I had NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING some 22 years ago………….
I bought what spoke to me……..
I read the catalogs that came in the mail………..
I STALKED MY local NURSERIES.
This is what has happened in the last 18 years…………..or SO.
My New Ellie Bust with LIMONCELLO ROSES.
View of the SECOND TERRACE…
That TIME of DAY!
A CHAT with Sir Winston
tree roses with jasmine tucked into the walls………
White Meidiland roses inserted to keep the JASMINE company!
I spy a DEAD patch HERE!
Theodore, bright eyed and BUSHY TAILED!
The Two AMORES……
Everything coming UP ROSES with THE divine THEODORE!
My new patch I refer to as The English Garden.
and I would have been GREAT FRIENDS.
calls MY NAME.I will get to ENGLAND and see HER garden and the Estate of The Duchess of DEVONSHIRE.
I have PROMISED MYSELF.
Plus, I have a few people from the BLOG WORLD that I need to MEET that reside in or around LONDON.
Sounds like a TRIP is in order!
A pale pale pink rose that has a delicious fragrance.
Unfortunately,I have a BUG that LOVES to suck the LIFE out of these ROSE BUDS before they BLOOM.
There was a TIME when NO ONE could EAT dinner before EXECUTING at least 10 between their fingers!
These PESTS would arrive at DUSK.
Drove me MAD as I would LOSE more then half the BUSH to their TUMMIES!
Delphinium SPLENDORE with MORNING DEW.
Watering CAN…….just in case it RAINS!!!!
We need ALL the WATER we can get HERE in CALIFORNIA.
Peony in ACTION!
White & Yellow touch……..anyone know what this is called?
I do BELIEVE it is a TYPE of
I do not even RECALL planting these and they POPPED UP everywhere this year!
The GARDEN is FULL of SURPRISES!
Speaking of SURPRISES
Guess who was HERE in MY GARDEN with ME?
Do you READ
LOST in ARLES?
An AMERICAN who resides in FRANCE.
Who takes BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.
Who speaks SO ELOQUENTLY too.
She is having a bit of a ROUGH SPELL at the moment ,so if YOU are so inclined leave HER a COMMENT.
I know SHE will SMILE with whatever WORDS you find to lift HER SPIRITS.
I THINK MY GARDEN did HER GOOD.
I know my WINSTON did!
SHE deserves a POST dedicated TO HER STAY…….