April 2018

Sue Streeper has been growing roses for over 40 years. She and her late husband Dick grew about 400 roses of all types in their long-time home in El Cajon. At present she has about 250 roses grown for their landscape performance and for exhibition including at the County Fair. Sue has a special fondness for floribundas and climbers for their stellar performance in the landscape. But then other favorites include all types such as Secret (hybrid tea), Ruby Ruby (miniature), Lady Elsie May (shrub), and Fresh Pink (climbing miniature).

Sue is a past president of the San Diego and East County Rose Societies. She has worked on several American Rose Society conventions including the 2004 convention in San Diego of which she was chairman. She is a horticulture judge, master consulting rosarian, and recipient of the American Rose Society Bronze Medal and the Pacific Southwest District Silver Honor Medal. She has been awarded the District Outstanding Consulting Rosarian and Outstanding Judge. She is one of the leaders of the Rose Garden Corps, a volunteer group that maintains the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park.