Iceberg Climbing Rose In early June I decided to pull the dead root out of the Red, White and Blue Landscape after facing the sad truth that yellow climbing rose was not coming back after the horrible winter. In it’s place I planted an Iceberg Rose I had purchased as a bare root. The first […]
At the top of my chores list this late Autumn is rose care. After the brutal winter in 2013-14 and the loss of a few of my treasured climbing roses and a slow start to the spring season. I’m very sure that the loss of those climber roses was due to the fact that they […]
Happy Autumn from my rose garden planted in 2012. The falling leaves from the swamp maple paint the landscape with it’s gold and red leaves. Look close to see one of my favorite dwarf hydrangeas. The Little Lime Hydrangea is one of my all time favorites especially this time of year as its pink edged […]
The season is passing by so fast this year … leaves are falling and the garden seems to be holding on. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite shrubs and perennials in a short video. Thank you for visiting my garden today – Happy Autumn Support my Friends Carol and Kerrie […]
Some of my fellow gardeners have shared with me how they enjoy this time of year because it is a break from all the labor in the summer garden. I’m excited to see the color and pull things into the greenhouse to continue the growing as winter approaches. Today I want to share with you some […]
This just maybe my last walk and share from my front rose garden to capture the blooms for 2014. After being cheated out of a spring filled with new rose blooms I’m not going to complain about the abundance of blooms this late in the season. It’s killing me not being able to cut them […]
It’s early a late morning share from my rose garden that I started out front my sun room two years ago. September 25 was a perfect weather day in the garden with a cool breeze and temperatures in the low 70’s. The roses blooming today like they do in late May is a wonderful surprise […]
Not only did the title catch my attention with mention of ‘Coffee’ but the fact that I followed a suggestion from a source on social media and use coffee grounds in my garden to help the plants. Does it really do anything ….
I will never take for granted the amazing folks I’ve met using the internet to grow in the ……
You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses. I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]
Funny what will inspired us to share something so easy to take for granted each day. That is what almost happen to this hosta plant that is a companion to my roses for the past 8 years in one of my landscape. This hosta just outside my mud room door to the garden is captivating […]
As I plant my veggies starters and seeds for a late spring – early summer harvest I can’t help but think of the beautiful blooms I am adding to the garden. When I look at the Spring garden it is like a canvas just calling me to splash it with playful and welcoming color. Today […]
This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden. With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life. The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]
Before leaving for Charolette, North Carolina I Googled to see if there were any gardens that maybe open during my visit this weekend. The beautiful website of McGill Rose Garden was the first on the search results. After a beautiful drive down to the Carolinas’ I couldn’t wait to see what would be blooming. The […]
There is no denying it was a long hard winter with over 7 feet of snow that fell on my Ohio garden. I’ve spent the last few days cutting back the roses in the landscape farther then I have ever had to do in the past 7 years of growing. I cringe as I walk […]
Patiently waiting in my Northwest Ohio ( gardening zone 5b ) garden for the sunshine and warmer temperatures to wake up my rose shrubs. It is the first week with temperatures above freezing and I’m anxious to see any signs of life coming from my treasured roses. With all the excitement being shared on social […]
I love sharing daily year-round about roses so when I received my copy of Four Seasons of Roses by Susan Fox you can imagine my excitement. Susan provides a calender, plenty of note space and detailed information about what to do in your rose garden January – December. One of my Favorite Rose Shrubs to […]
Do you believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing? When it comes to certain roses I believe there is no such thing as too many. Today I’m encouraging my readers to stop and smell the roses in pairs. When you are shopping for roses pay close attention to how […]
Today I hope to play ‘ketchup’ by starting a traditional blogging trend with this share from a rose I brought home from a spectacular garden center in North Carolina this past …..
A tall continually blooming upright bush makes a great cut flower. The Tag at Bench’s Greenhouse stated it was a Weeks Roses. . This fragrant plum has a sent of an English rose even in the heat of the summer when most roses have faded. Read More….
Why dead-head … 3 easy tips from my garden and a giveaway. Tonight I’ve teamed up with our friends at Corona Tools to do a Soft Gel giveaway during the #gardenchat event. 3 participants will win a pair of the Corfort Gel Snips by Corona Tools. To view complete details be sure to follow @TheGardenChat on Twitter and visit the website at Connect-Share-Grow .com
I’m excited to share as I journey down to North Carolina from my Ohio garden to share from this amazing event. I hope you will join in the conversation on Twitter by adding #BiltmoreRoseTrials to any questions you may have about the event or images being shared. I will do my best to get you an answer on location. Images from the event will be streaming on my website ( right column under Biltmore logo) May 17-18 for the International Rose Trial Competition. And please be sure to follow @BiltmoreEstate on Twitter for complete Biltmore ….. ( more)
Easy Grow Yellow Rose Shrub in my 2012 New Rose Garden Last Summer I added a few new rose gardens to my front landscape. It was exciting to add David Austins, Proven Winners roses mixed with a few of my favorite hydrangea varieties in these gardens All winter long I watched as the cold took […]
Do you remember the first time you saw a Knock Out rose shrub? What was your impression of that new promise to be able to have a rose garden with ease in your home garden? I will admit when I first saw the Knock Out at the garden center I was working at about 8 […]