Growing the Best Roses for You!

In this talk, Diana will provide a quick overview of rose horticulture, beginning by choosing the “right roses for you”. She will cover planting, fertilizing, pruning, wintering, pests and diseases. Diana will finish with how to prepare your rose entry for the fair.

Diana Klassy was an American Rose Society member in 1997, Consulting Rosarian (CR) in 2001 and Master Rosarian in 2011. She has been a rose judge for ARS since 2005 and became a Master Gardener in 2008.  Formerly from Maryland, she currently lives in Yankton, South Dakota.           

Thursday, Sep 3
2:00 pm

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. The South Dakota State Fair cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

We will implement enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and staff members during the 2020 South Dakota State Fair.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The CDC and State of South Dakota advise those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, including those over age 60 and those suffering from underlying medical conditions to evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend the State Fair. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, and any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of infection. By visiting the South Dakota State Fairgrounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.