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The Vintage Rose garden is the creation of West End residents. In 1999, Lea Barron-Thomas applied for a Schulz Neighborhood grant to develop a vintage rose garden and a community bulletin board in the new DeTurk Round Barn Park. Gina Stateler- Calhoun, famous in the West End for her garden, researched and designed the garden. Most of the roses are dated prior to the 1930s which keeps with our neighborhood’s historic designation. In 2000, the roses were planted by neighbors. In the last 10 years, the garden has flourished under Gina’s care and attention.
With the current construction project, the rose garden has been removed and will be stored until they can be placed in the new garden. Most of the roses from the original garden were retained. A few of the roses were just too big, not suitable or too sickly for the new garden. The garden will be replanted, perhaps toward the end of summer. For more photos of the West End Vintage Garden Click Here!
Free Plants: The companion plants from the garden were salvaged and are free to interested neighbors. Go by Gina’s house (114 W. 8th Street) this Saturday, May 1st after 10 a.m. to pick them up. Email Gina Stateler-Calhoun for more info email@example.com She could also use donations of 1 , 2 and 5 gallon plant containers.
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