Love Planted A Rose

Floribunda Rose Garden in Bloom

“Love planted a rose and the world turned sweet “ Katherine Lee Bates June was declared National Rose Month by Ronald Reagan in 1986. Don Ballin, past president of the Northeastern Illinois Rose Society was the President of the American Rose Society at the time.  I was a member of Continue Reading

Roses for Veterans Long Forgotten

Memorial Day, photo Weeks Roses

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, began after the American Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate Soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day now honors all Americans who have died during military service.   The Natchez Trace Parkway | Highway 61   Continue Reading

The Sensible Rosarian

Sunsprite in the Floribunda Garden Phase One

A funny thing happened on my way to plant the next rose garden.   I planted a vegetable garden. Thank-you Doomsday Preppers. If you haven’t watched that show, tune in. I fully expected the participants to be loony tunes. Well, they aren’t. Many preppers are really smart, talented people. Preppers Continue Reading

Ode To Joy, A Rose by David Clemons

Joy, ARS Award of Excellence Winner by David Clemons

“Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!, Daughter of Elysium, Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!” Ode To Joy, Ludwig Von Beethoven’s – Symphony No 9 Ode to Joy   Ludwig Von Beethoven’s – Symphony No 9: Ode to Joy is the first time in history lyrics were added to a major symphony Continue Reading

A Rose for Seven Sisters by Sue Tiffany | A Mother’s Day Story

Old Garden Rose Seven Sisters

  Roses can create a living legacy connecting us to past generations. Let me tell you a love story of a rose called Seven Sisters and a beautiful family knit together today by a rose bush after  six generations. It will make you wonder if a mother’s love cut short Continue Reading