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

this week’s bouquet

As the garden winds down, every week I think this will be my last bouquet.  We haven’t had a frost yet, and the trees are still unseasonably green, but the temps have turned noticeably colder, which seems to have intensified the color in these flowers. In truth, this bouquet looks more like spring than fall.  The roses look lovelier now than in the heat of … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

finally . . . roses

Finally . . . I have some roses.  The first flush was very pitiful, but the second bloom, although still minimal, is at least more promising. These are pink ‘Knock Out’ roses, supposedly very hardy, and will grow anywhere. I was first impressed with these roses when I saw them planted in front of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant on a busy main street in … Continue reading finally . . . roses