Blog posts categorized as: Roses

Ready for Roses?

Mar 2, 2012

I've decided that spring is officially here. So what if it might freeze again. That's what it always does...but it's still spring! And it's time for the Annual Rose Festival over at North Haven Gardens in Dallas this weekend. Doors open, and roses are available for sale, starting at 7am tomorrow morning (3/3/12) and 8am on Sunday morning. You'll find the biggest selection of roses in town, all your organic rose gardening products and fertilizers plus great free programs. First 50 people through the doors each day get a bonus.

Even if you go tomorrow, it would be worth going back over on Sunday to see Mike Shoup from The Antique Rose Emporium. He'll be speaking at 1pm.


If you're out there at 7am, The Tin Star Taco Taxi will be there serving breakfast tacos, then Cane Rosso takes over lunch with oven fired pizza. YUM. Get your rose and foodie fix all in one stop!

Rose ‘Easy Does It’

Jul 3, 2011

I have a ton of summer plant photos to share...just haven't had time to get anything posted! I'll try to get a few up in the next couple of days. Here is a shot of one of my 'Easy Does It' roses. This Floribunda is doing great and flowering right along even in 103F degree weather. I've been very impressed with it's performance.


The heat definitely impacts flower size and color for most plants, so you can expect the flowers on this rose to be much larger and more vibrant in the spring and fall. But considering the temps right now, the flowers are stil attractive. The bees have been enjoying them this morning...

Streetside spring blooms…

Mar 27, 2011

Just a highlight of a few blooms popping out in the new front bed. It's a work in progress...It's the only pre-existing bed at the new house- a crecent shaped bed that sits in front of a concrete circular drive. It's really the main feature of the front landscape. It was full of Bermuda grass, some dead zinnias, groundcover junipers in poor shape and a large row of 30-40 year-old yaupons with trunks the size of large trees! In January, I ripped out everything in the bed, amended with compost, expanded shale and some humus...and started planting. Here's what's pretty so far...


Right now the bed is planted with chard, spinach, cilantro, dill, strawberries, rosemary, rain lilies, roses, tomatoes, echinacea, daffodils, violas and more...even have baby tomatoes on the 'Sapho' plants already.

Daffodil 'Delnashaugh'

Another split corona daffodil...blanking on the cultivar at the moment

Rose 'Easy Does It'

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Rose 'Pat Austin'

Even after the harsh freezes and ice in January, the strawberries are blooming and fruiting their heads off...

Rose ‘Crown Princess Margareta’

May 2, 2010

Just a lovely shot, of a lovely rose, on a lovely day...

Princess_margareta 'Crown Princess Margareta'

The roses are going nuts!

Apr 29, 2010

Well, the very cold winter we had did provide some benefits. The strawberries are going to provide a bumper crop, as well as the peaches, and the roses got the full dormancy and chilling hours they needed to look fabulous this year. The cold weather killed off many of the fungal spores as well so even the finicky English hybrids have gone blackspot free this spring!

'Pegasus' in the forefront, 'Abraham Darby' and 'Fransika Krueger' in the right background, 'Perle d' Or' in the left background. A 'Pat Austin' and 'Tamora' are just out of view. I have an fabulous 'Ebb Tide' hidden in the back that is just luscious.

Abraham_darby2010 The 'Abraham Darby' have been providing so many fragrant petals this spring that I'm about to make a batch of homemade rose water.

Perledor_2010'Perle d' Or' in it's full and fragrant glory

First roses of the season and other blooming beauties…

Apr 6, 2010

Now that it is finally starting to warm up, the roses are popping into bloom. Here is the first 'Abraham Darby' of the season...

Followed by the Rose 'Easy Does It"...Luscious!

And, Lobelia 'Techno Heat Dark Blue'...lovely mixed with orange violas and silver dusty miller...

The Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) have also started blooming!


‘Easy Does it’ 2010 AARS Rose…I’m drooling…

Feb 26, 2010

UPDATE: We'll have these over at NHG this week! If you've read my blog for a while then you know how I feel about peach colored roses. I CANNOT wait to get my hands on this one! 'Easy Does It', a floribunda and the 2010 AARS winner, is to die for. It's so....ruffly!

Easy Does it Rose

A morning bouquet of roses…

Nov 15, 2009

A lovely bouquet of roses for you this morning...just plucked from the garden. The scent is divine. 'Abraham Darby', 'Tamora' and 'Perle d' Or'.


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