For our meeting last night we had our First Annual Fall ‘Six-Pack’ Rose Show. It was a great success. Everyone who participated had a good time and learned something about roses.
First we chowed down on the excellent treats supplied by Kent and Cecilia Zwick, including homemade peach ice cream, (Yumm!) while we admired the roses. There were many gorgeous blooms as you can see in our photos.
This was an informal show, and many of the blooms were in water bottles, wine carafes or wine bottles, beer bottles, and other containers. Carol took advantage of the SRS storage shed at Northland Rosarium and brought her blooms in our standard show vases.
For our next step, Lynn handed out paper and we all became judges for the evening. We selected our favorite standard size rose, miniature rose, and an overall favorite exhibit. The main complaint was that it was so difficult to choose from among the many beautiful entries. Because of the informal nature of the show we did not judge based on the strict rules of exhibition form.
After the votes were tallied our winner were: Ronald Reagan, standard size rose, exhibited by Sharon Askelson; Denver’s Dream, miniature rose exhibited by Gwynne Mee; and Baronne de Rothschild, overall winner exhibited by Kent Zwick.
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“Henry’s Private Reserve Red” – an unknown rose from Cliff & Sarah Winger’s yard