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Retired educator (music, librarian) and home owner. I planted my first roses when I bought my house in 1987. I have two dozen hybrid teas/floribundas/grandifloras bush, tree or climbers. I also had over a dozen miniature roses. I used to go to Dee Bennett's Tiny Pedals in Chula Vista and also at the Del Mar Fair until she retired and the nursery moved to Nevada. I have an old catalog from Tiny Pedals with pictures I use for reference. I worked for over 36 years as a teacher and school librarian and retired in a 2015. I am working at getting my landscaping filled in and established so I will be on a maintenance schedule rather than changing or establishing new plantings. I'll be adding the last of my planned roses in 2020 as we are getting plentiful rain this spring to turn the ground. Then I'll just be working on vegetables and fruits every year while maintaining the rest.
After losing a lot of my miniatures due to landscaping I am back to growing my collection. Lucky me, my Mother is excessing her miniatures from her yard and I'm getting them all. She saved her Tiny Pedals catalog so I am hoping to identify most of them. We remember the names we bought, just not which is which. Yay. I've identified Irresistible. And Circus Clown. And I think Merlot, the original from the 80s.
My biggest disappointment? I lost Ms. Mary and can not find any source to replace it.
Someday I'd like to try my hand at propagating and breeding, especially the miniatures. I figure if Dee could do it in Chula Vista, I can do it in San Diego.
Beginner (35 years)
Last visit: Tuesday, May 25th