The Saga of ‘Mermaid,’ Part 14


Mermaid -Best of Show, Albuquerque Rose Show 2010

Over the past several years, I have documented ‘Mermaid’ as a beautiful Old Garden Rose (hybrid bracteata) introduced in 1918. She was up to my roof, and in May of 2006 won “Best of Show” in the Albuquerque Rose Show. You have seen that “The Big Snow of 2006” almost totally destroyed her, and she had to be cut off at the ground. She has very slowly come back. She is not yet up to the roof, but this spring she is blooming as beautifully and prolifically as when she was in her prime.

She just won the ARS Victorian Award for best OGR introduced after 1874, as well as Exhibitors Dream and BEST OF SHOW at the Albuquerque rose show June 5.

‘Mermaid’ is back!


Photography Winners in the 2010 Albuquerque Rose Show


In 2009, Albuquerque had a little over 70 photographs in its rose show. In 2010, there were 101 entries!
Winners are invited, but not required to submit jpg’s of their winning photographs.

Best in Show:
Jennifer Ifversen
Baby Love

Gold Certificate:
Jennifer Ifversen
Baby Love

Silver Certificate:
Jennifer Ifversen
Baby Love

Bronze Certificate:
ZacK Ifversen
Jacqueline du Pre

Best in Section A – “The Rose”
Jennifer Ifversen
Baby Love

Best in Section B – “The Rose Arrangement”
No winner

Best in Section C – “The Rose Garden”
Lynnette Vinson
Master Gardener Garden, Tucson, AZ

Best in Section D – “Rose Art”
Jody Ifversen
Pink Meideland

Best in Section E – “Budding Photographers”
Zack Ifversen
Jacqueline du Pre

Best in Section F – “Judges”
No entry

More after the jump, including photographs.
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