ars, gw, magazines
I have enjoyed both for years, and do support my local rose society.
From time to time I like to evaluate my priorities, sort of like spring cleaning, and decide what is only tradition that I don't need, and what do I enjoy.
I enjoy these forums immensely. I can come here whenever I want and share with others whatever I feel, and participate with you when you have issues to share.
The ARS? My father gave me a membership when I was newly married. He was always a member, and would be pleased that I also enjoy growing roses. But I hear that the ARS has increased their price by $12.00 a year, and they are going to decrease the number of magazines they offer. This may be about half?
Is the new cost then $49.00 a year for 6 magazines. I like many of the articles, but the pictures are often large blooms. Frankly they do not compare to what is here in these forums. I love a garden, but they usually have small captions of gardens, and in the June issue like so many others they have pictures of non rose gardens or non rose scenes.
I have more than 6 months to make a decision, and thought I would share my thoughts with you. I am a member why????
I would appreciate knowing what you might be thinking.