How many of you hybridizers are to be @ Shreveport next wednesday for our annual meeting… I know I am and are looking foward to seeing you all there …

Following a short business meeting, the program speaker will be Jack Walter, the past General Director and one of the evaluators there at the Trial Grounds at the American Rose Center. I asked him if he would discuss what the evaluators look for and how they go about making their assessments. Then to further add to our education, I asked him if he would then take us out to the Trial Grounds and walk us through an evaluation of one plant in the trials, and if time permits, give us the opportunity to do some as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there at 2pm on Wed the 27th.