2012 Roses in Review Survey

diane_nj 6b/7aAugust 3, 2012

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 to compile the ratings in the American Rose Society (ARS) publication Handbook for Selecting Roses. Participation in the RIR process is open to EVERYONE! Membership in the 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 date. 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 2012 RIR survey form is also available in the July/August issue of American Rose (the magazine for members of the ARS).

On-line and paper forms must be submitted on or before September 26, 2012, to be included in this year's results.

A reminder to all Consulting Rosarians and Rose Show Horticulture and Arrangement Judges that 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! Please 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: 2012 Roses in Review

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jerijen(Zone 10)

Holy Cow Batman!

I don't know whether there's anything there for me to review, until I look at the List.

I went to do so, and found (first) that tho I have participated in this Survey for a couple of decades I am now a "New User.'

Well, OK. I'll register.

But THEN, having presented my email address and zip code, I got this friendly message (complete with big bold red letters):

The Roses in Review site is intended for interested rose growers who wish to SUBMIT reviews, not read them.
If you do not want to submit reviews, please do not register.
If you want further details please click on the links below for additional information and instructions.

Who the heck wrote THAT?

It sure isn't a message likely to draw rosarians in, to participate.

NOT well-done, ARS!


    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 9:09PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Jeri, I just sent a note to Don Swanson, perhaps we can get this updated this cycle. I think this text has been there for quite a number of years, but it might be time to do some revisions. Thanks for the feedback.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 9:55PM
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Maryl zone 7a

I look forward to your link every year for the RIR. I did my part and hope everyone else will do theirs. The more the merrier I always say....Thanks again Diane for making my life just a bit easier.....Maryl

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 3:19PM
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Wow! I could do a whole eight of them, two of which I bred. Neat! Kim

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 1:06AM
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