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Hundreds of roses on display at park

SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -- Hundreds of flowers are on display at the Rose Garden in Sioux City's Grandview Park.

Sioux City head gardener Kyle Smith says the park boasts 500 roses in about 50 different varieties, including Tea Roses, Floribundas and Grandifloras. He says gardeners try to include differenty types of roses every year to add different colors. He describes the garden as a "nice quiet place."

During the colder fall and winter months, straw is placed on top of the roses to insulate the plants. Smith says the last snowy winter insulated the roses well and many plants survived.

Smith says at least eight workers maintain the roses, mow the area and tend to a pond.

Online Anchor:  Bob Waters

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