Biographical Profile of
Ted & Linda Burg
District Bulletin Editors
(Written by Linda Burg)
Local Rose Society Membership: Lodi/Woodbridge Rose Society
Years Growing Roses: 48
How I Started with Roses: In high school I grew lots of flowers including roses, and always entered them in the local garden club annual show and the local county fair.
After Ted and I got married I saw an article about a rose show in Fresno and attended it. I just loved the display of roses and immediately joined the SJVRS and started growing roses. Ted was not as interested in roses as I was and just came to the meetings because I did. Eventually, he decided if he had to do the work he might as well join in.
Profession: After working 42 years in the field of Community and School Nutrition I am now retired. As a Foods and Nutrition Manager, I have planned and prepared 400-900 meals a day for K-12 graders and seniors. I have a degree in Foods and Nutrition from CSULB.
Ted is now retired after working 41 years in Civil Service for the Department of Defense.
Rose Society Offices: Previous offices I have held include: Secretary, Vice President, President, Treasurer and Co-Rose Show Chair at SJVRS. I was Co-Chair of the first ARS All-Miniature Rose Show & Conference held in Fresno honoring Ralph Moore in 1999.
Ted has served as Vice President, President and a Director of the SJVRS. He served as Rose Show Chair and Co-Rose Show Chair for several years.
Ted and I were members of the SJVRS for 46 years. The SJVRS was in the NCNH district of the ARS and we live in the Pacific Southwest District because of our zip code. We live about in the middle of the state so we judge in both districts. We are both Master Rosarians.
Because it has become more difficult to grow roses in the heat of the San Joaquin Valley I have chosen to focus on photographing roses. Single roses and macro photography are my favorite subjects.