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The Salem Rose Society is a group of rose-growing folks that enjoy touring open gardens in warm-weather months.
Casual visitors are also welcome to join the tour.

Send us an email at salemrosesociety@gmail.com and we will let you know about upcoming events.

June 12, 2013


Our summer meetings will be more in the line of get-togethers in members' gardens, so we'll be seeing a lot of really nice roses.  The dates could be set on relatively short notice, because we have to keep a close eye on weather conditions.  So, be sure that you are on our mailing list (our address is above), and check your email regularly.

Update of August 14, 2013:  Photos from FIVE of our open gardens of 2013 may now be viewed by clicking on the tab above -- GARDEN TOURS & PHOTOS.

Update of July 25, 2013:  Looks like all the photos of our roses at the Marion County Fair are now present and accounted for. You may view them by clicking on the tab -- AT THE COUNTY FAIR.

June 11, 2013

May meeting and rose shows

Late May and early June are busy times for members of the SRS, and this year a stretch of warm May weather resulted in an abundance of beautiful rose blooms.  The the first two photos below are from our meeting held in late May, with Mechelle our newest member and Ed our most tenured member surrounded by some gorgeous blooms.

 The third photo (Mary and Bernie's garden) shows the precautions that sometimes have to be taken to prepare blooms for rose shows, the umbrellas serving as protection from the ever threatening rain.  The fourth photo shows Char's award winning rose arrangement at the Portland Rose Society's rose show held in early June.

March 9, 2013

This Blog is getting seedier

Today Maryann and I had an enjoyable time at the Grange Hall over in Silverton at the Third Annual Silverton Seedy Saturday Seed Exchange.  We handed out rose hips to some really brave people who were interested in growing roses from seed.  Good luck to ALL -- we enjoyed meeting you and hearing your concerns (we learned a lot from you, too).

We were fortunate enough to meet Gus today -- he is the mastermind behind the digital time-lapse videos of these events.  Two have already been posted to YouTube (for 2011 and 2012), and we now eagerly await the latest one that was "filmed" today.  Links to the YouTube videos are provided below, but first let's meet our new friend Gus --

Gus and Maryann

See the camera mounted at the top of the ladder between Maryann and Gus?   That's the one.

For your viewing pleasure, here are the links to YouTube; just click on the links for some real live action (you'll see!) --
Seedy Saturday -- 2012

Update of March 10, 2013:    Gus works FAST.  Here's the link to yesterday's seedy extravaganza --
Seedy Saturday -- 2013