Mom brought me these roses from her garden. They’re even more lovely in person. Roses are best when they’re shared, don’t you think? PS: A friend of my mother’s gave her this rose and told her it was ‘Teasing Georgia’, but I’m not sure because they look rather more Graham Thomas-y to me. Do you grow… Read More
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Knee-Hi Blend’ available through Botanical Interests. Last photo includes Austin’s Rosa ‘William Shakespeare 2000’ Every year I like to try a new variety of sweet pea as they’re one of my favorite flowers; they’re right up there with roses, of course, and lavender. This Knee High Blend consists of shades of purple, white… Read More
Do you blog? Do you ever wonder if it would be easier nicer to just post the photos and let them speak for themselves?
The Mister and I have been making an effort to explore our town a little more and what better way than to do so while walking the pups? A couple of evenings ago we were strolling through a quiet, unassuming little neighborhood when we fell into a fairy tale: An older property entirely surrounded by… Read More
I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I am implementing a “2 strikes and you’re out policy” with my roses and the reason why is because last spring (well technically I guess it’s still spring), with it’s major climate extremes, has really separated the men from the boys in our rose garden. Roses that were once… Read More
Replacing fussy plants with easy care ones–one way to enjoy our gardens a little more There is a garden down the road from our house that I pass by every time I take Eva for a walk. It’s filled with an enviable variety of bearded iris, an assortment of perennials, flowering shrubs, roses and vibrant… Read More
Hindsight being twenty-twenty, I wish I had taken more photos of this rose. ‘Celsiana’ only blooms once, in late spring here in central PA, so this year I won’t have any more blossoms to share with you but these. Each rose starts out as a large bud with frilly sepals that extend very high like… Read More