Rosebuds and Q-Tips: Delightful!

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Rosebuds and Q-Tips

By CindiKS
February 7, 2014

Newby Impressions of a District Rose Show

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 6, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Gotta love the picture with the Q-tips! Hilarious! What a fun description of a rose show! But it looks and sounds lovely! Thanks for this article! Smiling
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Feb 6, 2014 8:18 PM CST

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This is a fascinating description of the show, Cindi.
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Cem9165
Feb 6, 2014 9:40 PM CST
Cindi, beautifully written article, it truly came across as being surreal! The Q-tip thing threw me for a loop😊
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lovesblooms
Feb 7, 2014 8:58 AM CST
That WAS surreal, lol. Sounds wonderful to actually have been behind the scenes--I've never heard of anything like that.
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Feb 7, 2014 9:14 AM CST
Very creative and a great read !!!
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Feb 7, 2014 11:01 AM CST

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Wonderful article, made me feel I was there and it brought memories of my experience with daylily exhibition shows! (I only entered one and got Best in Show!) Now I will have to search for a local rose show so I can see this in person. Thumbs up
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frostweed
Feb 8, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Lovely article, thank you for the inside look. Smiling
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CindiKS
Feb 8, 2014 9:13 PM CST
I wish more there were more rose shows so everyone could attend one! The exhibitors at our show were friendly and took time to answer my questions and show me how to select and groom a rose.
I meant to include a book reference in my article. It's a real interesting read, but nothing like the environment I found at our show.
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Feb 8, 2014 9:16 PM CST

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I love that book! It's such an interesting account of the pains people take to produce the perfect bloom.

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