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‘Little White Lies’
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Horizon Roses Reports Solicited

The Editors of Horizon Roses, now in its 34th year, solicit reports from serious exhibitors for inclusion in this year's 2017 edition of  Horizon Roses. The continued participation by top exhibitors is what makes this such a valuable publication.

The deadline is July 24 and all you need to do is to write down your comments on the best new roses in your garden and send them to Robert B. Martin Jr., National Editor, at petrose@aol.com. As always, Horizon Roses emphasizes exhibition roses. particularly the new hybrid teas, floribundas, miniature and miniflora roses. 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,  a checklist of new roses that you can use is available here

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.

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

2017 ARS Mini National Results

The American Rose Society 2017 All-Miniature National Rose Show, held in conjunction with the Pacific Southwest District Rose Show was held in Arcadia, California on April 22, 2017. Results of the ARS Mini National show are reported here. Results of the Pacific Southwest District Show are reported here. Official photographs of the winning entries taken  by Dona Martin may be viewed here. Additional photos are at the Pacific Rose Society website 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.

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.

More information on Horizon Roses 2016 is available 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.

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