Early blooms

Mar 16, 2017, 10:01 AM by KirstiAnn Clifford
Rose Garden Early blooms
Roses started blooming early this year at the Gleaves T. James Centennial Rose Garden on UTMB’s Galveston Campus. Philip Fox, a senior landscape technician, has taken care of the garden for more than 20 years and said the roses were “totally confused” by the abnormally warm winter. In fact, many rose bushes were in full bloom in late-February—that’s about a month early. Fox has been busy pruning the bushes and planting an additional 290 roses of 10 different varieties to ensure the garden is beautiful—no matter what month of the year it may be.