The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on Thursday, September 11, 2014. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm at our meeting place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd. Admission is free. The public is welcome.

September 11, 2014
    What Judges Look for in Show Blooms

The first judging of your blooms occurs as you approach your rose bushes. If blooms donít appeal to you then, they donít get cut and transported to the Show. Know what to look for.

Our September Speaker has been growing, showing, and judging roses along the Gulf Coast. Tommy Hebert, a resident of Beaumont, Texas, is a 30+-year member of the Golden Triangle Rose Society and a 25-year member of The American Rose Society. Some of his many awards include the Master Rosarian Award of the ARS and the Outstanding Judge Award, the Outstanding Consulting Rosarian Award and the Silver Honor Medal of the South Central District of ARS. He has just completed service to our District as the Prizes and Awards Chair, which also meant serving as our District Representative to the national Prizes and Awards Committee.

A lifetime gardener, Tommy counts around 300 rose plants in his garden. And he has hybridized a number of prize-winning varieties now being shown in local rose shows. Tommy enjoys rose exhibiting when he is not judging. When you come to our September meeting, you will learn about Tommyís favorite roses for his own Beaumont area that will also do well in Houston. He will show us not only pictures of his favorite winners, but also the fine points of how a true rose Judge gauges a bloom entry. His presentation will give you pointers on how to best prepare your own entries to make them appeal to the Judges in the Show. Be prepared for a real treat.

Consulting Rosarian: Patsy Williams
Bring her your rose questions.

Grand Prix: The Grand Prix continues. Bring your blooms. If you have not exhibited before, there will be help to guide you through the process of entering blooms.

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

For directions to the HRS Meeting Place at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Heights, click here.

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