Rosy Raccoon Raiding Roses

Rosey Racoon Captured in a Safe Capture & Release Cage

“We handled our midnight rose garden marauder, Rosy Raccoon with a safe catch & release” ~ Susan Fox

Mom’s Voice | An Echo For The Ages

'Black Dragon' Peony Blooms

Mother’s Day is the day we honor Mom. Do you hear yourself saying the same witty quips you heard your Mom say to the kids in your life? “Close the door.” Were you born in a barn?!” “Quit running in and out.” Since my Mom was a rosarian, and avid Continue Reading

13 Reasons Mom Needs A Rose Garden

The Rose Garden

Mother’s Day is next Sunday. Living rose bushes make the perfect gift. Star Roses Apricot Drift, and the ever popular Weeks Roses ‘Julia Child’ are perfect for the garden and/or transplanting in a beautiful piece of garden art. You can select a hand-painted pot for Mom to transplant your rose into. Continue Reading

Roses for Veterans’ Honor

Veterans' Honor at Sunrise in the Rose Garden

Thank-you to all of our Veterans for their service to our country. ‘Veteran’s Honor’ Hybrid Tea, was bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 1997). Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2000 as ‘Lady in Red’. History of Veterans Day* “World War I – known at the Continue Reading

Rose Pruning Deja-Vu

Gaga's Garden Floribunda Rose Garden in Illinois

“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra Have you ever experienced déjà vu and wondered: was that true déjà vu or have I actually done the exact same thing at the same time last year? My rose pruning, is a ritualistic Rite of Spring. The ‘Rite of Continue Reading