Rose Garden put to sleep for the winter in record time!

Members of the rose society gathered outside after a brief discussion on the benefits of winter protecting their rose garden and different methods which can be used.  Oz Osborn led the program.  Outside we put mulch on every rose bush in a little over an hour!  After completing the job, we enjoyed pizza and apple cider.  It was a brisk fall morning here on the Cape, sun shining, a bit windy, but a great day to work in the rose garden.  Thanks everyone!

Yankee District Convention info

The Lower Cape Rose Society

Welcomes you to

The Yankee District Convention 2011

March 25, 26 and 27

Ocean Edge Resort, Rte 6A, Brewster, MA PHONE: 800-343-6074

~ ~ Schedule ~ ~

Friday Evening – Registration 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. In the mansion lobby.
Suggested group dinner 6 pm. Argo Dolce 2671 Rte 6A Brewster check out the great menu!
Hospitality Rooms – Captain Lawrence and Captain Hull – 2nd floor of the Mansion one for rose talk, one for a rosey event (stamping party!!)
Suggestion for breakfast – turn left out of parking lot of Ocean Edge, stay on Rte 6A – at the second traffic light turn left into Hearth & Kettle

~ ~ Saturday ~ ~

8:00 – 8:45 Registration Carriage House – Raffle tickets for sale
8:45 – 9:15 Meeting will be held in the Addie Nickerson Room – 1st floor, Carriage House:
A Cape Cod Welcome with short film; Consulting Rosarian Happenings, Dave Long.
9:15 – 10:00 Bill Kozemchek Climbing Roses – creating bones in the Rose Garden
10:00 – 10:30 Break: Coffee, tea, assorted pastries in the Roland Nickerson Room which is
Also the Vendor Room)- Door Prizes
10:30 – 11:15 Paul Colombo, Rose People and Places
11:15 – 11:30 Break – door prizes, raffle tickets, visit the vendor room
11:30 – 12:15 Pat Shanley, ARS and You
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (Samuel Nickerson Room – 2nd Floor, Carriage House guest luncheon speaker: C.L. Fornari, The Out of Control Plant Lady, WXTK’s “Garden Line” hostess!
2:00 – 3:00 John Mattia, “Scrapbooking your rose photographs”.
3:00 – 3:15 Break – door prizes, raffle tickets for sale
3:15 – 4:00 Richard J. Anthony and Kristine Vance – Minis and Mini Floras
4:00 RAFFLE drawings!
6:00 – 7:00 Mansion Ballroom, cash bar, cheese and crackers
7:00 Plated dinner in the Mansion Ballroom: Awards, Rose Auction, Steve & Susie Jones, Past President and First Lady of the ARS – after dinner speakers, “Around the World with Roses”.
Hospitality Room opens after the rose auction!

~ ~ Sunday ~ ~
10:00 AM Yankee District Business Meeting

The 2011 ARS Yankee District Rose Society Convention
March 25, 26 & 27
Registration – Reservation

You are invited to attend The Annual Spring Rose Convention. The convention will be held at The Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Massachusetts (Cape Cod). The Nickerson Mansion was built in 1890 and is listed in the National Register of Historic places. The plated Saturday dinner will be held in the Mansion Ballroom, Cape Cod’s largest luxury ballroom. Please make reservations by February 23 directly with the hotel 800-343-6074 and mention the Yankee District for the special rate of $110.00 The hotel is on Rte 6A (Main Street) in Brewster.
The following convention registration must be received by March 10, 2011.

Name (s) ______________________________________________________________________
(please print name(s) as you would like them to appear on your name tag.)

Street ___________________________________City ________________________________

State ___________________ Zip __________________ Phone ________________________

Luncheon with C.L. Fornari, a gardening expert, author and professional speaker. C.L. believes that whether your thumbs are green or black, the lessons learned in the garden are relevant to work, relationships, spirituality and personal growth.
Deli Lunch Buffet – $25.00
Tomato Basil Bisque
Boston Bibb Lettuce with Grilled Zucchini and Bell Peppers (Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Country Style Potato Salad
Deli Sliced Turkey, Baked Ham, Roast Beef, and Genoa Salami, Deli Sliced American, Swiss, Cheddar, and Provolone Cheeses, Dill Pickle Spears, Lettuce Leaves, Tomatoes and Sweet Onion, Selection of Pita, Soft Lavasch, and Assorted Artisan Rolls, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Assortment of Cupcakes, Includes Starbuck’s Coffee and Tazo Tea Service with assorted Pepsi Soft Drinks
Plated Dinner – $35.00
Watercress and Arugula Salad with Candied Walnuts, Sun-Dried Cranberries, and Goat Cheese
Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette

Lemon Roasted Chicken with Parmesan and Roasted Garlic Sauce Artichoke and Zucchini Risotto


Baked New England Scrod with Lemon Beurre Blanc, Basmati Rice and Dill Buttered Baby Carrots


Spinach and Roasted Garlic Ravioli with Porcini Mushroom Cream Sauce, Sautéed Artichokes, Roasted Red Peppers, and Grilled Asparagus Tips

Boston Cream Pie with Chocolate Sauce
Accompanied by Assorted Fresh Rolls and Freshly Brewed Starbuck’s Coffee and Assorted Tazo Teas

The 2011 ARS Yankee District Rose Society Convention
March 25, 26 & 27
Registration – Reservation

Registration fee for convention attendance No. ________x $25.00 each $

After March 10, 2011 No. ________ x $30.00 each $

Deli Lunch Buffet No. ________x $20.00 each $

Plated Dinner – Meal preference : Chicken Scrod Ravioli No. ________x $30.00 each $

Sunday Breakfast on your own – Annual meeting following breakfast

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED __________________________________________________

(All meal prices include tax and gratuity)

Please make checks payable to LCRS Convention and mail checks and this registration to
Audrey Osborn, 12 Scotch Pine Farm, East Harwich, MA 02645 For further information contact
Audrey Osborn at 508-221-1256 or email at

The Rose of the Month for January will be Pink Promise

Pink Promise Hybrid Tea Rose

(PPAF, ) 2009 All-American Rose Selection. Chosen to represent the National Breast Cancer Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from each plant sold will go to the Foundation as they search for the cure. A rose with a double promise – to work in your garden and to work toward a cure. This beauty offers the whole package – high-centered buds, perfectly formed flowers in soft pink and cream tones, long cutting stems, abundant dark green, semi-glossy foliage and delectable fruity fragrance that easily freshens a room. Widely adapted with moderate disease resistance. Flower Size: 4-5″. Fragrance: Moderate fruity. Hybridizer: Coiner, 2009.