Fall RHA Meeting

The 2006 fall meeting of the RHA will be on Sunday, the 15th of October in Dallas in conjunction with the fall ARS National Convention. The meeting will be at Kimbrew-Walter Nursery, hosted by Jack Walter. There will be 2 busses from the convention hotel. Both busses will visit the growing fields and have a lunch stop before arriving at the nursery. Bus 1 leaves at 8:00 a.m. and stops by Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, Bus 2 leaves at 8:30 a.m. and does NOT stop at Tyler. All should be back at the hotel by 3:00 p.m. The cost will be $30, lunch included.

The main topic of discussion at the meeting will be the future of the trial grounds at ARS headquarters in Shreveport. There has been some discussion to discontinue it as there has not been a lot of participation. So, those that are planning to be at the meeting put on your thinking caps and come prepared to offer some suggestions as to 1) How can we increase the number of seedlings in the trials? and 2) How can we get better recognition, and hopefully commercial introduction for those roses that win the top certificates. If you are not planning to attend, please e-mail me if you have some ideas that I can bring to the discussion.

Thanks in advance,

John A.Moe

General Director, RHA