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2016 Thumb Rose Society Schedule

All meetings will be held at the meeting places noted.
Unless a time is indicated, meetings will be at 6:00 p.m. 



Monday, March 7 – “Roses” – Chuck Martin, Dow Gardens, Midland. Installation of officers will also take place. Consulting Rosarian report by Jim Holtrop. Meeting location: Green Acres Landscaping, 236 Pigeon Road, Bad Axe.


Monday, April 4 - "Soils for Roses" by Mickie & Chuck Leibrand. Testing for pH will also be offered free of charge. Bring ¼ cup of DRY soil. Consulting Rosarian report by Mickie Leibrand. Meeting location: Green Acres Landscaping, 236 Pigeon Road, Bad Axe.


Saturday, April 9 - 10:00 a.m. - Uncovering roses at the Huron County Medical Care Facility Rose Garden, 1116 S. Van Dyke, Bad Axe, MI (weather permitting). Listen to WLEW 1340 for cancellations due to inclement weather. April 23 will be our rain date.


Monday, May 2 - "Planting Roses for Beginners" by Thumb Rose Society members. A free rose will be given to the first five first-time attenders who register to 989-553-2992. Event will be held at the Huron County Medical Care Facility rose garden. Consulting Rosarian report by Carol Holtrop. 


Monday, June 20 – “Bouquets for Shut-Ins.” All are invited to bring roses, other flowers and filler and containers you can give away to area shut-ins. Bouquets will be delivered to the Huron County Medical Care Facility and Courtney Manor. Suggestions for other facilities will be accepted. Consulting Rosarian report by Jim Holtrop. Meeting location: Bad Axe Area District Library, 200 S. Hanselman Street, Bad Axe.


Saturday, June 25 – NEMR Rose Show, Wirt Library, Bay City. All are welcome to participate and exhibit.

August - Picnic and/or Garden Tour to be announced.

Wednesday, September 7 - "Pop Bottle Rose Show" - This is our annual pop bottle rose show. Consulting Rosarian report by Mickie Leibrand. Meeting location: Green Acres Landscaping, 236 Pigeon Road, Bad Axe.


Monday, October 3 – “Flower Arranging.” Presenters are Consulting Rosarians Marilyn Whittaker and Jean Bradley. Cost to make arrrangement - $10.  Cost to watch - none. Nomination of officers for 2017. Planning of Christmas party.  Meeting location: Green Acres Landscaping, 236 Pigeon Road, Bad Axe.  Call Carol at 989-553-2992 to reserve your spot and plant materials.


Sunday, November 6 - 2:00 p.m. - "Christmas Party!" A Dutch Treat luncheon will take place at Nick's Country Oven, 6209 Main Street, Cass City, MI.  Bring a (minimum $10) cash or gift card donation for a local food pantry. Drawing will take place to determine which food pantry will receive collection.


Saturday, November 12 - 10:00 a.m. - Workbee to winterize the roses at the Huron County Medical Care Facility (weather permitting). Listen to WLEW 1340 for cancellations.