Fun through the Eyes of Maggie Rose McGurk column

Having fun with the Lincoln Hills Garden Group

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Stop and smell the roses!

The Lincoln Hills Garden Group held its annual Amateur Rose Show last Saturday and Sunday at the Orchard Creek Lodge. 

Despite unusual weather and members saying that their roses were just in bud, 16 members found enough in their yards to enter 61 roses for judging. 

Group member Arden Bendorf arranged red roses and Dusty Miller arranged silver foliage with lacy texture in a display cart to greet show visitors.  The flowers were harvested from the Lincoln Community Garden, which is one of the civic projects of the Sun City Lincoln Hills Garden Group

Ingela Butters received Best of Show for her mauve rose, “Paradise.” Lorraine Immel received top votes for the most fragrant rose, “Perfume Delight,” edging out “Mr. Lincoln” by one vote.

To my surprise, I was also a winner for two of my roses.  One rose was very special! My friend, Judy, gave me one of her son, Mathew’s, yellow rose cutting in memory of his life. Her precious son was killed on his motorcycle many years ago. Judy is happy to know that Mathew’s roses won a prize and his memory still lives on!

Thanks to all the volunteers and members of the Garden Club who entered roses.  Thank you also to those of you who stopped by to “smell the roses.”


- Maggie Rose McGurk


Maggie Rose McGurk of Maggie Rose McGurk Photo Art is a Lincoln resident, who goes everywhere with her camera. See more photos of Placer County life at Contact her at or 543-5300.