SAN JOSE HERITAGE ROSE GARDEN
Here's What's Going On in the Garden
This page will be updated from time to time to let you know what's up in the garden.
May 1998 Status:
The garden peaked on Thursday, April 30th, though the difference
could only be detected by daily observation! R. lavigata, the Cherokee Rose was still
blooming. The Chinas and Teas are still screaming. Most of the old European once bloomers
are at it and all of the Hybrid Perpetuals, damask perpetuals, portlands, bourbons, HTs
and Fs are in full bloom. Gallicas and polyanthas and a few others are about ready to
From now on, the individual roses will flush at different times so
that the garden will be under constant change until late fall.
Planting. We have a heavy planting requirement this year.
400+ varieties of own-root varieties in Tom Liggett's nursery
greenhouse. These were grown from cuttings:
we were graciously allowed to take from Vintage Gardens, and
those sent to us by several participants in the rec.gardens.roses newsgroup.
120+ varieties of budded roses donated by Edmund's Roses, Arena
Roses, and Regan's Roses.
120+ of our imported varieties newly released from quarantine at Vintage Gardens.
50+ varieties grown by Tom Liggett and Mel Hulse.
The first increment of over 120 roses
has been planted by volunteers.
While Ed Wilkinson completes the database update for
locating all of the new plantings, volunteers continue removing duplicates from the garden
to make room for the new varieties. Many great roses are available to folks who spend a
day on this effort.
We are planning a major planting day on Saturday,
May 30th, starting at 9:00am, if planning can come together.
Volunteers continue to engrave and put computer
location plaques on roses in the garden.
Roses are being picked up from Vintage Nursery as
space becomes available in the Garden for their planting.
Planting days will be announced in the San Jose Mercury News. This will be
accomplished over several different weekends.
"A Celebration of Old Roses" is held in the El Cerrito, California,
Community Center on Sunday, May 17th, 11-4:30. This is a fun show and rose sale all
rosarians will enjoy.
Miniatures. The South Bay Heritage Rose Group and the Guadalupe
River Park and Gardens Corp have voted a total of $1,000 for Miniature Plant Kingdom to
propagate heritage miniatures.
Summer Work Days. - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Propagation help. We'll show you how to start cuttings and bud roses if you will help us
Additional plant removal and planting
Volunteer and Education Coordinator. Two ladies are splitting the
newly created position. This is giving us help in calling folks to help maintain the
Especially needed are knowledgeable rosarians that can take supervisory responsibility for
Arches. Designs are complete, but funding has been delayed to
support signage and mulch requirements.
Garden Maintenance Supervisor
Links to past status pages
April 1998 Status:
March 1998 Status:
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Address comments to Mel Hulse