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Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Tea leaf readings and traditional dance festoon the Russian River Rose Company's fall party. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spend Mother's Day in a Garden

Spend Mother's Day in a Garden

Find a spot that's all abloom for your numero uno lady's big day. Read »

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rosy Doings in the Russian River Valley

Rosy Doings in the Russian River Valley

A bloom-filled nursery gears up for its petal-packed spring. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rose Parade and Beyond

Rose Parade and Beyond

Millions watch it on television, but have you ever wanted to see it live? Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Russian River's Rosy Days

Russian River's Rosy Days

Perfume tours are a springtime tradition at a mega rose garden. Read »

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 124th Tournament of Roses: Plan Now

The 124th Tournament of Roses: Plan Now

Pasadena's grandest parade is nearly ready to roll. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Iris Sundays

Iris Sundays

The Russian River Rose Company puts the focus on a different bud. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Springtime in Rose Central

Springtime in Rose Central

They're popping out all over, but especially at the Russian River Rose Company. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Roses in the Cemetery

Roses in the Cemetery

Roses are blooming at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery. Read »

Monday, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Rose Parade Checklist

Your Rose Parade Checklist

The parade is the centerpiece of the Tournament of Roses, yes, but there are other flowery to-dos. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.