The Stars Come Out For the PSWD Convention
The PSWD Convention (April 21 - 24) promises to be a star-studded event with three very special guests attending the awards banquet.
Raul Rodriguez, float designer for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, will be our featured speaker. He will be presenting an exciting program on the Tournament of Roses and what it takes to make a trophy-winning float. Raul holds the record on desiging the most winning entries.
Julie Newmar, the Catwoman of the original Batman TV series will be with us as well. Julie is not a stranger to ARS members here in the Southland, having toured the rose fields in Wasco and a guest judge at the rose show at the Flower Fields last October. Julie loves to garden and she loves roses -- especially the 'Julie Newmar' rose.
Phyllis Diller -- Phyllis was delighted when we extended her an invitation to attend the awards banquet. Armstrong Garden Centers will be introducing the 'Phyllis Diller' rose in 2006 -- a lovely yellow grandiflora. While not an exhibitor's variety (except in the spray classes) it is sure be a winner for the garden. Phyllis in not just a pretty face and funny lady, but she's a noted artist, concert pianist and author. Her new autobiography 'Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse' is having them rolling in the aisles.
We hope that all members of ARS in the PSWD will come out and support their district's convention. Information and registration forms can be found on our award-winning website.
Here is a link that might be useful: PSWD Website