All coming up roses
BLOOMS will fill a hall at South Perth Community Centre for the Rose Society of WA’s annual spring show this weekend.
The October 7-8 event will feature flowers grown in gardens across Perth, including floral art displays and heritage roses. Society vice-president Sandy Beverley said recent rain had helped immensely, with many flowers in bud and some varieties opening sooner than others.
“The hall will be full,” she said.
Inspired by her father, Mrs Beverley has been growing roses for about 30 years.
“I love the pleasure you get walking out the back and being able to pick a beautiful bunch of roses, and the achievement of knowing that you’ve grown it yourself,” she said.
Her favourite is a rose called ‘perfect moment’.
“It’s a most spectacular rose,” she said.
“It starts off red, then it goes orange then yellow then it goes black all the way around.”
Spring show visitors can buy bushes, small plants, pots of colour, gifts, rose-related merchandise, homemade morning and afternoon teas, and raffle tickets.
Rose Society of WA vice-president Sandy Beverley.