January 2020 Program


 Joan Morris 

 Gardening with Wildlife    

Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 pm

** Room Change - This meeting only **

Regional Room - Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin CA

Across from the Library

Joan Morris

  Deer are eating the roses, raccoons are rolling up the lawn, and gophers are doing unthinkable things beneath your garden beds. Before Googling exterminators,   Joan   Morris  will offer tips on getting along with your backyard visitors and steps to take to discourage them. It's all about balance and accepting that we have to share our spaces. 

Joan   Morris  has been a journalist for almost 42 years, beginning her career in a small town in New Mexico. She joined the then-Contra Costa Times in 1988, and has several assignments from the Death and Dying reporter to Home and Garden editor and now, Pets and Wildlife columnist. She lives in Brentwood with two sisters and her dog, Bailey, and is never bothered, annoyed or pestered by wildlife. That last part might not be completely accurate.  ~ Barbara Norkus


Emerald Glen Rose Garden

January 14th Update !!

 Hello Pruning Enthusiasts! 


MDRS pruners are happy to report that the 2020 pruning of the Emerald Glen Rose Garden was completed today, Tuesday, January 14 at approximately 2:00 pm.

Yippee, we're done!   The second Prunathon date of Saturday, January 18, has been cancelled.

Please thank these hardworking people for giving their time and talents to keep our meeting room free at the Dublin Library:

Sandy Barclay, Debbie Barclay Wagner, Peggy Carlson, Deane Coleman, Lou Evans, Karen Jefferson, Tom Jefferson, Kathy Knabke, May & Tom Lee, Mark Mintz, Helen Moyot and her husband, Barbara Norkus, Sheryl Reed, and Jan Soderstrom.


With gratitude,

The Grateful Dead Header, Kathy Knabke


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) 371-5115

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 

(25) 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!