The Humboldt Rose Society's 2016-17 year starts with long-time American Rose Society member-participant, most recently retired as the National President, Jolene Adams, coming north from her Bay Area home to tell us the story of "How Our Roses Came to California." Monthly meetings are held at Christ Episcopal Church, Lewis Hall, 15th and H Streets, Eureka, 7 p.m. Ample parking in the 14th St. parking lot.
Any interested members of the community are always welcome at these gatherings. For this particular meeting, noting the many roses that are currently in bloom, people are invited to bring some of those blooms to show. Refreshments are provided and a door prize is usually awarded. There is always time for questions about rose care and maintenance. Questions about the group or meeting: (707) 826-0716
Jolene Adams was the 54th President of the American Rose Society and now serves as the Immediate Past President. She has also served as Webmaster for the World Federation of Rose Societies and for the ARS, along with starting web pages for several districts and local societies. Jolene serves the World Federation as a Vice President for North America, representing the three countries in North America who are Members of the WFRS – Canada, USA and Bermuda. Jolene is an ARS Master Rosarian, ARS Consulting Rosarian, ARS Horticulture Judge and an International Horticulture Judge. She is also a California Master Gardener. Jolene retired from her position as Computer Resources Manager from UC Berkeley in 2000.
She has held every office in her local societies (not all at once) and lectures widely on roses and gardening in general. In her small garden in the San Francisco Bay area Jolene grows approximately 150 roses of all types - Climbers, OGRs, Minis and Minifloras, Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, Polyanthas, Austins, Romanticas, Modern and Classic Shrubs.
She travels as often as she can to visit rose friends and attend rose functions around the workd.
She fell in love with roses as a teenager and hasn’t gotten over it.