Linda Clark , Director
ARS Pacific Southwest District

July 11, 2020


Not in my wildest dreams or nightmares did I imagine I would be writing my second district letter of the year under these circumstances. Like most of us, I was anxiously awaiting and expecting to be at the district 
meeting and rose show, county fair, national convention as well as many other travels. In a blink of an eye, 
our world changed. Now the only constant, foundation, that has not been rocked is an outside full of 
wonderful rose distractions that has been the saving grace. I owe the sanity that I have to the garden, a 
place to escape, to breath the innocence and distance myself from the difficulty and heartbreak that faces us daily.


I hold hope that we can be strong, pouring our energy into our roses and families, so that when it is safe, 
we can meet again. May the uncertainty be viewed as an opportunity. I am privileged and honored to live 
each day. 

With hope and kindness,

Linda Clark

The name of this rose, in Linda's garden,
is Paul Ecke, Jr.  This is a shrub rose,,
orange blend, single 2004  RIR = 8.1

Photo by David Van Vlack

The chapters and affiliates of the American Rose Society stand ready to help you with your questions about growing roses throughout

the district.  Information on the local rose society nearest you can be found on the Local Societies page on this website.


We are dedicated to help you grow beautiful roses.  Attend a rose society meeting soon and learn more about the joy of growing roses and the camaraderie it brings into your life.