We had an awesome time on Saturday pruning the Dunn Formal Rose Garden at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Volunteers from the Birmingham Rose Society and the Alabama Master Gardeners program all turned out to help. This annual effort in March clears all beds, removes any dead and dying canes as well as any spindly growth, and sets in motion an even growth pattern for this magnificent show garden.
The garden will will be in its glory just in time for Mother’s Day and the 60th Annual Birmingham Rose Show. I am privileged to be this years show chairman and would love to see you at the show.
Volunteers spread out to prune over 400 roses planted here
Clayton gets a birds eye view of this hybrid tea.
Notice be difference between a pruned bed and one not yet pruned. quite a difference
400 roses pruned in 4 hours time! Ohhh, my aching back…………
Birmingham Rose Society volunteers pruning a bed of hybrid tea roses.