While there are many rose farms that have invested in Instagram-worthy photography and promotion, Chamblee’s Rose Nursery in Tyler, Texas, is not one of them. Maybe that’s because this team knows that insiders in the flower industry world rave about how their roses are so vastly superior – so perhaps they don’t need the promotion. After all, people find them and love them.
First opened in 1953, Mark Story and daughter Krista Friend purchased Chamblee’s Rose Nursery in March of 2019. The previous owner, Mark Chamblee, managed the nursery since 1973 and continues to be an integral part of the business as we move forward. “Our goal is to offer excellent quality roses at a reasonable price,” says Brittany Story, who also works with her father. “Every rose we grow is guaranteed to be strong, healthy, disease free, and true to variety.”
Although they used to provide roses for the famous Tyler Texas Festival, now they are focused on getting consumers gorgeous blooms that have been tested in their garden laboratory. They have over 200 varieties of roses available for shipping directly to your door, but definitely check out the Beverly and, of course, the Peggy Martin climbing rose. I’m a big fan also of Twilight Zone, Alfred Sisley, and Brilliant Pink Iceberg for their bright, bold colors. Plus, their collection includes 105 varieties of root roses, with some that date back to the 1800s.
As far as the most fragrant and popular, Brittany Story shares these beauties as choices – “Beverly, Oklahoma, Sugar Moon, Miss All American Beauty, and Mister Lincoln.” “The flower that makes us special would be the Peggy Martin climbing rose that survived two weeks under water during hurricane Katrina,” says Brittany Fried. “It is a sought-after rose, and we are one of the few nurseries that carry it.”
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