Harm Saville memorial Challenge bowl

H1 Saville Challenge

Shown by Ray Guillebeau
Photo by Dona Martin

Horizon Roses 2018 Reports Solicited

Horizon Roses, now in its 35th year, solicits reports from knowledgeable U.S. rose exhibitors on the exhibition potential of the newest hybrid teas, floribundas, miniflora and miniature roses. The continued participation by top exhibitors is what makes this such a valuable publication.

The deadline for the submission of reports is July 15 and may be submitted in any format directly be email to National Editor Bob Martin, or to a Regional Editor. As always, Horizon Roses emphasizes exhibition roses, so we are particularly interested in views on how new hybrid teas, floribundas, miniature and miniflora roses will perform on the show table. For reference purposes, Horizons considers a rose "new" if it has been introduced or otherwise become generally available in the last five years. To assist, click here for a checklist of new roses that can use

For your information, the following changes have been made to the Honor Roll this year:
Floribundas: Sparkle & Shine
Miniature: Dr. Tommy Cairns
Miniflora: Peter Cottontail

Thank you to all reporters. we appreciate your support.

Roseshow.com is Back!

Bob Martin, webmaster of Roseshow.com, now in its 17th year, is pleased and embarrassed to announce that it is back. Bob has been busy, dealing with the responsibilities of ARS Vice President, extensive writing,  travel and, oh yes - rose shows and a magnificent spring bloom (which came after the spring show). But now  he is getting to bringing Roseshow.com up-to-date with all the latest rose show results. This will take a little time but we will get there before the Spring show season concludes. Reporters of show results should continue to report to RoseShow.com in any manner by e-mail here.  Results may also be reported directly to the American Rose Society, which will forward them to Roseshow.com for reporting. Further information on reporting show results is available HERE.

 Combined Rose List 2018 Available

The Combined Rose List 2018  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.

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)


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