Award Winning Roses
Portland's Best Rose Awards 2014
Another exciting year of award-winning roses for Weeks! This year marked the 126th anniversary of the Portland Rose Society's annual rose exhibition, Portland's Best Rose.
Sparkle & Shine™ took the high honors as Best Overall and Winner of Portland's Best Rose for 2014. Sparkle also received Best Floribunda.
Good As Gold received the gold award for the Best Hybrid Tea and was the People's Choice Award for Best Rose of 2014.
White Licorice™ was voted People's Choice Award for the most fragrant rose this year and won the Best Floribunda in 2013, too.
The People's Choice Award is done by vote from all of the visitors to the garden on the Saturday before the Best Rose Trials are judged by the experts.
2013 Recap of Portland's Best:Sugar Moon™ was the reigning queen as winner of Portland's Best Rose and Most Fragrant category. Who was the hybridizer of this glamorous white hybrid tea with a fragrance that stops you right in your tracks with a perfumed essence of Glycerin and Rosewater lotion?
The "rose" Queen of the 2013 Show was none other than one of Weeks' most beloved hybrids, Marilyn Monroe. What an absolute beauty and an exhibition delight is this apricot cream washed in green hybrid tea whose single blossom looks like a solitaire for a 1950's prom corsage. (Heavy sigh)
Then, Dream Come True™ received the honor of People's Choice Best Rose of 2013. This amazing grandiflora golden yellow edged and blushed with ruby captures the eye and graces the garden as well as the vase. Who is the hybridizer? Weeks thanks him most gratefully each year not only for his hybridization talents, but for his painstaking efforts to supply us for our industry trade shows in the Mid-West.
Check out the Portland Rose Society's website for more wonderful information about this event and the great altruistic endeavors and accomplishments of this noble organization.
Well, enough of awards and onto the unveiling of Weeks' 2015 introductions. Are those Distant Drums, I hear? (Pardon the pun.) Who was the hybridizer of this hardy landscape floribunda?