Preaching a new rose gospel
Cushing — Peter Kukielski, curator of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and co-author of "The Sustainable Rose Garden: A Reader in Rose Culture," will share his mission to rescue the rose's reputation Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Old South Cushing Baptist Church on Salt Pond Road, off Pleasant Point Road.
In transforming the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden into one of the world's most sustainable and beautiful showcases for America's flower, Kukielski has discovered that roses do not need to be bathed in chemicals, they do not need tons of water and they can smell as beautiful as they look. "The Sustainable Rose Garden" is a pioneering work, one of the first books about roses to emphasize environmentally conscious horticulture.
The talk is sponsored by the Cushing Historical Society; donations will be welcomed. For more information, call 542-7596 or visit CushingMaineHistoricalSociety.org.
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