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President's Message
By Emily Hastings


From  2021 February Newsletter  

Happy February and start of the rose season! Some may say that there is no real end of the rose season, but I usually don’t touch my roses after I’ve done a little fall pruning. (Call me out if you need to, but I have other things to do in the winter: staying warm inside, reading books, drinking hot chocolate, the list goes on.) Now that February has started, I am more inclined to go outside for more than just a couple minutes.

Here in the northwest, February and March are typically good months to start spring pruning. In a regular year, the Rose Society would put on pruning demonstrations at a variety of nurseries and garden centers. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do that this year. Instead, there will be a spring pruning demonstration video on our YouTube channel. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6ZWZgjNt3X2go1yNSgD4Ato see what we have. As the year progresses, we hope to upload more videos about what to do in your own rose garden at that time.

After taking part in the Northwest Festivals Hosting Group Annual Conference in January, I am hopeful that we will have some events this year. Some of the festivals earlier in the year (Spokane Lilac and Marysville Strawberry) have already altered or cancelled all in-person activities. However, those later in the year anticipate that a few in-person activities might be possible. The PRS Board will meet again to discuss what is feasible for our Society and I will relay that in future Chatters.

In the meantime, please consider joining us for our Monthly Meeting. *The meeting information doesn’t change, so keep it for the 3rd Monday of each month.*

On Monday, February 15th, we will have a virtual PRS Meeting. We will have a fun topic to discuss and have a favorite rose Show and Tell. Bring a picture of your favorite rose and tell us why you love it! (Yes, you show us more than one. ��)

            Time: Feb. 15, 2020 07:00 PM

I wish you all well in your gardens. May your soil be manageable and your thorns avoidable.

البستنة السعيدة Emily



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