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.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I am engaged!!!

So I know I have not posted anything for a over a week.  Last week was my birthday.  On Friday night Mark took me to eat at Island Prime.  The location of this restaurant is so cool.  It is on stilts right on the ocean.  I have pictures on my face book page.  After an amazing meal he mentioned that we should go watch the sunset.  We went to a place that you could see the whole sky line of San Diego, and there he asked me to marry him.  I have been all crazy and happy since that day, and totally neglecting my blog. I am so so happy!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hoot Owl Miniature rose

I am rather fond of cheerful single roses. When I find a miniature single rose I usually have no control and have to have it. Hoot owl is a small miniature single rose with a crisp white eye. What could be more cheerful?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

polaris rugosa rose

This is Polaris. It is one of the only rugosa roses I have. I have two more baby rugosa's a single purple that was giving me from Organic Dreams, Christina my dear friend. My other is a single white and i have know idea what it is called, i took it from a rose show and shoved in peat moss and kept it most and it rooted.
Polaris is the palest clear pink and has quite a bit of petals. No fragrance. I love the leaves on these rugosas.