American Rose Society President, Pat Shanley, John DelVecheccio, and past ARS presidents. Jim Herring, Marilyn Wellan, and Jeff Wycoff

American Rose Society President, Pat Shanley, John Del Vecchio, and past ARS presidents. Jim Hering, Marilyn Wellan, and Jeff Wycoff as she is sworn in for her term as ARS president at the Fall convention in Syracuse, NY

“100 million roses,”

Jacque Ferare VP of Business Development | Stephen Hutton President, CEO of Star Roses and Plants/ Conard Pyle, West Grove, PA

Jacque Ferare VP of Business Development | Stephen Hutton President, CEO of Star Roses and Plants/ Conard Pyle, West Grove, PA | I took this picture of them at the Independent Garden Center Show in Chicago at Navy Pier launching ‘Popcorn Drift’

100 million roses is our goal.” Stephen Hutton, president and CEO of Star Roses and Plants* made this bold statement at the American Rose Society Fall Convention In Syracuse, New York. Rose titans from all over the globe met on the most famous week end in America, September, 11-14th.

'Radrazz' Double KnockOut Rose

‘Double KnockOut®’ Rose

Every rose you have ever seen, will ever see, or dream about may have been created by one of these quiet unassuming giants of the rose world as they quietly assembled to collaborate on ways to insure the perpetuation of better roses.

Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International

Alain Meilland, of Meilland Roses International, mentioned that he came in honor of 9/11.

 

MMarriott_W15Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses, UK

Princess Alexandra of Kent by David Austin

Princess Alexandra of Kent by David Austin Roses

Alexander Kordes of Kordes Roses, Sparrieshoop, Germany and Thomas Proll, Lead Rose Breeder of Kordes Roses at The Fall American Rose Convention, Syracuse, NY September, 10-14, 2015

Alexander Kordes of Kordes Roses, Sparrieshoop, Germany and Thomas Proll, Lead Rose Breeder of Kordes Roses at The Fall American Rose Convention, Syracuse, NY September, 10-14, 2015

Alexander Kordes and Thomas Proll of international famous Kordes Roses from Germany and our own best and brightest Dr. Dave Byrne, Agrilife Research Horticultuirist from Texas A&M, College Station and Dr. Jim Sproul the General Director of the Rose Hybridizers Association, Bakersfield, CA. are just a few of the rose dignitaries that assembled in Syracuse, NY. Behind the regal eminence of the rose a battle rages.

American Rose Society Executive Director, Laura Seabaugh

American Rose Society Executive Director, Laura Seabaugh

It’s about change and keeping pace with our environment and giving gardeners the roses they want. Did you know while you and your families go to gardens all over the world these folks work with the best hybridizers in the world to create better roses. What’s a better rose you say? What qualities do a better rose have?

Form – you said you want a rose to look like a rose;

Fragrance – you said you want a rose that has a lovely fragrance;

Disease Resistance – you want and require easy-to-grow and minimal care especially due to time constraints;

Color –  is a must for you;

Beautiful Foliage – you don’t want your roses to ‘drop’ foliage due to disease;

Winter Hardiness –you want to keep your investment over cold winters.

Rose Titans like Will Radler who with one single rose Knocked it Out of the ball park and changed the face of the landscape around the entire globe. He said he will be creating more roses like his KnockOut® rose.

Will Radler, Creator of The Knock Out® Family of Roses | He changed the face of the landscaping with a single rose bush

Will Radler, Creator of The Knock Out® Family of Roses | He changed the face of the landscaping with a single rose bush

Will Radler's Rose 'Double Knock-Out' Radtko

Will Radler’s Rose ‘Double Knock-Out’ Radtko | The rose that changed the face of landscaping around the globe and made roses fashionable everywhere.

The pace of life continues to speed up. You have spoken. You say yes to roses in your garden. And now you can have exactly the kind of rose you want.

We can do it folks. You see there is a rose for everyone. Get out there and lets plant 100 million roses! With results like we had at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show we can do it. Did you know The American Rose Society signed up almost 400 trial memberships and 100’s and 100’s of new folks for the ARS & You newsletter? If you belong to organizations that membership is dropping the reality is if you offer value folks will join and the American Rose Society offers far more value than the cost. We handed out thousands of brochures and folks want to learn about roses. Opportunities abound where people and roses come together to educate folks about the fact that there is a rose for every gardener.

Karen Kemp-Docksteader, Sales & Marketing Manager for Weeks Roses

Karen Kemp-Docksteader, Sales & Marketing Manager for Weeks Roses

Weeks Roses | Best Sales Team in the World | Jerry Amoroso, Philadelphia and Mark Adams Chicago

Weeks Roses | Best Sales Team in the World | Jerry Amoroso, Philadelphia and Mark Adams Chicago #IGCShow

Tom Carruth King of the Roses – Keith Zary – Christian Bedard

*Star Roses and Plants has been acquired by Ball Horticultural Company

* Current statistics show that we sell 30 million roses in the US each year. A goal of 100 million with all of us on board is attainable.

 

 

 

 

 

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