June Meeting - Cancelled


 Due to the San Francisco Bay Area shelter-in-place mandate the June 10th Membership meeting has been cancelled. 

 A decision about the September meeting was postponed in the hope of a positive development that will lift the shelter-in-place restrictions now placed upon us. We will keep you informed.

 If you have any free time between now and June 1st, why not enter a few pictures of the amazing Roses from your garden. The Alameda County Fair is still having a Rose show but it will be done with Pictures. There is no entry fee and it is very easy to enter.  

Here is the suggestion for taking the Photos from the Judge:

 "We haven't specified how the image needs to be taken. It can either be on the plant or in a vase. While the focus will be on the bloom itself, we should be able to also see the foliage and stem."  

I was not able to capture the stem on some of my entries so just do your best.

Virtual Rose Show - How to Enter

Register and Submit your Rose Entries in Pictures

Go to the Alameda County Fair Registration page:  https://alamedaward.fairwire.com/ 

Select Sign In and Complete the Exhibitor Registration

 Here are the steps to Enter your Roses and Upload the images after you have Signed in:  


1) Select Create Entries

2) For Entries Select Department Gardening and Division Roses 

3) Select one of the 8 Classes 

4) Enter a title for your Rose - I used the name 

5) Enter any description you like but don't use your name

6) Add that entry to your cart

7) Select Continue 

8) Selecting Add a similar entry - fills in the Department and Division and you can add more Roses

9) When done Select Review in the top

10) Here you can edit or Add more entries 

11) When done Select Check-out

12) Type in "YES" to agree to their Terms and select Submit

13) On the Confirm Screen you need to Upload your Files 

14) Select Upload Files at the bottom of the screen - On the upload screen there is a video you can watch if you have questions - Select Press for Instructions to watch the video. To close the video go to the bottom of the page and select Close X 

15) Make sure you are uploading the correct image - Confirm Entry title and Description then select Choose File and from your PC Confirm the preview of the image matches the description and Select Upload. There is an 8 MB size limit for each photo. Continue this process to upload all the Roses you have Entered. 

16) When you have finished uploading all your Rose images select Done and Confirm. 

17) If you want to go back and enter more Roses you can Select Edit in Cart in the top left or logout and Sign in to create a new Cart and add more entries there. 

Adult Contests & Competitions

This is the official Guide from the Fair. You can see the 8 Rose classes and lots of other Virtual competitions you may be interested in like Floral Design. 

Rose Classes: 




04 SHRUBS/Pillars 



07 ROSE BOUQUETS: One Color, At least 10 Roses, W/Foliage 

08 ROSE BOUQUETS: Any Color, At least 10 Roses, W/Foliage 

Upcoming Events

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Become an MDRS member

  • Full membership in the Mount Diablo Rose Society with interesting and educational meetings
  • Questions answered by expert Rosarians, Master Rosarians and expert Rose Judges
  • ​A beautiful meeting place - Dublin Library's Community Room
  • Programs on all aspects of rose growing, for beginners as well as for experienced rosarians
  • "Little Rose Show" at almost every meeting - learn how to show and exhibit roses
  • Annual Rose Show - usually in April or May
  • Instructions and inspiration through fellowship with other rosarians
  • Field trips, garden tours, potlucks, pruning demonstrations, etc.
  • Drawings and refreshment goodies, hand-outs and educational materials
  • Families and guests are welcome


Membership Costs

 Membership is open to anyone interested in growing or showing roses. Membership is $20/year per person, or $25/year per couple. 

When We Meet

Mount Diablo Rose Society meets the second Wednesday of each month

(except July & August) at:

Dublin Library Community Room

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, CA​

See Meetings page for upcoming programs.

Consulting Rosarians


If you have rose growing questions or problems, please feel free to contact one of the Consulting Rosarians listed below:

Dublin ~ *Dolores Moffat  (925) 556-5449

Hayward ~ *Jolene Adams  (510) 537-2326

or Patty Shadden  (510) 432-5122

Livermore ~ Lou Evans  (925) 371-6115

or Jan Hayward  (925) 605-6709

Alamo ~ Carl Meier  (925) 519-0399

Fremont ~ John Dronkers-Laureta  (510) 468-3242

Contact Us

President ~ Peggy Carlson

(925) 736-6223

Vice President ~ Carl Meier 

(925) 519-3350

Treasurer ~ Linda Nardy 

(925) 336-9452

Secretary ~ Kathy Knabke

(925) 552-7310

Director-at-Large ~ John Dronkers-Laureta

(510) 468-3242  

Director-at-Large ~ Patty Shadden 

(510) 432-5122

Newsletter ~ John Dronkers-Laureta

(510) 468-3242 

Emerald Glen Rose Garden ~ Kathy Knabke           

(925) 552-7310

Mount Diablo Rose Society

200 Civic Plaza, Dublin, California 94568, United States

Drop us a line!