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…

Feed Program for Roses

It’s officially spring and I’ve got gardening on the brain! I am so delighted that my year-old roses are coming in strong and healthy thanks in part to the new feed program I have them on. I buy many of my roses as bareroot plants from Jackson and Perkins and for the first time ever,…

Queen of Hearts

It’s that wonderful time of year again, when the garden is full of blooms. I am delighted to run out every morning and inspect all of my roses. It amazes me how much can happen in just ten hours. New roses planted this year: Sundance – opened today! Queen Elizabeth – no blooms yet Cherry…

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!

Antique Rose Cups + Marble Vase

I love, love, love my new antique rose cups and marble vase. Reblog if you love treasure hunting at antique shops. 🙂  

Butterfly Bench

I am absolutely in love with my new butterfly bench from Plow and Hearth. There’s one somewhere in Fort Worth; I know because tons of TCU students have photos of them sitting on the bench, looking like they have wings. The minute I saw this in the catalog, I knew I had to get it…

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…

Herb Bouquet: Basil, Rosemary, Change of Heart Rose

I have a newfound love of herb bouquets. My mom picked too much basil for a recipe at the lake house and stuck the extra in a vase. The basil not only looked attractive, it perfumed the whole kitchen! Back at home, I threw together this simple bouquet for a cheerful Summer table.   Bonus…

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…