Miracle on the Pier

Weeks Roses in Bloom

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein They said it couldn’t be done. I was almost convinced myself that we weren’t going to have a rose garden at Continue Reading

Planting Roses in The Fall

'Weeping' Rose and Leaves

“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier   Beveridge D. Fergusson’s Scottish Proverbs circa 1641 proclaimed, “An open confession is good for the soul.” I openly confess I have never planted a rose bush in the fall. I Continue Reading

Twin Cities Rose Gardens, Rosarians With Resiliency

Jack and Eileen Falker's Rose Garden

Cataclysmic is a forceful word.   Changes to the planet are perceived as taking place gradually, like stalactites, and stalagmites that form over millions of years. Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornados have a cataclysmic impact on the earth. Such is the case is my realization of the onslaught of winter this year. Continue Reading

The Sensible Rosarian

Sunsprite in the Floribunda Garden Phase One

A funny thing happened on my way to plant the next rose garden.   I planted a vegetable garden. Thank-you Doomsday Preppers. If you haven’t watched that show, tune in. I fully expected the participants to be loony tunes. Well, they aren’t. Many preppers are really smart, talented people. Preppers Continue Reading

Oui Theory Run Aground

Gabi & Gaga

Every theory has to be proven, right?  I’m reeling over the fact that my own “Oui Theory” is spinning off into uncharted waters due to the lure of fishing. It’s in trouble folks. Proven over and over again, there’s trouble right here in river city and that’s with a capitol Continue Reading