You’ll get to see a whole bunch of beautiful roses and arrangements.
You’ll get to ask questions of people who know alot about growing roses n the Spokane area.
You’ll have a great time!
And if you have a rose of your own then bring it! We’ll show you how to display it properly.
Here’s the info on what, where, when, etc:
Saturday, June 26, 2010
West Central Community Center
1603 N Belt St . Spokane WA
Here are some interesting articles on attending rose show and why you want to go!
I said: “HEY! See you next weekend at the rose show!” You replied: “Rose show? Oh, no! I don’t go to rose shows. I’m not interested.”
Not interested? You’re a member of a rose society, and you’re “not interested” in rose shows? I don’t understand how that can be.
Without waxing poetical, there are two simple reasons why you should “bother” with rose shows. You go to rose shows, or take part in them, either to do good for yourself, or to do good to others. Some of you might go for both of those reasons.
I assume that you joined a rose society because you LIKE roses. You probably grow some roses. Perhaps you even grow a great many roses. You enjoy seeing roses, and being around people who share your interest in roses. You do, of course, find the requisite roses and lovers of roses at our monthly meetings, but that opens only a very small door to a very small sampling of the greater world of roses.
At a rose show, usually for free, you will see, smell, touch, and enjoy roses that, in all probability, you will never see in your neighborhood nursery. At a rose show, you will have the opportunity to pick the brains of the folks who GROW those unfamiliar, tantalizingly lovely roses. With the beauty that a rose show rolls out in front of you I can’t see why ANY lover of roses would NOT want to take advantage of the opportunity to take part, or at LEAST to go to a rose show!
Here’s the rest of this article by the Pacific Southwest District of the American Rose Society: Rose Shows? Why Bother?
8 Good Reasons on Why We Show Roses
Why do we show roses? Most of the readers of this article already have a pretty good idea of the answer to this question. Others I suspect would like to learn that answer. I begin this discussion with a series of articles addressed primarily to the novice rose exhibitor and I think a good place to start is to address the question of why you should consider showing your roses at rose shows. There are, as you will learn, many reasons. Here are eight good ones in reverse order for you to consider.
#8. You Will Help Your Rose Society
A central activity of nearly every rose society is the annual sponsorship of a rose show. In this activity the rose society comes together with a common purpose. The task is not easy; there is much work to do. You belong to your rose society and hopefully gain advantage in doing so. Without rose exhibitors there can be no rose show despite all our hard work. So by entering even one rose bloom you help your rose society. Call it “solidarity”; whatever you will show you care.
Here’s the rest: Why do we show roses?
From the Jersey Show Rose Society
OK, I know you don’t believe me.
Why would anyone want to get up at 5:00 AM, drive 100 miles to enter a show with hardcore exhibitors?!
Because it is fun.
Because a rose show is filled with roses! All sizes and varieties! Such a sight to behold. It is fun to walk through the aisles, looking at the roses that you’ve only seen in catalogs or on the internet, checking out the size and color, sticking your nose in it to see if it is fragrant. Sometimes, you’ll be lucky enough to see the person who exhibited it and can ask them questions about it, how it grows for them. Getting knowledge of a rose from a local rosarian is invaluable!
Because a rose show is filled with rosarians! People like you who love roses. After their entries are in (and sometimes while they are prepping them) most exhibitors love to talk about their roses!
Here’s the rest: Exhibiting Roses is FUN!
So are we going to see you there???