CAMDEN— Gardener Susan Shaw will lead the annual Rose Day talk on Tuesday, June 29, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.
The silken petals of roses have brought beauty, perfume, and medicine since time immemorial.
“Roses offer delicious colors and fragrance to gardens throughout the world, blooming in happy profusion,” said Merryspring, in a news release.
In this program, Susan Shaw will share her passion for growing roses, inspired by her grandmother’s garden. With many years of trial and error in the northeast climate, and some “rose rustling” in old cemeteries, she will share tips on growing and propagating healthy roses in Maine.
Following the talk Shaw will lead a driving tour to some area rose gardens. Because the bloom season is early this year, Shaw will demonstrate how to take rose cuttings. Guests are encouraged to bring their own clippers, markers, and containers. Interested volunteers will be able to sign up to help maintain and restore the beauty of the Merryspring Rose Garden created by the late rosarian and musician Glenn Jinks.
This talk is part of Merryspring's Outdoor Summer Talk series, sponsored by The First National Bank.
Outdoor Talks are held in a distanced manner in the Hexagon at Merryspring.
The cost of this program is $5 for the general public, with a free admission for Merryspring members. No preregistration is necessary for this event.
Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-236-2239.