The Indianapolis Rose Society invites you to ROSEFEST 2017. Something for every gardener from flavoring food with roses, flower arranging to all facets of rose care. Details below.
Our special guest, who will speak at 11 am, Pat Shanley, American Rose Society President, is a no chemical gardener. Pat literally travels the world representing the American Rose Society and has a wealth of information to share with us. She has an amazing garden in New York and no chemicals are used! Her book, The Sustainable Rose Garden, will be available too.
If you have roses blooming and want to enter them in the ROSE DISPLAY (to be judged by guests), bring them to the 4H Fairgrounds in the morning! Awards will be given out!
If you have rose pest that is bugging you, bring a sample and we will find a solution for you! (See more below)
Mark your calendars! It is going to the a fun day! This event is free and open to the pubic, so invite others to join you!
SAT / JUNE 10 / 9:30 – 3 pm
FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Hamilton Co. Fairground / 2003 Pleasant Street / Noblesville, IN
A day filled with beautiful roses in the garden and on display. Workshops to help you take your rose gardening experience to the next level. Yes, even in Indiana, you can have the rose garden of your dreams! And, a delightful and knowledgeable speaker who will teach and inspire us all!
American Rose Society President
Chairman, American Garden Rose Selections
Sustainable Rose Growing
Pat Shanley’s first experience growing roses wasn’t rosy. She was frustrated to find her roses needed to be chemically treated to survive. Seeking help, she sought out advice from her local rose society. And the rest is rose history.
Since that fateful day, she has slowly risen to the top of the national rose scene. She has held numerous esteemed positions in the rose world and has much to teach us about growing roses sustainably.
- Tour the lovely HCMGA Rose Garden and enjoy the 3rd Annual Tea in the Rose Garden Tea in the Rose Garden will be from 9:30 – 11:30
- Rose Display: See hundreds of IRS member grown roses Roses will be on display from 9:30 am – 3 pm. (Public is invited to bring roses to display also!) Voting will be done by guests to the show. Prizes will be awarded at 2 pm.
- Workshops Small group workshops will repeat throughout the morning and early afternoon. (see workshop description below)
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
9:30: ROSE DISPLAY OPENS (Public will vote on entries)
10:00 & 10:30: WORKSHOP ROTATION
11:00: SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Pat Shanley, President of the American Rose Society
Progam: Growing Roses Sustainably
Pat’s book, The Sustainable Rose Garden, will be available.
1:00 & 1:30: REPEAT WORKSHOP ROTATION
2:00: Awards announced
- Flower Arranging
- The Incredible Edible Rose
- Soil Prep, Planting & Fertilizing
- Rose Types / Choosing the Right Rose for Your Garden
- Pruning Roses
- What’s Best Against My Pest
Small group workshops will repeat through the morning and early afternoon.
Teresa Byington, former florist, garden blogger, co-host of Rose Chat Podcast, Master Gardener and VP of Indianapolis Rose Society will share tips and tricks of floral design using roses, companion plants and greenery–most of which can be grown in your backyard!
THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ROSE
Eloisa Garza, our society secretary, Master Gardener and beekeeper extraordinaire, will share tips and history on cooking and flavoring with roses. Did you know that the rose is an herb? Bring your questions and your taste buds for sampling!
SOIL PREP, PLANTING & FERTILIZERS:
Mark Nolen, Past President of Indianapolis Rose Society, ARS Horticulture Judge and Master Rosarian, has been growing roses for 50 years. He grows more than 300 roses and is a winner of numerous awards. Mark has much to teach us about preparing the soil, planting and fertilizer use. Maybe award winning roses are in your future. Mark can help!
ROSE TYPES / CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROSE FOR MY GARDEN
Linda Kimmel, Indianapolis Rose Society President, writer for Indiana Gardening magazine and ARS Horticulture and Arrangements Judge will share rose types and a bit of the rose’s rich history. Did you know that roses have been around for millions of years. Just like the dinosaurs, there is fossil proof!
John Hefner has been given almost every award the rose world has to offer. He is a world renowned rose grower. He has even created new roses that made their way to market! Regardless of the type of rose bush you have (and they are many). He will teach you how to prune for maximum health and bloom of your rose.
WHAT’S BEST AGAINST MY ROSE PEST: Humberto DeLuca, Indianapolis Rose Society Vice President grows a variety of roses from David Austins to Hybrid Teas, Shrubs and Climbers in combination with hostas and companion plants. In every rose gardeners life come the undesirables – pests we want to “discourage.” Humberto will help you identify your problem and offer solutions to what’s bugging your plants!