The next Fort Vancouver Rose Society general membership meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1 at St. Luke’s-San Lucas Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. All rose enthusiasts are welcomed to meetings held on the first Thursday of each month from February to June and from September to December. Meet new people who love roses and learn how to prune and grow roses. For more details, call 360-573-8033 or visit fortvancouverrosesociety.org.
On Sept. 1, the Fort Vancouver Rose Society general membership meeting will feature its annual in-house rose show for both novice and experienced exhibitors. This is an excellent opportunity for first-time exhibitors to learn about the art of displaying roses and attendees are encouraged to participate by bringing their favorite roses. The more roses there are, the more interesting (and fun) the in-house rose show will be. If you have a “mystery rose” in your garden, this is a very good time to bring it in to be identified. The rules and exhibit classes are detailed Fort Vancouver Rose Society fortvancouverrosesociety.org. Enter the show and receive expert feedback on your exhibit. You may go home with a winning ribbon or prize.