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.
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.