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15th Annual Rose Festival

Only one more week until Christianson’s 15th Annual Rose Festival!

We invite you to the Nursery next Saturday to experience a day of rose culture and enjoy an all-day event with guest speakers, an ice cream social (with Mallards’ ice cream made with organic, cold-pressed rose oil) and a community rose display and competition.

Tag your friends and bring your family to what will be “A Rosy Day Out”!

A Rosy Day Out; Fifteenth Annual Rose Festival
Back by popular demand, keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will talk roses again this year! Before Ciscoe we are pleased that John “Rosebud” Harmeling will discuss climbing roses and Robyn Swesey will give a class on sustainable rose growing. All presentations will be located in the Big Tent in our Schoolhouse Garden.

Calling All Rosarians
As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in our Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will announce the winners and a $50 gift certificate will be awarded. Entries must be submitted between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival.

Schedule of Events
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Rose Display entry submission
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of our Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rose Show in the Schoolhouse
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
11 a.m. – noon Climbing Roses with Seattle Rosarian John “Rosebud” Harmeling
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Growing Roses Sustainably with Robyn Swesey of the Tri-Valley Rose Society
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Ice Cream Social with Mallards’ Rose Ice Cream, made from organic, cold-pressed rose oil complimentary
3 p.m. Favorite Roses and Rose Companions with Ciscoe Morris & John Christianson

Christianson's Nursery 15806 Best Rd Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
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