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Welcome to where I share my rose gardens. I started growing roses in 2001 when my Aunt gave me a small clipping off of a family climber. Today I grow over 100 different roses in my Ohio garden and enjoy sharing how on social media. I’m not a Master Gardener, just an everyday grower who wants to share how you can have a beautiful garden too.

Hashtags I use when sharing roses : #roses #gardenchat

Iceberg Climbing Rose

Iceberg Climbing Rose

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 […]
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Rose Hips on Look A Like : Autumn Rose Care

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 […]
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Friday Flower Flaunt

Autumn Garden For Flower Friday

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 […]
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Leaves Are Falling … Autumn Garden Walk

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 […]
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Flower Flaunt Friday

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 […]
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Distant Drum Sunrise

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 […]
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Remembering Spring in my September Garden

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 […]
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Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago!

Successful Rose Planting

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 […]
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Inspiring Green Companion Plant

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 […]
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Allium Blooming in my Ohio Garden

Bees, Birds and More Plants to Welcome All

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 […]
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Roses are making a come back!

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 […]
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A Spring Visit To McGill Rose Garden

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 […]
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Quick Tips on Creating a Fabulous Rose Garden

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 […]
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Red Carpet Rose After Winter 2014

Tales of a Cautious Rose Pruner

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 […]
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Four Seasons of Roses 2014 by Susan Fox

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 […]
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Must Have More Than One – Rose Garden

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 […]
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#BiltmoreRoseTrials May 17-18

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)
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Spring Arrived In My Rose Garden

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 […]
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You Can Grow Roses

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 […]
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