The Pikes Peak Rose Society held their Annual Rose Show
Saturday, June 25, 2016!!
Library 21 c
1175 Chapel Hills Drive., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
It was a great success!
Everyone in the community/state is encouraged to bring his/her homegrown roses to compete
at the show. Trophies, prizes, and certificates may be awarded to the winning contenders.
In order to compete, you must bring your roses to the library between 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
The Prep Room opens at 6:00 a.m.
All roses must be placed in vases that the Pikes Peak Rose Society provides (in other words, you cannot show
your roses in your own vases, except in specific classes).
An Ambassador-at-Large will be on hand to help you prepare your roses for display. She will also help you fill out the
entry tag that must accompany your roses. You don't need any experience whatsoever to show your roses.
All you need is roses that you've grown yourself--we will help you with the rest.
Beginning exhibitors usually display either a "rose-in-a-bowl" or a single rose in a bud vase.
More advanced exhibitors have many options for showing their roses. A schedule is published for each show that lists all
the different ways roses may be presented, (e.g., you can arrange several roses in specific ways to compete in certain
categories: for example: "Most Fragrant Rose" or "English Box".)
Schedules may be obtained from Carol Macon at Carol@maconsys.com, 719-576-7626 or by selecting the link at the top
of this page. Carol can explain about how to compete with floral arrangements that include roses.
PLEASE give exhibiting (rose showing) a try! We think you will find it quite addictive, and we know you'll enjoy the company
of many fellow rose lovers. ---- by Peg Beasley
SOME SCENES FROM THE 2014 DISTRICT ROSE SHOW:
The Pikes Peak Rose Society is an affiliate of the American Rose Society.