Celebrate roses this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rowan Rose Show
The Salisbury Mall is the new location for Rowan Rose Society’s annual Rose Show this weekend. Show times are from 1-7 p.m. Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19 and 20. Admission is free.
The show will feature hundreds of rose blooms including new varieties, fragrant old roses and miniature roses. A special display will contain award winners from each class, including Queen of the Show. Society members will be available to answer questions about rose culture.
In addition to displays of individual roses, a section will be devoted to flower arrangements emphasizing the use of roses.
All area rose growers are welcome to enter roses between 6:30 and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
At the close of the show on Sunday, show roses will be sold with proceeds to benefit the American Rose Society. For more information, call Clyde Harriss, 704-633-7024.
The show is also featured as one of the stops on the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild’s Symphony of Gardens tour which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. There are 15 gardens and related sites open to benefit the Salisbury Symphony. For advance ticket information, visit www.salisburysymphony.org or call 704-638-3100.
Tickets are also available on tour days.