The Magic of Refrigeration

by Jack Wedekind, Master Consulting Rosarian

Rose refrigerator
Jack and Betsy Wedekind’s 1928 GE Monitor Top Refrigerator
Two things I enjoy the most about being a rose grower are exhibiting in rose shows and sharing my blooms with others. I don’t have a huge number of rose bushes in comparison to many people I know. So how do I manage to take bouquets to our church every Sunday in the growing season and exhibit at a few rose shows? It’s the magic of our 1928 General Electric Monitor Top Refrigerator in the garage!
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“I ain’t got nuthin’ to show”

by Gene Meyer, NRS Consulting Rosarian

For the past two Nashville Rose Shows that’s been my refrain. Two years ago I had one nice Touch of Class. That was the best rose I had, I thought, for a chance to win. The judges thought otherwise. I had some mini’s I entered but no luck there. Right before I left home for the show I saw an open Mr. Lincoln so I cut it for the open bloom category. There must have been 30 roses entered in that class. I won! Now I believe that was pure unadulterated luck.
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Preparation Timeline for the Upcoming Rose Shows

By John Mueller, Editor, “Tampa Talks Roses”, April 2012
(Adapted for the Tenarky District Rose Shows)

 

Crescendo, hybrid tea
Crescendo, hybrid tea
Photo courtesy of Weeks Roses
The the local Societies of the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society host several Rose Shows each year. Schedules for the rose shows are on the district website at www.tenarky.org.

For our novice exhibitors, the following preparation timeline will be very helpful in your quest to garner your first blue ribbon or maybe even the Queen of Show! It has been done before!
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