When I put fingertips to the keyboard to write this “About Me” piece, I realized that I have had some amazing experiences at this point in my life. Quite simply, I am grateful to have an incredibly loving family, I have traveled to many parts of the world, my career “behind the scenes” in the entertainment industry has offered me once in a lifetime opportunities that I treasure, and I am proud to be the “poster child” for finding the husband of my dreams in my 50’s…Jerry Mathers of Leave it to Beaver fame. It is a bit humbling being married to an American icon and I’m so happy that he too is also a lover of roses! So much to be thankful for.
About 5 years ago I moved to a new town and I was looking for a way to meet some nice people. I noticed a small blurb in the local newspaper about an upcoming monthly meeting for the Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society. Not really having any experience growing roses at all, for some reason I was intrigued. I attended the meeting and the speaker’s topic was so interesting and everyone was very friendly. I began going to the meetings each month and before I knew it, I was “hooked!” Over these years I have developed an amazing passion for roses which brings me to the creation of this website. I’m excited to share my photos and what I am continually learning with the hopes that people who visit here will take away some useful gardening knowledge, experience the magnificent beauty of the blooms, and hopefully stop and smell the roses with a delightful new awareness!