California, United States
I got my first miniature rose, Beauty Secret, in the mail from Miles Kimball while still a teenager. I remember the root "cylinder" was wrapped in foil. I actually managed to keep it alive on my windowsill for some months before it succumbed; by then I was hooked.
I have always speciallized in minis, since I don't have much ground for "big" roses but lots of room for smallish pots. It took me years to develop a custom soil mix that allowed me to not kill a large part of my collection every summer under those conditions.
I try to grow as organically as possible, as I am more interested in the plants as "pets" than as sources for perfect roses for exhibition and competition.
Experienced (40 years)
Last visit: Tuesday, July 31st