Rapid City Parks clears room for roses to bloom

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City’s Parks are untucking the roses in Memorial Park after their long winter nap.

Crews from R.C. Parks Division were hard at work Wednesday, with rakes in hand, removing the leaves from around the roses at memorial park.

During the fall, Rapid City Parks rakes the leaves around the flower beds to keep them insulated during the winter. The work to clean out the beds started a couple of days late due to the high winds.

The annual process of clearing the beds is a sure sign that spring has sprung.

John Berglund, R.C. Parks Greenhouse Specialist, says “It’s a time for hopefully our parks to start to really spruce up, green up bring some color to our parks with blooming of roses and the flowers. It’s the start up to our summer and hopefully a happy season.”

Berglund also says the roses should start awakening and green within the next month, depending on the weather, but doesn’t expect the roses to bloom until around June.

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