Today we’re in Redding, California, visiting with Carol Cowee.
Here’s how it started—bare ground that would become the new rose garden.
The soil was compacted, horrible red, rocky dirt. It took two men three hours to dig/chisel just 10 holes!
A wildfire in 2018 destroyed 170 roses and the house. It was heartbreaking to see those burnt stems, which had been covered with fragrant flowers.
But there are survivors. Carol’s childhood wagon, made by her father, managed to survive the fire, and Carol found three baby cacti under the burned mother plants. Here is the cactus in full bloom; the little plant produced 35 blossoms.
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