2018 NRS Grand Prix Rose Show Results

2018 NRS Grand Prix winners table
2018 NRS Grand Prix winners table
The Nashville Rose Rose Society held the annual Grand Prix Rose Show at Cheekwood on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The Grand Prix is an in-house rose show and a perfect opportunity for new members to learn how to exhibit roses.

In addition to the show competition, Consulting Rosarians spoke about different aspects of showing roses. Larry Baird spoke about the ins and outs of the Horticulture division. Connie Baird gave examples of how easy it is to enter a show’s Arrangments division. Gene Meyer spoke about showing Old Garden Roses, and Jack Wedekind provided a lecture about refrigerating roses that are cut up to a week before a show.

The winners are in!

Queen and King of the show

Section 1: Rose Specimen(single bloom hybrid tea or grandiflora)

Queen – Crescendo, Gene Meyer
King – Veteran’s Honor, Marty Reich
Princess – April in Paris, Diane Coleman

Section 2: Rose Specimen (single bloom or spray of any large rose other than hybrid tea or grandiflora)

Best in Section: Love Song, Jill Garabedian

Section 3: Miniature or Miniflora Rose Specimen

Queen – Nancy Jean, Marty Reich
King – Foolish Pleasure, Gene Meyer
Princess – Shawn Sease, Marty Reich

Section 4: Miniature or Miniflora Sprays

Best in Section – Tammy Clemons, Gene Meyer

Section 5: Rose in a Bowl

Best in Section – Lynn Anderson, Lisa Sutton

Section 6: Most Fragrant Rose

Best in Section- Angel Face, Jill Garabedian

Sweepstakes Winner in Division 1:

Advanced Exhibitor – Gene Meyer
Novice Exhibitor – Jill Garabedian

Congratulations to all the participants who made this show a fun, learning experience. Special thanks to Keith Garman and Martha Weaver Garman who so faithfully coordinate the Grand Prix each year.

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