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Cooperative extension rose garden receives honor

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 21:04:03-05

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area Master Gardener’s Rose Garden received a certificate of achievement in the Small Garden Class at the national Pacific Southwest District’s 2015 Annual Convention, held in November.
 
The Pacific Southwest District is the largest of the 17 districts that comprise the American Rose Society. The district spans Southern California, Arizona, parts of Nevada, New Mexico and West Texas with almost 2,000 volunteer Rosarians represented by 29 local rose societies that are affiliates and chapters of the American Rose Society.

The Sunshine ‘n Roses convention, held in Mesa, Ariz., was hosted by Mesa East Valley Rose Society with the assistance of other Arizona rose societies.
 
The garden's rose varieties include: Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Shrubs, Rugosas, Old Garden Roses: Damasks, Noisettes, and Miniatures. Each rose has engraved signage indicating name, variety and year of market introduction for the Old Garden Roses.
 
The garden, open Monday through Friday, is maintained by Master Gardeners and members of the South Valley Rose Society and is located at 8050 Paradise Road.