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The Twin Cities Rose Club (TCRC) is a nonprofit educational organization located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area. We are affiliated with the American Rose Society. Our goal is to promote interest in all aspects of rose growing through various educational programs, rose shows, publicity and rose-related community projects. To find out more about TCRC, please follow the links on this page and browse our Web site. Thanks for visiting!

Member Update October 2016

Next Meeting

October 21,2016 Banquet And Election

Timber Lodge Steakhouse
7989 Southtown Center

Cocktails 6:30pm  Dinner 7pm
We will be ordering from the menu

Our speaker will be William Radler who is best know as the hybridizer of the rose Knock Out. He is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin and former director of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Will was hooked on roses at age 9 when he purchased his first rose bush. He starting winning prizes for his roses while in college. He has been breeding roses since the mid 1970s.All breeding,testing and growing of the roses is done at his home on his 2 acre lot.1600 roses are  currently growing in his garden. The new roses being tested are subjected to overhead watering and the deliberate  introduction of blackspot into the garden. Lackluster performers are discarded. Those that preform well are sent off for 6 years of field testing and eventually may be marketed. A few of the other roses he has hybridized are All A Twitter, Brite Eyes, Bubble Double, Cancan, Carefree Sunshine, Orchid Romance, Peachy Keen and Peppermint Pop. To date over 80 million Knock Out rose have been sold.

This will be a different format from the usual presentation. Will wants to do a question and answer session so be prepared with questions.


The ARS Needs You! The American Rose Society has embarked on a national membership campaign and the TCRC is pitching in to help. If you haven't already joined, now is a great time to do it. If you know someone who is interested in roses, a membership to the ARS (as well as a membership to TCRC) makes a great gift! Click here for the top ten reasons to join and to download the printable ARS membership form.


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