Winter 2001 Report: Rose Arrangements The Betty Pavey National Arrangement Award ARS Rose Show, Cleveland, 2001 By; Dr. Gary Barlow The “Betty Pavey Say It With Roses Trophy for Modern Arrangements” was introduced, and awarded for the first time, at the recent national conference and rose show of The American Rose Society. This national award honors Betty Pavey who, along with her husband Hugh ‘Doc’ Pavey, were life-long residents of Xenia and were both avid rose growers, consulting rosarians, exhibitors and active in the BuckeyeDistrict for many years. Betty held many elected positions in local, state and national rose societies, including BuckeyeDistrict Director, and the ARS national chairperson of arrangements. She was a recipient of the prestigious American Rose Society Gold Medal for her work at the national level. Her book Say It With Roses was a major reference for flower arrangers, and was a basis for the current American Rose Society judging manual. Members of the Pavey family traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to be part of the award ceremony at the convention banquet. Judy Pavey L’Amoureux, of Arlington Heights, Photo submitted by Lew Shupe, permission to reprint 10 Illinois (daughter of Doc and Betty) presented the award, assisted by Dr. Lew Shupe, national ARS arrangement chair. Suzanne L’Amoureux (granddaughter) also from Arlington Heights, and Betty’s sister Patricia and her husband James Crawfis of Mansfield, Ohio, also attended. The recipient of this award was Dr. Gary Barlow of Fairborn, Ohio, past District Director, and currently the BuckeyeDistrict Arrangement Chair. His design was a modern style vertical arrangement using a metal sculpture, driftwood, vertical foliage and ‘Suffolk’ and ‘Louise Estes’ roses. The trophy will be presented once a year throughout the various regions in the United States, honoring the top modern challenge class arrangement in the American Rose Society sanctioned rose shows. This award will next be presented in the North/South Carolina District in 2002.
The “Year of the Rose – 2002” is an opportunity for all of the members of the BuckeyeDistrict to spread the good news that the Rose is our floral emblem and at the same time open the doors to non-rosarians to enter and become active in our societies. The rose is known to be the most popular of florist flowers and there are many who would like to grow them yet need encouragement and direction to be successful growers. Contact your local service clubs and volunteer to do a program featuring roses. Put your name on the list in your community as a speaker for garden clubs, arboretums, city parks, adult school lectures, school land lab instruction, and library lecture series and youth clubs (sharing a miniature rose with each of the youths involved). Please share your suggestions with your Buckeye YOTR Chairman (Peg Newill) so that we can enlarge our vision of participation during this special year dedicated to our national flower, the rose. She will send these suggestions to all the YOTR chairs within the BuckeyeDistrict. For the beginner we need to help them. 1. Choose hardy, disease resistant roses for their first venture. 2. Discuss rose culture in simple terms. 3. Offer organic gardening solutions for those who prefer to continue to use this method of arboricultural. 4. Review a list of roses that will enhance their home landscape and placement in the microclimate available in their yard. 5. If fragrance is a priority in their landscape, them give them a list of roses to plant to meet this need. 6. Bust most important of all is to LISTEN and give them an answer in as YOTR – OUR OPPORTUNITY By Peg Newill 11 simple a format as possible to encourage their participation in growing our favorite flower, the rose. Do your remember the BuckeyeDistrict Certificate that requires a library exhibit featuring “The Year of the Rose – 2002”? Take your photos and send me (Peg Newill address below) a brief description describing how it was developed – was it a club project – did you gain new members – and the page or pages where the public signed as having viewed it. Clubs who receive certificates will be listed in the Spring 2003 BuckeyeRoseBulletin and their photos displayed at the Fall 2002 BuckeyeDistrict meeting. Member clubs that construct or refurbish a community Rose Garden will also be candidates for a certificate. Dr. Gary Barlow will direct this project throughout Region 4. Send Gary a picture of the Rose Garden and a brief write up on its impact in the community. Review the Buckeye Time Line for involvement as listed on the Buckeye web site: www.buckeyerose.com. Ask your local society YOTR chairperson for a copy of this list if email is not easily available to you. This opportunity is a gift to your club so open it and make it grow. What your club reaps will far exceed the effort put forth by your members and the rose world will be richer because of your participation. With appreciation for your support, Peg Newill, Buckeye YOTR Chr., 10245 Virginia Lee Dr, Dayton, OH 45458-4424