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Official Publication of The Nashville Rose Society Serving Rose Enthusiasts Throughout Middle Tennessee

October 2nd - NRS Meeting at Cheekwood

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October Rose of the Month -‘Rosarium Uetersen’ By: Marty Reich

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October 2012 Volume 45, Issue 9

A closeup of ‘Rosarium Uetersen’ reveals the beauty of this 100+ petaled rose with mild apple fragrance

‘Rosarium Uetersen’ growing next to Marty’s driveway between two ‘America’ roses

2012 TENARKY District Fall Convention October 5-7, 2012 at Belmont University

It’s not too late to register!

‘Rosarium Uetersen’, a not-so-pretty name for a very, very pretty rose, is my pride and joy. I saw this rose in a public garden in Memphis in about 1993. It was growing draped over a fence, had canes as big as my arm and was loaded with huge clusters of salmon-pink blooms. I instantly fell in love and knew that if it could grow this well in Memphis, it should do just fine in Nashville.

The Nashville and the Chattanooga Tri-State Rose Societies are hosting the TENARKY District Fall Convention and Rose Show, October 5-7, 2012, at Belmont University in Nashville.

Reimer Kordes hybridized the rose in 1977 from Karlsruhe (hybrid kordesii, Kordes, 1957) x seedling. It was named for the German rose garden that employed him as a hybridizer. It has another name, Seminole Wind, which is lovely, but unfortunately, it must be exhibited under the original name. The ARS rating is 8.4 and it is classified as a large-flowered climber with a petal count of 100+, growing 6-12ft. high and 6+ft. wide and hardy in zones 4-9. It has a light scent and very nice leathery green foliage. The deep pink color seems to vary widely between bushes. Some are described as just deep pink, while others have more coral. The Memphis bush had enough coral that I thought it would go nicely between my Americas, but my own blooms are more pure medium pink and are about 3 in. wide. The clusters hold well when cut though they are heavy and tend to droop in the vase.

All of the details, registration forms, rose show schedule, etc. are available at

Back to the story of my acquisition of ‘Rosarium Uetersen’: I cannot remember exactly how I found a nursery carrying it since the internet was not so popular in 1993, but find it I did at Giles Nursery in Florida. I paid the whopping sum of $21.47 for it which seemed absolutely sinful at that time for one rose! I also do not know how it was shipped but I think it was not a

If you still have questions you can contact conventrion co-chairs Sam & Nancy Jones at The Convention has a lot to offer this year! Itbegins with a welcome supper and presentation on Friday evening, seminars on Saturday afternoon and the two-day Rose Show continues until late Sunday afternoon, with morning rose garden tours that include the famed Nashville Music Garden, across from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

President’s Column Well, it is that time again. Another month has zoomed by. It seems that as I age the years get shorter, but the number of chores never seems to lessen. Mother Nature has decided to give us a break and has cooled down quite nicely. The rain that we received in the last two weeks has been wonderful. My blackspot seems to be under control and insects are almost non-existent in my yard. Wow! What a delightful time of the year. Last month was our second Grand Prix. Diane and Dillard Lester did another remarkable job in chairing the event. Be sure to thank them for all their hard work over the years, as this was their last Grand Prix. Bessy Ward and Bob Bowen received their prizes for the Ice Cream/ Dessert Social. The prizes were antique rose books. There were plenty of door prizes as well. A book of Redoute painted rose plates and six bags of garden soil, donated by Ron Daniels. Ron has become the spokesman for this soil, “Holy Cow” Survive and Thrive Soil Mix, and will be actively involved in marketing it. He has been on The Tennessee Gardener at least twice, and now possible commercials. Ron is becoming our in-house celebrity. We wish him success. This month’s program will discuss maintaining roses in a drought condition. Though we hope the heat is gone for this season, it will be back. We will also begin to discuss preparations for shutting our gardens down. That time is quickly approaching. Also, we will have the pleasure of Lyle Worsham, front and center. Lyle will demonstrate grooming techniques for rose show entries. Lyle and Ruby are expert rose growers and consistently enter some of the best looking roses that I have seen. They have numerous wins with many Queens. Though Lyle will demonstrate on Hybrid Tea roses, the same techniques are used on Miniatures. You just have to have smaller fingers. Just kidding! Sam Jones will discuss arrange2

