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Tipping of the Roses
Duluth Parks and Recreation staff and members of the Lake Superior Rose Society will be on hand at the Leif Erikson Rose Garden to teach the Minnesota Tip Method, a process that protects tender roses from the harsh conditions of a typical Duluth winter.
Rose tipping is an all ages, no experience needed event. Groups, families and individuals are invited to attend. Those interested in participating should arrive at the Rose Garden, located between 12th and 13th avenues east and London Road, on the day of the event and check-in with Duluth Parks staff.
Free parking is available in the lot between Valentini’s and the Rose Garden. Participates are encouraged to dress for the weather. All tools and supplies will be provided, including work gloves.
Time and dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. Volunteers are encouraged to register at duluthmn.gov to ensure they get the latest information. Additional information is available on the Duluth Parks Facebook page or by contacting Cheryl Skafte at 218-730-4334 or cskafte @ duluthmn.gov.
Bagged Leaves Accepted for Limited Time Only
Community members are invited to drop-off clean and tied up garbage bags of leaves at the Rose Garden. A designated section of the parking lot will be blocked off for the donations. Due to new matting being used to winterize the roses, there is a more limited need for bagged leaves. As soon as enough bags have been collected, the city will close the drop-off site. The clean and tied garbage bags must only contain raked leaves and should not contain other plant or yard waste material. Brush material, dirt and sod can be disposed for a fee at the WLSSD Yard Waste Compost site located on Courtland Street off Interstate 35 at 27th Avenue West. Leaves and grass clippings are accepted free of charge at WLSSD. For hours and fees visit WLSSD online or call 218-722-0761.