- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
It wasn't that long ago that Cape Girardeau was known as the City of Roses. A short drive around town and you're sure to find a beautifully landscaped yard with at least one rosebush. But perhaps no prettier area featuring the much-sought-after flower is the Rose Garden in Capaha Park.
Plantings for the garden started in the 1950s. Since then the Rose Garden's board of directors has led the effort -- without taxpayer dollars -- for the garden's upkeep and improvements.
To help cover maintenance costs, granite pavers are now being sold. The pavers will form a cross-shaped walk area called "Walkway of Honor." Barbara Blanchard, co-chairwoman of the Rose Garden board, said the pavers can be engraved in memory or in honor of someone. Organizers say work will begin in the fall. If you are interested in purchasing a paver, which come in two sizes, contact Blanchard at email@example.com.
Anyone who has roses in their yard knows the upkeep required to keep the flowers at their best. Countless volunteers have made this effort for the Rose Garden, and the result has been a stunning display for all to enjoy. Thank you to the Rose Garden board of directors, donors and other volunteers who have helped make this garden a beautiful icon in Cape Girardeau.