prickles on the Rose"
"Hand and Gardening Tools from Japan"
"Landscaping with Miniature Roses"
"A Unique Perspective on Heritage Roses"
"Integrated Pest Management - Healthy Gardening the Less Toxic Way"
"Unusual Herbs for Companion Planting of Roses"
"Easy Roses for a Busy Life"
"Rose Arrangements for the Home"

Tours of San Jose Heritage Rose Garden in San Jose, and Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma