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Category Archives: Bloom Thyme
The Bill Warriner Floribunda is one of my very favorite roses. I refer to it as my blooming machine. It is rarely without bloom. Bill Warriner was bred by Keith Zary of Jackson and Perkins in 1996 and named for … Continue reading
For us in the midwest this was the year of the drought. For 9 weeks we had no rain. Most of the pictures of the entries for the 2012 Top Ten are before the drought began. However, there are a … Continue reading
The evenings are very cool, leaves are falling way too fast, but many of my roses are doing great things! There is a lot said about the last rose of summer and much of it is sad. I tend to … Continue reading
This morning I had a most glorious walk through my garden! The drought is over and many of my roses and their companions in the garden think it is spring! I am looking over green grass, glossy rose leaves, reblooming … Continue reading
Today we start 9 weeks of drought… as you know my garden is very large and I have had to limit watering to my roses and tomatoes and alternating trees and shrubs that are closest to our living area. As … Continue reading
The Peace Rose is one of the most famous and beloved roses of all time. I had this rose once upon a time, in fact … it is one of the first roses my son gave to me– which made … Continue reading
I don’t know about your grocery store, but many of our grocery stores have potted plants for sale. One that does it best is Kroger. They seem to pick all of my favorites and place them right by the door … Continue reading
This is a week of record high temps (99 – 103), so I find myself extremely grateful for the plants that are “beating the heat.” Just when I was about to panic about the lack of water and intense heat, … Continue reading
Yes, a year can make a lot of difference! I started a new rose bed on a very hot July day last summer when I visited a local garden center and was introduced to THE GRANDE DAME … To read … Continue reading
Here’s what’s blooming in my neck of the woods today…
Early this spring I made an impulse purchase. This purchase is mainly based on the fact that locally it is very difficult to find roses other than landscape roses. While I love landscape roses, I also love hybrids. So, when … Continue reading
One of my favorite roses is NEW DAWN. Healthy. Beautiful. Low maintenance. Sweetly fragrant. About… New Dawn is a large-flowering climber that was introduced in the 1930s … a “modern” rose with old rose charm. In 1997 New Dawn was … Continue reading
This morning was so beautiful in the garden. I love fog, it makes even the rainy days special.
It is Bloom Thyme in my garden today… Harison’s Yellow is letting the sunshine in.
Here’s the frosty news report… Last night I got home in time to assess the damage. Yes, there is some. When you have a garden as large as mine, it is difficult to cover. As much as I have enjoyed … Continue reading
I have many dogwood memories. I grew up in the mountains of Tennessee where the spring is beautiful with azaleas, rhododendron, redbuds and dogwoods. There is nothing quite like seeing the mountains dappled with red, pink, purple and white! When … Continue reading
I was recently asked by Garden Chat to write a guest post about my favorite Independent Garden Center. I am pleased to tell you about COUNTRY HARMONY in Brownsburg, IN. The atmosphere is quaint but also upscale and urban! The … Continue reading
To keep your roses and other plants happily blooming for an entire season they need lots of sunshine, a consistent amount of water and regular doses of nutritional food! This year it’s all organic fertilizers for me. I know there … Continue reading
From the delivery of 8,000 + lbs of flagstone to being named Costa Farms “Garden of the Month” in July, 2011 was an amazing gardening year… Highlights… An unexpected new sunny garden … after lightning strike took down a 60′ … Continue reading