Myers, Don; Myers, Mary
January 2010
American Rose;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p37
The article discusses rose shows. The authors recall that in the 1960s, shows were big, with several thousands participating. The shows have since grown smaller, with only a few hundred entries. The authors attribute this to the fact that rose society members are aging, cost have gone up, and fewer members are available to help plan, set up and man the shows. They note that the people who go the shows know little about roses. They believe rose shows should be fun and engaging for the public and should educate the public about the rose-growing hobby.


Related Articles

  • Seeking Beauty in Roses. Campbell, Kent // American Rose;Apr2004, Vol. 37 Issue 16, p30 

    Comments on the neglect of the concept of beauty in rose growing. Definition of aesthetics; Rose shows as aesthetic events; Elements in rose shows that affect the aesthetic success of roses.

  • Why Rose Shows? Wyckoff, Jeff // American Rose;Oct2004, Vol. 37 Issue 22, p20 

    Explains that rose exhibitions serve as a tool to educate people about roses and rose culture. Pros and cons; Suggestions to improve rose shows; Participation of celebrities in rose shows.

  • THE BEST LAID PLANS�. Myers, Don; Myers, Mary // American Rose;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p36 

    The article offers a guide to rose grower societies to planning a rose show. It relates the need to form a planning committee to produce the show. It stresses the importance of encouraging members to get involved in activities for planning the rose show. Some of the issues that should be...

  • The Educational Value of the Rose Show. Martin Jr., Robert B. // American Rose;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 40 Issue 8, p67 

    The author reflects on the educational value of participation in a rose show. He recalls several rose shows he attended and the show which enabled him to learn so much about rose growing. He relates that he has participated in a total of 191 rose shows as an exhibitor and a total of 60 rose...

  • REPETITIOUS RESOLUTIONS. Mills, Ted // American Rose;Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 40 Issue 7, p82 

    The author discusses the need for rosarians to make or renew positive new year's resolutions and to commit these resolutions into action. The author suggests some resolutions including loving the growing of roses, doing everything possible to grow the local rose society as well as the parent...

  • Grow and Show. Mills, Ted // American Rose;May2006, Vol. 38 Issue 17, p50 

    Explains the factors considered by judges during a rose show. Form; Color; Substance; Balance and proportion.

  • Events To Come�.  // American Rose;Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p44 

    A calendar of rose shows, seminars and garden events in the U.S. is presented. The All-Miniature Conference & Rose Show will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 4 to 6, 2007. The Houston RS Rose Show will be held at the Houston Garden Center in Houston, Texas on April 14, 2007. The...

  • A PASSIONATE NOVICE WINS A QUEEN -- TIMES FOUR! Brickman, Daniel // American Rose;2009Annual, p56 

    The author reflects on his passion for growing and exhibiting roses. The author shares his experience of winning the Novice Trophy at the Tenarky District Rose Show in September 2007. He relates how he was introduced to exhibiting roses. He discusses the actions he has taken in order to learn...

  • RHS BULLETIN: More show gardens than ever before. Bennett, Stephen // Garden;May2003, Vol. 128 Issue 5, p317 

    The season for major flower shows is well under way, and we look forward to seeing you at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) shows around the country. The Spring Gardening Show will be held on 9-11 May 2003 at Malvern. The Chelsea Flower Show will be from 20-23 May. The Hampton Court Palace...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics