Now is prime time to plant and prune roses in the Valley. Find some beauties this weekend, and learn how to take care of them.
More than 200 unusual and hard-to-acquire rose bushes will be for sale Saturday at the Mesa-East Valley Rose Auction. Money raised will benefit Mesa’s public rose garden, which is maintained by the East Valley Rose Society at Mesa Community College.
Society volunteers prune and care for more than 7,000 rose bushes in the MCC garden and always welcome help.
Volunteers meet 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at MCC. Right now, those wishing to learn how to prune will be taught by expert rosarians.
Mesa-East Valley Rose Auction
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The auction starts at 2 p.m.
Where: Navajo Room of the Student Life Building at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
For information: Visit www.roses4az-mevrs.org or call (480) 807-3475