I agree with Toby completely. That is unfortunate! I would have paid money to watch Mary Worth go all Sean Penn on some hapless photographer for the Santa Royale News.
This is a funny rose garden. I assume it is a public garden, either on the Charterstone compound proper or nearby. Either way, Mary feels perfectly at ease walking around with her pruning shears snipping roses and then discarding them wherever she pleases. Oh, I get it. Another profound metaphor for how Mary Worth treats everyone.