If I could only grow one rose…

You get beautiful blooms, from bud to maturity. You get scent. You get stunning foliage. You get a full, rounded growth habit. You get a rose which is easy to partner with other plants. You get health. You get joy, over and over and over again.

Press Pause

I am thankful for moments of quiet. In between meetings, I open the window, and breathe.

Purposeful Activity

Gardening is the perfect antidote to inertia or workaholism. Find your sensory pleasure, games to play and flow state here…

The best roses for foliage

The poppies and peonies will be here soon. For now, I will sit here drinking my coffee, appreciating the twinkling from the rose foliage.

Together we stand

I am a tulip devotee. I see them as a reward for getting through winter. They are a celebration life.

Storm-tossed

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in ’t!

Intimacy

There will be dark times, there will be light. There will be time to open up, time to close down. We’re all learning.

Brave Little Blossom

For just a short while, they will open their petals, expose their hearts and share their gifts. They will be rocked and buffeted. They will sing, weep, laugh, give, receive, learn.

When in doubt, dig.

Some more planting space would be welcome. We thought this as we gazed out at the lawn.

Lux

At this time of year, I become intensely aware of light. I drive to work as the sun is rising, and I drive home as it is setting. Fortunately for me I drive in the right direction to enjoy the splendour, driving eastish in the morning and westish in the evening. Sunrise and sunset can…