Roses forum→Please help save Burlington Roses!

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roseseek
Jul 27, 2021 7:52 PM CST
https://www.gofundme.com/f/hel...


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Hi my name is Becky Scheer. California has been hit hard with years of drought…wells are drying up…crops are dying….and farmers are scrambling to keep their crops growing by drilling deeper and farther than ever before. My sister, Burling, and her business, Burlington Rose Nursery, are victims of this same drought. Her well is dry, and her aging pump needs to be replaced. She is borrowing water from her neighbor to keep her home, her farm animals, and her business from perishing. After visits from various well-drilling experts, 400 feet is the magic number to reach water and sustain her home and nursery for many years to come. A new well, new pump, and installation cost would be approximately $70,000.

Burlington Rose Nursery is one of the few, women-owned rose businesses in the United States. For over 50 years, she has dedicated her life to hybridizing and breeding roses as well as collecting and preserving rare and hard-to-find roses. She assisted in restoring historical rose gardens across the country. If you've been to Hearst Castle, Huntington Botanical Rose Garden, Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Museum, Roy Rogers State Park, Brooklyn Botanical Rose Garden, or the Chicago Botanical Rose Garden, chances are you have enjoyed some of her roses. We know Burling to be passionate about her roses and we see it in her smile when the topic arises. We see it in magazines…we see it every time she hosts a rose society…we hear it in radio interviews…we see it at seminars…we see it at hotels…we see it at resorts, and more importantly, we see it in our own gardens.

Roses are her life, her dream, and her love. Through her roses, we have all been touched by Burling in some way and would appreciate any amount that you could give.

Thank you for your support!

Burling and her marvelous nursery are too valuable to lose to the drought and a well. Please do what you can to help! Thank you. I copied this from the Go Fund Me request to post here. Kim Rupert
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
porkpal
Jul 27, 2021 8:03 PM CST
I have never ordered roses from Burlington, but I have heard nothing but good about it and its wonderful owner. I hope everyone here will join me in helping to save this nursery.

Edited to add: Probably due to the age of my computer, I cannot open the link provided or view Burlington's web site; can anyone help me participate?
Porkpal
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Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Jul 27, 2021 10:20 PM CST
https://www.gofundme.com/f/hel...
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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Jul 28, 2021 7:14 AM CST
Thank you so much for the post and link. I would hate to see her and Ralph Moore's work, gone. She is a wonderful breeder and person.
Name: Dennis Brown
The Big Island, Hawaii
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kohala
Jul 28, 2021 2:13 PM CST
Terrific nursery. I donated.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Jul 28, 2021 6:11 PM CST
I also donated. They're off to a good start, hope they can keep it up and meet the goal or surpass it. Maybe spread the news to news stations? Local and national?
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Jul 28, 2021 11:41 PM CST
She is a treasure...saw her on a youtube...wow, wow!!!
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Jul 29, 2021 7:50 AM CST
Sandsock said:She is a treasure...saw her on a youtube...wow, wow!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

above link is about chip budding
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Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Jul 29, 2021 8:15 AM CST
Here are some photos of roses I have purchased from Burlington Nursery. Thank you Burl for enhancing my garden.
Condesa de Sastago - a Pernetiana from 1930


Bouquet Parfait - Hybrid Musk


Hot Chocolate - floribunda - russet


Maroon Eight - Hybridizer - Burling


President Herbert Hoover - Pernetiana 1930


https://www.gofundme.com/f/hel...
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Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
Jul 30, 2021 6:21 PM CST
I was so excited to be able to place my first order with Burling earlier this year!

Her presentation on YouTube for chip budding/grafting is very helpful! Probably the most informative rose related talk I've ever listened too.
https://youtu.be/hOFtTEI3F_8




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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Aug 1, 2021 8:04 AM CST
Bumping this back up so it doesn't get lost. Still a long ways to go before meeting the goal!!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Aug 5, 2021 4:48 PM CST
Hope this weekend we can give her a nice bump on the meter and get her that much closer to her goal sooner. Crossing Fingers! Spread the word, wait a week or two then hit the same people again. Whistling Whistling
Santa Barbara, CA (Zone 9b)
SusaninSB
Aug 6, 2021 9:25 PM CST
Posted 2 hours ago on another rose forum that Burling reached her goal!
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 7, 2021 2:27 AM CST
Just read that! Whooo Hooooo! So happy! Hopefully, it can be dug soon.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
porkpal
Aug 7, 2021 7:11 AM CST
Great! Thank you everyone who helped!
Porkpal
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Aug 7, 2021 7:53 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner 2020
MargieNY
Aug 7, 2021 1:53 PM CST
Together we did it!
Observe, observe, observe
We are fortunate to "see" & appreciate nature in ways others are blind.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Plant Identifier Raises cows Roses Farmer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
porkpal
Aug 11, 2021 4:35 PM CST
I just received a lovely thank you note from Burling. What a gracious lady!
Porkpal

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