Seasonal Events

Regional Home, Garden, and State Shows

You Have the blooms, We Have the rose Shows

I know – let’s put on a show

Each year we have displays or booths at many venues in Tacoma, where Member growers & arrangers strut their stuff.  Often, a group of regional ARS judges visit each table in the show, agree on the quality of each entry, and decide on a best-in-class winner.

A certificates or ribbon is handed out to the winners at the end of the day, as a memento of their hard work.

Here are some of the venues we participate in during the growing season.


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WE know roses

TRS : | : FAQs

Very easily, we hope. Email us using the Contact Form and start a conversation about joining TRS. Simple.

Not during Covid-19 in 2020, sorry. But there may be time for your question at the end of a monthly Zoom meeting during the Q and A.

Not any more. That’s more of a project that the Master Gardeners would take on. We’re more about rose growing advice and spotting problems in the rose garden.

Yes, monthly. Several of our Members are also Members of the PNW District of ARS, and a few are past National ARS Officers. They are our “Parent Organization.”

This is a big subject, filled with personal preferencces. But it boils down to a fresh supply of 20-20-20 granular fertilizer, alfalfa meal, and if you have the time, Miracle-Gro liquid for foliar fertilizing as a booster.

We’ve discovered Zoom and are using it each month in 2020 when we can’t meet in person. Each Member gets an invitation by email in advance of a meeting that has a 1-click-join link. Here’s a post about Zoom.

It starts with maintaining good soil and keeping the bushes healthy. Adding alfalfa meal and a 20-20-20 fertilizer 3X/year will boost the plant’s strength also.

Right now, about 41 active Members – but we’re always looking for more. If you or a friend are interested just email us using the Contact Form. Once joined, you will have access to Zoom meetings each month for more information about growing and showing roses.

Yes. We do a lot of training on pruning each year. In the Spring, we hard-prune the bushes at Pt. Defiance Rose Garden and other locations in Tacoma, and it’s a great venue to teach hands-on about the “Spring Prune.” After that, the next major period for pruning starts in June at Pt. Defiance when we “deadhead.” It’s a weekly event on Thursday afternoons – and we again teach hands-on right in the garden.

Not directly, but we can teach you how to . . . We do that every week. If there’s one sad looking bush, we can work with you by email or phone and by sharing pictures from your smartphone. Garden visits are rare during Covid-19.

Didn’t see that one coming . .

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