Wordless Wednesday | A Hibiscus In The Rose Garden

Surprise! A hibiscus with the Little Red Barn! The floribunda rose garden in its second full bloom cycle. ‘Anna’s Promise’ by Weeks Roses with rain drops. ‘Watercolors Homerun’ debuting at #Cultivate15 in Ohio this week. ‘Pink Cupcake’ one of Proven Winners Oso Easy Series of roses. I just pruned all Continue Reading

‘Summer Love’ Affair With Roses

'Summer Love' Hybrid Tea by Tom Carruth

‘Summer Love’ posted by Weeks Roses swept me away this morning. The subtleties of the shades of yellow fascinated me. Its mesmerizing. There are hints of butter cream swirled to perfection. This also led me to the thought, see why we continue to add roses to our collection? There are Continue Reading

The Biltmore 2015 Rose Trials Winners

Emily Wilson, Rosarian for The Biltmore Rose Gardens

‘Savannah’ by Kordes Rosen ‘Takes Best In Show’, ‘Best Hybrid Tea’  and ‘Most Fragrant’  Rose The Biltmore Rose Trials Ashville, NC Sat., May 30, 2014 The George & Edith Vanderbilt Award for Most Outstanding Rose of the Trials Best in Show “Savannah,” bred by Kordes Rosen in Germany The Pauline Continue Reading

Decoration Day | Garden of Memories

Peony Arrangement at P. Allen Smith's #G2B15

“Mother always took flowers to Daddy and his brother Daniel’s grave, both WWII vets on Memorial Day and we spent time tending the graves and remembering the families that are left with only memories of their loved ones that paid the ultimate sacrifice.” ~ Susan Fox Every Memorial Day Mother Continue Reading

Who Is P. Allen Smith? (List of G2B15 Attendees)

'Black Dog'Shonka Sabe (Black Dog). Chief of the Hunkah division of the Osage tribe

“We lead people by their hearts, not their minds.”                                                                         ~ Gordon Tredgold Who is P. Allen Smith? He’s an award-winning garden expert, author, engaging story-teller and television host that will capture your heart A Winning Team Each year Allen and his formidable team lead by dynamo Mimi San Pedro Continue Reading