Through A Bed Of Roses

It is estimated that nearly 200 million stems of roses are sold in the United States each Valentine's Day. And guys, I hope you're packin' rubberband banks in yo' pockets because these ancient symbols of love and beauty pack quite a punch. Rose bouquets can cost anywhere from $40 to $200. Had Shakespeare seen the day of over-priced roses, would he have considered them to smell as sweet? If you can't fathom spending that much cha-ching on roses that'll only last a few weeks at best, consider attending The Garden Walk for Lovers...of Roses at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. You and your boo will enjoy a walk through the lush, organic gardens for $3 each! Let the scents infiltrate your nostrils and the vibrant colors seep into your brain as expert Peter Schaar conducts a short program on how to plant and maintain your very own rose garden. Skeptical? The Dallas area garden designer and horticultural consultant will have tips on how to bypass North Texas' challenging soils and unpredictable weather. The garden walk with Dr. Schaar will last from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit
Sat., Feb. 14, 10-11 a.m., 2009
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Kelly Knickerbocker