Game of Thorns 2022

It’s the most beautiful time of year: Game of Thorns! Few things bring me as much joy as watching my roses bloom for the first time after a long, dormant winter. Watching roses wake up is one of the great joys of springtime!  Game of Thorns 2022 Winner: Scentimental The first rose to open this…

New Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Design

Looking for a raised bed vegetable garden design? Read this! I finally got my summer vegetable garden going! We had some bad weather at the end of March and April has been a bit of a whirlwind with back-to-back business trips (I’m a publicist, if you didn’t know!) so this is a later start for…

Growing Purple Bell Peppers

There is something so fabulously eye-catching about purple bell peppers, don’t you think? They’re so dark, they’re nearly black. I grew quite a lot of peppers in the garden this year but I thought Halloween week would be an appropriate time to tell you about growing purple sweet bell pepper since they’re so delightfully spooky…

Growing Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

We have to talk about Cherokee Purple heirloom tomatoes. When I bought this little plant at Vintage and Vines in east Texas, I had no idea I was growing the tastiest tomato. Cherokee Purple is hands down the best tomato I’ve ever eaten. My mom said the same and she’s from California, the land of…

Summer Garden Update

Hello, lovelies! I wrote about planting my summer vegetable garden here. I thought you might like an update to see how things are growing! Tomatoes The tomatoes are doing unbelievably well! Most of the plants are 6-7 feet tall. Here they are next to me for comparison! I’ve been easily getting 1-2 cups of tomatoes…

Planting a Summer Vegetable Garden

It’s an exciting day indeed: the summer garden has officially been planted! You might be thinking, Rose, it’s awfully early, but I live in zone 8 (Dallas) so I have a long growing season and am very used to starting my summer garden between late March and early April. Last year I got an enormous…

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Thinking about starting a vegetable garden? You’ve come to the right place! Growing your own vegetables is so rewarding: it’s cheap, healthy, and delicious! It may seem intimidating to get started but I’m going to walk you through it. Pick Your Spot Even if you have a small balcony, you can still grow vegetables! Just…

All About Hydrangeas

Ahh hydrangeas, how I love thee! There’s something so dramatic about a yard full of the fluffy, brightly colored blooms and no one grows better hydrangeas than my mom. She has blue, pink, white, and green hydrangeas at the lake house and I marvel at them year after year. All of the photos in this…

How to Grow Eggplant

If there’s one thing you grow this year, let it be eggplant. I can’t believe I waited so long to try my hand at eggplant. It’s hands down the most satisfying food I’ve ever grown. I got probably fifteen eggplants from a single plant this past fall and I can’t wait to grow more this…