Mariyah Waters of Natomas enjoys the roses’ fragrance during her first visit to the memorial rose garden at McKinley Park in 2014. The roses are again in bloom; garden admission is free.
Mariyah Waters of Natomas enjoys the roses’ fragrance during her first visit to the memorial rose garden at McKinley Park in 2014. The roses are again in bloom; garden admission is free. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file
Mariyah Waters of Natomas enjoys the roses’ fragrance during her first visit to the memorial rose garden at McKinley Park in 2014. The roses are again in bloom; garden admission is free. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee file
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Take time to smell the roses, even during drought

April 24, 2015 5:00 PM

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Debbie Arrington is the home and garden writer for The Sacramento Bee. A lifetime gardener and consulting rosarian, she took over that beat in 2008 after almost 10 years on The Bee's Sports staff. Debbie also writes about food and cooking, focusing on seasonal crops and farm-to-fork cuisine.

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