Everything you need to know to get your hands on our roses
Thank you for your interest in our California grown garden roses! We are passionate about growing roses the old-fashioned way and love sharing them with designers to create memorable and timeless floral art. Our season begins in April and continues through mid December. We grow garden roses that bloom repeatedly throughout the season in an abundance of colors and varieties suited for special events and weddings. Due to the demand for garden roses, we recommend you reserve your roses as early as possible. We receive over 100 requests each week during wedding season, so please be sure to order early if we grow roses you want for your brides!
Garden roses offer an eclectic, whimsical and garden fresh look to arrangements. They provide movement, fragrance, romance and evoke feelings of yesterday. Garden roses come in all shapes and sizes from cabbage shape English roses with over 100 petals to delicate sprays. When you incorporate garden roses into your designs, you will find they are beautifully transformative for your arrangements. Unlike mass-produced/imported roses, garden roses are individually unique and delicate. By sourcing our garden roses for your arrangements, you’re sourcing straight from the hands that planted them and have provided them with the love and care they require to produce bounties of gorgeous blooms. We look forward to working with you and thank you for sourcing American grown flowers!
How to place an order
To request roses for an event, please complete our order form. To streamline our operations and spend most of our time doing what we love, growing roses, we cannot accept orders via email/text/phone for the 2017 season. By submitting your order through our order form, it goes directly into our schedule and there’s no chance of us not seeing your order request. Please submit one order form for each event that you need roses. We will confirm your request within two (2) business days via email. If you have a question, please visit our FAQ and if you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, please email us. We are working on having account logins where you can see/edit all your orders and hope to have that functional by summer.
Pricing + Terms
How we cut + process orders
Roses are custom cut based upon the colors/varieties you specify in your order request. When you place a request for roses, we ask that you upload your event’s mood board, color story or inspiration photos so we can see the colors needed for your event. Many garden roses are notorious for changing colors throughout the season. For example, Evelyn can be light peach with blush hues or deep apricot depending on the weather and time of season. Knowing your color palette will help us cut the best roses for your event.
We cut stems 12″ long, sometimes longer if the plant allows. Climbing roses, when available, can be cut 18-24″ for $1.00 additional per stem.
After roses are cut, two thirds of the foliage is removed from the bottom up. Thorns are not removed because doing so can damage the stem. Bunched roses are tied with twine and then hydrated in our cooler for 24-36 hours.
Distant Drums and Koko Loko
Due to the demand for these varieties, we have 1,400 plants in production for the 2017 season. We’re staggering their bloom cycles so stems are available continuously. For 2018, we’ve invested in an additional 1,000 plants that are currently being grown for us.
We have a limited number of plants for the 2017 season. Honey Dijon is no longer being grown by Weeks Roses, so we were unable to obtain the additional plants we pre-ordered for the season. To meet demand for future seasons, we’ve sent our budwood to Weeks to propagate 500 new plants. As an alternative to Honey Dijon, Butterscotch is very similar and we usually have a few bunches available.
We receive many requests for David Austin’s Evelyn. Currently we have 250 plants in production, which is not enough to meet demand. Evelyn is no longer available wholesale from David Austin so sourcing plants is costly. We plan to add more of Evelyn as plants are available. If you’re seeking cabbage style peach garden roses, please consider Mme Paule Massad, Lady Gardener, Ambridge Rose and Tamora as they’re very similar to Evelyn.
Distant Drums and Koko Loko may be requested by name and we will promise those varieties for your order. For all other colors, due to the unpredictability of flower farming, we cannot 100% guarantee specific varieties. However, you are welcome to tell us the varieties you’re most interested in when you complete the order form. If you do not specify varieties, for an order of white and cream roses, you can expect to receive a beautiful mix of English roses, large bloom traditional roses, and some with multiple blooms per stem. We guarantee to always cut the best, freshest stems we have at the time we cut your order. We’ve found designers love how we cut our roses by color. We understand you may have some favorite varieties and we’ll do our very best to cut those varieties if you select them in the order form.
The week before your event
We will contact you the week before your event to confirm our projected count. Nature plays big a role in flower farming, so if we think we’re going to be short or have extra stems to offer you, we want to let you know as far out as possible. We cannot predict stem counts more than two weeks prior to your events.
Our roses are cut 24-36 hours before pick up or shipping. The life of garden roses is dependent on proper hydrating so for a Saturday wedding, we would cut your roses on Wednesday morning and chill them until Thursday when you pick them up. If you need to cancel your order, please contact us at least 48 hours prior to your requested pick up/ship date otherwise your account will be charged.