Tyler is known as the Rose Capital of America. By the 1920s the rose industry had developed into a major business, and by the 1940s more than half the U.S. supply of rose bushes was grown within ten miles of Tyler.
Today, major players in the national rose growing and processing industry have significant facilities in the Tyler area, such as Chamblee's Rose Nursery, Tate Rose Nursery, Lone Star Rose Nursery, Certified Roses/Sexton Roses, and many others.
Tyler-area companies process and distribute several million roses each year and about 75% of all roses in the country are handled in Tyler.
This video lasts about 2 minutes, and features highlights of the roses seen around Tyler. It has some easy-listening music included, so turn up your volume, and enjoy the elegance and color of Tyler roses!
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