My dear friend and mentor Penny Bianchi planned an unforgettable day before Mother's Day experience!
A few weeks ago, Penny mentioned one of her favorite places to spend the day is Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria. Although Steve and I have explored the charming seaside town of Carpinteria over the years, we never discovered this magical farm.
I spied Penny and her grand daughter, Poppy under an arbor of soon to be blossoming rose vines.
I'm always smiling ear to ear when I'm in Penny's company.
Originally built in 1880 by a sea captain, Rose Story Farm began in 1998 when the present owners purchased 1000 rose bushes. One of my favorites is "Sally Holmes", a showy rose vine that the owners trained to create a fabulous blooming hedge.
Rose Story Farm now grows 18,000 rose bushes with 120 different varieties!
Rose Story Farm is an organic farm and is known for magnificent cut roses.
A showy red rose vine, paired with fragrant lavender, covers another wall of the courtyard.
All of the roses at Rose Story Farm are incredibly fragrant and romantic!
Julia Child was a special friend to the owners of the Rose Story Farm. A breathtaking garden filled with the stunning yellow rose bushes named after Julia has a special place on the farm.
Thank you to Penny and Poppy for sharing this magical place with us!
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