If you've been huddling up inside the house and avoiding the raindrops and puddles, the coming days offer a chance to get outside for some fresh air. Three exciting once-a-year events are on tap. Flowers, homes and gardens are the theme.
American Rose Society Show
The Orange County Rose Society, and affiliate of The American Rose Society, is hosting their annual rose show Saturday and Sunday at Roger's Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road., Corona del Mar. This year's theme is "Bounty of Roses." Entrants from throughout Southern California have worked all year to prepare for this rose competition and show, the only one in Orange County.
Contestants arrive at Roger's Gardens in the darkness, as early as 5 a.m., with potential rose blossoms for the competition. With portable lights, headlamps, folding tables and lots of coffee they will work with camel hair brushes, Q-tips and incredible patience for the next few hours to ready their blossoms for the judging. The accredited rose judges, from throughout California, then spend two hours mulling over the hundreds of blooms entered into 52 separate competitions, eventually placing their ribbons upon the winning blooms.