ments. As you know, Sam and Nancy are at the top of our society, when it comes to showing arrangements. Sam will remove any mystery about categories and styles. Also Sam will give us his last update for our 2012 Tenarky District Convention and the Nashville/Chattanooga Rose Show, both of which will be held at Belmont University from October 5-7. Please don’t forget the Refreshments Table. Cindy Worch is doing a great job and our society is very generous. Jim and Starla will be leaving the Rose Leaf soon, so thank them when you see them. Consider what a fine job they have done while you are reading this issue. See you soon,

—— Tom Beath

‘Rosarium Uetersen’ (Cont’d from page 1) very big plant. I planted it between my two ‘America’s’ on a north wall thinking that it would grow each way onto their trellises. This has never really happened since it seems to prefer making a fountain rather than having very long canes that could extend out to the trellises. References describe its growth habit as a small climber or large fountain and that is exactly correct. Truly, the best way to grow it would be on a 3-4ft.tall fence where it could drape over the top just the way the Memphis bush was grown. Otherwise, the weight of the flower clusters is not supported, particularly when wet, and they end up on the ground. These clusters can be massive. I have counted as many as 25 blooms in one cluster and deadheading the spring bloom always fills up an enormous trash can! My bush is about 5ft. tall and 7ft. wide. A funny thing happened recently. For some reason, a few months ago I looked up the bill of sale for this rose. Lo and behold, I discovered

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that it is on Fortuniana! In 1993 I doubt I had heard of Fortuniana and I just bought ( what I thought) were my first roses on that root stock this year. But there it was clearly stated. I did not know that it needed more winter protection or extra care for its first year (and particularly on a north wall), so I just put my usual pine needles on it and it grew, and grew, and grew. I prune it fairly hard in very early spring so that the laterals on the main canes are cut to about 2 bud eyes and I shorten unruly big canes. It has wicked thorns so it is best to prune before many leaves come out and you can see what you are doing. It could certainly be much bigger if it had more room where it is located. After all, I have to keep the window clear so the cat can see out. This rose is listed as being very disease resistant. Bob Whitaker once said that his never got black spot. Sam Jones says that his is about medium and I would agree with that for mine. It does need to be sprayed, probably due to that northern exposure without a lot of morning sun to dry it out. However, it does not seem to be bothered much with insects. Chamblee Nursery is a source for Rosarium Uetersen. I have not searched further for nurseries carrying it and have not found anyone with it on Fortuniana. Something tells me that it grows just fine on other root stocks. With an 8.4 rating, it is just a great rose. It blooms with a huge flush in early spring and another much smaller flush in the fall with an occasional bloom in between. Last, but not least, everyone always asks me how in the world you pronounce the name. I finally found a nice German gentleman who attempted to help me. There is no easy way to describe the pronunciation in print, but if the “ue” is said rather softly like the “u” in utter, then it is ue-ter-sen. The word does not mean anything since it is the name of a place, but for me, it means “Wonderful!!.

What’s In A Name? A newbie starts asking questions about Knockout Roses By: Elise Lamar Shakespeare’s Juliet dismissed name differences by saying, “that which we call a rose would by any other name smell as sweet!” So, how about something called a knockout? Would it “smell as sweet”? It should, unless it’s a hedge masquerading as a rose. As a rose amateur, I never considered the knockout rose backstory until I moved here from Monrovia, California, where roses grow like weeds. I just wanted to grow roses in Nashville, like my dad had in his house in Crieve Hall. The thrifty place to start seemed to be those red and pink knockouts that filled vast lawns all over town. By the time I got around to planting them, big-box stores had slashed their prices (you could buy a 15” pot for $8 at Kroger, no less). Plus everyone said these gorgeous space fillers required “absolutely NO care”, like planting a living yard gnome. Two years have past since I planted buckets of the knockout “Radrazz”. Razz’s scarlet blooms mask the heat pump and liven up a dull corner of the house. But “issues” have emerged that make me wonder if the knockout miracle was over-hyped: namely, mine require time and money! So as a biologist, I decided to apply scientific principles to examine claims made by knockout fans and detractors. Claim #1: Knockout roses are not real roses. For me, only DNA comparisons can settle this, but as yet they can’t be done. An online search shows that the genomes of rice, soybeans, and wine grapes are fully sequenced—with papaya and potato coming soon—but except for a gene here or there, no rose variety has had its genome fully sequenced. Nonetheless, considering its parents, Razz must be every bit the rose that Mr. Lincoln is. Both are hybrids of the genus Rosa—Razz a shrub rose (note: not a rose shrub) and Mr. L a hybrid tea. And Googling indicates Razz was created not by Walmart executives

