Rose Garden Labors That Dazzle

Ingrid Bergman Graced with Rain Drops

Here’s my contribution to the American Labor force on this Labor Day. May it brighten your Day. How do you spend Labor Day? I usually spend Labor Day working in the garden. Did you know that Labor Day, also known as International Workers Day has been around since 1882? Labor Continue Reading

Roses, Rain and Rainbows

Rainbow Sorbet

On Thursday, August 2, 2012 it rained. It has not rained for 45 days in Central Illinois. Central Illinois is known as the heartland. Famous for soybeans and fields of corn “knee high by the 4th of July,” the corn was fully chest high this year before the drought fully Continue Reading

Rose Are Plants Too, A Talk With Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman lives a life one who loves roses and gardening can only dream of. He is owner of Paul Zimmerman roses, a company dedicated to Budding the Rose Grower In All Of Us. His credentials include a veritable who’s who in the rose world, among them Dr. Thomas Cairns, Continue Reading

Rose Garden, Redemption

Redemption Hybrid Tea Candelabra

Redemption. Rose Garden Redemption. That’s what I needed on this amazing summer morning, the year of the drought. As I observe one more mole tunnel I lament to that great cowboy in the sky just lasso my foot and drag me back to Texas.   OUI moved heaven and earth Continue Reading

Rose Garden How Do I Love Thee?

OUI moved heaven and earth for a rose garden. Have I ever told you why. Let me count the ways. I have decided to compare it to Sonnet 43. How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning How Do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Continue Reading