Sunday, September 22, 2013

Celebration of Roses - Farmers Branch - 10/19/13

13000 William Dodson Parkway
 Shuttles Available

10:30 On Site Free Registration
10:30 - 4:30 Visit the Gardens 
11:00-12:30 Complimentary Lunch with Blue Grass Band Copper Canyon
12:30 - 4:30 Dallas Rose Society Fall Rose Show
12:30 Pat Shanley - A Vision of Roses - A Vision of ARS
1:45 Tom Carruth - Just for the Smell of It
3:00 Stephen Scanniello - The Truth about Climbing Roses: Myths, Lore, Legends and Some Facts

Roses for Sale, Artists in the Garden, Master Gardeners and more

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The Celebration of Roses will be celebrated on October 19 in the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch with an outstanding slate of speakers in council chambers. Pat Shanley, America Rose Society VP & Chair ARS Marketing Committee, will present "A Vision of Roses - A Vision of ARS.” Pat, coeditor of  Reader in Rose Culture, The Sustainable Rose Garden, is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable grower of roses in her own garden, Stone Cottage. Tom Carruth the curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington and an award winning hybridizer will speak on "Just for the Smell of It.”  Tom has introduced more than 100 rose hybrids that include such favorites as Julia Childs, Memorial Day, Cinco de Mayo and Ebb Tide.  Tom’s creations have been can be found throughout the Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch. Stephen Scanniello tackles “The Truth about Climbing Roses: Myths, Lore, Legends & Some Facts." Gardener, rosarian, historian, writer and raconteur, Stephen has authored/co-authored five books. He creates/maintains private and public gardens throughout the US. The most recent and 25 Garden Club of America can be described as a rose whisper.

The Dallas Rose Society's Fall Rose Show and the Farmers Branch Rose Show will be held in City Hall. The show in addition to being a beautiful display of blooms provides great insight to which roses perform in the MetroPlex. Rose plants will be available for sale and Consulting Rosarians will be available to answer rose questions. Mike Shoup will be selling the best book on roses yet, "Empress of the Garden".  Exhibiting in the Dallas Rose Society Rose Show is open to all.

Visit for a show schedule.

Onsite free registration will be in the Gussie Field Watterworth pavilion beginning at 10:30.  Parking will be at City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.  Shuttles will be available to transport through the gardens. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer your Rose Rosette Disease and gardening questions. The bluegrass band Copper Canyon will serenade during the complimentary grilled hot dog lunch. City Hall will open at noon for the rose show and speakers. While the Celebration concludes at 4:30, Bloomin’ Bluegrass will continue into the evening at the Historical Park. ( )

Smelling the Roses