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It’s That Time of the Season; Volunteers Needed to Tip Roses at the Rose Garden in Duluth

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You don’t have to have a green thumb to help “tip the roses” at the Rose Garden in Duluth.  In fact, you could use this as a learning experience. Tipping roses needs to be done when the weather starts to turn cooler.  It helps to protect the plant, almost puts it in hibernation mode, if you will.  Can you help?

Because of our extreme weather in Minnesota, roses are laid-over into trenches for protection from the elements. In the spring the roses are then “raised”. (we’ll be asking for volunteers then too).

It’s time for bed for our rose bushes to be tipped and the Duluth City Staff, along with the Lake Superior Rose Society would love if you joined them at their annual “tipping the roses” events, scheduled for the following dates:

  • Saturday, October 19 from 9 am – Noon
  • Tuesday, October 22 from 3 pm – 6 pm

Whether you are an experienced master gardener or just want to learn, experts in the process will be there to teach volunteers. Previous knowledge is not required. This is for all ages, no experience needed event. Groups, families and individuals are invited to sign up. Dress for the weather in the Northland and bring gloves and/or a shovel/garden fork (if you have them) and bottled water to stay hydrated.

Tools and gloves will be provided to volunteers who do not have them.

Registration is encouraged in order for staff to prepare enough tools and equipment for participants. Contact Cheryl at 218-393-9879 or to sign up.

Meet at the Rose Garden, near the bathroom facility. Free parking is located in the lot adjacent to the Rose Garden.

Thanks in advance!


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