WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE
AUCTION NOVEMBER 21
Please register at the door and get
a number for the auction. Pick up a list of the
roses available. On the list you will find the name
of the rose, what type it is (climber, etc,) the
color, American Rose Society rating (from 1-10 with
10 the best), comments, a reference for a picture,
who donated it and if it has fragrance.
There will be a number of catalogs
with pictures on a table. (If the rose you are
interested in says HEIR08, p48 under PICTURE, that
means that you will find the picture in the 2008
Heirloom catalog on page 48. There will also be a
post-it on that page with the rose’s name.)
There will be two types of
roses/plants available: fixed price roses/plants and
auction roses. The fixed-price roses and plants will
be outside under pop-up tents with halogen lighting.
The roses will be grouped alphabetically. To
purchase them, please take a “SOLD” sign and add
your auction number. Tape the “SOLD” sign to the
rose/plant and put it in the “Sold” area, which is
divided by groups of auction numbers. (Ask for help
moving the plants if you need it). Last year the
price for the fixed-price roses was $8 each.
The auction roses may be inside.
Please look them over but don’t touch!
It’s a good idea to make a list of
what you have bought – maybe on the back of your
When the auction starts, get your
number ready and start bidding! As each rose
comes up, we’ll walk around with a
picture so you can see how beautiful it is.
Remember, there will be some roses
that aren’t on your list since they just came in the
door. It’s always fun to scramble to see if we can
find a picture. As soon as you see a rose you must
have, start bidding and continue until it is yours!
Sold roses will be taken outside and arranged in
groups by auction numbers.
When the auction is over, it’s a
good time to check out the “fixed price” roses and
plants again. You may have missed a rose that you
need to have. Any remaining roses will go to the
Garden Sale at Pt. Defiance, which is held in March.
All proceeds f!rom that Garden Sale go to benefit
the Pt. Defiance Rose Garden.
When you are ready to pay, we will
have a list of the roses you purchased during the
auction. You will have to tell us which roses/plants
you have purchased from the fixed price group. If
you find that you don’t have enough room in your car
to take home all your roses (thanks!), we will
deliver them in the immediate area for a donation to
the TRS. There will be a delivery form to fill out.
Delivery will be on Friday Nov. 22.
We look forward to seeing you at the
auction. Please bring your friends and neighbors.
What a great way to get some wonderful roses.