Rosefest 2018

SAT / May 26 / 9:00 – 3 pm

FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Hamilton Co. Fairground / 2003 Pleasant Street / Noblesville, IN

HIGHIGHTS … (Complete Schedule Below)

  • Guest Speaker
  • Rose Garden Tour
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Educational Displays
  • Roses and Rose Products for Sale

SPECIAL GUEST: MIKE SHOUP

PROGRAM: HISTORICAL ROSES / ROSE RUSTLERS / MODERN ROSES / ROSE FRAGRANCE

Few people in the world of roses have Mikes’s unique knowledge of roses. His expertise ranges from old garden and found roses to the most modern hybrids.

Mike Shoup has always had an interest in plants. With this in mind, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Trinity University and his Master’s degree in Horticulture from Texas A & M University.  In 1976, a year after graduation he started Containerized Plants, Inc. which grew and sold woody plants and hardy, old-fashioned perennials, Texas natives and most importantly neglected Old Garden Roses.

THE ANTIQUE ROSE EMPORIUM…

In 1984 he opened the Antique Rose Emporium which specialized in the re-introduction and distribution of these historic roses. His work has been recognized in Smithsonian and National Geographic magazines and in many trade journals as well.

BOOKS…
He has written three books, Roses in the Southern Garden, published in 2000 and in 1991 published Landscaping with Antique Roses, co-authored with Liz Druitt and most recently in 2011, Empress of the Garden. (Find these book on Amazon here.)

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

9:00 – 10:30 Rose Garden Tour

9:30  – 10:00 Workshops

  • Bees and Roses by Eloisa Garza
    • Honeybees are a very unique and beautiful individuals that provides a wonderful nectar for us to enjoy and who provides food for our tables through the pollination process.
  • Pests and Diseases: Linda Kimmel
    • Linda will help you identify common pests and diseases that find roses particularly attractive and ways to control them.

10:15 – 10:45 Workshops
Repeat above workshops

10:45 – 11:30: Browse displays, shop, grab lunch

11:30 SPEAKER: MIKE SHOUP (see info below)

1:00 – 2:00:  Workshop/Demonstration in the rose garden.
John Hefner will lead a program on pruning, planting and soil testing
BRING A SAMPLE OF YOUR SOIL (in a solo cup) and we will test your soil pH for free.

2:00: Q & A Panel with Consulting Rosarians (inside)

Our team has had a blast planning this wonderful day of roses for  you and look forward to seeing you there!

Bring a friend!