And We're Live!

Hello everyone! I'm excited to announce our website going live today! I've been hard at work adding products, writing descriptions, pulling together pages and images, and adding content. This has been a dream of mine for about 5 years now - in the back of my mind, I kept telling myself, "When you retire." 

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing me into a temporarily unemployed state, I found myself with a lot of extra time on my hands and a lot of extra stress. I retreated into my yard more so than usual as a way to relieve the stress and eat up the time. While digging out new garden beds for new roses, I realized, "Now is the time! Not when I retire, I need to do this now!" 

I found several Facebook groups of amateur and professional rosarians and gardeners and quickly realized - many are finding solace in their yard at this time. Many people that would usually not be outside much, are now spending more time out in nature and appreciating the beauty of the earth.

With the virus spreading and the number of infected increasing (as well as the number of deaths increasing) there is something cathartic about planting plants, seeing new shoots and buds, and watching flowers blossom. Our yards - these plants, have no idea there's a pandemic going on. 

Even if we cannot currently have meetings, events, and demonstrations in person at this time, we can come together as a community of gardeners and rose enthusiasts to support each other; to ask for help and advice with gardening, and to brighten each other's days with pictures of our yards.

David Austin "Young Lycidas" roses
A picture of 4 David Austin "Young Lycidas" roses about 1.5 months after I planted them last year in front of our home.

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