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James Baughn

We should bring back the "City of Roses"

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 2:52 PM


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  • I remember the flower baskets that hung from the power poles along Broadway. Was that part of the promotion of "City of Roses?"

    -- Posted by Chilin' on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 3:31 PM
  • I have to wonder what type of roses were actually used in the Ten Mile Rose Garden. A lot of a roses are a pain in the butt and with our humidity very susceptible to black spot that makes them none to attractive.

    However, there is a variety called "Fairy Rose" that I can personally vouch for. Grows like wild fire, our humidity doesn't bother it at all and it gets covered with tiny roses in the spring and fall. It is the type of plant I love. Low maintenance but looks good.

    -- Posted by Brad_Hollerbach on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 10:56 PM
  • Louis Houck may have been the public voice for the roses beautification movement, but I'd be willing to bet it was his good wife who came up with the idea. I think resurrecting the "City of Roses" slogan is great!

    -- Posted by Sharon Sanders on Fri, Feb 19, 2016, at 8:06 PM