Roses and Hydrangeas, Oh My!

| April 12, 2021

Join staff at Clary Gardens on Thursday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a drop-in volunteer opportunity focused on pruning and preparing the premier garden areas for the upcoming season.

Participants will be cleaning, pruning, and fertilizing several rose varieties and hydrangea at Clary Gardens. Staff hope to share their own experiences, the Clary family historical connection with roses, and explain the local rose practices for those interested. Whether you can come and help for 15 minutes or the whole three hours, the staff is excited to share its knowledge of roses and hopefully meet some new people who enjoy roses as much as they do.

This “hands-on” event is open to anyone who would like to join. The volunteer group will meet near the rose garden gazebo at 10 a.m. Please bring your own rose gloves or garden gloves and pruners, if possible. There will be a couple extra pairs available. Protective clothing such as long sleeves, pants, and close-toed shoes/boots are recommended.

Feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, and bottle of water. Cancelations will be posted online, on Facebook and 99.3 WTNS radio station. Inclement weather could cause the event to be postponed or rescheduled.

The Clary family was known for shipping their ‘hot house’ roses across the United States by railway. Clary Brothers Florist opened in Coshocton, Ohio, in 1907. After Lawrence Clary passed, Clary Gardens was developed and dedicated as a botanical garden to keep in memory the family’s horticultural contributions to the area. Clary Gardens celebrates 20 years this year.

If you can’t make it to this volunteer event, be on the look-out for more information on our upcoming Earth Day: Garden “Share” event on Thursday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Director of the gardens, Jandi Adams, says you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. “We are going to be removing and dividing several of our perennial plants and are hoping to give many of them away to those in attendance.” With a new pavilion being built this summer, 2021, several garden beds will be disrupted, and plantings will need to be dug up and given new homes. “We’re hoping to find new homes for many of our hosta, daffodil, lily of the valley, and iris,” Adams said.

For additional information on Clary Gardens, visit, or call 740-622-6524.

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