Hard to believe but the centennial of The Huntington Rose Garden was three years ago and today Jane Tsong, the exhibit designer, sent me the link to the website of Olson Visual who produced the large wall murals in vinyl for the exhibit. Check out their website section where after three years they are still using images from the exhibit to promote their work.
Long term Huntington Rose Garden volunteers, Judy Pollinsky and Myriam Hu each year have produced a display of rose themed desserts for the GROW West Rosarians Banquet. This year is was held on Saturday, January 23 in Banta Hall of The Huntington Botanical Center. Judy an Myriam make their own rose waters from fresh roses collected from The Huntington Rose Garden and produce a table fitting for the Queen of Flowers! Judy experiment with 18th century cake and cookie receipts and somehow has managed to get just the right balance of rose essence into her productions.
For their dedication to the GROW program over the past years it was my pleasure to present Myriam and Judy the Friend of the Rose Award. They have been tireless in backing and putting on their display for the enjoyment of GROW West participants and for this and their dedication to GROW please join me in acknowledging them as Friends of the Rose.
From Sherri Berglund:
I just wanted to congratulate you on yet again putting on a wonderful GROTW event! Thank you so much! Ruth Knopf was charming and engaging and it was the first opportunity I’ve had to meet her. What a lady! The other speakers were inspiring and informative as well. I’ve heard Gregg speak several times and each time I learn something. I think this was his best presentation yet; the “call to action” for rose preservation. We hear it frequently but somehow he made it sound fresh and compelling. This January event is a welcome relief to our cold winters and the Huntington BG is lovely even so early in the season. The venue is excellent, the food yummy and best of all are the people I met are fascinating. Thank you for working so hard in making it such a pleasant event.