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Wisconsin's Oldest Garden Club Tends Flowers Along Milwaukee Lakefront

The Calatrava has become a landmark on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Its soaring wings welcome people into the Milwaukee Art Museum. Perhaps less obvious is a large bed of white roses outside. 

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Rosa 'Radfragwhite' - Milwaukee Calatrava

JuleGroh  is one of the people who tends the flowers every Wednesday during the growing season. and shares its story.

Groh is member of the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club, and says it's the oldest and largest in Wisconsin, dating back to 1921.

Today, members tend one special plant.

Will Radler, creator of the Knock Out rose bush, developed the rose in honor of the Calatrava.

Susan is WUWM's environmental reporter.
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