Rural Roses

Author: Linda Kimmel, Indianapolis Rose Society President and Writer for Indiana Gardening Magazine

Below is an article that Linda wrote about Carol Tumbas, Indianapolis Rose Society Past President and her garden experiences.

From Carol Tumbas’ earliest memories, roses graced her grandmother’s and her father’s gardens. In her young adult life, she lived in apartments, but after getting married and starting a home and family, she began to garden. Living in a rural area with rich farm soil, her garden nourished and has expanded over the years. “I have always loved flower gardening,” Carol says. “I was never afraid to try growing roses; I just never felt the desire.” Being an unexpected recipient of some surplus rose bushes, initially ordered by her sister, launched Carol on a long love affair and passion for roses.

“I like the cottage garden look, where all the plants grow together,” Carol explains. “Cottage gardens look kind of messy, especially when you try to photograph them.”

To read the rest of the article and see additional pictures of this beautiful garden… download article pdf here.