Authors and garden experts from around the Pacific Northwest will gather at the Nursery to offer gardeners current information on the hottest trends in rose care. Gregarious keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson (AKA “The Rosebuds”) will talk about their favorite roses and rose companions again this year! Leading up to Ciscoe and John’s talk we are pleased to host Seattle rosarian, Jeff Wyckoff, who will offer advice on choosing the right rose plant and placement, and author Nita-Jo Rountree who will discuss the ease of growing Kordes roses. All presentations will be held under the Big Tent in our Schoolhouse Garden.
Calling All Rosarians
As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in our Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will announce the winners and a $50 gift certificate will be awarded. Entries must be submitted between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival.
A Schedule of Rosy Events at the Schoolhouse
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
9 – 10:30 a.m. Rose Display entry submission
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of our Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
11 a.m. – noon Plant Selection; Right Plant in the Right Place with Seattle Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Easy Care Kordes Roses with Author and Speaker Nita-Jo Rountree
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Complimentary Ice Cream Social with Mallard’s Rose Ice Cream, made with organic rose oil
3 p.m. Favorite Roses and Rose Companions with Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson