Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rose Show Today and Tomorrow Here at the L.A. Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Pacific Rose Society judges (l. to r.) Dwyn Robbie, Ron Feurer and Diana Kilmer discuss entrants at the April 28th, 2012 Rose Show here at the L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Fresh-cut roses awaiting judging. 

Rose shows are fiercely competitive. Amateur rose growers take special care and patience to ensure that their entries will outshine others. However, even if you are inexperienced in the world of roses, you still have a chance to win. There is usually a novice category that is a little forgiven if you don’t yet know all the tricks and ropes. Here is a very good article that summarizes what the judges are looking for, and some pointers for winning by Robert B. Martin, Jr. from the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society: How Roses Are Judged. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden is hosting the annual Rose Show this weekend, Saturday April 28 through Sunday April 29. Stop by, enjoy and smell the roses. May be you will find some inspiration and enter in next year’s rose show!

Arboretum Rose Show and Sale Page:

Pacific Rose Society Annual Show Page:

Rose Competition Links:

How Rose Shows are Judged
This is a very good article that summarizes how rose shows are judged,
and what things rose growers who enter the competition should watch
out for.

Putting Your Best Petal Forward (pt 2): Grooming Roses for Rose Shows

Rose show is fragrant with fierce competition

Things You Need In The Garden……. To Win
By: Richard Anthony & Kristine Vance


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