but by Wisconsin rose breeder William Radler, who hybridized it from fungus-resistant Carefree Beauty seed and pollen of floribunda “Razzle Dazzle”. But an ARS Kidz N’ Roses powerpoint clinched it. It calls shrub roses “just another rose” and uses a nononsense caption under a photo of something resembling Razz to teach children what distinguishes it from other roses: “Shrub roses have lots of blooms.” Case closed. Until the rose genome project proves otherwise, I call Razz a rose. Claim #2: Knockout roses require zero care. Mr. Radler surely bred Razz for people who prefer TV to gardening. My factsheet says Radrazz “shows great hardiness and disease resistance”. So far, mine does, although fine print says it’s “susceptible to mildew”, which may be a non-issue elsewhere but seems like a consideration in Nashville. Anecdotal evidence supports Razz’s vulnerabilities. This spring its leaves looked like someone took a paper punch to them—a situation corrected by sprayings throughout the summer with a generic rose insecticide, whose price incidentally has not been slashed. More serious is that knockouts are as susceptible as any rose to a scourge called Rose Rosette Disease (RRD). RRD caused by a microorganism carried by mites and manifested by brush-like appendages on stems and excess thorns. Infected plants die— period—no spritzing with anything cures it, and plants must be destroyed before infecting Rosa cousins. Bottom line: Razz is not indestructible. Claim #3: Knockout roses are self-cleaning. For the non-specialist, the delicious phrase, “selfcleaning”—which on the Spanish factsheet sounds even more magical (“autolimpiante”)—must mean that dead blooms vaporize and make way for ever-present bloom clusters. Now,

I have greater insight into what “selfcleaning” means. This year, by July Razz was a sea of ugly brown blooms and showed no sign of cleaning himself up. So I took notes when a local nursery held a tutorial on how to snip dead knockout rose heads at the precise junction to keep blooms bountiful and neighbors drooling. (Confession: until recently, I had never heard the term “dead-head” used outside the context of rock ‘n roll.) Then my sister did the critical experiment. She “dead-headed” 8 of 12 of her knockouts and asked an impartial observer to compare their long-term bloom performance to the remaining 4 in the ”autolimpiante” control group. That analysis revealed that the twelve were indistinguishable: you couldn’t tell the self-cleaners from the “dead-head” group! Conclusion: if you are going to spend precious weekend time doing surgery on rose heads, spend it on varieties that will thank you for it. Claim #4: Knock-out roses are a great substitute for “other roses”. I’ll let you research this topic: it’s much too deep! Plus I am not enough of a rosarian to judge. All I know is that the one time I cut a bloom cluster off Razz and brought it in the house, it looked pathetic. What works in front of the heat pump didn’t have the same pop on the dining room table.

Elise Lamar is from California where she worked as a science writer for City of Hope cancer center after earning a midlife doctorate in bioscience at UCSD. When she relocated to Nashville to go freelance, she brought a dog and a carload of orchids and cacti. The dog and cacti thrive, but the orchids got homesick and died. A new member of the Nashville Rose Society, Elise is trying something new.

