Celebrating Roses gives us America’s official flower in all its beauty and variety. The rose’s rich colors and elegant petal structure come alive in photographs by Rich Baer, an award-winning member of the Portland Rose Society. Sales of the calendar support the educational missions of the PRS.
Celebrating Roses 2021 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Beautiful reproduction | Quality heavy-weight paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Roses featured include:
Anne Letts – The weather during this month often results in resounding “brrrrrs.” However,
the sparkling ice crystals surrounding this pink beauty tend to change those “brrrs” to brilliant!
This hybrid tea rose is a soft, medium pink with medium green, semi-glossy foliage. The
combination is hot enough to warm any rose lover on a cold day.
Opening Night –This month tends to spark the romantic nature in our souls as we ponder
the red hearts and flowers associated with Valentine’s Day. and what could be more exemplary
of that sense than this vibrant, dark red, hybrid tea rose with 25 to 30 petals and dark green
semi-glossy foliage. This rose has won several awards and is as great in the garden as it is on the
Sugar Moon – The name of this rose evokes visions of large, round, sweet orbs of beauty and
it is true to all of those adjectives. This 5" bright white hybrid tea bloom has over 50 petals
and dark green semi-glossy foliage. However, its most significant characteristic is its wonderful
scent. Those who walk by this rose always return for additional sniffs of the amazing aromas. it
is definitely sweet, very sweet.
Dream Come True – If April showers bring things like this – let it rain! not even a shower
can alter the dazzle of this magnificent grandiflora. The 4.5" 35- to 40-petal yellow blooms
have a cerise pink edge that darkens with sunshine. The gorgeous bloom is surrounded by dark
green, matte foliage that seems to intensify the colors of the bloom. What a show-stopper in the
garden or on exhibition.
Moonstone – If you are into pink and white, this triplet is for you. These 5", 35- to 40-petal,
creamy ivory white blooms have soft pink edges that are reflected in the bloom. The large
medium green matte foliage compliments the large blooms. They also have a mild, spicy tea
fragrance to entice you even more.
Freisinger Morgenrote (cover photo) – If you want to view all of the colors of the sunrise
in summer, then this is the perfect large-flowered shrub. The 4" 17-25 petal blooms are
orange and have a yellow reverse and pink edges. The pink edges darken to red with additional
sunshine. The plant is accompanied by dark green, glossy foliage. The array of colors at any one
time is truly stunning.
Wimi – What could be better in the hot summer months than a cool looking rose! Such is this
glorious 4 to 5" 20-25 petal, silver-pink hybrid tea rose with darker pink edges that are reflected
in the bloom. The color is enhanced by the large, dark green semi-glossy foliage. Talk about
great summer treats!
Ebb Tide – This seems to be a perfect rose for this time of year when the summer is beginning
to wane. This mauve floribunda has an abundance of 4", 35- to 40-petal, deep smoky purple
blooms and dark green semi-glossy foliage. its great color is enhanced by its strong spicy clove
fragrance. it is definitely a crowd pleaser in the garden.
Gee Whiz – Fall is certainly in the air this month and this is a very appropriate shrub rose.
The 3 to 4" 25-petal yellow blooms are stippled with orange and pink, giving it an almost handpainted
look. as the bloom opens, the gorgeous golden yellow stamens make this rose even
better to view. The foliage is leathery dark-olive green and it has a moderate sweet fragrance.
Marilyn Monroe – This is Halloween month and this rose is so terrific that it is scary. This
hybrid tea rose has 4.5" 25- to 40-petal glorious apricot blooms that soften in color as they age.
The color is enhanced by the dark green semi-glossy foliage. This is definitely a winner in the
garden and on the trophy table. it has great exhibition form just like its namesake.
Punkin – a pumpkin orange miniature rose is perfect for this month of thanksgiving. This
2.5" 5-petal bright orange bloom has a sparkling yellow center and golden yellow stamens. its
coloring is accented by the dark green glossy foliage. The bush grows to about 16" tall and is
Anastasia – This holiday time of the year we all tend to think of the things that are important
to us all year round: peace, hope and love. and what better way to display those three things
than in these three snowy white roses. This hybrid tea rose has 3.5" 30-petal pure white blooms,
and dark green, semi-glossy foliage. it is great in the garden or in the vase.
About the Photographer
Rich Baer is an award-winning rose photographer who has won hundreds of American Rose Society awards over the last 20 years. His photos have appeared in numerous texts and magazines as well as in the catalogues of companies such as Jackson & Perkins; edmunds’ Roses; Weeks Roses; and Heirloom Roses. of course, Rich’s photography is so good because it is imbued with the passion that he has for roses. not only does he have degrees in botany, plant physiology, and plant pathology that help him to know what it is that creates good roses, but he also has a garden of over 1,000 roses that demonstrates the practical application of that knowledge! The photo above depicts a portion of his garden. in addition, he is an accredited rose horticultural and arrangement judge and is an ARS Master Rosarian. and, yes, he sometimes takes hours, or days, to get just the right shot.
About The Portland Rose Society
The Portland Rose Society is the oldest rose society in the United States. It was established in 1889 by Mrs. Henry Pittock, wife of the first publisher of the Portland newspaper The Oregonian, and some of her friends. Their vision was to celebrate the glory of the rose, a goal reached through the dedicated efforts of the members of the Portland Rose Society. Today, the PRS continues this vision in its 132nd year. The mission of the PRS is to educate the public about all facets of rose culture in order to perpetuate the love of the queen of flowers. The PRS has sustained its purpose of growing and showing the best-of-thebest roses for the enjoyment and education of the citizens of Portland since it held its first rose show in a tent in Mrs. Pittock’s garden. Today the PRS sponsors annual Spring, all-Miniature, and Fall Rose Shows, which are extravaganzas. in addition, the organization has helped establish the Gold award Garden and the Gold award Pavilion in the Washington Park international Rose Test Gardens. The PRS also conducts several pruning demonstrations each spring and holds monthly educational meetings to further its mission. Many rose lovers enjoy its monthly newsletter, The Portland Rose Chatter, which contains articles, timely tips, and new insights on rose culture. Finally, the PRS maintains educational booths at garden shows and fairs to encourage the public to grow and enjoy roses. PRS members are passionate about their favorite flower and america’s popular pastime and hobby of growing roses. They work to continue Portland’s heritage as “the City of Roses” and invite others to join them in perpetuating the love of the rose. To that end, PRS has enlisted the help of award-winning rose photographer Rich Baer in producing this annual calendar. PRS hopes you will enjoy the calendar and join them in their quest to ensure that the rose continues to be “America’s national flower.”
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