The enormous arrangement of roses in this vase contains only three stems of Morey's Pink.
The society members and volunteers work with nurseries and individuals to gather roses that are usually not widely available. The auction CATALOG reads like a wonderful encyclopedia, and contains beautiful photos of each of the roses in the auction.
Baby Cecile Brunner
Each year, there are always roses in this auction that I cannot resist. For those of us who live on the complete opposite side of the country, the society has an online bidding program. A member on site will bid at the auction on behalf of online bidders, and any roses won will be shipped to the winner (shipping charges are additional, but reasonable). The online bidding rules are HERE.
I have my eye on a few of the auction roses this year ... but I'm not going to tell you which ones until after the auction is over and I know if I won them or not. (My checkbook will appreciate it if I have as little competition as possible during the bidding.)
Here are all of the pertinent details:
VCRS Rare Rose Auction
March 12, 2011 - 10:00 a.m.
51 South Ventu Park Rd
Newbury Park, CA
Click HERE for the map.
Click HERE to go to the catalog. (It's a .pdf, so you must have Adobe Reader installed to view it.)
(The photos in this post are some of the roses in the auction that I already have in my collection and that I really enjoy.)