I entered my first rose today in the modern shrub category at the Birmingham Rose Show. I got up this morning thinking that I did not have one single bloom to take today. I finally settled on 3 small blooms from my Double Knockout Rose.
Everyone at the Society was so nice and helpful to me. They showed me how to prep my rose and place it in a vase with a wedge to hold the bloom in place for judging. Much to my surprise when the judging was complete, my rose had a 2nd place ribbon on it!