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 Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses edition sneaker
Jan 30, 2020

Giannis Wears Roses on the Soles of His Shoes

Giannis Antetokounmpo's first signature sneaker collection, Nike Zoom Freak 1, includes this edition called "Roses" which was introduced last September as a tribute to his dad Charles who passed away unexpectedly in 2017 at the age of 54. Giannis, for those of you...


Milwaukee Bucks and the American Rose Society have Cream City in common.
Jan 18, 2020

Cream City...the Brick that Made Milwaukee Famous

Milwaukee Bucks and the ARS have Cream City in Common! Last summer when Bruce & Maggie Barr, chairs of the 2021 ARS National Convention in Milwaukee, were soliciting themes for the big event, I had fun coming up with several ideas, including a...


Jan 8, 2020

Happy Belated New Year!

I know that those of you in the more northern part of the district have already seen several feet of snow so far this winter, but here in SE Wisconsin, we have seen very little and have actually experienced many days of above normal temperatures. Down here in Racine, we got ...


American rose boxes are displayed for judging at the 2019 North Central District Rose Show
Jan 2, 2020

2019 NCD Convention & Rose Show was FanTastic!

It was a FanTastic rose show and convention weekend! Dear friends gathered; new friendships were created; and beauty and information were shared, all thanks to the rose.  The weekend started out on Friday night with the...


Jul 31, 2019

Join Us on the Bus To the Mini National in Tennessee!

  Bus Trip to Mini National Rose Show  


Welcome to the New NCD Rose
Jul 10, 2019

Welcome to the New NCD Website and Facebook Page

 I am pleased and proud to introduce you to the new NCD Website and Facebook Group! Thanks to everyone who generously donated to the website fund at the Spring meeting, to my husband Joe who graciously took care of the balance and who will assist with additional financial...


2019 NCD Convention
Jun 28, 2019

Plan to attend the 2019 NCD Convention and Rose Show!

Join us for a sports-infused “FanTastic” weekend of roses, fun and education, September 6-8, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Pewaukee. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with two pre-show challenge classes; Pick-a-Pair and Photo Finish, followed by our pre-...


Ruth Rutkowski at Gateway Rose Show
Jun 25, 2019

Ruth Rutkowski Proclaimed Queen of Roses by Kenosha News

At the Gateway Rose Show on Saturday, June 22, Ruth Rutkowski won Queen with a gorgeous bloom of Twice in a Blue Moon. Ruthie, as her fellow rosarians in Milwaukee call her, has been exhibiting roses for over 60 years and at 93, proves that age is no obstacle for a queen!...


South Africa wins 2018 Roses in Review Members Choice Award
Jun 19, 2019

South Africa wins 2018 Roses in Review Members Choice Award

South Africa, a gorgeous amber yellow grandiflora was announced as the 2018 Roses in Review Member’s Choice in the March/April issue of The American Rose magazine. Hybridized by Kordes in 1994, the rose features clusters of ruffled double blooms, glossy dark green...


The Pink Ladies lead the rose parade in June
Jun 19, 2019

The Pink Ladies Lead the Rose Parade

With their high born names like Madame Alfred Carriere, Louise Odier, Rose de Rescht and Souv du Docteur Jamain, our collection of 30 old garden Roses (OGR's) sound like a group of persnickety, pampered aristocrats. However nothing could be further from the truth. On our farm...