We have waited until now to see if there was a possibility to host an in-person or hybrid form of the Christianson’s Rose Festival, but Governor Inslee's Phase 2 doesn’t allow it to be held in its traditional form. And, although that is disappointing, we do have a workaround.
This year’s Rose Festival will instead bloom into a virtual experience on Instagram! We will be using Instagram for the main stage to bring you closer to the people you want to learn from and the rose information and highlights you want to learn more about.
Your Interaction Could Win A Rose!
Ask your questions, share what inspires you, or tell us why you grow roses! Beginning on Thursday, June 18, once a day, we will be giving away one shrub rose (pre-selected by John Christianson) to the person who has the most engaging interaction with each speaker! Winners will be announced at the end of each presentation.
A Virtual Schedule of Rosy Events
Thursday, June 18, All day, 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
An All-Day Instagram Takeover featuring David Austin Roses North America Sales Executive, Rebecca Koraytem
Rebecca will be taking complete control over the Christianson's Instagram page posting inspiring images throughout the day to get you prepared to take your rose gardening to the next level. We encourage you to ask her questions and comment as the day progresses. Rebecca is a wealth of knowledge! No question is too big or too small for her. She will really be on the other end receiving and answering all of your questions in real time!
Friday, June 19, All day, 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
An All-Day Instagram Takeover featuring Floral Designer and Owner of
Casablanca Floral, Maura Whalen
On Friday, Maura will be taking complete control of the Christianson's Instagram page! She will be posting floral design techniques and trade secrets distilled into easy to follow steps throughout the day resulting in a completed rose arrangement. Recently, Maura was featured in the Seattle Times for her personal rose garden and was the award-winning collaborative floral designer with Fleur de Villes at this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. She, too, will be on the other side of the posts throughout the day ready to engage with you!
Saturday, June 20, 11:00 a.m.
Instagram LIVE! with John Christianson and a
special appearance by Ciscoe Morris
John hits the Instagram stage LIVE! for Christianson's Virtual Rose Festival on Saturday with vibrant rosy energy to present (as if in person) his favorite rose companions along with an always fun visit from Seattle's beloved gardener, Ciscoe Morris. Get your questions ready ahead of time and plan to tune in for a virtual Rosy Day In!