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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Garden Talk: Growing Southern Roses in Your Garden

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 5th
  • September 10, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

     If you have taken a whiff of the roses at Edison Ford, you are going to want to grow roses in your garden to cut and bring into your home. Mina Edison and Clara Ford knew about growing roses; Mina in New Jersey and Florida and Clara in Michigan.

debbie with roses arrangement     Fast forward to 2016; there are still many of those old garden roses grown in the 1800 – 1900s surviving and thriving in our gardens and vases. Senior Horticulturist Debbie Hughes will inform you which roses thrive in our Florida climate and will teach you how to keep them growing strong from planting, pruning and fertilizing. If you grew roses up North, Debbie will show you how it can be done right here in the South too.

Participants will receive a 20% discount certificate to be used at the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Meet under the pavilion next to the information booth after signing in at the ticket office. Wear comfortable shoes for walking the gardens and bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Cost: Edison Ford Members $5; non-members $10. RSVP to Leeanne Criswell, Edison Ford Program Registrar at 239-334-7419 or lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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