Gracing the tables at the Royal Rosarian Garden Party
Inspiring the Ikebana flower show participants at the Japanese Garden
Riding around on the back of the saddles of various horses in the parade (the famous "horse's butt decor")
and....new this year....providing petals and giveaways to sweeten the Future Farmers of America pooper scooper patrol!!
How fun is that!!??!!!
By the way, pictured above is our strange and unusual rose, Metallina....back from its winter dormancy. You may recall that part of the rose range was unheated and allowed to go dormant this winter. But the Siberia roses are back!!! We're still learning from this experience and fighting off bugs and diseases, but most of the varieties which spent the winter resting have returned!