Recipe For A Rose Garden

'Julia Child' by Weeks Roses featured this shot of 'Julia Child' in The American Rose Society 2014 Calendar

The Rose Garden Key Ingredients : Weeks Roses  Ingredients: Roses of your Choice I chose Weeks Roses for this Recipe or you can choose from Star Roses, David Austin Roses of which I have some of each kind in this garden. Remaining ingredients: Canadian Sphagnum Peat Mills Magic Rose Mix Continue Reading

‘Summer Love’ Affair With Roses

'Summer Love' Hybrid Tea by Tom Carruth

‘Summer Love’ posted by Weeks Roses swept me away this morning. The subtleties of the shades of yellow fascinated me. Its mesmerizing. There are hints of butter cream swirled to perfection. This also led me to the thought, see why we continue to add roses to our collection? There are Continue Reading

A Garden Is A Place For Kids & Seeds To Bloom

Sakata Seed Company's Alecia Troy

“The Seedkeepers Company aka Kerrie Rosenthal & Carol Niec and my daughter-in-law, a blessing to this family, are the reason I started growing lettuce and all sorts of edibles again.” ~ Susan Fox

The Biltmore 2015 Rose Trials Winners

Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens

‘Savannah’ by Kordes Rosen ‘Takes Best In Show’, ‘Best Hybrid Tea’  and ‘Most Fragrant’  Rose The Biltmore Rose Trials Ashville, NC Sat., May 30, 2014 The George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials Best in Show “Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany The Pauline Continue Reading

Rose Pruning Deja-Vu

Gaga's Garden Floribunda Rose Garden in Illinois

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra Have you ever experienced déjà vu and wondered: was that true déjà vu or have I actually done the exact same thing at the same time last year? My rose pruning, is a ritualistic Rite of Spring. The ‘Rite of Continue Reading