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Art and Cydney Wade co-owners of Rose Petals Nursery, wear many hats. Parents of three wonderful grown children, we have embarked on this adventure of roses. Cydney has grown roses for over 36 years, and now she is able to share her love of roses with many others.

Both Art and Cydney are Florida natives, from several generations back. Our ranch, the Lightered Wood Ranch breeds Florida Cracker Horses and Florida Cracker Cattle. We both believe in preserving not only our endangered livestock, but the Antique and Old Garden Roses we grow at Rose Petals Nursery.

We look forward to meeting each of you!

Preserving History One Rose at a Time!


Old Garden Roses are beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow. They can live with neglect but with care they will thrive. Old Garden Roses are tough survivors grown before the use of chemical sprays and fertilizers.

Their flowers vary in form and color according to variety. Some look like a 5 petaled apple blossom while others are round and full. Their fragrance can range from slight to strong.

There is a past with each Old Garden Rose that you grow. It was taken from a cutting of a rose that was taken from a cutting of a rose all the way back to the original plant. Your rose is a part of a plant that crossed the Atlantic Ocean during the 1800's or crossed America in a covered wagon with a pioneer family taking part of their past to their new home.

Enjoy your Old Garden Roses and be sure to always take a moment to stop and smell the roses!!!!!!!