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What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is!

What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is!

Summer is finally here and, as you look over your garden, what do you see?  Are your roses as lovely, bountiful, and healthy as you’d like? Or are they missing from your garden entirely?

Come to the Case Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 18, at 1:00 to hear Orange resident, John Mattia, “a nationally-recognized rose exhibitor, rose photographer, and rose lecturer,” discuss “Growing Roses in Orange for 52 Years”.  Mattia has won numerous trophies from the national American Rose Society.  He is a founder of the Connecticut Rose Society, an American Rose Society judge, a frequent national and international lecturer on rose exhibiting and rose photography, a published rose photographer, and an evaluator of public gardens, including Boothe Park in Stratford and the Pardee Rose Garden in New Haven, and most notably the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden in Hartford, opened to the public in the spring of 1904, and as such is America’s oldest municipal rose garden, and where he introduced, in 2007, the Elizabeth Park Centennial rose which he hybridized.

This program continues the celebration of the Friends of the Case Memorial Library’s 25th Anniversary.  Whether you are a novice or an expert, Mattia’s talk will share with us his expertise and enthusiasm for roses.  You must register in person at the library or call 203.891.2071 to reserve your place.

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