Courtyard Redesign

I was originally going to title this Backyard Redesign but honestly I’ve had too much going on and that would be too long of an article so we’ll start with the courtyard. When I bought this house almost four years ago, I said that someday I wanted to add garden beds to the courtyard. That…

Plum Perfect Rose

Could this ruffled floribunda be any more dreamy? Jackson and Perkins calls Plum Perfect “the epitome of floral excellence” and they are spot on with that assessment. The ruffled petals are so fancy, you might feel like you fell down a rabbit hole into Wonderland. Plum Perfect is part of the Kordes Sunbelt Collection, which…

Earth Angel Rose

To plant a garden is to believe in the future. Meet my new obsession: Earth Angel. I’m besotted with this dreamy floribunda rose from Jackson and Perkins! The fluffy, peony-like blooms smell like heaven on earth. However wonderful you think this rose smells, I promise you it smells even better. The antique rose scent isn’t…

2020 Rose of the Year

It’s officially 2020, which means I can finally tell you about the stunning grandiflora that I’ve fallen in love with. Jackson & Perkins sent me a brand new, previously unnamed rose last year to test out and let me tell you: this is one of my favorite roses I’ve ever grown. It’s art in the…

How to Grow Tomatoes

There is almost no greater gardening joy than plucking a tomato off the vine and tossing it in your mouth when it’s still warm from the sun. I adore growing my own tomatoes, though I wasn’t always great at it. My tomato plants were leggy and didn’t produce much fruit because I didn’t know what…

June Garden Tour

  This post is sponsored by Texas Department of State Health Services It’s another beautiful day in Wonderland! It’s going to be a lovely season in the backyard and I can’t wait to show you around. This is the third season for my roses and I have a feeling this will be the year when…

Rooted in Goodness: How to Grow Roses

This article is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. Views and opinions are my own. This weekend I had the honor of hosting a Rose Workshop at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day #RootedInGoodness Spring Tour. The wonderful Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day team had the cutest booth set up for me with…

Game of Thorns 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of year in the garden: Game of Thorns! Every since I started a garden at twenty-two years old, I’ve celebrated spring by tracking which roses open first each year, a game I call Game of Thorns. (I’m a HUGE Game of Thrones fan if that isn’t abundantly clear.) It’s only…

Spring Flowers from Stargazer Barn

Isn’t springtime in the garden the best? I’m thrilled to tell you that the first rose of the season bloomed today! I’ll reveal which rose won this year’s Game of Thorns soon but in the meantime, let’s have some spring flower fun. This weekend I had the most gorgeous bouquets delivered from my friends at…