RICHLAND -- Take your questions on roses, and your blooms, to the Monday meeting of the Tri-City Rose Society.
Members will be holding their annual Fall Rose Show Challenge (an abbreviated version of the spring rose show) and everyone is welcome to enter the show.
Entries will be accepted starting at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Richland City Shop Complex, 2700 Duportail, Richland.
This year's fall Rose Show theme is "Painted Desert" and there are eight classes for entries:
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Class 1A: A single stemmed rose (without side buds) of either hybrid tea, grandiflora or floribunda.
Class 1B: Single stem miniature or mini-flora (no side buds).
Class 2A: A spray (2 or more blooms on a single stem) of either hybrid tea, grandiflora, floribunda or shrub.
Class 2B: Miniature, mini-flora or polyantha spray.
Class 3A: A "Painted Desert" Collection (five single-stemmed roses without side buds) of at least three different colors -- any combination of standard roses, colors and types.
Class 3B: Miniature and/or mini-flora "Painted Desert" collection of up to five roses (without side buds) with at least three different colors; Class 4A: An arrangement of standard roses (designer's choice) that carries out the "Painted Desert" theme.
Class 4B: An arrangement of miniature or mini-flora roses (designers choice) that carries out the "Painted Desert" theme.
Visitors are welcome to enter their roses, view the entries and talk to the Tri-City Rose Society members.
All entries, except arrangements, should come in clear vases. If help is needed, there will be experienced people there to get roses ready for the show.
For more information, call Harlow Young at 509-735-3481.
* Loretto J. Hulse: 509-582-1513; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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