Annual Little Rose Show
Annual Spring Little Rose Show April 11, 2023
April 11 meeting features our annual little rose show. This is the chance for all members to try their hand at exhibiting roses in a non-threatening environment with assistance from some old pro exhibitors.
At 5:00 p.m. there will be helpers at the meeting location to help you prepare your roses for the show. You need to cut a few of your choice blooms from your yard, place them in a container of water for transport to the meeting. Entry tags and assistance preparing your roses for the show will be provided. In this newsletter you will find a schedule of classes for the little rose show.
If you happen to be a flower arranger there are also three classes for rose arrangements. Arrangers must provide their own containers.
To enter a rose in a show you should know the name of the rose. There will be people who may be able to help you with a name but don’t count on getting the right answer because there are over forty thousand registered roses. Be sure to cut your roses with really long stems and do not remove the leaves or thorns.
Entries for the show must be on the show table when the business meeting begins. The roses will then be judged by a team of ARS certified rose judges. After the judging the judges will give a critique of why the roses got the scores they did and what a winner looks like. There will be ribbons awarded for all the winning roses. There is also a trophy for the rose judged best in show and a trophy for the best arrangement in show.
Class 1 - One Hybrid Tea or Graniflora
Class 2 - One Floribunda or Polyantha
Class 3 - Old Garden Rose
Class 4 - One Miniature or Miniflora
Class 5 - Most Fragrant Bloom
Class 6 - Novice Hybrid Tea or Floribunda
Class 7 - Novice Miniature or Miniflora
Class 8 - Other
Best of Show Horticulture
Class 10 - Std East Asian Design
Theme: Spring is in the air
Class 11 - Miniature Modern Design
Theme: Stairway to Heaven
Best of Show Arrangements
Lady of the Dawn
Terry Casella and Harris Demetre