Tag Archives: Rose City

Gadabout Gardener

Late-summer roses. Clockwise from top left: Selfridges, Double Delight, 1812, Tournament of Roses, unknown. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

Gadabout Gardener: Reds And White

Reds and white in the rose garden. Photos were taken before the rain. Pictures keep them at their best, forever. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

Gadabout Gardener

The rose garden in Chippawa Park draws visitors to the park year after year. It’s named after Joe Mocsan, one of the Rose City’s best known rose growers, promoter of rose culture, and chair of the Rose Festival rose show for many years. Welland city council passed a resolution in October, 2011 naming the rose garden after Mr. Mocsan. The top three photos, taken Wednesday, May 26, show the sitting area and plaque designating the garden as the Joseph L. Mocsan Memorial Rose Garden. The two photos at bottom are file photos, the one at left taken in early evening and the one at right taken in early morning. Mr. Mocsan passed Saturday, May 31, 2003, aged 71. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)

(Gadabout Gardener is a recurring feature on the blog. The focus is on randomly selected or recommended garden spaces in the city. Do any sights or sites come to mind as photo suggestions? Contact Gadabout Gardener at fromareportersnotebook@gmail.com.)

Rose City’s Annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway Huge Success

/Photo by Anthony Gallaccio

WELLAND – For more than 30 years the residents of Welland have participated in the annual Tulip Bulb Giveaway, Friday morning was no different. The City of Welland Parks department saw 500 vehicles flowing through the drive-up give-away to receive a bag of tulip bulbs at the Welland Sports Complex.

Approximately 8,000 bulbs were pulled from the garden features around the city that were then delivered to the Welland Sports Complex. The Parks staff ensured each bag was filled with the bulbs and placed in the drive up area.
Early birds showed up around 6:00 A.M. as vehicle after vehicle started arriving shortly after.

“Staying safe during the pandemic is priority number one and being able to keep traditions such as the Tulip Bulb Giveaway going is what we are all striving for”, said Mayor Frank Campion.

(Source: City of Welland news release)