Margaret Leisner, Master Rosarian
You're invited. Join us in the Rose Garden!!!
warm spring we have had this year, you might have begun
deadheading the roses in your home garden. Hopefully, you also
plan to help deadhead those at the Point Defiance Rose Garden.
The Tacoma Rose Society has been involved in the summer
deadheading at that garden for many years now, in partnership
with MetroParksTacoma , and this year is no exception.
“deadheaders” will be out in force beginning THURSDAY, JUNE 25
and continuing each Thursday thereafter, through and including
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th. The time is 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or
have not yet joined us in this community project before, how
about making 2015 the year that you do? Just follow these simple
to the garden around 4:00 p.m. any Thursday during the above
dates; there is plenty of parking next to the garden.
sharpened pruners, sturdy gloves and a small bucket for the
clippings. If you do not have a bucket, come anyway as we have a
few available to loan.
for the weather, it can be changeable in the summer months. A
hat or visor is recommended and sunscreen is a must even when it
is overcast. Some folks bring a bottle of water too.
Novices are welcome and will be paired with an experienced
rosarian who will make you an expert “deadheader” in a few
will be asked to spray your pruners with Lysol (provided) to
help prevent the spread of crown hall, which is caused by a
bacteria found in the soil.
for the fun part: when the work is completed for the day,
everyone is invited to a no-host meal at a nearby casual eatery.
What a great way to get
acquainted with your fellow TRS members!
you have questions or need further information, please contact
us at the link below.
join us; we have a lot of fun and meet folks from around the
neighborhood or around the world who have come to enjoy this
beautiful rose garden.