We plan to host our first Plant Sale in April headed up by volunteer, Crystal
Tobias. Look for California natives, Peggy Martin Roses, a variety of succulents,
bulbs, some unusual variety plants, student art and baked items, that include
things we grow. Watch for the date.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit Plaquemines Parish, near New Orleans. Peggy Martin lost
everything, including her elderly parents in the flood. Peggy was an avid rose gardener with over 400 varieties. They only thing that survived was a throneless, climbing rose. This old rose didn’t even have a name.
The Peggy Martin rose cuttings are now a fundraiser to restore parks, gardens and greenspaces. In May 2017, ours was gifted to us by our neighbor, Master Gardner, Anita Cleavenger. This is a thornless, climbing rose with bright pink flowers. It blooms each spring thru May and then again
in late summer, until there is a hard frost. Check out the link for more information.
Anita has been teaching our students how to propagate and maintain the Peggy Martin Rose.