Annual Rose Pruning Workshop Set For April 27

Hybrid Tea Rose. Courtesy/YV

LAGC News:

The public is invited to the Annual Los Alamos Rose Garden Pruning Workshop to learn about growing roses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Lee Builta, a long time Los Alamos master gardener, and 2013 Living Treasure, will conduct the workshop, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden,near Fuller Lodge. In the case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Nambé Room at Fuller Lodge.

Builta will be available to answer questions on planning and caring of roses. The Los Alamos Garden Club is very grateful to have such a knowledgeable and generous instructor.

This event is coordinated with the help of Carlos Valdez, the Los Alamos County Extension Agent. His work is greatly appreciated. Members of the Los Alamos Garden Club will also be pruning rose bushes in the Rose Garden. Members and non-members who wish to attend and/or help with the pruning are asked to bring gloves, pruning shears and a container for clippings.

Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden, located near the Los Alamos County Historical Museum and Fuller Lodge, is the oldest public garden in New Mexico and has been the location for numerous weddings, receptions, concerts
and other community events.

The Los Alamos Garden Club regularly provides guidance and care of the rose garden with the help of Builta. Additional maintenance help is provided by the Los Alamos County Park Department.
For additional information, call Judy Handy at 672-9414 or Kathy Hirons at 672-9102.

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