Name: A Rosy Day Out: 14th Annual Rose Festival
Date: June 17, 2017 – June 18, 2017
See the day through rose-colored glasses on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 – 18! Saturday, starting at 11:00 am, Guest Speaker and Author, Nita Jo Roundtree, will ‘show and tell’ her new book “Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest: 90 Best Varieties for Successful Rose Gardening”. Copies of her book will be available for sale before and after her presentation. At 1:00 p.m., Rebecca Bull Reed, U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses, will describe characteristics and qualities of David Austin varieties. Her descriptions and knowledge of these fragrant and very romantic roses will help you decide which roses are perfect for your garden. At 2:00 pm, enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring Mallard’s Rose Ice Cream (made from real roses!). The day peaks with Key Note Speakers (AKA “The Rosebuds”), Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson at 3:00 pm. Listen to these experts talk about roses in such an entertaining yet informative way that you will be inspired to create or expand your own rose garden. In addition, the Tri- Valley Rose Society will be here from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to answer all your rose questions. They will share their many years of combined rose growing knowledge and help identify established roses whose names have been lost through the years. Our enthusiasm grows when we see beginning and expert rose gardeners working together and exchanging ideas. This first-hand knowledge and experience that the pros provide is invaluable for those who would love helpful advice about growing healthy roses. From 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to submit as many blossoms as they would like to display in the Schoolhouse. The roses will be judged in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrance and Best Floral Display (an arrangement using perennials with roses). You are also welcome to explore our Schoolhouse Rose Garden to see some of our favorite varieties and the ways we have combined roses with perennials. Bring a picnic lunch and dine on the Schoolhouse lawn or at one of our tables. This is always a relaxed and fun event and an opportunity to make new rose loving friends. Schedule of Events: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Rose display entry submission 11:00 a.m. – noon Author Nita Jo Roundtree discusses how to grow roses in the Pacific Northwest. 1:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. U.S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses, Rebecca Bull Reed, describes qualities of David Austin varieties. 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Old-fashioned rose petal ice cream social 3:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson entertain with rose garden lore while teaching about best rose companions and practices.