Local Trails & Walks
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: 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!

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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