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An Autumn Bouquet

Now that autumn is really here where I live, it seems as if it’s time to rotate the header image to a more autumnal bouquet. The original of this lovely photo comes from David Austin Roses, and it shows an arrangement designed by Thomas De Bruyle. 11 more words

Serenity Now

Gallery of English Roses: apricot, orange and peach

I’m continuing my series of posts on this year’s crop of rose photographs with Rosa ‘Jude The Obscure’, one of the most wonderfully scented English roses.  529 more words


Rose Buzz: Hearing from the hybridizers themselves!

There were so many wonderful things about the American Rose Society Fall Convention, but one of the things I will never forget is meeting and hearing from the top hybridizers from around the world. 306 more words


The Garden Wakes Up

Spring is truly underway ! We have had beautiful sunny weather up to 22 degrees Celsius and it is amazing how quickly the garden responds. The maples have new leaf,  the Snowball Tree (Viburnum opulus) and Carolina Allspice ( Calycanthus floridus) are just waking up, the roses are in good leaf and my tiny shrubs of Viburnum bodnantense and Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) are powering along. 1,065 more words


"I want some red roses for a blue lady..."

So, now I’m back on an up. Or a “level” I prefer to think.

I spent a few hours yesterday looking up roses. See the house we moved into… 510 more words