The Coolest Winter Roses

Oso Happy Candy Oh!

Fall of 2013 was the first time I planted roses in the fall. Stunningly naïve of what winter had in store for us I now call the surviving roses the ‘Ice Princesses.’ I usually buy roses in the spring and plant them well after any chance of a late hard Continue Reading

Roses In The Summertime

Love Song, A Floribunda Rose in Gagas Garden Summertime 2013

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. The Illinois skies filled with billowy ivory clouds against a crystalline blue rival the big skies of Texas that enthralled Georgia O’Keeffe and me. I cannot remember a more beautiful summer. Temperatures during the day have been a perfect 72 degrees. All things being Continue Reading