The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden

Key Ingredients : Weeks Roses 

'Neil Diamond' 2nd place winner hybrid tea Digital Photography Photo Contest Novice Class

‘Neil Diamond’ 2nd place winner hybrid tea Digital Photography Photo Contest Novice Class

Ingredients:

Roses of your Choice I chose Weeks Roses for this Recipe or you can choose from Star Roses, David Austin Roses of which I have some of each kind in this garden.

Remaining ingredients:

Canadian Sphagnum Peat

Mills Magic Rose Mix Fertilizer*

Soak in Haven Brand Soil Conditioners

6-8 hours full sun

Water

Tools I used Corona Gardening Tools for this Recipe

Love

'Easy Does It' by Weeks Roses with Rain Drops, a vision of perfection

‘Easy Does It’ by Weeks Roses with Rain Drops

Optional Ingredients:

Wind chimes

Fountain

Decor

Companion plants (Proven Winners)

Champagne

Iced Tea

'Julia Child' by Weeks Roses featured this shot of 'Julia Child' in The American Rose Society 2014 Calendar

‘Julia Child’ by Weeks Roses featured this shot of ‘Julia Child’ in The American Rose Society 2014 Calendar

Preparation: Select a location with 6-8 hours full sun where you want to spend time that has a water source. Add elements for the pleasure and perception of your 5 senses, Sight; the roses and companion plants that attract pollinators. Hearing; wind chimes or a water fall type fountain for the relaxing sound of water Smell; fragrant roses and flowers, and add the beverage of your choice champagne, wine, iced tea, coffee. And we can add thermoception (temperature differences) by carefully choosing the location of a bench or swing in the shade or sun. Sound; wind chimes or a water fountain, Wind chimes, sound; the roses, sight; touch, textured companion plants like Mondo grass; smell, roses. Add your favorite beverage for taste, like champagne and hear the tinkling of the bubbles. Meditate, pray and stimulate the 6th sense plant these three roses according to instructions, add a fountain, decor, like wind chimes, a beautiful bench and companion plants and you’ve got your self a rose garden. Children and grown ups alike love my geese girls that I dress for holidays. The most important ingredient of all is Love. A garden is a gathering place for loved ones.

The Geese Girls in their Patriotic Regalia

The Geese Girls in their Patriotic Regalia

Erik Posing Naturally by Europeana

Erik Posing Naturally by ‘Europeana’

*Mills Magic Rose Mix is the perfect blend of organic soil amendments that I personally used to buy separately in 40-50 pound bags at the feed store, transport home and mix in a huge wheelbarrow and separate in 5-gallon pails. Now I just use this product exclusively. So if there is a secret to rose success this is it.

Corona Tools Needle Nose Pruners

Corona Tools Needle Nose Pruners

 

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5 Responses to Recipe For A Rose Garden

  1. Erik sure brings the sunshine in!

  2. Your photos are absolutely stunning Susan!!! Don’t tell me they come from an IPhone…!!!??? xo

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