ROSE BUZZ: Four Roses Anniversary Rose

PRESS RELEASE…. Celebrating 130 Years of high quality & exceptional taste. The Four Roses® Anniversary Rose celebrates the 130th Anniversary of the Four Roses® Kentucky Bourbon brand. In the late 1800s, the legend of the Four Roses® name was born. As the story goes, Paul Jones Jr., the founder of Four Roses® Bourbon, became smitten […]

Rose Buzz: Bathsheba

One rose that is creating a ROSE BUZZ in my garden this year is a new introduction from David Austin Roses … BATHSHEBA. Bathsheba is said to be a well-behaved climber (to 9′ or so) with beauty, fragrance and disease resistance. All the things I want to hear. Right from the start my new small […]


Regardless of how hot it is, all you have to do is walk outside and you know it is fall. It just smells like fall. And the biggest sign of fall around here is all the tiny honey locust leaves we find all over our house. They are so easy to “carry in”. This morning […]

Bloom Thyme Friday: Hydrangeas stealing the show!

Before we get to the blooms, let’s talk about my current little obsession … bottle brushes. I will never know why it has taken me this long to buy a set of bottle brushes but it did. Since I have a thing about glass, and glass comes to me from a variety of places, I […]

Making progress…

Making progress… We are definitely making progress! It has been a week of greening and flowering. The birds are loving it and have entertained me all day as I did my own brand of “flittering around the garden” … planting, pruning and even started fertilizing! Here’s what’s going on. One of Mr. G’s favorites — […]

ROSE BUZZ: A Redneck Rosarian. A Campaign. An Endorsement.

There is definitely a buzz taking place in the rose world. 2018 will be the American Rose Society’s election year. If you are a full member, you have a vote! Every three years we elect a Vice President who will serve three years and then advance to President for another three years. THE AMERICAN ROSE […]

ROSE BUZZ: 2016 Gift Ideas for Gardeners!

  We as gardeners love what we do! But, the right tools can make all the difference and Christmas is the perfect time to share ideas with Santa to get just what we want and need for the coming growing season! Plus, getting garden goodies in the middle of winter is just FUN! Below are […]

Rose Buzz: Tropical Lightning

One of the roses I was sent this year for testing was Tropical Lightning. I have two and put them in large (approx 10 gal) pots on my sunny deck. They started growing strong right from the start. Today was bloom day and I was shocked to see how truly beautiful this unique bloom is. […]


  YOU ARE INVITED! The Indianapolis Rose Society is having a ROSEFEST on Saturday, June 11 at the 4H Fairground in Noblesville, IN. $10 EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE CONTACT: Monica Taylor at or 317.514.7284 A DAY FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH ROSES! This is going to be a day filled to the brim with roses. You can stop […]