a new rose garden

There is nothing I love more in a garden than pink flowers – any variety will do.  But there is something about pink roses that just makes my heart sing. This is David Austin’s English shrub rose, “Mary Rose”.  I bought her in early summer not having any idea where I was going to plant her, so she kept me company on the deck where … Continue reading a new rose garden

a shady garden

It’s been a long, hot, and dry summer here in Ohio.  We’ve not had a significant rainfall that makes a difference since mid June.  Most of the garden is stressed from heat and lack of rain, and just barely hanging on.  I’m stressed from the promising storms on the weather radar app that continually come to nothing, and also imaging how expensive my water bill … Continue reading a shady garden

this week’s bouquet

Thought I had better get back to making bouquets before the summer is over.  The August garden is waning, especially from the heat and lack of rain, but there are a few beauties still going strong. I started this bouquet with just zinnias since they needed picking.  Grown from a pack of seeds, a good majority of the zinnias ended up being magenta, and they … Continue reading this week’s bouquet