MCC Rose Garden

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MCC Rose Garden

My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge:

My youngest daughter, Katie, did some of her undergrad work at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ, but I never availed myself of the beautiful Rose Garden until this past May. I’d heard it was pretty extensive, but I didn’t realize how big it really is. Every time I rounded a bed, I saw more in the distance. After forty minutes of exploring and shooting over 160 photographs (I’ve included a few of the best), I’d only seen about half of the garden. Perhaps someday I’ll post a part two of this article.DSC02438

Several entrances to the garden beckon from different angles and sections of the parking lot.

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Click on the smaller photos below to see enlargements and captions.

I always thought roses had to have layers of overlapping petals. These only have five petals.

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Both my father and my father-in-law grew roses. Greg’s dad often sent me home with a bouquet of American beauties. When we moved into our house, the pool was surrounded by roses. They’re all gone now. I couldn’t keep up with the aphids.

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Look at these gorgeous two-color roses.

A sprinkler unexpectedly turned on and sent me running to dry ground. Luckily, I live in the desert and air-dried in a few minutes.

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4 responses »

  1. I LOVE this post! Roses are my favorite. Whenever we buy a house, it doesn’t feel like home until we plant rose bushes. I have to visit these rose gardens. I didn’t know they had lighting at night. What a great date night idea! Thanks!

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