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Pittsburgh Rose Society
Our 65th Year serving Western Pennsylvania

A local Chapter of the American Rose Society

Disclaimer: While the advice and information contained in this web page is believed to be true and correct, neither the authors nor board members can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may have been made. The Pittsburgh Rose Society makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to the material contained herein.

Copyright © 2014 Pittsburgh Rose Society All right reserved

last up-dated:  August 17,  2014  
Webmaster:  David McKibben www.dhmckibben@hotmail.com
The rose growers biggest insect problem--MIDGE.  The classic symptoms of a rose midge (Dasineura rhodophaga) attack are the rose bud that turn brown, shrivel, and disintegrate...(read more)

Membership costs on $15 per year which gets you eleven issues of our Society's Newsletter.  For a sample follow this link.
 To view the Calendar of 2014 Events
as a PDF file, follow this link.
Doug Oster of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette visited the Renzie garden.  To read his blog and see the video, follow this link...
Click on the "balloon in the Map" to enter your location and get directions
THE NURSERY GUIDE has been up-dated.  We have direct links to all the major rose growers in the United States and Canada.  Go to the Nursery Guide page and click on the nursery you are looking for and use it to browse each company's website for those hard to find roses.  This tool makes web searching for roses much easier.  
Give it a try. 

​In Memoriam  Jean (Fugent) Stehle
1930-2014
The Renzie Park Rose garden is in full bloom and open to the public daily from dawn to dust.  There is no admission charge.  For more information...
The Pittsburgh Rose Society proudly announces the Annual Rose Show at the Bidwell Training Center Drew Mathieson Center, 1600 Metropolitan Ave., 15233.  Saturday, September 13.  Information about times, entry directions and other material, download the Show Schedule.
Rose Legends and Romance come alive in Wooster, OH. Roses have always induced images of romance and adventure in both poets and ordinary people and many old garden varieties are steeped in history and legend: read more...
Fame (Grandaflora) blooming at the Bishop Garden during the August 2014 picnic
All Good's at the August Rose Society Picnic:  good music, good food, good friends and good weather.  If you missed this one all we can say is "we are sorry and we missed you.  See you next year!
John McCarthy performed at the Bishop Garden for the 2014 Annual Picnic.  John has played viola in orchestras of the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at the Benedum Center for 25 years. He has also played for the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Chatauqua Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Moscow Festival Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Moiseyev Ballet. He is also on the faculty at CMU.  He is newer member of the Pittsburgh Rose Society

Tour goers enjoy the Howley Garden