- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
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.