Old Garden Rose Sweet Memories

Rosa foetida bicolor, OGR photo Dr. Tony Liberta

Memory triggers fascinate me, especially fragrance triggers. Have you ever caught the whisper of a fragrance on the wind and been taken back in time? Last night Dr. Tony Liberta, retired biology professor from the State of Illinois University at Normal did a presentation at the Stephen F. Decatur Rose Continue Reading

Spring Rose Shopping

Dick Clark, photo Weeks Roses

Où voulez-vous aller faire du shopping? That’s French for “where do you want to go shopping?” Funny how all those French phrases keep coming to me. It has to do with short term versus long term memory. Translation: I can’t remember what I did yesterday but I can remember phrases Continue Reading

Rose Garden Easter Snowmageddon

Happy Easter from Gaga's Garden Geese Family

Hallelujah! The geese family is all decked out in their Easter Regalia.  It was touch and “snow” due to snowmageddon. Readers of Gaga’s Garden will remember when the Geese Girls were kidnapped from their Plano, Texas home one Easter never to be seen again. Everyone was saddened by their disappearance. Continue Reading

The Evolution of The Knock Out® Rose, A Talk with Dr. Tommy Cairns

Dr. Tommy Cairns, internationally renowned rose expert and exhibitor

Knock-Knock who’s there? Knock Out® is who’s there! Who’s not there? Hybrid teas, grandifloras and floribunda roses. The Knock Out® rose has become part of landscape designers staple planting. They offer an easy maintenance solution for the seasonal gardener and landscape companies who plant and maintain gardens. Here’s where the Continue Reading

The Sensual Rose Garden Experience

Visual Explosion of The Garden

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses ~ Hanna Rion   Your garden will engage all your senses if you are open to the power that surrounds you there. Five senses will be enrapt, certainly. The 6th perhaps. You can experience your garden on Continue Reading