Seen here: ‘Pierre de Ronsard’ or ‘Eden’ There are roses growing in our garden that were barely photographed last summer and as it turns out, ‘Madame Plantier’, the rose I promised to share next was one of them. My first thought, when I opened up the photo files this morning was, “Oh crumbs. Now what?”… Read More
This morning I woke to the sound of birdsong and rain. This may seem like a insignificant thing but trust me, after the winter we’ve had it felt like a huge victory. Rain and not snow? Birdsong and not howling wind? I’ll take it. The winter has been so oppressively cold and bitter. I think… Read More
I don’t think there is a happier color in the world than pink. Especially the perfect shade of strawberry-pink like that of Austin’s ‘Strawberry Hill’ rose, actually named for Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle in Twickenham. Introduced in 2006 (Registration name: Ausrimini), ‘Strawberry Hill’ has very full, very large blossoms borne in generous clusters. The scent… Read More
We have a winner! First, I just wanted to express my gratitude to all of you that left such lovely comments. When I set this giveaway down I thought, “Gee it would be nice if I get about 10 comments” so imagine my surprise when close to 30 showed up! I so enjoyed reading your… Read More
Look what just arrived! I have 5 of these beauties up for grabs–all handmade by me with recycled sterling, a bit of brass, copper and natural turquoise (solid turquoise, no doublets here) and 1 pretty Larimar. They’re just in time for spring and up for grabs in my SHOP.
Do you ever see a rose in another garden and get that “where have you been all my life” feeling? That’s how it was for me when I met the Gartendirektor. Look at it virtually covered in roses, and oh by the way, these photos were taken in June AND October which goes to show… Read More
How to describe the delicate, almost ethereal beauty of ‘Celsiana’ that old Damask rose? I suppose I should just let the photos speak for themselves but I will say the following: this is the 3rd season for our ‘Celsiana’ grown from a rooted cutting. It doesn’t get too cross with me for being in a semi-shady… Read More