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Stop and Smell the Roses
by Mary Marschner
Roses in Bloom!

On a Sunday morning walk in La Jolla we passed by the Casa de Mañana Retirement Community on Coast Boulevard. To our surprise there was a wonderful rose garden.

We were told that when new residents arrive they can pick a rose for the garden. Casa de Mañana has two full-time gardeners so residents can enjoy the rosebush without the usual gardening chores. Friends of Casa de Mañana have set up a special fund to provide the rose bush at no charge to the residents.

The roses are labeled with the name of the resident, not the variety of rose. As a result, since I am an avid rose gardener, I tried to guess the variety. Since some of these roses have been in the ground a long time, the particular variety may not be available now.

So let me know if I labeled any incorrectly at: editor@dreamvillager.com. San Diego always has flowers blooming and now we’re in the rose season. The San Diego Rose Society will be holding their annual rose show on May 12-13, 2012 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Mission Valley. Amateurs are welcome to enter. So get out and smell the roses!

Where:
Casa de Mañana

Retirement Community
849 Coast Boulevard La Jolla,
CA 92037

To contribute to the Rose Fund,
call (858) 456-4157

Memorial Day has enormous old-fashioned full flowers saturated with a strong, classic old rose fragrance.
Brandy is a newer variety and extremely popular with its rich apricot petals.
This Brandy rose bush is a prolific bloomer.
Peace is the world’s most popular rose and a favorite of the residents.
Yellow appears to be the favorite color of rose. This one is Mellow Yellow.
Double Delight is a very popular rose with a spicy perfume and big blooms of creamy white brushed with hot red.
Each rose bush is identified by the name of a resident.
This healthy bush may be We Salute You.

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