Eatontown:The Jersey Shore Rose Society continued its annual tradition this weekend of readying the Wampum Park garden that runs along Highway 35 in the center of town.
The pruning has been a labor of love for the 10 years the group has been preparing the bushes for the new season, Society member Stacey Carton said.
Each year they prune the bushes and other spring tasks to make their fine petal friends look good for the town.
Catron was there on Saturday with her fellow rosarians, Diane Wilkerson and Leslie Cox, and several Boys Scouts from Wayside Troop 76. One scout, Timothy Catron is working toward his Eagle Scout badge; he is a Star rank scout now. Liam DeLalle and his dad Jim were working also on Saturday.
Often the rosarians give lessons in pruning on their visit. It is a service the Society gives to the inexperienced as part of their mission.
"It helps those who want to learn and it helps the borough of Eatontown as well," Stacey said.
They also give guidance on caring for diseases for rose bushes.
For more information on the society, visit www.jsroses.com
The Society's next event meeting is scheduled for April 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Kensington Court, Tinton Falls.