Nicholson Bowl

Nicholson Bowl

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Horizon Roses 2017 Published

The Editors of Horizon Roses, now in its 34th year, are pleased to announce its publication and availability. 

Horizon Roses is an annual compilation of comments by the nation's top exhibitors on the exhibition potential of the newest hybrid teas, floribundas, miniflora and miniature roses. For exhibitors, it is considered the indispensable guide to buying new show roses.

Horizon Roses 2017 contains 1,524 reports by 91 reporters from 24 different states on the exhibition potential of 237 roses introduced in the last five years. The reports include 37 new roses not mentioned in prior issues. All comments are candid and reported in the words of the reporter. Supplementing the comments are individual color photographs of 191 roses, in line with the text. The reports are set forth alphabetically and include statistics of the current show results of the reported varieties. In addition, information is provided on known sources for the reviewed varieties.

Horizon Roses 2017 is produced entirely by volunteers under the direction of Bob Martin, National Editor and eight regional editors. The regional editors solicit and compile the comments from selected top exhibitors in their region and forward them for final compilation.

Horizon Roses 2017 is available in electronic format for Kindle at a price of $9.95. It can be ordered at Amazon here.

Those without a Kindle can download the free Kindle Reading App for iPad, iPhone, Android phone or whatever else they read on. Detail on that is here:

Horizon Roses 2017 is also available as a pdf directly from the editor at the same price. For further information, contact:

Bob Martin, Editor
Horizon Roses
3291 Old Oak Tree Lane
Escondido, CA 92026-8416
626-840-3472 (mobile)


2016 Top Exhibition Roses Revealed

For the 2016 season, Rose Exhibitors’ Forum recorded the results of 106 U.S. rose shows, representing approximately 86 percent of the shows held. Charts showing the top roses represented in U.S. rose shows in 2016 may be viewed here

Combined Rose List 2017 Available

The Combined Rose List 2017  is now available for immediate shipment at$28 per copy. Further details are available here. To order send your check in the amount of $28 per copy to Peter Schneider, Box 677, Mantua, Ohio 44255, or order by Paypal or credit card  here.

2016 Official List Available as Download

The 2016 Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Exhibitors & Judges is available in electronic form for $15 as a pdf on the American Rose Society website. It may be found in the store under the “Shop” tag – click on New Products once you enter the Store. A direct link to the listing is here.

This version can easily be used on your portable electronic devices when you are judging or entering roses.

The Official List is also now available from Lulu for $25 with a 10% dicount for members.

Site last updated December 31, 2017

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