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After the Storm
It has been a little over a year since an EF-4 tornado hit University of Southern Mississippi’s campus causing significant damage. With winds about 170 mph, the roses in the University’s renowned All American Rose garden didn’t stand a chance. The rose garden was literally swept away! After the tornado, Star® Roses and Plants gladly offered 270 roses needed to restore the beauty of this garden. The donation included Drift® roses as well as some of our other garden roses.
Superintendent of Campus Landscape, Loren Erickson, recently reached out to us and asked if we were willing to donate more roses this year. After a natural disaster, times are tough and we are happy to help in any way we can. With the help of the community around it, the USM garden, and the rest of the campus, were able to come out of this tornado looking better than ever.