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…

A Rose By Any Other Name

With a name like Katie-Rose, I was destined to become a gardener. I have eleven varieties of roses in my yard so far. I’m posting these in order of when they bloomed: Roses that have not yet bloomed: Merlot (red), frontyard Burgundy Iceberg (dark purple/red), side yard Julia Child (yellow), frontyard Dream Come True (orange/pink…