Sunday, June 26th
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
After the extreme weather we experienced this past winter, we are looking forward to June when we have our 19th Annual Rose Festival under the big tent centered in the beautiful Schoolhouse Rose Garden. This annual festival is beloved by the gardening community, and we always enjoy rose-related conversations throughout the day. This year, we will have wonderful discussions to attend and hope to see you in the gardens.
“A Rosy Day Out” includes a community rose display and competition in the Schoolhouse, an ice cream social in between morning and afternoon speakers, and sitting together with like-minded gardeners in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden while listening to keynote speakers. Last year, with the hot weather, the rose garden looked incredible with all the garden roses showing off their colors and enchanting us with their fragrances.
This year, we will celebrate garden roses, showcase a community rose display and rose competition (judged by the Tri-Valley Rose Society), and of course, offer tips, tricks, and experienced knowledge on rose care. And who doesn’t love to hear our favorite “Rose Buds” Ciscoe and John enthusiastically share their favorite rose companions…and give away plants too!
Enter Your Garden Roses in Our Community Rose Display & Competition
It is a joy to grow roses. It is even more fulfilling to share lovely garden roses with friends and neighbors. If you have a rose growing in your garden that is especially fragrant or beautiful to admire, we encourage you to enter Christianson’s Community Rose Display. Every June during our Rose Festival, we extend invitations to all rose gardeners 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 and John will announce the winners and award them each a $50 gift certificate after their 3:00 p.m. presentation under the tent. Entries must be submitted between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival. A large part of our Rose Festival’s success is our volunteers who represent Skagit’s Tri-Valley Rose Society. For years, they have contributed to and managed the Community Rose Display in the Schoolhouse. A special thanks to all the volunteers for their outstanding efforts and continued enthusiasm for garden roses.
A Schedule of Rosy Events
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of our Schoolhouse Rose Garden
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Community Rose Display
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community Rose Display entry submissions
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
10 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. “Happy Rose Marriages” with Garden Columnist, Marianne Binetti
1 p.m.-2 p.m. “Arranging Garden Roses” with Country Bouquets Floral owner & local flower grower, Kelli Walker
2 p.m. Ice Cream Social
3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Favorite Roses and Rose Companions” with Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson