This magnificent rose garden was created on the site of a family olive grove, which has been owned by the same family for half a century. Located in the San Joaquin Valley, this olive grove was originally developed by the railroads, before recently being transformed into orange groves.
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Are you the owner of the garden? Do you live with anyone else?
I now own the surrounding grove and garden. It is in the original “home place” of our family farm. It is where I now escape to “stop and smell the roses.”
Before I planted the “new rose garden” in 2000, the property had a few roses planted by the original owners in the early 1900s, and roses planted by my mother soon after my parents purchased the grove and home in 1956.