Friday, November 25, 2011

Wedding day

I love my bouquet in this pic....

Whirl wind

Wow!  The last few months have been so busy.  I really have let my blog kind of disappear.   I sort of lost interest in gardening.  Actually I think I am loosing interest in roses. 
  On the bright side, I am married now yay!!!!!!! Mark and I finally did it.  It was a small wedding of mostly family.  Then we went to Kauai for honeymoon.  That was really the best time of life.  I was bit with gardening bug again but in a much heavy tropical way.  Every where you look the gingers were blooming and I just fell for them...   I actually have been thinking  of looking into some floral schools for the future.  All the arrangements for the wedding were beautiful and my bouquet was my favorite part.  Amaryllis and calla Lilly's..   


Monday, September 19, 2011

Times are changing!

I think we are all healing from our loss of Higgies.  I do not understand why but some things that I was so interested in I will now leave behind.  As much as I have loved growing roses, the time has come to down size the garden and make things a little easier.  I am thinking of taking out my really old rose bushes that just do not seem to preform well any how, and make a few succulant beds.  I will always grow roses but not to the extent that I was.
     Now its time to start thinking about how I am going to approach this revamp of my landscape.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

garden blah

I just have not felt like gardening lately...  Since Mr. Higgins passed it just feels strange not doing our favorite things together.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  They say it takes time so I am just going with that.  Now I will do my fun past time of looking at all the fun polish blogs I follow.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

My beloved Mr. Higgins

On Thursday July 28 we lost the love our lives.  Our beloved Higgy Bear past away.  I never thought anything could be so hard.  Higgy was everything to us.  He was my traveling buddy, gardening buddy, cuddle buddy.  He really was a special guy, so unbelievably smart, he could make any one do what he wanted them too. The most beautiful brown eyes, more beautiful than any rose.  I love you Bubs man......

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pat Austin ( David Austin shrub rose)

I really did love this rose.  Everything from the smell, which is so strong yummy, to the glowing yellow and gold cupped blooms.  The thing with Austins in southern California is that some keep growing and growing and growing.  If you have been to southern California you know that most yards are on the smaller side.  I had to give both of my beautiful Pat Austins away because they ran out room.   This was last year blooming in front of the heavenly bamboo...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Suntruck hybrid tea rose

Sunstruck is truly a special rose.  The gorgeous yellow gold blooms glow in the sun.  If you are an exhibitor, this is a rose you may want to add to your garden.  There is what is called a peakocking through the petals.  It almost looks like there are coral gold veins spiraling through the petal, and did I mention you get quite a few perfectly formed blooms.  It is a very tall rose for me, so plant behind your medium roses or towards the back of your garden.  There is only one fault to this gorgeous rose and that would be the absence of scent.