Roses in Review

 The 2018 survey period will begin in June 2018. ​


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, so please invite your family and friends to participate. The signup and link to the online entry form are different this year: http://modernroses.rose.org/.


To register to use the site, click on “Roses in Review” in the top menu bar, then register on the right side on your first visit. Use the left side to log in for your next visit (if you don’t complete your ratings in one session). The ARS will not use the information to SPAM you as the info is only 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), and to assist the RIR coordinators with data tabulation. This information is deleted after the end of the survey period. You do not have to complete your entries at one time, you may 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 the data. If you participated last year, you will have to register again this year. 


The 2018 RIR survey form is also available in the July/August issue of American Rose (the magazine for members of the ARS).  If you want an electronic copy of the form, please contact Diane Wilkerson, dvwilkerson@gmail.com. Reports must be submitted on or before September 26, 2018, to be included in this year's results. 


A reminder to all Consulting Rosarians and Rose Show Horticulture and Arrangement Judges that you are encouraged to submit a RIR survey. There is a check box available if you do not grow any of the listed varieties. You vote will count with our district's standings as "participated" if you check this box.  Remember, the RIR survey process is open to everyone! Please pass along the link and ask your rose-growing friends to participate! Thank you! Diane Wilkerson Roses in Review Coordinator, Penn-Jersey District.


For the 2015 Roses in Review (RIR) survey, the Penn Jersey District had 33 reporters, providing ratings on 82 different varieties.  The rose with the highest Exhibition Rating (5 or more votes) was "Cooper” (MinFl) with an average of 8.6. The rose with the highest Garden Rating (5 or more votes) was "Dr Tommy Cairns" (Min) with an average of 8.2, “Walking on Sunshine” (F) was second (7.5). Thank you to all who participated! 


Diane Wilkerson 

Roses in Review Coordinator 

Penn-Jersey District