Friday, October 21, 2011

FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON ROSE SHOWS


Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World.  Take time and smell the roses.  Roses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Here at Rose Gardening World, you’ll find rose articles that will educate you about roses – its history, rose culture, rose profiles and even rose verses all in one place.  So visit Rose Gardening World often. 

I love rose shows. It is an educational tool to show the public that the rose is truly the Queen of Flowers.  But here is an interesting quote that is food for thought for rose societies for their rose shows:

"Rose shows are held to test cultivation, as to who can grow the best roses, rather than decorative powers, as to who can show them the best.  A large advantage is held, as it is, by those who are gifted in the power of display... but if all the merit were in the showing there would be small encouragement for the cultivator in his yearly round of work."
                                                                     Rev. A. Foster-Melliar,
                                                                     The Book of the Rose (1894)

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