Elegant Lady

In a world where trashy is often considered cool, I stick out like a sore thumb. But it doesn’t bother me. In opinion, classy never goes out of style. I think that’s why I so adore the aptly named Elegant Lady rose, which keeps sending up elegant bloom after elegant bloom.   If that’s not…

September Roses

It’s satisfying to be a rose gardener in Texas. We have such a long Summer season! My roses are still going strong. My burgundy Iceberg, Elegant Lady, and Disneyland roses all have rosebuds forming for late September blooms, but it’s my Dream Come True and Over the Moon roses that I want to show you…

Garden Update: August

My Summer vegetable garden is nearly spent. Soon I’ll pull up the plants and refill the garden with cool weather goodies such as beets, potatoes, and peas. In the meantime, here’s an update on some of my favorite plants: Pin with me!

Over the Moon Basil Centerpiece

Two of my college girlfriends were coming over for brunch last Saturday and I needed a centerpiece in a pinch, but I only had three decent roses (of the Over the Moon variety) in my yard to snip. What’s a hostess to do? Add basil! I blogged a while ago about using herbs as floral arrangements…

Dream Come True Rose

Yesterday morning my Dream Come True rose bloomed for the first time, just in time for my friends’ wedding. Dream Come True rose is disease-resistant, grows seven feet tall and reblooms all season. It is next to Disneyland rose in my backyard, which is not a coincidence. That is definitely the most magical part of my…