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Garden Talk – Growing Roses in Southwest Florida

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 3rd

Growing Roses in Southwest Florida

● August 10, 9:00 a.m.

 pink rose     Mrs. Edison and Mrs. Ford both had a love for many flowers, but roses were among their favorite. Tour the NEW Clara Bryant Ford Rose Garden at the Ford estate and the heirloom rose collection at the Edison estate with Historic Garden Manager Steve Hottovy and learn which varieties of roses grow best in Southwest Florida, as well as tips on planting, pruning and fertilizing. Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members $5.

      Participants will receive 20% off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe.


3 Responses

  1. Ann Says:

    When is garden open?

    Posted on October 7th, 2014 at 7:52 am

  2. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Hello Ann – our gardens are open for touring seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:30pm (with a special garden tour on Wednesdays at 10:30am), along with our garden shoppe. Thank you and we hope you will visit soon!

    Posted on November 4th, 2014 at 7:54 am

  3. Gail Stewart-Iles Says:

    When touring the Edison Gardens, I found my ‘Cemetery” rose. It is white or pink, depending on the temperature (white in the Summer) and very fragrant. The label had the name ‘Gretchen’ in it and I thought I would be able to remember such an exciting find, but sadly forgot everything but the ‘Gretchen’ part. The rose was sold to me by a grower who got a cutting from a customer who got it from his grandmother’s cemetery plot.

    Please let me know the rest of the name of my Gretchen cemetery rose – it is one of your lovely antique roses.

    Thanks for saving the wonderful old roses.

    Posted on March 14th, 2015 at 9:14 pm

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