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NRS 2012 Grand Prix II Award Winners By: Dillard Lester In the Horticulture Division, Lyle Worsham won the most points as an Advanced Exhibitor. Gene Meyer earned the most points as an Intermediate Exhibitor and Lanni Webb earned the most points as a Novice Exhibitor. In Section 1: Hybrid Tea Rose Specimen, Lyle Worsham won Queen of Show with ‘Louise Estes’ and won King of Show with ‘Crescendo’. Jim and Starla Harding won Princess of Show with ‘Melody Parfumee’. In Section 2: Non Hybrid Tea Rose

Specimen and Sprays, Sam Jones won Best of Section with ‘Sombreuil’. In Section 3: Miniature Rose Specimen, Denise Thorne won Miniature Queen of Show with ‘Pink Poodle’. Gene Meyer won King and Princess of Show with ‘Tabasco Cat’ and ‘Mary Pickersgill’. In Section 4: Miniature Sprays, Gene Meyer won Best in Section with ‘Kristin’. In Section 5: Rose in a Bowl, Jim and Starla Harding won Best in Section with ‘The Great White’. In section 6: Lanni Webb won the Most Fragrant Rose Challenge with ‘Dolly Parton’. In the Arrangements Division, Sam Jones earned the most points. Jim

and Starla Harding won the Best Large Rose Arrangement using ‘Fragrant Plum’ roses. Denise Thorne won the Best Miniature Rose Arrangement using a ‘Pink Poodle’ rose. Points earned in this Grand Prix II will be added to the points earned in Grand Prix I to determine the winners of the Grand Prix. These winners will be announced at our October meeting and awards will be presented. Mark your calendar and be sure to enter roses in the TENARKY ROSE SHOW at Belmont on October the 6th. Thanks to Jeff Harvey for Judging, Marty Riech for helping in the Prep Room and setting up tables, Linda Correll for Clerking, and everyone that entered roses. See photos on page 8.

American Rose Society Centennial Plus Twenty By: Robert Ardini (Reprinted from ARS & You) Did you know the American Rose Society was founded on August 17th one hundred and twenty years ago and a capsule was planted at the American Rose Center on that exact date twenty years ago?? The capsule has been sealed ever since and will be retrieved at a time to be determined by the ARS Board of Directors - perhaps on the society’s 150th or 200th commemoration. The exact location of the capsule is in the Windsounds Garden and is identified by a plaque. Of course, the contents of the capsule consists of many obvious items; things that didn’t hold any special meaning at the time, but would certainly be of interest to future generations.

might be very interested in seeing what pruning shears looked like circa 1992; and, what better shears to include than those belonging to the then President of the ARS! At first he seemed to think that my idea was outright outlandish; probably because he really didn’t want to part with his favorite shears. However over time, the idea grew on him, and with a little encouragement from his wife Glenda - who was my Co-Chair - those shears found their way into the capsule. Over 100 people were in attendance to see the capsule planted - ARS members, staff, and members of the Shreveport Community. The grounds crew

My favorite item was the President’s pruning shears! Bob Whitaker was the ARS President at the time, and as CoChair of the Centennial I approached him to ask if he’d be so kind as to donate his pruning shears to be included in the capsule. I explained that in 50 or 100 years, future generations of rosarians 4

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bought a new shovel for the event and painted it gold. Those involved in the actual ceremony of placing soil over the capsule were Bob Whitaker, President, and his wife Glenda, Joe Klima, President Emeritus, and his wife Marion, Peter Haring, Vice President, Deb Mock, Treasurer, Marilyn Wellan, Gulf District Director, Harold Hayden, Regional Director, Kris McKnight, Executive Director, and myself, Robert Ardini, Centennial Co-Chair. Several days later, concrete was poured to permanently set a bronze plaque to mark the site. (Left to right: Kris McKnight, Joe Klima, Deb Mock, Marian Klima (seated), Robert Ardini, Glenda Whitaker, Bob Whitaker, Marilyn Wellan, Pete Haring, Harold Hayden) Ed. note: Bob and Glenda Whitaker were longstanding members and leaders of the Nashville Rose Society, so we thought our members would find this article of interest.

