The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at the north end of Hermann Park. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

September 8, 2016
    Flemish Style Floral Designs:
    Replicating Arrangements of the Old Masters

    Featuring James Johnson

If you love art and roses, this is the Houston Rose Society program for you!

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm, renown floral designer, James Johnson, Director Emeritus of the Benz School of Floral Design, will be presenting a free demonstration, "Flemish Style Floral Designs: Replicating Arrangements of the Old Masters.Ē Dr. Johnson will identify a number of famous still life paintings of roses done by Dutch Masters from the 1400-1500ís and replicate those arrangements before our live audience!

He will also discuss the types of roses used in the paintings, why imperfections of blooms and or foliage were included in the paintings as well as practical information on how to prepare floral stems and fruit for arrangements. This program will be held at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion.

Beginnerís Corner
Dan and Patty Lawlor
will present the beginnerís corner at 7 pm. They will demystify the Rose Show Schedule as they review the rules and explain the different class entries for blooms. They will give you tips on how to properly fill out the exhibitor tag.

Consulting Rosarian
Baxter Williams
is the consulting rosarian this month. Bring him your questions.

The Grand Prix and Faux Grand Prix continue this month. Bring your roses. And if you want to learn how to show roses, come early and learn with blooms that will be available for you to use.

To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.

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