Del Mar Rose Society exhibit at library May 1-2

Hundreds of locally grown roses will be on exhibit Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at the Del Mar County Library — entries by members of the Del Mar Rose Society for their 2015 Rose Show.

Ellen Breen, president of the Del Mar Rose Society, and Kathy Reed, chairperson of the society’s 2015 Rose Show, invite the public to view the annual show. The library will keep these beautiful, locally grown roses on display, which will enable the public to see a wide assortment of specimens that are grown in the area.

The Rose Society’s membership has expanded over the years, and visitors to the show will be amazed at the different roses that are grown. For those who are interested in adding to their gardens, this is the perfect opportunity to see what is available, whether it is an old favorite or new introduction.

Included will be a section with winning entries from the many categories for novice and experienced rose growers: hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, climbing roses, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras. Artistic classes will include “spring bouquet,” “picture frame” and “floating bowl.” Another popular category devoted to “fragrance” will be judged by Rose Society members. The public can vote on a new “People’s Choice Award” on May 1. The show will be judged by accredited ARS horticultural and arrangement judges. Judging will take place the evening of Thursday, April 30.

The Del Mar County Library is at 1309 Camino del Mar, in Del Mar. The library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 and 2 for public viewing of the roses.