Some Pics from the Rose Show

ron_and_susan(z8 GA)October 1, 2011

Susan and I judged a rose show in Augusta,Ga. today and here are 5 pics of the arrangements and Challenge Classes.--Ron

Pic One

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Pic #2

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Pic #3

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Pic#4

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And the last one--#5

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TNY78(7a-East TN)

All are beautiful...but I think #2 is my fav!

    Bookmark   October 1, 2011 at 9:01PM
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bgrose

So lovely and beautiful, roses in their full glory, I am enchanted, mesmerized with these gorgeous arrangements of the most beautiful flowers in the world! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 3:32AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Never heard of a rose show here around Toronto, but a few years ago saw a professional rose growers one in Holland. Never saw such long stems, before.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 1:23PM
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mantis__oh

What is the Challenge class? All of these had a lot of roses to work with. Thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 4:46PM
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ron_and_susan(z8 GA)

Mantis--The Challenge Class pics are #3 and #4. A challenge class is one in which is restricted to the people in the rose society putting on the rose show. It is some time named for someone in the society that has passed on.--Ron

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 5:09PM
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seil zone 6b MI

They're gorgeous, Ron! Must have been a difficult show to judge.

Mantis, challenge classes usually involve having multiples of blooms as well. Three of one kind or three of three different kinds. Then there are English Boxes that require 6 blooms. Or Stages of bloom that requires a bud, exhibition stage rose and open bloom all of the same variety. There are many types of challenge classes and each society can pick what they wish. As noted above it's usually sponsored and named for a local prominent rosarian.

Inga, there is a Toronto Rose and Garden Society and they do have a show. Check it out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Toronto rose society

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 9:16PM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Thanks seil, I have been so involved in going to orchid shows,
So now I will have something else to look forward to.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 8:38AM
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