(A collection of some of the pink roses in our garden. For rose names, hover over photo. Tip: ‘Jacques Cartier’ & ‘Marchesa Boccella’ are actually the same rose. Sneaky, sneaky.)
When do you feel most at home? Is it when your family is with you? Is it when you’re in the garden? For me, it’s both. This summer my daughter and husband have been taking turns traveling–if it’s not one it’s the other who is away from home. But today, the husband returns and I’ll… Read More
‘Mrs Doreen Pike’ gave me a run for my money. Slow growing, and of course purchased as a band as I usually do, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why her leaves looked so chlorotic. What was I doing wrong? Nothing, apparently. After reading a post by another gardener on a rose… Read More
In the Shop: sterling branch and checkerboard-cut pink tourmaline ring. Now that’s done (pats self on back for being more consistent with shop updates) I’m off to water the roses and the veggie garden. I admit that I feel a bit guilty for watering them what with this terribly dry weather we’ve been having but besides… Read More
Now in the shop: Circa 1908 Sterling Silver Spoons in “Blossom” pattern combined with deep red garnets in these one-of-a-kind earrings. (Photo above left shows these spoons with Peruvian pink opals which I was going to use but last minute decided on the faceted garnets. I’m so glad I did.) In other news! Today is a… Read More
‘Rosa Mundi’ has been moved 4 times in our garden in the past 2 seasons but she’s been a really good sport about it. Gallicas are one of my favorite class of roses. These photos were taken at the end of last May. For more about this historical and beautiful rose, see this post HERE.