Our City of Roses
In the 1920s when Broken Arrow was first called The City of Roses, a local newspaper reported that almost every home “humble or aristocratic “ had a rose garden. Plant a Rose, a Rose Committee Event, encourages Broken Arrow homes & businesses to return to this beautiful part of our history.
Left: 1920’s Rose Bush
Right: Bonita Yeager’s mother, Mildred Lowery (x) with friends in Ben Hayes car
Honor a Veteran, Honor a Loved One
A Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful Facebook Event
Choose a rose to plant, plant it and take a picture.
Post picture on our Facebook Page: Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful. Tell us who you are honoring. If it’s a Veteran include the Branch of Service, where they served, and anything else you’d like to say.
This event ends on Memorial Day, May 31st, 2022.
A drawing will be held from the entries (this is not a photography contest). Winners receive rose bushes donated by Riddle Plant Farm & Sanders Nursery.
Top Picture: “Let Freedom Ring” rose planted by Patricia Rainwater Foster in honor of her father, Bobby Rainwater (Air Force), her husband, Rick Foster (Marines) and her sons, Lance Foster (Navy) and Rickey Foster (Army).
Bottom Picture: One of our 2021 Plant a Rose winners, Andrea Tucker, with her “Chrysler Imperial” rose donated by Riddle Plant Farms.
Our Plant a Rose Sponsors
Big Thank You to Riddle Plant Farm and Sanders Nursery for sponsoring Plant a Rose 2022! They are donating the roses given to winners of our Facebook Plant a Rose Event.
They are also a great source of information on roses and can help you pick out the perfect rose.
Click on the logos below to go to their home page.
Beverly, good hearing from you again… that is my dad’s car that has the broken arrow on the back of it and the city of roses … he grew up in broken Arrow my grandparents came as early before statehood my dad was born in 1907 he went to high school here and went to college in Tishimingo Oklahoma and took to his car to Tishomingo that is my mother standing up but she grew up at Tishimingo and they met and married but it’s my dad that had the city of roses on the back of his car with the broken Arrow Ben Hayes he was the oldest of seven or eight children of the oldest my grandparents were Abe and Eva Hayes. Call me sometime…however I will be having a heart procedure this Tuesday and in hospital 3 days …l have AFib…they will put. Mitra Clip on my value to-keep it from leaking …when are you at the museum???I will come down there …thanks for getting in touch …Bennetta Yaeger