>ARS Fall Nationals 2010 – Atlanta GA

>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”

Beautiful blooms

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!


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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3 Responses to >ARS Fall Nationals 2010 – Atlanta GA

  1. debsgarden says:

    >It must have been inspirational to see all those fabulous roses. How beautiful the gardens must be that produced them!


  2. Kate says:

    >Fun stuff. I'm a big miniature rose fanatic. Love those delicate little blossoms. 🙂


  3. Susie says:

    >Looks like a beautiful exhibit. I wonder if the room smelled good?


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