Sven, Ole, and Lena on Sale at the Arboretum

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is holding it’s Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale this weekend. Hours are 9am-3pm Saturday, May 10, and 10am-3pm Sunday, May 11.

On sale for the first time ever will be three new rose bush varieties named after the Scandinavian caricatures Sven, Ole, and Lena.

According to [Arboretum Director of Operations Peter] Moe, Ole is a pale pink rose and Lena is a frilly pink and white flower, while Sven features fragrant mauve-to-violet-colored blooms.

That sounds much more enjoyable than an actual Sven and Ole joke.

2 Comments so far

  1. David (jacc) on May 9th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm

    I am going to try and find the time to sneak off to this. It doesn’t help my cause that it’s on Mothers Day weekend.


  2. There’s No Place Like Home. | Minneapolis Metblogs (pingback) on May 10th, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

    […] Did anyone make it to the plant saleĀ at the Arboretum? […]



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