Photo & Design by Ed Mehler
The Central & Illinois-Indiana Rose Society Districts are teaming up to bring us an exciting day of roses–Arching the Mississippi. There will be a huge display of locally grown roses, a behind the scenes tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden, followed by lunch and seminars.
Special Guest Speaker Tom Carruth:
Tom Carruth is a giant in the rose world as one of America’s leading hybridizers — having hybridized of over 100 rose varieties. Among them are Julia Child, Scentimental, Cinco de Mayo, Hot Cocoa, Wild Blue Yonder, Strike it Rich, and Betty Boop. Tom currently as the Curator of the Rose Collection at the Huntington Library & Botanical Garden. We look forward to having him here.