From March 2018 Newsletter
It appears that March came in like a lion in our neighborhood. I guess that means that better weather is ahead during this month. I really am looking forward to that lamb type of weather. I had started my pruning prior to the sudden onset of winter and stopped it fairly abruptly. I dislike pruning sufficiently enough that I do not want to do it twice. Thus, here it is March and my miniature roses look like anything but miniatures. I definitely need some nice days to continue with my task if I want to get it done in a timely fashion.
Speaking of pruning, have you taken the opportunity to participate in one of the PRS’s great pruning demonstrations? Second Vice President, Emily Hastings, and her volunteers have done a great job. The turn outs for the Rose 101 classes and the demonstrations have been outstanding. We may soon even be welcoming some new members to our society as a result of those interactions.
As we enter this Spring season, activities surrounding the rose festival are beginning to gain momentum. The PRFF Court members are currently being announced, the blessing of the festival is coming soon and PRFF encourages everyone to enjoy the 2018 festival theme and “Play Happy”. In April, we also have the commissioning of the USS Portland and the 82nd Avenue of the Roses Parade. There certainly are an abundance of opportunities for you to “just say yes” to. Of course, one of the primary opportunities for you would be to join us at this month’s PRS meeting. Let’s see if we can make this the largest attendance of the year! See you all at the meeting.