North Central District American Rose Society

Plan to attend the 2019 NCD Convention and Rose Show!

2019 NCD Convention

Join us for a sports-infused “FanTastic” weekend of roses, fun and education, September 6-8, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Pewaukee. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with two pre-show challenge classes; Pick-a-Pair and Photo Finish, followed by our pre-game party in the Hospitality Suite. On Saturday, experience the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat as the competition heats up at the Rose Show!  Join the team at half-time for a buffet lunch and then settle into the stands for the second half to learn from our line-up of All-Stars:

  • Dr. Vera Krischik, associate professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota will share her expertise about the management of rose pests.
  • Bruce Barr will charm us with his up-close and personal look into the life of Eugene Boerner or “Papa Floribunda” as he was fondly known for his role in establishing and promoting the floribunda rose.This is a timely tribute as 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Boerner’s successful mission to save 1200 rose varieties and 10,000 cuttings from Western Europe on the eve of WWII.

Saturday evening, fans are invited to the Winner’s Circle for the banquet, awards presentation and key note address by Christian Bedard. Christian is Research Director and Licensing Manager  for Weeks roses in Pomona, California, one of the largest suppliers of roses in the United States. His presentation topic will be “Hybridizing for the 21st Century & New Roses.”

On Sunday you’ll want to “Run for the Roses” to Greg & Diane Sommers home for brunch and a garden tour beginning at 9 am. Toast your teammates with mimosa’s and Bloody Marys! Registration information is available under NCD Events on the home page. Hope to see you in September!