Wordless Wednesday | A Hibiscus In The Rose Garden

Surprise! A hibiscus with the Little Red Barn! The floribunda rose garden in its second full bloom cycle. ‘Anna’s Promise’ by Weeks Roses with rain drops. ‘Watercolors Homerun’ debuting at #Cultivate15 in Ohio this week. ‘Pink Cupcake’ one of Proven Winners Oso Easy Series of roses. I just pruned all 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

Presidents’ Day Pruning & Mr. Lincoln, The Rose

Mr. Lincoln in Full Bloom

Presidents’ Day Pruning? Presidents’ Day and Ground Hog’s Day have something in common. They can be false indicators of an early spring. For three springs I have written about Pruning Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PPTSD). I will sum this disorder up for you. It’s real and it caused me enough Continue Reading