The sun was out and the roses were in bloom for the 26 annual Maplewood Rose celebration on Saturday.
The annual festival, held in and around Maplewood Park and Rose Garden, celebrates the beautiful homes and thousands of rose blooms in the Maplewood neighborhood.
“Well right now, they are very much in need of water,” said Jane Knoeck, President of the Greater Rochester Rose Society. “Everybody should be watering their plants pretty thoroughly at this point in time, because we haven’t had good rain for so long. Roses have a reputation for being taught to grow because they can get bugs in them and diseases. But if you choose the right plants for the right spot, you can really minimize the kind of care that they need.”
The Maplewood neighborhood is listed on the national register of historic places.