Golden Valley Roses in California has reinvented the wheel when it comes to how they grow mini rose trees. Cathy Isom has tells us about a rose farmer’s 10-inch-tall creation. A new take on an old bloom.
After taking a turn inside, these specimens can be planted outside for ongoing enjoyment.
Grown with expert care on their small, family-operated farm in Bakersfield, Golden Valley takes special care with their roses. They use a specially designed tray to give the plants maximum chance of development. Open on the bottom, the trays allow for air pruning of roots. This avoids the ball-like effect common to many potted plants.
This also lays the foundation for a gorgeous, hardy, long-lasting plant that provides enjoyment to owners year after year. For those that live in areas that see snow, these roses can be planted in 3-gallon containers and overwintered inside until weather permits planting outdoors.
They’re ideal as gifts for the holidays and hardy enough to transplant to the garden after they’re enjoyed indoors.