Growing Roses & Growing Friends


Through the American Rose Society, I have rose friends from all over the country that enrich my rose hobby. This society exists to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose, through education and research to members, to local rose societies and their members and to the public.

Locally our rose growing season is coming to an end, but, like NYC, the American Rose Society is an organization that never sleeps. There will be something going on all winter long. If you are not a member, isn’t this a perfect time to join! So many rosey benefits!


The ARS is having their annual board meeting this week. Today they released the year in review. Fun to seeย what’s going on in the world of the American Rose Society! Look closely, there might be a sighting of yours truly.๐Ÿ˜‰


Most ARS members are home gardeners who enjoy growing roses and want to expand their knowledge of rose culture. Starting now gives youย all winter for learningย and getting ready for spring!ย ย If you are not ready to take on a full membership, give it a try with the cost effective TRIAL MEMBERSHIP and see what you think.



  • Free advice from Consulting Rosarians.
  • Free or reduced garden admissions,ย a $25 value after just 3 uses.
  • Free online access to five quarterly bulletins,ย a $45 value.
  • 2 issues ofย American Roseย magazine,ย $16 value.
  • Discounts of up toย 30%ย at merchant partners.
  • A four-month trial membership is valued at $86 for only $10!

ARS and You (2)And one of my fav ARS member benefits currently is the monthly newsletter. I am the editor! To see aย sample of the newsletter,ย read on here.
For the trial membership,ย complete theย online formย or call 800-637-6534.

New ARS Website coming soon!


In this organization I have met some amazing people of all ages. We are all at different stages of the gardening experience and have different passions. Some are into just growing while others with the competitive spirit, enter the most amazing blooms and arrangements in competitions! We have those who use chemicals and others who are all organic. Some members have 1 rose and some have 500 roses.

But it is so much moreโ€ฆ

We spend time enjoying all things โ€œroseโ€ together. We learn, we laugh, we celebrate successes and we deal with failures & issues together. Itโ€™s not just roses that keep us together, over the yearsโ€“we have become family and you are welcome anytime!

This year we have had members coming from Marion, Kokomo, Bloomington and most of the surrounding burgs!ย 

This week we had our last official meeting of the year but are already making big plans for next year. You can keep up with what’s going onย by subscribing toย our blog at INDIANAPOLISROSESOCIETY.COM. You will receive posts in your email as we “post” them. We begin meeting again the second Tuesday in March at 6:30 pm at the Sullivan Munce Center in Zionsville. Get it on your calendar!ย 


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