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Roses Bloom In Germantown; You Decide Where

By Pat Loeb 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A Germantown historic site is giving away the heritage rose bushes it's known for, and it's asking local residents to decide where they should go.

WYCK House on Germantown Avenue features an extremely rare example of an early American rose garden, with more than 50 varieties of old-fashioned roses in their original setting inside a boxwood hedge.

"They're really spectacular, they have a scent that's out of this world, vibrant colors, tons of petals," said Executive Director Eileen Rojas.

They started propagating the roses a few years ago to preserve them and now have about a dozen they want to share, so they're taking nominations for where to put them.

Rojas said it should be a conspicuous public space, such as a church or library.

"so they can be planted where passers-by can see them," said Rojas.

Submit your choice at the WYCK House or by email.

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