I renewed the adoption of the rose for my wife Rachel in Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. This is the 3rd year. When I first decided to adopt a rose, I asked some of the volunteers to identify a rose I thought Rachel would like. She likes old fashioned roses with fragrance and hips. I was pointed towards a Gloire Des Rosomanes. It’s a variety that matches all of Rachel’s preferences. I got to choose an appropriate inscription for the plaque. Rachel is happy with her adopted rose and visits it when she has a chance. This morning she ate the cookie that came along with the adoption for breakfast.
Roses can be adopted any time of the year from the Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. All proceeds go to help with the upkeep of the garden. If you want to see the selection of roses at their peak, the event Spring in Guadalupe Gardens is coming up on Saturday, April, 24. It’s a great time to check out the roses, and walk along the river. You’ll be impressed at the display and the scent in the air. When you go, remember, this garden is maintained without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
Instead of buying a bunch of pesticide laden roses that will die in a few days, consider adopting a rose. What could be more romantic? If you’d like to find a rose from the convenience of your computer, check the site HelpMeFind.com. HelpMeFind.com is maintained by some of the rosarians who help with managing the Heritage Rose Garden.