Come smell the roses
The Knysna Rose Show show will be held this year at Woodmill Lane shopping centre on Friday and Saturday, 13 and 14 April.
We ask anyone who has a rose bloom or two or more to bring them between 07:00 and 09:30 and after judging at 10:00 the display is open to the public for viewing.
Entry is free and you stand a chance to win a sponsored prize. Who knows, you may be the lucky entrant on Friday the 13th and your one bloom could be chosen as Queen of the Show.
It is the 11th show that our society is holding as last year the drought was so severe that it was decided not to have one. There will be a display of photographs showing the gardens of our five members who lost their houses and gardens in last year’s fire. What is incredible, is how their rose bushes, which were just burnt sticks after the intense heat, have bounced back stronger than ever. The photographs show this, proving that roses are far tougher than we give them credit for. Wood ash is excellent for roses and many pests were destroyed in the fire as well.
Ludwig Taschner, who is South Africa’s “Mr Rose” and who has rose nurseries around the country and a lovely branch called Outeniqua Roses in the Waboomskraal valley just over the Outeniqua Pass from George, sponsors the beautiful cut roses that will be on display. These are sold at noon on Saturday when the show closes.
We invite you to support the efforts of our local gardeners and enjoy the colour, variety of blooms and ambience that the display of roses give.
Carol Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0832701488 –
This photograph taken during the last Rose Show in 2016 conjures up the beautiful perfume that so many roses exude.