Let's Try Exhibiting--It's an Adventure!
by John Godwin
(From The Charleston Rose, August/September 1999)

In his ongoing series "Rose Growing 101," John Godwin presents the case for plunging into the wonderful world of exhibiting. He divulges some of his secrets for success, targeting novice rosarians. Experienced rosarians will also benefit from his teachings.

What's a Winning Rose?

Before talking about growing roses for show, we need to know what a show rose should look like. A hybrid tea prepared for show should have the following characteristics: