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Huntington Parks department to offer rose clippings

Nov. 01, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District will offer free to the public, rose clippings (slips) from the Ritter Park Rose Garden from 8 to noon Thursday, Nov. 1. The clippings may be obtained in the garden along with instructions on how to grow them. Rosarians recommend that people who want rose slips should prepare their beds well in advance. A bed should be in a well drained area away from trees.

It should have early morning sun and it should be made about one foot deep with a mixture of compost, soil, sand and rooting hormone.

Other materials needed are plastic jugs, glass jars, and mulch. Please bring boxes to the Rose Garden to place the slips in. Do not bring plastic or paper bags. Wear leather gloves.

For more information, please call the park district at 304-696-5954.