While roses generally bloom from May through September, winter is actually one of our busiest times at the Owen Rose Garden.
Over 3,000 roses need to be pruned to help promote large blooms. It is also the best time to get a head start on weeding and wood chip mulching.
Staff and volunteers are already hard at work to get the garden in tip top shape for the season ahead, and it is never too late to join in. We host a drop-in volunteer event every Friday - rain or shine - from 9 a.m. to noon. Tools are provided.
On Friday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to noon we will also be hosting a pruning workshop in partnership with OSU Master Gardeners, for anyone who wants to brush up their pruning skills. For more information, contact Danielle Klinkebiel.