Saturday, April 30, 2011


My little grey face senior. I love him so much......................

Acey Ducey miniature rose and the other end of my back yard side bed

Acey Ducey is honestly one of the best performers in my garden. I have her planted in a 5 gallon squat pot and there she consistently blooms for me. Its a medium red color and blooms in clusters. No fragrance.
That's my neighbors cat boo bear. he keeps trying to sneak into the house. I think he is trying to adopt us. Unfortunately for him mark is allergic to cats, so only out door pets for him.

Underneath the second picture of Acey Ducey is another picture of the back yard bed. In this picture are two of my very favorite roses. Regensberg is the pink one and Princess of whales is the white. Love them both.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wide shot back yard rose bed...

This is just a view of my side garden in the back yard.. It is blooming so lovely right now I had to share a picture.

The plan is every week Three large bags of mulch until It is all finished. This year i am taking more of an organic approach to gardening. So far so good. I still have every kind of fungus but that is part of the process...

Julia Child (floribunda) rose

This beautiful rose is named after the late great chef Julia Child. This rose is a medium creamy yellow with semi double ruffle like blooms. It boasts a strong clove fragrance that just makes me bury my nose in her blooms every time I pass her by.

The last couple of weeks my front yard was in full bloom. Now the bloom is tapering off and is taking off in the back yard. I was not able to post a lot of the pictures yet from the front yard because they are mostly on my phone and my data plan is used up... ooops.......

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter. (miniature rose Sweet Arlene)

I want to wish every one a Happy Easter. Thank you jesus for giving me the love of gardening, and for giving your life to save ours...

This little mini rose is the prettiest pastel greyed out purple. She is a very happy rose in my garden, and did I mention she smells wonderful...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Got Thrips On Your Roses? Get Aphids! - Fine Gardening

Got Thrips On Your Roses? Get Aphids! - Fine Gardening

This is an amazing article...

Half way through the first spring bloom

With this years mild winter, and very rainy spring the garden bloomed so early.  Actually two weeks earlier than last year. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazing Giveaway

This give away is a make-up lovers dream...

This would be a total dream to win. ( hey bff just peachy kean, you better enter.)

They are giving away 500 dollars worth of awesome make-up...

see side bar link beauty crazed

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A wet spring = lots of fungus.

Yesterday I spent most of my morning dead heading yucky blooms full of fungus. I cut some of my roses back again because the black spot spread so fast. I swearer it was an overnight attack. Every type of fungus, powdery mildew, black spot, and rust oh my!!!!
I hope the veggies are OK, I have not had time to go up and check on them. I better get moving. Ta ta...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

give away roses

I have the give away roses all potted up. They just need to mature a little bit.... They are bands and I feel that a lot of new gardeners may not know how to treat small bands. A band is a rose that is a quart size pot or even smaller. The first two are a rose called show stopper. Its a peach miniature with perfect form. The second is called happy memories. It is a smaller shrub that has the prettiest little pink blooms. Since my blog following is really slow for now it may be awhile before the contest.. Im thinking around 15 to 20 followers and it will be time....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

cell phone photo apps.

I use an andriod phone so I am only familiar with driod apps. I have a lot of fun with the camara apps. These photos were taken with the free version of retro phone. I have to be careful with the amount of pictures I moble blog for the rest of the month because I already reached 65% of my data plan yikes... SO many pictures so little data....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Veggie garden

So here is the work i did so far.  Did you see all the weeds.  Im hoping to pull a little each day.  This year we are only planting half as much.   Last year we went crazy planting....


This is such a beautiful rose.  Secret is a hybrid tea.  She loves the sun.  This is my neighbors rose.  I used to grow secret but i cut back on the amount of hybrid teas i grow.  Secret can catch powder mildew easy but other than that she is a real gem.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Planted veggies today

Well Today I climbed my neighbors hill and planted the first of our spring veggies. I am so sore from all the weed pulling and shoveling. Because of all the rains the weeds are out of control. Can you believe someone wanted 800 dollars to weed that hill. Give me a break. I say lets just mow them down.... Of course I did have to weed the actually garden beds. My hands are dying for a manicure. Something I will love to do tonight if the bulldog lets me. I need to teach the bulldog how to give massages... Here is a picture of the veggie garden last year.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Higgins at the park.

He was so happy to go the parkie....

Vista miniature rose

This mini is a true jewel.  I love the dusky purple color.  This is clean rose and has great rebloom...

In the spotlight punk & I juggle men

This duo is really soft and romantic. Super sheer.  Love it...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Higgins at beach

I love my old boy.  Higgins is eleven and still loving the beach. Pretty good for a bulldog.

Last friday night

It took me forever to try this color.  So many polishes so little time.  Its pretty.  Too bad it is so sheer.

Inspired by nail polish bloggers

I just can not get enough of nail polish blogs. I just love them, and as you can see I follow mostly blogs about polish. I have been inspired by their giveaways. Although I do love polish, gardening is what I really exel at. I am trying to grow a few roses to offer in a giveaway of my own as my blog following grows. Stay tuned for details....

Brass Band

This floribunda rose is one of my favorites.  Its gorgeous.  The blooms stay for days.  My neighbors comment non stop of her beauty... 

Give Away

Another polish give away. This give away includes the an amazing Deborah Lippmann polish.... You can enter at or see link a polished life on side bar

Great Give away

You all know how much I love nail polish. Its right up there with flowers and bull dogs. This Give away has Bull dog nail tatoos. How awesome is that? Super Awesome!!!! You can enter at Http://

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rev d'or

Its amazing to think that this rose started as a little band I ordered over the internet.  It is now my most vigorous rose..  This rose is a noisette.   It is so carefree and easy to care for.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ambridge rose

Not only is this rose gorgeous but I wish everyone could smell her too.  AMAZING!!!!!

Tradescant and misbehavin

There really isnt anything like spring bloom.

Sam trivitt

Wonderful apricot mini blooming so pretty.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My neighbors kitty

My neighbors cat seems to really luke me.  He visits me all the time and helps in the garden.


A hybrid tea has to be truely special to earn a permanant place in my yard. 

Maderence geranium

Even though these take two years to bloom it is well worth the wait.