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Rose, Sweet, Rose: Garden Bliss Bridges Communities

Updated: Jun 22, 2021


MOUNDSVILLE — Atop a high, green hill in Marshall County is the kind of place gardeners dream about. Think late May and a sea of green buds ready to explode into every color of rose that is possible. Think not a single dead cane or yellow leaf in sight.

Think, too, of gardening at a level that amounts to religious devotion. That – which plays out as two full-time gardeners and three to four part timers — is what it takes to maintain more than 100 varieties of roses and more than 400 individual plants at New Vrindaban, a Hare Krishna community outside Moundsville. “Part of our tradition or our philosophy is recognizing that everyth