July 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am| Free
The July meeting will be held at the beautiful Littleton War Memorial Rose Garden, 5804 S. Bemis St. in Littleton, from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Everyone is invited to join the Denver Rose Society as we fight back against Japanese Beetles!
After cleaning the Rose Garden of all the beetles we can find, our speakers will include:
~Lisa Mason, new Arapahoe County Extension Horticulture Agent
~Lucinda Greene, Arapahoe County Master Gardener Coordinator
~Larry Hurd (and his staff), from South Suburban Parks & Rec, who will detail his multi-year battle against this pest, plus what is new this year.
We’ll have a chance to talk to each other, to share our painful stories, and gather the latest science-based information to combat this pest! Even if you don’t have them yet, join us so you are prepared in case they show up in your yard.
As hosts of this event, we hope all our members will journey down to
Littleton to enjoy the beautiful rose garden and help make this event a success! Bring your friends and neighbors!
The Littleton War Memorial Rose Garden was dedicated 50 years ago.
Today it features roughly 2,000 roses of over 200 varieties, along with a fountain, sundial, and Victorian style gazebo. Many people have contributed over the decades to make this one of the treasured gardens of the Front Range, including past leaders of the Denver and Arapahoe Rose Societies.
In the past ten years, as the Japanese Beetle has emerged as a major garden and turf pest in Colorado, the staff at South Suburban Parks and Recreation have helped lead the fight against this invader. This is our chance to show up in force, express our appreciation and support, learn from leaders of the control effort, and use this event to find strength and focus for our paths forward.