Roses featured in the 2022 edition include:
Whirlaway – even the name of this gorgeous white miniflora rose evokes thoughts of the beauty
and purity of our winter weather. The 3 inch, 26-40 petaled bloom has exquisite form that holds
well in the garden or in a vase. The bloom is accented by medium green, semi glossy foliage that only
enhances its pure white color.
Olympiad – Valentine’s Day always seems to remind us of big red hearts and flowers, so what could
be better for this month than a magnificent red bloom. This rich red 4-5 inch, 30-35 petaled rose
holds its color and form very well. its accompanying large, medium green matte foliage certainly only
elaborates its beauty. it is a definite award winner that could win over any chosen valentine!
Golden Wings – even Saint Patrick would be delighted to find this brilliant yellow shrub at the end
of his rainbow! The vibrant 4.5 inch, 5 petaled yellow blooms are enhanced by a myriad of orange red
stamens. The brightness of the blooms is only emphasized by the medium light green foliage. These
blooms certainly outshine any pot of gold.
In the Mood – if this is what April Showers bring, let it rain! This outstanding true red 5 inch,
26-40 petaled large bloom is offset by large, semi glossy dark green foliage. This is one rose that will
not fool anyone into thinking that it is anything but spectacular.
Bukavu – a bright cluster of rose blooms is the perfect way to usher in this month. These 2-inch,
4-8 petaled blooms vary from carmine pink to cherry red, have a bright white center and grow in
prolific clusters. The accompanying foliage is small, dark green and semi glossy. This bush definitely
attracts attention in the garden.
Gemini – This multiple award-winning rose is a great way to begin the summer season. These
outstanding 4-5 inch, 25-30 petaled roses are cream blushing to light pink with coral edges. The
foliage is large, dark green and glossy. This rose is one of America’s favorites and is a proven winner
in a vase, in the garden, or on the trophy table.
World Peace – if only achieving world peace was as easy as growing this glowing rose! The 3-4 inch,
17-25 petaled blooms are golden in the center and fan out to a creamy dark pink that is edged in
cerise pink. What an outstanding show of color! The foliage is medium, dark green and leathery.
Perhaps this is nature’s way of showing the world that having many colors together only makes for
a stunning solid display of unity.
Queen Charlotte – This stunning rose was hybridized in England to commemorate the 250th
anniversary of Queen Charlotte’s hospital in London. The 4-5 inch, 17-25 petaled blooms are a
soft salmon orange pink that have exquisite form. The color is enhanced by the large, dark green semi
glossy foliage. This is a great rose for a vase or a garden.
Grand Impression – This collection of blooms displays all of the gorgeous colors of autumn. What
a splendid way to welcome another season. These 5-6 inch, 30-35 petaled blooms exhibit an array of
colors from yellow to pink to apricot to a darker pink. it is a joy just to watch them age through all of
the color changes. Their beauty is enhanced by large, dark green glossy leathery foliage. They make a
great conversation piece in the garden or a vase.
Brandy – This rose has been a fan favorite since its inception in 1981. it is prized for its
outstanding color, form and mild fragrance. The 5 inch, 25-30 petaled deep apricot blooms shade
to a lighter apricot and are stunning. The surrounding foliage is large, dark green, semi glossy and
leathery. Perhaps they tend to remind one of Halloween rather than the drink.
Paradise – The name of this rose elicits all types of visions, but none of them can come close to the
actual blooms. The 4 inch, 25-30 petaled silver lavender edged in ruby red blooms are truly unique.
as the blooms age they assume a lighter palette of those colors, but remain just as stunning. The
colors are accented by large, glossy green foliage. This rose is certain to draw comments from visitors.
White Delight – There are many things that tend to delight us during the holidays and this exquisite
bloom is just one of them. This 4-5 inch, 35-40 petaled white bloom with a delicate pink blush and
hints of yellow at the base is a definite joy to behold. its soft color is enhanced by the medium, dark
green matte foliage. even the light brown prickles cannot detract from the beauty of this rose. What
a delightful way to end the year.
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.”