Gardening Partners

of Dickson County

January 2023

Please remember your Help Center Donation – canned or shelf-stable foods that are unopened and not expired are very much needed. Our meal theme this month: “The Secret Ingredient is…”

Our speaker this month is Susan Lyell from Restoration Rose. She is an enthusiastic and popular speaker and we are very pleased to have her. She will be bringing a selection of merchandise for sale – she accepts Venmo, Paypal, cash, or check. A special offer on soaps is available for $10 each.

A bio from her website

As a trained soap maker and expert rose gardener, Susan Lyell infuses her oils, soaps, and plant-based beauty products with rose petals right from her organic sustainable farm. The goal of Restoration Rose is to share her rose petals and knowledge to benefit your emotional and physical well-being through self care and clean beauty.

Susan realized the sense of well-being scent provided and has spent most of her life creating mood altering essential oil blends for friends and family.

Antique and heirloom roses provide a charm and fragrance that are far superior to most modern roses. They were mostly bred to be grown as garden shrubs rather than the Hybrid Tea grown for the show table. As a result, they are vigorous and healthy.

Susan set out to create a collection for her urban garden that has grown to more than 700 varieties.

A firm believer that the “scent of the rose remains, too, in the hand of the giver” Susan shares her passion for roses through her soap and skin care in the hopes that others will experience the serenity roses have given her.

“If everyone just nurtured one scented rose bush, the world would be a more peaceful place.”