Punt Or Pass By: Ted Mills, Master Rosarian and Judge It’s football time all over America. Participants in the sport come in all ages. From kindergarten to the professionals, punting and passing the pigskin is rampant. Excited crowds gather in ball fields and stadiums throughout the Country. Tail-gate parties fill the stadium parking lots. It is an addiction that goes on unabated. Soon the kick-off signals the game’s beginning. Alas, the most excitement comes when the home team is on the offense. But every champion team must have the ability to do both – punt and pass. In the world of rose-growing and football there is a definite correlation. There are times when the football is marched down the field without hesitation. But there are times when the defensive players force the team to punt. Growing roses well is like that. There are seasons that are highly conducive to good growth. No need to “punt.” However, Mother Nature does not always cooperate with the rosarian’s wishes. Excessive heat or floods come and the rose beds are reduced to mediocrity. This past summer was one of those times. Several rosarians complained about the torrid heat adversely affecting their roses. Rainfall did not occur for weeks in some areas. The roses were limp and small. It was time to “punt.” Although crafty rosarians experienced accelerated water bills their love of roses trumped the fear of added expense. It was those rose growers who substituted this remedial action instead of “whining” about the weather that reaped good growth. They did as a successful

football team does. They dug in with offensive “passing” rather than constant “punting.” Another situation that confronted rosarians this past summer was the increased damage caused by insects and disease. Eliminating both of these scourges tested the mettle of all rose growers. To those who commenced remedial action with promptness, the thrill of victory was awarded. But to those who allowed the heated condition to lure them to the swimming pool or shaded hammock saw the rose gardens suffer mightily. No amount of “passing” will help if there is extended “wait” on the part of rosarians. The unending acts of “punting” will result in defeat. However, there are times when “punting” is advisable. Let’s talk about it. Every successful football team includes on its roster of players a dependable “punter.” After all, the game is called “football.” A few games are won by the punter. But the “passer” is the real driver of the touchdown express. For that reason the odds are that most champions have a host of passing routes that lead to victory. It behooves the rosarian to follow suit and devise effective plans of attack when the rose bushes are in need. A good, well-conceived “game plan” produces football victories and award-winning rose gardens, too. As RoseDoc approaches the end of this article, he is reminded of a telephone conversation made with ARS headquarters. It concerns one nuisance being endured by the 20,000-bush rose garden in

Shreveport. If Bambi and Rudolph are mentioned the Rosarian will detect just what is troubling to that garden. You guessed it: DEER. These creatures are invading the premises and enjoying the tender growth of rose bushes. Devastation has taken place and a remedy must be offered to protect against this onslaught. On first thought, RoseDoc suggested the talented work of Border collies. He learned that dogs were used at one time in the past, but not lately. It is time for their return. The noise of barking is not a troubling factor since residences are distantly located from the ARS garden. There are other deer remedies, such as high fencing, but this carries a high price tag. Deer repellents on the market are numerous. In all the research of factors that repel deer, their chief worry is FEAR. This fear is that of encountering predators such as coyotes and foxes. The application of products that are infused with the urine smell of these animals will combat the entry of deer to the rose garden. These various products can be found on the Internet. Simply visit GOOGLE on the computer and type in Deer Repellents for Rose Gardens. A volume of product names and sources will appear. In the deer paragraphs above, one can see the value of defensive action. Certainly the defense players on football teams often win games. And so it is with rose growing. Be prepared to cope with whichever attack occurs. Punt when it is necessary but pass if a touchdown is the goal.

LEADERSHIP Dwight D. Eisenhower described leadership as “the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”. Without effective leadership volunteer organizations like the American Rose Society would not survive, therefore we want to thank the leaders of the ARS. Thanks to outgoing President, Jeff Wyckoff. A big welcome to incoming President, Jolene Adams. And congratulations to the new ARS Vice-president Pat Shanley. Jeff Wyckoff

Jolene Adams

Pat Shanley

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NRS 2012 News

October Beginner’s Rose Tips

Meet the New Editor of ARS & You Even though Mary Anne Hext lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, many of us know her as one of our own because she is a member of both the Nashville Rose Society and Bowling Green Rose Society. She is an avid exhibitor and frequents our rose shows with her lovely arrangements. So we are happy to congratulate Mary Anne as the next Local Society Relations Committee editor for ARS & You.

years and his roses are proof that it really works. Ron gave away the bags in this photo as door prizes at the September rose meeting. If you missed out you can contact Ron and he will get you set up. (See list of consulting rosarians on page 7 for Ron’s number)

ARS Membership EVERYONE LOVES A BARGAIN!! Every rosarian should be a member of the American Rose Society; the benefits far outweigh any costs. A full membership is only $49 a year and given the long list of benefits it is indeed a bargain all by itself. Mary’s talent editing ARS & You will continue to inform, educate and serve the local rose societies to connect with the American Rose Society. If you are not familiar with the ARS & You it is a monthly e-newsletter that is free to ARS members. This is just one of MANY benefits that are free to members. Read more below about the different ways you can become an ARS member today.

