Volunteers needed to plant roses at ag ctr

Published 5:30 pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some of the roses ready to be planted as phase one of a rose garden project at the ag center. Volunteers are needed to help with the planting on Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15. (photo by Paul Zimmerman)

The ag center in Mill Spring is the new home for a large-scale rose project involving hundreds of roses.
This weekend, phase one of the project will kick off with the planting of more than 500 roses.
Phase 2 will take place in early fall with another 400-500 roses to be added. Additional roses will be added continuously. As the garden matures plans are to hold workshops, rose events and more.
The roses are being donated to the ag center, along with assistance in planning and overseeing the garden.
This Friday and Saturday volunteers are needed to help plant phase one. Planting will start at 9 a.m. The holes are already dug and the roses are currently in pots. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, hand clippers and a small shovel to shovel the dirt back into the hole once the roses are transplanted from their pots.
Contact Patrick McLendon at 828-894-2281 for more information.
– article submitted
by Paul Zimmerman

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