Horizon Roses 2016 Published!
The Editors of Horizon Roses, now in its 33rd year, are pleased to announce its publication and availability.
Horizon Roses is an annual compilation of comments by the nation's top rose exhibitors on the exhibition potential of the newest hybrid teas, floribundas, miniflora and miniature roses. For most exhibitors, it has long been considered the indispensable guide to buying new show roses.
Horizon Roses 2016 contains 1,604 reports by 95 reporters from 26 different states on the exhibition potential of 235 roses introduced in the last five years. The reports include 63 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 2016 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 2016 is available in electronic format for Kindle at a price of $8.95. It can be ordered at Amazon.com 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 2016 is also available as an electronic pdf directly from the editor at the same price. To order, mail a check for $8.95 payable to Roseshow Investments, LLC , 3291 Old Oak Tree Ln, Escondido, CA 92026-8416. Be sure to include an email address for delivery of the electronic version.
Spring 2016 Edition of Rose Exhibitors' Forum
The Spring 2016 issue of Rose Exhibitors' Forum is available in the Members Only area of the ARS website .
You will need the password to access the latest issue. It is found on the Departments page in your latest issue of the American Rose.
Edited by Robert B. Martin Jr., Rose Exhibitors’ Forum is a quarterly bulletin of the American Rose Society that reports results of official ARS rose shows and publishes informative articles of interest to rose exhibitors. This current issue consisting of 161 pages presents the annual articles on Top Exhibition Roses of 2015 and Queens of Show (2011-2015). The issue also includes an article on the History of the Earl of Warwick Urn plus an article by renowned exhibitor Dr Satish Prabhu on the Changing Face article of the Earl of Warwick Urn challenge national challenge class. In addition, the issue announces the composition of the National Horticultural Exhibitors’ Committee and presents additional articles of interest to exhibitors.
2015 Top Exhibition Roses Revealed
For the 2015 season, Rose Exhibitors’ Forum recorded the results of 127 U.S. rose shows, representing approximately 92 percent of the shows held. Charts showing the top roses represented in U.S. rose shows may be viewed 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.
Combined Rose List 2016 Available
The Combined Rose List 2015 was published on March 30 2016 and 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.
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