Next shipment of Lynn Anderson Roses expected Spring 2020

I've had some learning curves in becoming a young rose enthusiast!  

 

A big thing I've learned is that roses are alive and there are many considerations to adjust and hone your personal style of rose care. Arm yourself with knowledge and the rest comes with experience, I hope! This adventure of starting roses from scratch has made me respect the attention to detail it takes to mass produce roses and make them available across America.

 

...and I've belly ached a few times over the last two years when I've received daunting news about the shrubs and their progress. But I guess something so beautiful is bound to be high maintenance  :) And this is planet Earth and things happen differently each year so you just have to be hopeful for a plentiful garden and keep going.

Some of the things I've encountered are 'herbicidal drift' which happens among huge growing farms just as easy as it can happen from your neighbor down the street. Someone using a stronger dose of an herbicide that is not rose friendly, plus a breeze on a dry day, and there goes your season. I've also learned roses strongly rely on particular sprays and some people do not appreciate roses bushes due to their chemical addiction. There are so many diseases and bugs that cause incurable damage to roses, like Rose Rosette, which can spread like wildfire over great distances. It's no wonder there are federal regulations for folks traveling across borders with plants and animals.

 

So .....  The bad news is I will not be selling or shipping roses this year for a variety of reasons. 

 

I hope to yield enough from this first crop to create the Woodlawn Memorial Rose Garden in Nashville. I will be dedicated to this first planting and will have learned about growing roses first hand. The shrubs are grown in California, then shipped to Tennessee, and then I was to hand pack and fulfill orders to each of you. Not having to purchase the boxes and the polymer crystals and then learn to prune and repack and ship is actually saving me some valuable time where I can be focusing on the dedicated gardens this year. I have been wondering about a local nursery partner or even an online partner for 2020. 

It's been my dream since Mom passed to share her roses in gardens across America. I was with her in Disney’s Epcot Center when we found a Lynn Anderson Rose Bush & plaque and it was so exciting! I walk to the Nashville Music Garden downtown every time I am at the Country Music Hall of Fame just to point out the Lynn Anderson Rose Bush.  On this journey, I've met several people who still have an original shrub in their garden from 20 years ago?! I feel the roses are a unique opportunity to honor Mom and it's also a tribute to a great song! People will remember the phrases, "I Beg Your Pardon" and "I Never Promised You A Rose Garden" for generations to come and it's fun Mom helped create that. So I will continue working on my goals to have Lynn Anderson Roses available and planted across the states and I'll keep you posted.

There's a silver lining ... 

2020 is the 50th Anniversary of “Rose Garden” becoming a MEGA-hit!  What better year to be planning for great things, including more Lynn Anderson Roses!  

The Lynn Anderson Estate Sale ~ June 17th, 2018

Since Lynn Anderson's passing in 2015, we have been compiling collections of her stage wardrobe and her Western gear for various displays in her honor around the country. Our first exhibit is currently being held at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, until June 24, 2018. It's a very appropriate honor for our Rose Garden Queen and they have shared a cross section of her fabulous dresses, like the one from her "Rose Garden" album cover. They have also shared her Cowgirl side with several early Nudie's Western outfits and a full size Quarter Horse with a silver encrusted Parade Saddle. Treasures like these will be in the museum's ward in perpetuity, but there was so much that Lynn enjoyed and collected than just the museum pieces.

By June, we hope to have much of Lynn's collection sectioned off. There are many personal keepsakes that the family will enjoy. And the 100s of museum quality pieces will be archived and protected for future exhibits. So it will be the time to share the rest of Lynn's "stuff" with her fans and friends. There will be lots of 'every day items' and clothing to share. THIS WILL BE A ONE TIME EVENT IN NASHVILLE!  More details to come on location and time.  

Come prepared to share in the love of Lynn's life and the fabulous treasures she has left behind! Looking forward to seeing you in June. 

Personal inquiries regarding the sale, SideStreetSutton@gmail.com, and follow the Facebook Page.


Lynn Anderson's Star on the Walk of Fame in Nashville

My main goal in having a store is to raise a little money to do a few things in honor of my mother, Lynn Anderson. One is submitting her to be honored with a Star on the Walk of Fame here in Nashville across from the Country Music Hall of Fame. I think it would be very deserving and it would mean I'd have my Dad and my Mom on facing corners in downtown Nashville!

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So when I talk about "my cause" .. know that this is one of them! I've decided to make this store to pool a little money from sales. Then periodically as I create a deal to install Lynn Anderson in a permanent location, I'll have some extra funds here from you guys. So thank you so much for shopping with me. It really will help.

On top of it, I love junking and finding western treasures and I have similar taste to my Mom and my Dad. So I hope you enjoy seeing my unique items as much as I love finding them.