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most recent 23 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 APR by Bug_girl
Hi Cliff! Just found your garden. The high desert one was so impressive! This low desert one ain't too bad either! What happened with all the roses you had at your old nursery? I am just hoping they are somewhere in a garden or a collection or something. The amount of roses that you had is amazing!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 APR by Cliff
When the decision was made to close the nursery and dig up most of the thousands of roses in the garden, we then spent well over a year sending out to our mailing list constantly updated inventories of roses available to be dug up, bare rooted, packed and shipped. Many of these were large plants and my overriding objective was to ensure that as many of these roses as possible found good homes in gardens across the country. This required employing a crew full time for what proved to be very time and labor intensive work. We charged actual shipping costs and an amount of each rose that allowed us to approach break even and pay the crew over this extended period of time. I can assure you that there was no profit built in whatsoever, but gave me the satisfaction that the great majority of this collection of mostly rare roses, which were originally imported from Europe, would continue to be grown in a wide variety of gardens.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 23 APR by Bug_girl
Thank you for the quick reply Cliff. It makes my heart happy that they are somewhere out there! Extinct rose varieties are a huge bummer. And I hope that no one would begrudge you making a profit. You earned it.
most recent 7 DEC HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 DEC by Cliff
Available from - GcMRanch - Etsy
most recent 10 SEP 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 SEP 22 by Ping
Cliff, could I use this photo for my publication and site your name, please and thank you! Ping
Reply #1 of 1 posted 10 SEP 22 by Cliff
Of course, Ping. You're most welcome to use any of my photos, and there's no need to ask in the future. Are you able to copy the photo from HMF? Unfortunately, these are very old photos and I no longer have access to the originals. I could copy them from HMF and send them to you if that's easier.

All the best,

most recent 20 JUL 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 20 JUL 22 by StefanDC
This looks like a photo of some modern variety with very quartered blooms instead.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 JUL 22 by Cliff
You may be right about this, Stefan. However, I'm not sure why your comment came to me.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 20 JUL 22 by Barrett83
hey good one
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