This past weekend I joined alongside fellow members of the Birmingham Rose Society at Helena Market Days. We set up a booth, gave away roses, dispensed rose advice and shared our love of growing roses with anyone who would listen. We had a great time!
I think is is extremely important for horticultural societies to make their presence known to the community and not operate for the enjoyment of a few, but instead swing wide the door of invitation to all who will come and enjoy our National Floral Emblem.
It is also very important to share what roses grow well in our local communities. Being prepared with knowledge before you purchase roses will save you time, effort and frustration that will result in the dreaded words “I just can’t grow roses”….. when in reality nothing could be further from the truth.
How do you advocate growing roses in your community? I’d love to hear what your up to!