>Rose Shows – The English Box & Artist’s Palette

>The English Box and the Artists Palette have been at every rose show I have ever attended.
They truly do show off the rose in a very striking manner. I view these entry classes as somewhat challenging.

The English Box

The Rose Show guide outlines the following for an English Box entry:

Six (6) Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora blooms, at least three varieties and at exhibition stage.

The trick is to place them in the English Box in such a way to grab the judges attention. Some say light to dark and others say dark to light. If I ever get enough blooms to enter one, I will let you know.

Hybrid Tea/Grandiflora English Box Entry

Miniature – English Box

The Artist’s Palette

The Rose Show guide outlines the following for an Artist’s Palette:

Five (5) Floribunda blooms, at their most perfect phase of possible beauty, five different varieties.

I now have growing in my garden the following floribundas:
Iceberg, Burgundy Iceberg, Julia Child, Moondance, Our Lady Of Guadalupe,
Betty Boop, Lavaglut, Scentimental and Mardi Gras.

Surely, one day the sun, moon and stars will align themselves in such a way that I’ll be able to enter one of these two classes. I always enjoy seeing these on display at the rose show.
I think you will too!

www.BirminghamRose.org for full show details

Birmingham Rose Show – May 7 & 8 1-5 p.m. each day.


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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One Response to >Rose Shows – The English Box & Artist’s Palette

  1. >What beautiful pics of the Roses! I've never attempted to grow any kind of a Rose! I may have to give it a shot this year??!!


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