|The Central Arkansas Rose Society
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Welcome to Central Arkansas Rose Society!
The Central Arkansas Rose Society (CARS), an affiliate of the American Rose Society, is composed of individuals who enjoy growing and exhibiting roses and sharing their experience and knowledge. The purposes and objectives of the society are to encourage interest in and cultivation of the rose, to beautify this community and state by its use, to be affiliated with the American Rose Society, and to spread the knowledge and love of the rose whenever and wherever possible. CARS’ members have worked with the Faulkner County Master Gardeners to build and sponsor a rose garden within the Water Conservation and Butterfly Demonstration Garden at the Natural Resources facility in Conway. The garden features disease resistant and Earthkind varieties of roses. Come visit the garden this spring when the roses are in bloom.
Our meetings are short on business and are devoted to great programs on roses and related gardening topics. They are often held at members’ homes so that we may enjoy their gardens. The CARS’ newsletter, The Rose Mite, edited by Bridget Johnson and Carol Shockley, is full of articles by local rose growers (rosenuts?) and gives monthly advice geared for Arkansas’ gardens.
Please take time to look over our web site. You will find resources for growing roses, links to other web sites of interest to rose growers, and pictures of beautiful roses. If you like what you see, click the Membership link for information on joining the CARS.
So, again - welcome, and enjoy yourself.
John Baker, President
Please email any suggestions, comments or questions.