Our garden participated in a heritage rose planting. We share this update on the program:
I hope that you are enjoying the beginning of spring. I wanted to let you know about some of the exciting events going on in the HeritageRoseDistrict this season, and particularly this weekend. We are very lucky to have Dr. Malcolm Manners and 11 of his students fly up from Florida Southern University this Friday! We can thank Dr. Manners and his students for many of the hundreds of roses that grace your community gardens, parks, and cultural institutions. The group arrives Friday morning, and is going straight from the airport to plant roses at Hamilton Grange. Saturday morning the students will be facilitating a workshop at Broadway Community Housing for residents and a local Girl Scout troop on how to propagate roses from rose cuttings. It is a very busy weekend, but I have attached a schedule for anyone who was interested in participating.
In addition, we are happy to announce a new partnership with the High School for Environmental Studies. Not only are several students interested in the District and will be joining us in this weekend’s activities, but an AP Biology class is planning on studying the DNA of Heritage Roses! In addition, the high school includes a large roof garden (and greenhouse) where Heritage Roses can be grown.
Saturday, May 5th we will be adding new sites to the district. Recommendations for new sites are welcome.
I will be checking in with all of our existing sites shortly, but wanted to note that Stephen has worked very hard to develop a maintenance guide for our heritage roses to ensure that they thrive. As you know, heritage roses are different from other roses, and often do not require pruning. Please take a moment to look at the guide (attached), and feel free to reach out with any questions.
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