Roses in Review 2016 Summary will be presented at the Oct District Conference

This Roses in Review (RIR) marks the 91st time that the members of the American Rose Society have evaluated new rose introductions. The ultimate value of this procedure is realized only when we have a broad base of participation. We need input from "garden" rosarians as well as exhibitors, and from new rosarians as well as seasoned veterans. We also welcome reports from those who are not yet ARS members, so please pass along this website address to your rosegrowing friends. The complete results of this survey will be included in the January/February, 2017, issue of American Rose, and will help determine the ratings in the ARS Handbook for Selecting Roses. For these results to be meaningful, we need everyone to participate So, please - take a few minutes of your time to evaluate your new roses. Only evaluate roses you grow from the cultivar list.

The most efficient method of reporting is the filling out of the on-line survey at Click on "Roses in Review." Scroll down the page and click on and read "Instructions." Register using the "New User" button on the bottom of the Instructions Page or on the Roses in Review main page. Please enter all of the requested information. (You will be able to access the survey page as often as you need to, using the e-mail address and zip code you record.) Be sure to select your ARS district and enter the name of your local society. Check the box if you are an ARS Consulting Rosarian. If you grow none of the listed roses, check that box and then click the "Register" button. Now you are ready to report on the roses you grow.

You may return to your review as often as you wish until you have reported on your roses. If you prefer to fill out a paper copy of the survey, you will find the form in the July/August 2016 edition of the American Rose. Mail your completed survey to your RIR Chairman: Jason Fredette 5614 S. Prentice Street, Seattle, WA 98178-2245 (206) 851-7889