NEWS: Taking an indefinite blogging break

William Shakespeare 2000

Folks, it’s time for me to take a break from blogging. This is not a veiled attempt to fish for compliments, I genuinely need to take a step back and reevaluate. I’ve poured my heart and soul into this blog and while I never set out for it to become a big thing with lots of followers, [...]

Growing Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’

Rosa rugosa Alba 9-12-2-1

If you grow roses, at some point you are going to have your heart broken. It’s an inevitability. I know I certainly have–a bunch of times. I think the key to minimizing the heartache, is making the proper choices in the first place. Oh, if I could go back in time and tell myself not [...]

Daffodil 100 Collection and Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus

A collection of daffodils via Hedgerow Rose - 2

Daffodil, Narcissus, whatever you choose to call them, they’re reigning supreme this time of year. (Technically, all daffs belong to the Narcissus genus. In our home, we call them “Dillies” because we’re cute like that.) We have a small drift of the Daffodil 100 Collection™ from Colorblends, which provide reliable color for the entire season (recommend!), [...]

Growing ‘Reine Victoria’ Bourbon Rose

Reine Victoria Rose in June 2013 6

When I conjure up an image of a romantic and beautiful rose, I often think of those in the Bourbon class, just like this one: ‘Reine Victoria’ a Bourbon from France, 1872. Bred by Joseph Schwartz, ‘Reine Victoria’, named for Queen Victoria of course, also goes by another name: ‘The Shell Rose’. It’s easy to see [...]