Golden Celebration Rose

This brings me so much joy. It looks like sunshine in the garden! This David Austin rose is one of the largest-blooming English roses. The blooms are enormous. I planted mine outside of my office window and delight in seeing the sunny roses even on the stormiest day. Of all of my roses, this rose…

Scentimental Rose

Ahh, Scentimental. One of my favorite roses! This rose is rather jaw-dropping. Every petal looks like it’s been hand painted. In fact, it’s a bit reminiscent of the Painting the Roses Red scene in Alice in Wonderland, as if the Queen of Hearts herself commissioned Scentimental. I got this rose years ago from Jackson and…

Game of Thorns 2021

It’s that time of year again! I celebrate the first blooms of the year with my annual Game of Thorns post.  This year was a wild one in the garden thanks to the Snowpocalypse. February saw the lowest temperatures in Texas in over a hundred years. To put that in perspective, the lows that week…

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…

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…