Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Mr. Ralph Moore!

Remembering Mr. Ralph Moore today on his birthday.  He would be 110.  He was rose breeder-innovator extraordinaire, and mentor to so many.  I will forever be grateful for the time that he spent with me.  Happy Birthday Mr. Moore!

Below, Mr. Moore is showing my son Silas, how to chip bud graft roses.

Mr. Moore's beautiful rose garden in Visalia.  I will have to visit again this coming spring.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Lo, How a Rose e're Blooming...

Blooming roses are hard to find this time of year.  The seedlings in our unheated greenhouse have all been pruned back and are ready for transplanting into pots, that be moved outside.

There are only a few blooms left.

Soon these too will be gone and we will enter a bleak time at the Sproul rose farm when no rose blooms are to be found.