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.


You can now get extra credit that will apply to your next audit (subject to some limitations). 
All the how, when and where
are now outlined on the Consulting Rosarians page on this web site - revised 3-10-20..   If you are still uncertain about what to do, have a nice chat withour astute CR leader, Tom Cooney, and he will explain it to you. 
More news about CR's: 
- There is an update now to the CR manual.  Go to the Consulting Rosarians Page on this website for more details. 
- After the last CR School & Seminar, there are now six more CR's in the District.
- The list of District CR's has been updated on 3-10-2020
- There are new forms and revised forms now listed on the CR page.

There is a new message from Linda Clark, Director of the Pacific Southwest District of the American Rose Society

COMMENT: There are a number of local rose societies across the country that have no newsletters, and some have no websites.  These

​local societies should have some method of communicating their rose care secrets and expertise.  Even if they had a newsletter, it is not too probable that you would see it, so it is most likely most members of ARS and other local societies would never see it.   Websites have
the capabilities of disseminating their information worldwide, but newsletters do not.  Websites can change from day to day, but information in newsletters will change once a month, or once every quarter.  Despite this, most societies and districts pay far more attention to newsletters than they do to their own websites,  there are no awards for societies and districts for their websites, and the
officers of these societies miss a great opportunity to promote the rose, their local society, districts, and ARS.

Did you know?: You don't have to be a member of ARS to browse and read about the Pacific Southwest District of the American Rose
Society.  We hope you do read and browse our website, and we hope you will be interested enough to make a visit to a local rose
society near you.

Membership Chair: Marilyn Carne-Smith has taken over as our Membership Director

IF YOU ARE MOVING:  If you are a Horticulture Judge, Photo Judge, Consulting Rosarian, or Arrangement Judge. and
you are moving to a new address, PLEASE (pretty please even) go the Officers Page on this website, and find the person
who heads the particular group to which you belong, then notify the chairman of your new address, phone numbr,
and/or E-mail.

Hello all elected officers, CR's, Judges, and other appointed committee chairs:   All of you have the opportunity to express and
share your thoughts, information, and knowledge on this web site.  Many of you have a page already set aside for you.  If you wish to
update information on this site, send the information to the webmaster, and "poof", like magic, it will appear on this website.

The Public Garden Chair position is currently vacant.  Here's an excellent opportunity for you to be a mastermind on public rose
gardens  Check the PSWD BYLAWS for duties and responsibilities.

Remember to wear protective eyewear, shoes with thicker soles, and gloves when you are pruning or working with roses.  If you want
the best gloves, get welders gloves for working with roses.  You will be smiling when you get back in the house with no scratches and
cuts from prickles or thorns.

WANTED:  The Friendly Valley Country Club has a lot of rose lovers.  If someone from one of the local societies in southern California
would like to step up and present a program about roses here - especially during the summer hiatus of most local rose societies - E-mail
Earl Kangas at and we'll see if we can set it up.


​Come on in to a local rose society meeting. The meeting is free - yep, free - so your knowledge will increase while your wallet will not
decrease. Nobody will wring your neck and try to force you to do anything.  We think you will enjoy your visit enough that you will want
to join us of your own accord.  We'd love to see you.  Here's a hug for you.