The pruning class on January 22nd was a beautiful success. The warm sunny weather was perfect, the organization and set‑up worked well, thanks to Nancy, Kathy, Florence and Brenda. We gained 6 new members! We had hoped for a larger crowd but the pandemic situation must be keeping them away. (Who doesn’t have questions about pruning?) Some income for us came from the general donations and the raffle items, donated by Nutrien, the local Temecula garden store.
I enjoyed being the teacher once again. It’s always a pleasure to see and hear someone “get it”. One lady has 66 bushes at her newly purchased home, probably mostly Floribundas from her description, had no idea how to prune them, but now she does feel confident to start. My take‑home printed sheet of general instructions should be helpful. Another new member to mention is a 3rd generation Temeculan. She knows the history of this special place.
On another thought, the Board is pondering ideas for field trips and things we might do until Covid is under control so that we can have our regular monthly meetings. Let us know if you have a suggestion. Remember, this is YOUR rose society. Be a part of it.