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President's Message
By Emily Hastings


From  2020 November Newsletter  

  Happy November! Not many rose related events have been happening lately, but the most exciting one was the installation of the new Prime Minister Korrie Hoeckendorf. She had a smaller Prime Minister’s Ball than usual, but it was a delight to be a part of her journey. The next morning, I partook in my first(!) rose planting as we planted DayBreaker in the Rosarian section of the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden. Although the rain decided to grace the garden a little, it was a lovely ceremony. Hopefully Korrie, the red coat team, and I will be able to do a few more rose plantings this year than last.

 Another adventure for the Portland Rose Society is the creation of our how-to videos about roses. Barbara Baker and Matt Hastings hosted the first video about fall pruning, gloves and pruner choices. They did a great job and are happy to share their wisdom! The video will be available on youtube.com, just search for the “Portland Rose Society.” We will have links to share on our website and each of our social media sites. Please help us share the love of roses even though we can’t be together in person quite yet. If you have other topic ideas for future videos, please send them in!

On Monday, November 16th, we will have a virtual PRS Meeting. We will reveal the Fall Pruning Video, have a brief history of the Portland Rose Society and have a Rose Irritants/Pests Trivia Game. Come join in for the fun!

I hope to see you all at the meeting! I know that it is nice to see people, even virtually, that I haven’t seen for months.

 Likizo njema! ~Emily



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