Program Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ed Bradley on Roses

Ed Bradley will lead off a program featuring Roses. A member of the San Antonio Rose Society since 1985, Ed is also

Master Rosarian (designation by the American Rose Society) as well as a Master Gardener. He and his wife won 84

awards across four rose shows in 2009 alone. He is well experienced as a show judge. His presentation will include information

on the selection of roses, their location in your garden, planting hints, proper soil and general maintenance. It should

be jam packed with terrific cultivation and growing information including a nod to environmentally friendly habits.

SAHS member Diane Lewis, an herbal cooking and gardening instructor for NEISD Community Education, will explain

the nutritional value of rose petals and rose hips and tell us how to select the best roses for culinary use. She will discuss

resources and additional rose ingredients including rose water and rose syrup. Recipes and samples of tasty desserts flavored

with roses will be provided as well as a rose beverage or two. Join us for the fun so you can make a rose flavored

dessert or beverage for your Valentine!

SAHS member Jean Dukes, R.N. and certified aromatherapist, will give us a little history of rose oil. She’ll bring some

fascinating information on the various types and uses of essential oils derived from roses.

Join us on February 11th, 7:00 pm, at the San Antonio Garden Center for an informative session as we welcome this

fine group of experts in a joint presentation.

The appetizer tables open at 6:30pm. Those whose names begin T thru Z, please bring a finger

food (with recipe) to share. We’re in the San Antonio Garden Center, located on the corner of

Funston and N. New Braunfels.