The Good Old Summertime

Summer is in full force here in the sunny South, with the heat and humidity both turned up to 11. We are still a month or so away from the “dog days” of summer, those dry, brown, heat-baked days when the only sound is the rising and falling hum of the cicadas and only movement…

Blooms In The Rose Garden

Here are a few photos of the latest blooms in the rose garden. I want to also say that all of these roses smell deliciously rosy! The Alnwick Rose (English rose) Kathleen Harrop (antique Bourbon rose) Alfred Colomb (hybrid perpetual) Olivia Rose Austin (English rose) Princess Alexandra of Kent (English rose) Darcey Bussell (English rose)…

First Blooms

Dogwood Winter is over and the weather has warmed up wonderfully. The warm weather has brought the very first blossoms in my new rose garden. Here is Kathleen Harrop. The photo does not do justice to the beautiful true pink color of her blossoms. And here is Alfred Colomb. He is the most sumptuous red!…

Building a Rose Garden – Part 5

It’s time for yet another installment of Building a Rose Garden! {cheers, applause} Wednesday was the most gorgeous day I have seen in a long time. It was warm, but not too warm, and breezy, with expansive blue skies dotted by white puffy clouds, like little sky sheep. Thursday called for rain, so I thought…

Updates

We had some wintry weather this week, that kept my daughter home from school for three days. I was also home, but because I caught a nasty, strength-sucking cold. I am still feeling decidedly unwell several days later. The silver lining however is that I was home when the first rose for my new garden…