Sierra Foothills Rose Society showBy: Anne Stokes, special to the Press Tribune
The Sierra Foothills Rose Society held their 50th anniversary rose show this weekend at Bushnell Gardens in Granite Bay. Local rosarians displayed a variety of their best blooms and floral arrangements for judges and spectators to admire.
"We're looking for all types of roses in their most perfect condition," said Sue Magill of the Sierra Foothills Rose Society. "It's a lovely display of roses from very early, old garden roses to very modern roses. So you might find something that you might buy from the florist but you also find roses that are just lovely in the garden."
The Sierra Foothills Rose Society is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the public about rose growing and appreciation.
"We try to educate the public, that's what they show is all about," said member Dixie Edge. "We have people who can answer questions, we have people who can identify roses. We just love to have people come and enjoy our work."
"Don't worry too much and enjoy your garden," advises Magill. "If you tend to be out there talking lovingly to your roses, chances are they will reward you! They are not as hard to grow as we sometimes like to make them out to be. It should be enjoyable and not work."