Little Rose Show

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At monthly meetings when roses are in bloom, a “Little Rose Show” is held.  This is an opportunity to share our roses with others.  This also is an opportunity to learn more about the fun of exhibiting roses, and prepare for the Annual Rose Festival.
Bring your cut roses in a clear glass bottle or vase.  Entry tags are available at the meeting.  If you don’t know the name of the rose, bring it –  perhaps someone can  identify it for you.
The Little Rose Show kicks off at our May 2 meeting and will be held monthly through October.  The schedule sometimes varies with special classes each month – see typical schedule below – though generally members are encouraged to bring whatever they have blooming.  The more roses, the merrier!

MOTHER LODE ROSE SOCIETY LITTLE ROSE SHOW SCHEDULE

HORTICULTURAL DIVISION

Class 1                        Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora one bloom per stem

Class 2                        Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora one spray (two or more blooms)

Class 3                        Floribunda one bloom per stem

Class 4             Floribunda spray (two or more blooms)

Class 5                        Fully Open (stamens must show) Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora or Floribunda, one bloom per stem

Class 6                        Miniature or Miniflora one bloom per stem

Class 7             Miniature or Miniflora spray

Class 8                        Shrub one bloom per stem or spray

Class 9                        Climber, one bloom per stem or spray

Class 10            Old Garden Rose or Polyantha one bloom per stem or spray

Class 11            NOVICE Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora, one bloom per stem or spray

Class 12            NOVICE Floribunda, one bloom per stem or spray

Class 13            NOVICE, Miniature or Miniflora, one bloom per stem or spray

Class 14            NOVICE, Fully Open (stamens must show) Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Miniature or MiniFlora

CHALLENGE CLASSES

Class 15            Rose in Bowl, Large or Small, any variety (bowls provided by MLRS)

Class 16            Stages of Bloom, 3 blooms of Hybrid Tea or Grandiflora one variety in in 3 separate containers in the 3 stages of bloom – bud, exhibition and fully open.

Class 17            Most Fragrant. Any type of rose. Exhibit on Membership table. Voted by public.

Notes: Bring roses in clear vase or bottle. Entry tags available at meeting. Rose Bowls provided on first come/first serve basis. A Novice is someone who has not won more than 5 blue ribbons at an ARS Annual or monthly Little Rose Show.

ARRANGEMENT DIVISION

Arrangement Classes for May 2

Large Arrangement:

A transparency using any kind of large roses –“Looking For Spring”

Miniature Arrangement:

A traditional arrangement using miniature roses — “Welcoming Spring”