Tuesday, June 28, 2011

petite perl d'or

This tiny rose is a micro miniature.  Micro mini's flowers are usually about the size of my pinkie nail.  They are also a small bush all around.  I liked the way this came out using the fisheye app on my phone.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


I can not even describe how much I love my Bulldog.  my old boy makes me so happy..

Saturday, June 25, 2011

burgandy iceberg

not much to say about these rose work horses. ....   They bloom like crazy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

gerber daisys

Inbetween bloom cycles, but the gerber daisys keep pumping out pretty blooms...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

spellbinding nails give away

Spellbinding's nail polish giveaway. This is a really awesome one. You even get to pick chez Delaney plates. I have wanted the ones with famous people images on them.

to enter go here

Teddy Bear Miniature

Teddy Bear is such a unique color. The coloring is almost like a caramel toffee. I personally am really attracted to odd color flowers. I love the muted colors that some people might think ugly. This rose seems to have lost some of its vigor. It really pouted after I moved it from the original spot it was in.
My garden is becoming more difficult to grow things in the back yard because my neighbors have a 70 foot tall tree in a small urban yard. I can not even explain how angry this tree makes me. I must of pulled up over a 100 seedlings this year and every year its seems like there are more. This tree is so invasive and irresponsibly planted. Gahhh!!! OK I am better now..

Monday, June 13, 2011


Astrogemma is one of my favorite annuals. I start mine from seeds in peat pots first then transplant anywhere I can find a spot for these swaying beauty's to shine. I save the seed pods they produce and use them next year to repeat the cycle. If not massed they may need some support.

Friday, June 10, 2011

iceberg rose

I was Jogging through the neighborhood and I passed this beautiful iceberg rose blooming gloriously in front a house.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

enamel girl is having a giveaway

This is a sweet giveaway. Its not only one prize but two, so you double your chances. You get a choice of a zoya based prize or a china glaze based prize pictured here. You can enter at.

or see blog roll under enamel girl.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


This miniature rose has to be on of the best.  The repeat is excellent. The bi coloring is crisp.  This plant blooms in mega clusters.  i will have to catch a full bloom picture sometime.

Monday, June 6, 2011

heather sproul

Heather Sproul is a warm pink miniature rose with perfect form for exhibition. This miniature for me has a strange growth habit. its very compact in that it does not give me many long cutting stems. A lot of the blooms come on short stems. it does not like to be pruned hard and will produce die back if so.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fun Time with old friends

Mel and Myself on the left side playing with puffy paints!!!

Yesterday Just peachy Keen's Mel ( and I went to and old friends baby shower. It was really fun. We had not all seen each other for at least four years. Too Long.

Every morning starts the same. I wake up early and eat my coffee and banana. Higgy eats and then Its parkie time!!!!!!!

He is so happy at the park so he has to go a few times before work. He really loves his van too.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Radiant Perfume (hybrid tea)

Radiant Perfume is a beautiful yellow hybrid tea. I smells wonderful and glows in the garden. I actually do not grow this rose, but my neighbor does. I often sneak whiffs of this gorgeous beauty. It has very clean foliage and repeats very well.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

heartNat's 100 follower giveaway

It is no surprise that besides gardening my other obsessions include nail polish. I am really enjoying heartNat's new nail blog. Its really cute and fresh and she is having a super giveaway. I don't have any of this collection so if I won I would do a super happy dance.

This is china glaze anchors away collection. way cool.. To enter go here or see my blog roll i heart Nat

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

dorcas (shrub rose)

One of my favorite types of roses would be roses breed by Dr Griffith Buck. This rose here is called Dorcas. It has a beautiful creamy to pink color that is speckled throughout.

I used to have freckles but i had to take her out. It is a similar rose, but I think it needed cooler weather in the winter. She just would not thrive for me.