Maruxa’s garden had humble beginnings. It started with just four Gerbera Daisy Bush, and aside from the huge family huerta, or vegetable garden that included most of the terrain, there were few old rose bushes planted by her grandmother and a few old varieties of roses climbing along a fence. Today, everywhere you look you’ll see flowering annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, but mostly gorgeous roses, such as Charles de Mills and an Old English Climber planted in 1958. Maruxa started her garden imagining, or dreaming, a rose garden. Bits by bits and through many trials, defeats, and some successes, her dream finally became a reality. The main problem her garden faces are mainly rocky soil, acid terrain and large areas exposed to the harsh northeast wind and little water to water in the Galician dry summers.