>My Rose Show Results – Birmingham Rose Show 2010


Do you ever go somewhere expecting nothing to happen, and then everything happens? So it was at the Birmingham Rose Show today. I had a few blooms and two bright ideas for arrangements to take to the show, with no expectations other than to add my blooms to the throng of roses to be displayed, and to work the room and talk, talk, talk roses. I had no idea I would actually win any awards. Below is the chronicle of my entries and how they fared against others at the show.

1st Place – Best Novice
Section K – Class 16
Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora
“Tropicana” Hybrid Tea

2nd Place
Section E – Class 8
Floribunda – Multiple Bloom
2nd Place
Section J Class 15
Modern Shrub
KnockOut Rose
1st Place
Section I – Class 12
Old Garden Roses
“Swamp Rose”

2nd Place
Section J Class 15
Modern Shrub
“Golden Celebration” – David Austin Roses

1st Place – Best Novice Arrangement
ARS Novice Certificate
Section E – Class 12
My entry is a “Parallel Arrangement”

1st Place – Best Table Setting
ARS Court of Etiquette Award
Section D – Class 7
Table Arrangement (A Functional Tray Set For Tea)
(This recognition is especially meaningful. The tea towel was Tina’s Grandmother’s, I can’t think of a more meaningful way to honor her this Mother’s Day weekend. )

About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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5 Responses to >My Rose Show Results – Birmingham Rose Show 2010

  1. >As a reward….you should get at least 10 more roses. Congratulations.


  2. Phillip says:

    >That is very exciting – Congratulations!


  3. >Jim,That's the best suggestion i've heard this weekend! I already have a list…….


  4. >Way to go Chris! I can see why your got those ribbons. You arrangement and table setting are so lovely. Congrats on the ribbons. I bet you were so excited.


  5. >Wow! I am so happy for you! Well deserved. Congratulations!


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