Everything's Coming Up Roses at UC Davis on May 5-6
May 1, 2012
|Honey bee on rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)|
DAVIS--Everything's coming up roses on May 5-6 on the UC Davis campus.
Melissa "Missy" Gable, program manager of CCHU and an affiliate of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, says the May 5th event, themed "Your Sustainable Backyard: Roses," will include talks and demonstrations; a tour of the Storer Garden on Garrod Drive; a tour of the Foundation Plant Services' eight-acre rose field on Hopkins Road; and a tour of the All-American Rose Selection test garden on Hopkins Road. (The fee is $45; see registration or contact Missy Gable at email@example.com for more information.)
Workshop participants--as well as the general public--can not only smell the roses but buy them from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at 454 Hopkins Road. Rose plants are $25 each, five or more for $22, and 10 or more for $18--cash and checks only.
Then on Sunday, May 6, the public rose sales will continue from noon to 5 p.m. at the Foundation Plant Services site. Hybrid teas, grandifloras, climbers and landscape roses will be available for sale. "Four-inch Cinco de Mayo rose plants will be given out while supplies last," Gable said.
Sale proceeds will benefit horticulture education at UC Davis.
(Directions: The Foundation Plant Services, 455 Hopkins Road, is located on the corner of Hopkins and Straloch, about a mile west of the UC Davis central campus. Take Hutchinson west of 113, turn right toward the new West Village apartments at the first traffic circle, then west again onto Hutchinson at the second traffic circle. Take a left on Hopkins at the second line of olive trees.
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
Communications specialist UC Davis Department of Entomology