The Author

 

 

Posing in front of ‘Eden’ at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Summer 2015)

About Carrie Renee Turner

Carrie Renee Turner discovered her love for roses several years ago upon purchasing a home in South Central Pennsylvania that already had what’s known as an OGR, or Old Garden Rose. A few years later, she planted 4 disease-resistant, ever-blooming roses in a barren area of her much to be desired yard. Although her old garden rose, known as Paul’s Scarlet Climber is a once-blooming rose, the other roses she purchased are repeat-blooming or ever-blooming roses, meaning they bloom continuously throughout the rose growing seasons.

Visiting Portland’s International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon (August 2016).

Within a couple of years or so, Carrie was enraptured with roses and had accumulated 18 in her urban garden. The more she began developing her rose garden, the more she could connect spiritual life lessons she had learned in her “roaring twenties” and “enlightening thirties” to the lessons she was learning about rose gardening. As a means to share with others her love of roses and her love for God, she penned two inspirational books designed to impart informative rose gardening tips with a spiritual parallel.

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Carrie explores Tyler Municipal Rose Gardens in Tyler, Texas (September 2017).

Since then, Carrie sold her city home for a condominium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, in addition to researching and adopting new roses for her balcony at the beach, she loves to travel to different rose gardens around the country!

The overall purpose of the Ever-Blooming book, blog, radio, and magazine series is to inspire others to keep blooming despite the adversities they may face!  May Carrie’s inspirational words nurture both your soul and your garden as you too choose to be “ever-blooming”.

 

 

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