Their fragrant blossoms were formed from the tears of Aphrodite, according
to the ancient Greeks, and their color came from the blood of her wounded
lover Adonis. But the romance of roses predates even ancient Greece.
Nebuchadnezzar bathed in rose oil, and rose petals filled the mattresses
of Persian sultans. The rose is one of civilization’s oldest ornamental
flowers, and they’re still one of the most popular for home gardeners and landscapers.
Mea Nursery - Backed by Tradition and Experience
Mea Nursery has been growing America's finest roses for more than seven decades. Founded in 1928 in New Jersey, Mea Nursery began by growing and selling top-quality cut roses to flower markets in the area. Mea's reputation for quality and dependability grew, and by the mid-1950's Mea Nursery was selling packaged dormant roses from coast to coast. The company moved to East Texas in 1957 to take advantage of a longer growing season. Mea Nursery is still owned by the family of Joseph P. Mea and operates in Lindale, Texas. The nursery now grows and sells dormant, as well as container roses.