We're Doing a Rose Show!
Although the Cherry Capital Rose Society has never been interested in juried rose shows with ribbons for winners, we do love the idea of introducing roses to the public and inspiring others to grow the Queen of Flowers. This year CCRS will hold a day-long rose show at the Botanic Garden Visitor Center hall on Thursday, July 13 from 10 am to 4 pm. Members, and other gardeners as well, are asked to bring their roses to the Visitor Center between 9 and 10 a.m. Individual roses should be exhibited in a clear pop bottle or vase while bouquets and other flower arrangements can go in the containers of your choice. Volunteers will arrange the vases of roses by class or category (i.e. hybrid teas, miniatures, shrub roses, bouquets, etc.). We will be printing rose ID cards for you in a future newsletter, and will also have them available that morning. The cards will identify the roses by class and variety name. Members of the rose society will be on hand throughout the day to answer visitor questions. Free rose books will be available as well as informational pamphlets on rose care. We hope all our members bring in roses and help in some way. It will be a lovely and exciting day!