Hello, Rose folks! I don't grow roses, but I like looking at them. Smelling them, too. The Tampa Rose Society was having their annual show on Saturday so I took lots of pictures to share. I also took Mom and then we ate at Red Lobster. Yum! FYI, I went to a Daylily show the weekend before and did a thread for them, so I figure you guys deserve one, too.
The show was at a local mall outside J.C. Penney's and it made me remember why I don't go to the mall. Parking was a nightmare! But we made it in. I've uploaded as many pictures as I could to the database, but there were some I couldn't find. I'll try to note those and if one of the Admins, Moderators, or members wants to add it and import my photo, feel free! Or, if it's spelled wrong, let me know and I'll search for it again. There are a few repeats in here, but lots of variety. I noticed some of the pictures I uploaded were the first photo of that variety, so maybe you'll see something new! (FYI, did you know if you add the first photo of a plant to the database you get two acorns instead of one? So add some pictures!) Now, let's get to the pictures! Keep in mind this was mall lighting. There was some natural light coming in, but not a lot so color could be a little off.
Fitzhugh's Diamond (couldn't find this in the database)
Joy (we're going to see a few more of these)
Flawless (and now I have the Beyonce song in my head)
First Choice (added the first photo to the database, we'll see a better one later)
Emma Grace (not in the database)
Nancy Jean (first photo in the database!)
Fairhope (first photo!)
Magic Show (not in the database)
Best of 04 (not in the database, is the name right?)
The Light House (can't find in database)
Tiffany Lynn (first photo!)
Whirlaway (not in database)
First Choice (better example)
Louisville Lady (not in database)
Tammy Clemons (not in database)
Tabasco Cat (not in database)
Gift of Love (not in database)
Shawn Sease (first photo!)
Baldo Villegas (not in database)
Crystal Palace (first photo!)
Robin Alonso (not in database)
Voluptuous (We're going to see this one a few times. I noticed on the tags they always put an exclamation point behind the word. But it's the same cultivar, right? It looks the same so I posted the photos in the database. Tell me if I was wrong.)
Pope John Paul II (This one is really popular, huh?)
Mr. Caleb (not in database)
Marilyn Wellan (first photo!)
Let Freedom Ring (also popular)
Louise Estes (another popular one)
Chicago Peace (also popular)
Raphaela (not in database)
Marilyn Wellan (again!)
Karen's Pink Lace (not in database)
Gartendirektor Otto Linne (what a name!)
Double Delight (yeah, this one is popular, too)
Red Intuition (Hands down, my favorite.)
Now, the next section is arrangements. Some of them included multiple names so I couldn't add them to the database. So you only get to see them here!
'In the Garden' and 'Magic Show'
Vista (only one variety here)
'Granada' with Firecracker Fern in background
'Veteran's Honor' and 'Big Ben'
'Pope John Paul II' with Magnolia leaves
Okay, back to single flowers now.
White Success (not in database)
Anna's Promise (I read in the comments that this is based on a "Downton Abbey character. It's a popular show and a popular rose!)
We have a couple of multi-color bunches ahead.
'Just Joey', 'Tropicana', 'Paradise'
'Oregold', 'Olympiad', 'Paradise' (hope I read that right)
Tin Can Derby (not in database)
Joann Edwards (first photo, but we'll see a better one later)
Cinco de Mayo
South Seas (first photo!)
Chrysler Imperial (also popular)
Scentimental (there were three of these at the show and only one had the name spelled right)
Melody Parfumee (they misspelled this one, too)
Over the Moon
Voluptuous (this tag didn't have the exclamation point, hmm...)
Night Out (not in database)
Outta the Blue
These were both called 'The Fairy' but I only added the second one to the database because the first one didn't look like a double.
Affirm (first photos!)
Big Ben (first photo!)
Big Red (not in database)
Cesar E. Chavez
David's Love (not in database)
Eddy Edwards (not in database)
Let Freedom Ring
Let Freedom Ring (different example)
Jewel Grace (not in database)
Miss Katelyn (not in database)
My Lady Barbara (not in database, I see a Lady Barbara but the description doesn't match)
Marlon's Day (not in database, is the spelling right?)
Okay, the computer just froze and I had to restart and thank goodness Chrome saved most of what I had posted. But I'm going to post this right now and continue in another post so I don't lose it again!