California’s Rose Story Farm

RoseStoryFarm2Text by Vicki Ingham / Photography by Stephanie Welbourne

Life is indeed a bed of roses—actually, acres and acres of roses—for Danielle and Bill Hahn, owners of Rose Story Farm.

Imagine walking through acres of roses, inhaling their intoxicating fragrance with every breath. From May through November, that’s a near-daily routine for Danielle Hahn and her family, owners of Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, California. They grow roses for the florist trade—not the uniform, scentless hybrid teas that dominate the business but the luscious, aromatic, old-fashioned kind you normally find only in home gardens.