Der Rosenmeister is the story of a hobby run amok!
My grandmother, Sadie Wheat, loved growing roses. When she died, I got a cutting from one of her roses, a once blooming rambler, Dr. Van Fleet. It was while trying to identify it that I got hooked on roses.
Der Rosenmeister officially began in April 2003 in the backyard of our home in downtown Ithaca. Needing more room to grow, we moved to our current location in 2003 on three acres of land just south of the City of Ithaca in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.