First I wanted to do the birds and then tell the story and then finally figured how to attach the story to the birds so I made a new January page. If you follow this story you'll learn how a 20 acre garden for the birds turned my life upside down…
You’ll find out how I started this garden in May 1980 in a Zone 4 arid region with next to no water and how having no water turned into a blessing.
How this garden which I simply started to attract birds for my husband led to :
-a collection of hundreds of old-fashioned roses
-a nursery specializing in plants for the birds.
-the sale 10s of thousands of plants using no plastic pots
-thousands of people visiting the garden to learn to attract birds and conserve water
-eroded land turned into a forest
-being featured in a one book and in Better Homes and Gardens
-sending rootstock to David Austin’s breeding program
-speaking engagements around the world
-hugs from former customers who still bring me pictures of their gardens. …
-a wonderful wild garden full of birds and wildlife that started with a dead tree…..
The new January page is on my blog (http://olderrose.blogspot.com) and I should have the installment one attached by the end of the week...