Celebrating Roses 2024 Wall Calendar

Celebrating Roses presents 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 roses calendar support the educational missions of the PRS.

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Roses featured in this edition of the calendar include:
Mikado – It grows vigorously, has exhibition form, 30-35 petals, and medium green glossy foliage. It won the All American Rose Selection award in 1988 and is outstanding in the garden.
Kardinal – This rose is perfect for the month dedicated to hearts and flowers. Its bright red blooms and long vase life mean that it will be around quite a while to woo your special valentine.
Angel Darling – This miniature rose is definitely an angel in the garden. It is a vigorous, bushy plant that is always aglow with color.
Dream Come True – It definitely is a dream come true anywhere it is viewed. It was awarded the
All American Rose Selection award in 2008 and highlighted what amateur hybridizers like Dr. John Pottschmidt can achieve.
Cherries ‘n’ Cream – The color variations on this rose always elicit oohs and
ahs from everyone. The petals appear to be hand painted with varying shades
of pinks, red, and mauve.
Keepsake – It is a vigorous, bushy plant that is always adorned with gorgeous large blooms. The moderately scented 4-5 inch 40 petaled blooms are a deep pink blended with a lighter pink. This rose won the Portland Gold Medal in 1987.
Dick Clark – It is definitely a star-quality rose with 3.5 inch 30 petaled creamy blooms that are edged in pink that darkens to red as they age. This rose has excellent exhibition form and won the All American Rose Selection award in 2011.
All American Magic – This striking bloom seems to hold all the
spectacular colors of a warm August day! In fact, this rose won the prize for novelty in Geneva in 2006.
Solar Flair – What a way to begin the fall season with this glorious
miniflora golden beauty! The petal turgor makes this a great rose with a long vase life.
Lysbeth Victoria – The bright golden stamens steal the show with this rose. They add a stunning array of color to an already gorgeous rose. The surrounding foliage is large matte medium green and only highlights the other colors. This is an older rose that has been a fan favorite since 1976.
Silver Lining – What a stunning display for the garden, in a vase, or on the trophy table. This outstanding rose has won the Royal Nation Rose Society Gold Medal in 1958 and the Portland Gold Medal in 1964.
Polarstern – This has been an outstanding rose since 1984 when it was introduced in England as Polar Star and became the first hybrid tea rose to win the Royal National Rose Society’s Rose of the Year award.

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About Photographer Rich Baer

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-the-best 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.”

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 11 × 14 × .25 in