HOLY COW! NRS member and master rosarian, Ron Daniels, announced a new soil mix product that is coming to market. In addition to the natural humus in this mix being sold by the name “HOLY COW!” it is full of micronutrients and trace minerals and also includes premium ammendments like worm castings, mycorrhizae. This is the formulation Ron has been using in his own garden for 6

If you are a try before you buy kind of person there are several ARS Trial Membership Programs available. The Free 4-Month Trial Membership is for new non-ARS, local society members. “New” is the key word here. Every new member that joins the Nashville Rose Society that is not an ARS member, is eligible to receive a FREE 4-month Trial Membership to ARS. In other words you can join our society today and receive a FREE 4-month trial membership to the American Rose Society – an $86 value!! There is also a $5.00 4-Month Trial Membership that is available for existing local society, non-ARS members. The $5.00 fee offsets processing and mailing costs. ARS does not make money on this offer. For this small fee, any Nashville Rose Society member who is not already an ARS member can try ARS out.

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Enlist Earthworms If improving your soil is the goal, enlist earthworms to help. The Night Crawrlers will enrich the soil and will aerate the planting site. Roses can use both - nutrients and oxygen. The worms are constantly boring tunnels in the soil. Their aeration conditions it and their castings are very nutritious for roses. Invest in these wigglers and spread them in the rose bed. Be sure to feed the worms throughout the year. A generous helping of corn meal, mixed in the soil is a good food that worms love. Mushroom compost, composted vegetation, and manures are organics that the worms love, too. Ted Mills, Master Rosarian

Fall is the time to think about roses you want to purchase for next year either thru NRS or other sources. If you wait until spring, many popular varieties will be sold out. Ask NRS consulting rosarians about varieties that grow well here and ordering resources. Marty Reich, Master Rosarian

Roses enjoy loose, rich soil. Scratch the surface lightly to loosen any compacted soil around your roses, water well and add some organics (bagged cow manure or fine pink bark (Nature’s Helper Soil Conditioner) and water again. You will notice an improvement in your roses almost immediately! This especially applies to new bare root roses planted this spring. Mary Bates, Consulting Rosarian

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NRS, Tenarky, & ARS Coming Events OCTOBER

2 NRS Meeting at Cheekwood 6:30 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Program - How To’s of Showing and Arranging Roses 6-7 Nashville Rose Society Rose Show & TENARKY District Fall Covention at Belmont University Sam & Nancy Jones, Co-chairs 6 Rose Chat - Fall Rose Care with David Strickland of Witherspoon Rose Culture at 9:30 AM 20 Rose Chat Noted Rose Photographer & Author Carolyn Parker plus coverage of the 2012 Festival of Roses at 9:30 AM


3 Rose Chat - Michael Marriott, Chief rosarian for David Austin Roses, UK talks about the 2013 introductions at 9:30 AM 6 NRS Meeting at Cheekwood 6:30 PM Refreshments, 7:00 PM Program



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NRS October Grand Prix Highlights

Thanks to Dillard and Diane Lester and everyone who brought roses, the tables for the Grand Prix II full! Photos moving clockwise from top left: Jim and Starla Harding won the Best Large Rose Arrangement using ‘Fragrant Plum’ roses. Top center - Sam Jones earned the most points with arrangements like this miniature oriental using ‘Autumn Splendor’. Top right - Denise Thorne won the Best Miniature Rose Arrangement using ‘Pink Poodle’ roses.

Photos courtesy of Ken Wood

Bottom right - rows of beautiful sprays line the tables. Bottom left - In the hybrid tea class, ‘Louise Estes’ in the bottom left corner, was entered by Lyle and Ruby Worsham and won Queen of show.

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