Bloom Thyme Friday: A Very Special Day

Yes, some days are better than others and some days are in a whole new category of wonderful. Two weeks ago I had such a day – a very special day.

WARNING: GRAMMY STORY COMING

My grand boys were here and that doesn’t happen too often. It is more common for us to travel to them and play by the ocean and enjoy all the California sun.

On the second day of their visit, H said, “Grammy can we play in your potting shed?” Music to my ears! Let’s do this!

A few weeks before they came I took some cuttings from the African Violet that H had started on a previous visit, (read about that visit here) and put them in water to root. They were ready for potting! H’s violet was even blooming! He was thrilled to be back in the potting shed and it was great to see him looking around and commenting on all the things he remembered! He was ready to get started!

Now C is only 2 but I wanted to bring him in on the action too. This little super busy adorable two year old approached the potting process with deliberate calm – checking everything out. Once he saw the dirt drawer, the look on his face said, I am a gardener! He was all in.

TIME FOR FUN.

H know the ropes and is ready to go. First up let’s decorate a pot!

 

TIME FOR THE ROOKIE TO GET STARTED…

 

GARDEN PLAY THYME…

Unfortunately, we couldn’t be out in the garden very much while they were here as the temps were soaring in the mid 90s but we did do a garden walk or two.

 

 

 

He’s too small to play in my Potting Shed, but our little is just perfect in my lap!

 

BLOOM THYME…

The day before my boys came, our local rose society, hosted the IL IN District Conference and Rose Show. Oh the blooms we saw. Some were so perfect they looked artificial. Here are a few, but if you’d like to see more and read about the weekend, click here.

Some of my blooms in the refrigerator before the show.

 

Below are John and Donna Hefner’s award winning blooms. Can you even believe these!! The Hefners are the exhibiting masters!

 

Thanks for stopping by. Stay cool and have a wonderful

BLOOM THYME FRIDAY!

Rose Buzz: Rose Show Coming Soon!

Rose Buzz_7_white For those of you new to rose shows, there is never a better time to see what can grow in your area and to meet with the experts on the subject of roses than a local rose show.

If you are in the Indy/Illinois area your time is now …  Saturday, September 26. You will see the most beautiful roses from the area and hear from two of the greats in the rose world. And have the opportunity to meet with others who love roses and gardening too.

All the way from NY, noted author, rose historian and garden expert who knows how to have fun growing roses… Stephen Scanniello. (See more info below.) You can follow Stephen on Facebook HERE. Stephen is also the President of the Heritage Rose Foundation-doing great work to educate about and preserve our historical roses. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

Also with us is noted rosarian, ARS rose show judge and rose show photography expert, Bruce Monroe. (See more below.)

What a great time this is to learn from the best of the best! 🌹⭐️🌹

Registration cost for the meeting and rose show is $50.

Since time is running short, no problem, just register at the door on Saturday morning!

Need more information? Download the Illi-Ana newsletter for schedule of events and registration form and much more! … 2015 Summer Illiana.


LOCATION:

La Quinta Inn & Suites
5120 Victory Drive
South Indianapolis

Detailed Map & Directions: laquintaindianapolissouth.com/


PROGRAMS

Roses in Harlem by Stephen Scanneillo
An accomplished international rose personality, author and lecturer.
Stephen donates a portion to his time to the children in Harlem. He teaches rose care, developing and maintaining rose gardens in the community.

Photographing Roses by Bruce Monroe
Accomplished rose gardener, rose show judge and photographer of roses.
Bruce is an expert in all phases of rose growing and will share with us his tips for presenting photography at a rose show.


Don’t have time for a whole day?

You can still stop by to see the beautiful roses!

The rose show is open to the public from 1 – 4 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Please share the graphic below on all your social networks to help us send out reminders to everyone!

 

Rose Buzz Rose Show

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