Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Snapshot ... Rose Day at Hollywood

Yesterday was a blur.  It was the day that I have been planning for months ... the day that volunteers descended upon the roses at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.

Here is a taste of what we did:

Heritage Rose Foundation president Stephen Scanniello, and Hollywood Cemetery board member Peter Toms, working on the Crenshaw Musk Rose.

Delicately pruning a rose that's struggling.

Thinning a very vigorous 'Archduke Charles' rose.

Discussing how best to attack a very overgrown, storm-damaged Tea rose.

Removing an invasive mulberry tree from a rose.

Clearing weeds and grass from the base of this rose.

I took very few photos.  Some of the volunteers and cemetery staff had their cameras in action during the day, and I can share those pics with you as soon as I get them.

It was a wonderful, wonderful day.  It's great to have a plan come off exactly as planned ... and even better when everyone has such a great time while it's happening.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!


  1. What a wonderful snapshot of what happened there. I am so happy for you that it turned out the way it did- xo Diana

  2. When I began gardening professionally in my early 20's all the garden club speakers were in their 70's. Their experience was decades of hands-on.

    Lucky me.

    Now, HGTV gives people a 'host' as expert with guest 'experts' among a pool of whoever is 'available'.

    Do you ever come thru Atlanta?

    You must stay with me, we have so much gossip & life to catch up on.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  3. It looks like you had very good weather for the event, too!

    Isn't it nice when something goes as planned, or, even better than expected!

  4. Yippee! I'm so glad every thing went as planned. Job well done! Now you can get to your own roses and enjoy them.

  5. Great shots, Connie. I love the lady in the apron. Thank you for answering my email question on pruning our roses. You are so kind and gracious to answer quickly when you must have been tired yesterday ~ elated with the work, but still you had a very full day. Thank you, again.

  6. Looks as though you had a good crowd and nice weather!
    I'm a little south of you and we've had 4" today!

  7. What an awesome thing to do! And you had so many different varieties of roses! Wow.

  8. You all did a great job I think. Your images are funny with all those people pruning, weeding, talking, walking and going on all fours over the cemetry.

  9. Congratulations! I'm so glad you had lots of help, and were able to work on so many different roses : )

  10. Congratulations, Connie! It looks like everything went smoothly, and I bet if the roses could talk, they would thank you!


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