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Del Mar Rose Society’s 2014 Rose Show to be held at Del Mar Library

Hundreds of locally grown roses will be on exhibit for public viewing at the Del Mar County Library Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26. This exhibition consists of entries by members of the Del Mar Rose Society for its 2014 Rose Show.

Ellen Breen, president of the Del Mar Rose Society, and Kathy Reed, chairperson of the DMRS 2014 Rose Show, invite the public to view the annual rose show at the Del Mar Library.

The library and the Del Mar Rose Society further the goals of their public educational charters by sharing this rose exhibit with the community. The library has graciously offered to keep these beautiful, locally grown roses on display for two days (April 25 and 26), which will enable the public to view a wide assortment of beautiful specimens that are grown in the San Diego area. The DMRS membership has expanded over the years, and visitors to the show will be amazed at the different roses that are grown. For anyone who is interested in adding to their own gardens, this is the perfect opportunity to see what is available, whether it is an old favorite or new introduction.

Included in the exhibit will be a section with the winning entries from the many categories for both novice and experienced rose growers. Among the categories will be: hybrid teas, floribundas, shrubs, climbing roses, old garden roses, miniatures and mini-floras. Artistic classes will include “spring bouquet” and “picture frame.” Another popular category devoted to “fragrance” will be judged by DMRS members. The show will be judged by accredited ARS horticultural and arrangement judges. Judging will take place the evening of Thursday, April 24.

The Del Mar County Library is located at 1309 Camino del Mar, in Del Mar. The library will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 25 and 26 for public viewing of the roses.

The Del Mar Rose Society provides its members with continuous education on the cultivation of roses, fellowship and support in growing roses with programs and special events throughout the year. Founded in 2000, members include beginner and expert rose growers. The Society is affiliated with the American Rose Society (ARS) and welcomes members in the surrounding areas of Del Mar, including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, La Jolla and Point Loma. For more information, contact Thelma Gerome at 858-349-4799.