Elizabeth Park Rose Festival


The Rose Garden

I spent Sunday morning at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut helping my friend Michael Corcoran who had been asked to man a table at the Rose Festival Weekend and lecture on Restoring Native Plants to Support Our Native Birds and Butterflies.  Michael is passionate about this and  has lectured widely on the topic (click on the link for an article on his talk at Birdcraft this past year).  This also being one of my favorite topics, I was happy to help out.  After we got everything set up, his wife and I went to see the gardens which were ablaze with every color rose imaginable.  I enjoyed a special treat seeing the perennial garden and the shade garden, which I hadn’t realized existed in the park.

Perennial Garden View:  Daylilies and Siberian Iris

Perennial Garden View: Daylilies and Siberian Iris

Clematis Arbor

Clematis Arbor

Shade Garden View

Shade Garden View


Following are a few photos, just to give you a flavor of the roses themselves (click on any photo to enlarge).



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    What a wonderful way to spend the day; surrounded by roses!


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