This week we took a little break from growing Protea and attended the biannual Fun N' Sun Convention in Santa Barbara, California. This wonderful floral event included two days of tours to eight flower farms in both Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Our final stop on day one was Rose Story Farm where we enjoyed a lovely lunch, toured the Rose Gardens and stopped to smell the roses!
Rose Story Farm began in 1998, when a half acre of an old lemon and avocado farm was transformed into a rose garden. This amazing garden has now expanded into an old-fashioned rose farm, with the radiant hues of European and pre-1950 American varieties in bloom across 15 acres in Carpinteria, Valley. Rose Story Farm now grows 18,000 rose bushes, with over 120 varieties featuring beautiful, fragrant, romantic roses in exquisite shape and colors. Here's just a small sampling of the gorgeous roses they grow. For more information on this amazing flower farm go to: http://www.rosestoryfarm.com.