January is Pruning Time


Rose Garden volunteers began pruning season this year by hosting a day-long pruning clinic by Stephen Scanniello (President of the Heritage Rose Foundation) on January 12 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.   Now it's time for us to get the job done.

We will hold our Pruning Party on January 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  we will have coffee and water and Anita plans to bring a pot of chili.  Please bring anything else you prefer for lunch.  Several eateries are within walking distance.

Historic Rose Garden Video

Historic Rose Garden video is now available on YouTube.  It can be seen by clicking "Read More"

Cemetery Planting Guidelines & Controversy

Thanks to all who attended the Preservation Commission Meeting on April 13.

Remembering Barbara

It was fitting to celebrate Barbara Oliva's life in the Historic Rose Garden that she worked in for so long and also fitting the roses received a much needed drizzling rain on her day.

Historic Rose Garden

The Historic Rose Garden includes more than 500 old garden roses from a variety of sources and sites.  The collection includes some unique roses, not found anywhere else.  Click here for a  catalog of roses in the garden.

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Cemetery Musk Seedling

We're propagating this rose. A unique seedling that appeared in our garden about ten years ago, it continuously bears clusters of single flowers with a strong spicy fragrance.  Without pruning, it's grown into a fountain-shaped shrub about five feet tall and six feet wide.  It can be kept smaller with moderate pruning and shaping.  A great landscape rose!


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