Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ready for First Blooms Rose Display

As with many spring blooming plants, roses are playing catch up and ready to shine any minute. Established shrub roses like  'Harison's Yellow,' 'Austrian Copper,' and other old garden roses haven't missed a beat with all the recent rain and cold.  They don't mind any weather conditions, they're game to bloom and won't take no for answer, just like a kid wanting to go to Elitches when it's sixty degrees outside. 

Rosa 'Harison's Yellow' photo by Susan Tamulonis
So while you're waiting for your roses to bloom jot down the date and plan on attending the First Bloom Rose Display (formerly called the Old Garden Rose Show) at Denver Botanic Gardens Gates Hall on Sunday, June 7th, 2015.  This is a show, tell and smell the roses event hosted each spring by the Denver Rose Society.  All you need to do is cut your rose stem with blooms the morning of the 7th, place them in a jar with water and bring them to DBG between 7:30 am and 9:00 am. A friendly Denver Rose Society member will greet you and help get your rose or roses ready for the display.  And if you're more of a rose spectator then plan on dropping in between 9:00 and 4:00 pm to view and breathe it all in. 

Rosa  'Morden Sunrise' photo by Susan Tamulonis
The display is free with paid admission or membership to Denver Botanic Gardens or the Denver Rose Society.  You do not need to be a member of the Denver Rose Society to participate, all are welcome to display just as long as you arrive before 9:00 am.

So tell your roses to get blooming and ready for display by June 7th!

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