Spring has sprung and there is no better time to get out into the garden.
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With that in mind, Canowindra residents are being encouraged to check out some of the most beautiful blooms in Australia when Eureka Plants hosts a Rose Sale this Saturday, October 3.
Eureka Plants was originally established in 1986 by John and Wendy Gordon in Wamboin.
John and Wendy started out growing Australian natives, then moved into azaleas and rhododendrons.
Roses came next and a very happy relationship was found.
The nursery relocated to Canowindra six years ago in August 2014, where Luke and Beth Gordon now manage the nursery.
Beth said the move to Canowindra and running Eureka Plants has felt like "coming home" for herself, Luke and their four children.
"The welcome and support we have been shown from the community has been amazing and we truly feel that we were meant to be here," she said.
Eureka grows all ranges of roses from the miniature varieties right through to bush and standard roses, also specialising in complementary plants such as lavender, foxgloves, delphiniums and other perennials.
Autumn also sees the sea of colour of garden chrysanthemums in the nursery which are now a firm favourite of Eureka's customers.
Beth said Eureka Plants is the only Australian rose nursery that produces own root roses for all their rose types.
"Traditionally roses were grafted. A strong, vigorous rose variety is used for the root stock and the featured rose is grafted onto this," she said.
"However, Luke trialed and mastered growing bush roses on their own roots creating a plant that has many advantages over the grafted roses.
"These include a better shaped and proportioned bush, no suckers, more flowers, a longer living plant, more disease resistance and less virus."
Learn more this Saturday from 8am till 2pm at 1166 Fish Fossil Drive, Nyrang Creek. Luke will host a rose talk at 10.30am on the day.
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