Bloom Thyme Friday: The Garden at Its Happiest

This week was Garden Party Week!

My garden is never happier than when it is filled with special guests.

The week started with a garden party that included the board members of the Indianapolis Rose Society and our special guest speaker for Rosefest, Pat Shanley, American Rose Soceity President. It was a wonderful evening of friends, fellowship, roses and CAKE. Oh, that cake!


Later in the week came a large group (56 or so) of very special people from our church. Most of them are at the time in their life when they are not able to work in a garden as they once did, but are right at home in a garden and were very excited to be here. It was so special to have them. We laughed, we ate, we talked gardening, roses and friendship.


Mr. G and I are feeling so blessed to be able to share our little piece of heaven with each one of them. I do hope they will all come again. The garden is the happiest when it is filled with those we love.



If you are local, I will be speaking about growing roses at the library on Wed, June 21 at 6:30. Would love to see you there. Bring your questions!


What a wonderful week I have had. Hope you have too!

9 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme Friday: The Garden at Its Happiest

  1. Teresa, what a great week! Thanks for sharing the photos. Rosefest was delightful and so glad to have met Pat and learned more about her and the ARS. Thanks for blooming and promoting beauty in so many ways. Karen F.

  2. Teresa,
    We are 3 adults in a new location in Knoxville, TN with a back garden that runs the length of a board fence. We’ve found a few Peony’s, Daisies, Foxglove & Hosta’s underneath the embedded, overgrown weeds & field grasses along with young encroaching trees from the farm land that this once was.

    We want to have blooms along or coverring the wooden fence but have no idea how or where to begin. I am mother to the 2 adults, a disabled son & daughter who are veterans, (military nurses), & I am always on the lookout for interesting items that will keep them busy while enjoying time spent. Roses could be another interest for all 3 of us. What are some of your recommendations for this endeavor? We love looking at your gardens & adore the built trellises your husband & son built. (I hope I haven’t confused your gorgeous garden with another but I doubt it, your garden is one that we lust for.) We’ thought of the New Orleans Rose that survived Katrina but a neighbor told us that it is “Not Much of a Rose” & we are left with noting. We all enjoy roses that climb & lovingly wrap themselves around whatever is nearby. We would love a suggestion two from you.

    Thank You ever so much.

  3. What an amazing garden, 🌹cake 🎂and such bright shining smiles!! 😁Thank you for sharing this experience with us virtually!

  4. Glad that the weather improved just in time for your entertaining!
    I never sit in my gardens! Too many biting insects! Ticks are terrible here, so when I go out I am dressed like a hazmat worker…from head to toe in my pyrethrin onesie. Garden views are enjoyed from inside (with the AC) and through the windows! xo

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