It’s Roses in Review Time!
members of the American Rose Society evaluate new rose introductions. A
broad base of participation is needed to make this project worthwhile. We
need your evaluations, whether you grow one of the varieties on the survey
list or dozens of them. We welcome evaluations from you whether you are a
new rose grower, a “garden” rose-grower or a seasoned veteran grower;
whether you grow roses for your landscape and garden or if you also grow
them to exhibit. We are happy to get reports from non-ARS members as well,
so pass the news along to all your rose-growing friends (and encourage them
to try an ARS Trial Membership as well.)
Results of the survey will be included in the
January/February issue of
and will determine ratings in the
ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses
as well. For these results to be meaningful, we need everyone to
participate. So please, take a few minutes of your time to evaluate your new
Instructions are on the ARS website and the survey may be
printed out and mailed to Jeff Garrett, our district RIR Coordinator; or you
may submit your evaluations online prior to the annual deadline at
Please note that while participation in RIR is a voluntary
activity for many rosarians, Consulting Rosarians are now required to
participate as one of their CR activities.
Our district evaluation report is compiled by Jeff Garrett
and the results are posted on the Tenarky website for review of rosarians in
our area of the country.
Please take time to participate in the survey as your input
benefits all roses growers!