>On Saturday, Tina and I drove over to Atlanta to the American Rose Societies 2010 Fall National Convention and Show. It was quite an interesting event. Needless to say, we saw some of the most spectacular roses I have ever seen. This is where the best of the best rose exhibitors meet to fellowship, learn and to strut their stuff. This year was no exception.
Some great arrangements. This miniature was entitled “Fried Chicken at the Blue Willow Inn”
Oops! An exhibitors nightmare. Leaving Q-tips in your blooms.
(Q-tips are often used to help groom a rose just before showing it)
Not a very good picture, but this rose was crowned “Queen of Show”
A beautiful hybrid tea grown by David and Tami Clemons of Huntsville, AL
A Florida Gator arrangement!
A rather abstract arrangement. Very unique
One of the many challenge classes.
All in all, it was a great show. We were not able to stay for any of the weekend’s festivities, but did pick up 4 new roses to plant. I’m not sure if you will ever exhibit a rose at a show, but I think everyone who grows roses, should at least try it once….
It is a lot of fun. The saying is true, theres no people like rose people!
More on my new roses to come tomorrow!
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