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2011 Roses in Review Survey

diane_nj 6b/7a
12 years ago

It is time for the annual Roses in Review (RIR), the American Rose Society's annual survey of roses. Results from the "Garden" evaluations are used as the ratings in the Handbook for Selecting Roses. Participation in the RIR process is open to EVERYONE! Membership in the American Rose Society (ARS) or a local rose society is not required.

The link to the on-line entry form is below. To register to use the site, click on "New User" on your first visit. The ARS will not use the information to SPAM you as the info is used to allow reporters to enter data over a period of time (register once, use the same info to come back and enter more info later), also to assist the RIR coordinators with data tabulation, and is deleted after the end of the survey period. You do not have to complete your entries at one time, you can come back and add more ratings at a later time. Just be sure to use the same information (e-mail and name) the next time you want to enter. Also, remember to hit the "Save" button after entering data. If you participated last year, you will have to register as a "New User" again this year.

The 2011 RIR survey form is also available in the July/August issue of American Rose (the magazine for members of the ARS). There is also a PDF (Adobe reader required) version of the form available on the ARS web site ( for download and submitting to the regional coordinators (or, send me an e-mail and I will forward to you).

On-line and paper forms must be submitted on or before September 26, 2011, to be included in this year's results.

This year the survey will include not only recent introductions, but also older roses of interest that do not currently have a rating.

A reminder to all Consulting Rosarians and Judges, you are required to submit a RIR survey.

A personal "Thank You" to the members of the Penn-Jersey District who participated last year!

Remember, the RIR survey process is open to everyone! So, pass along the link and ask your rose-growing friends to participate! Feel free to e-mail me with questions. Thank you!

Here is a link that might be useful: 2011 Roses in Review Survey

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