My love for roses tossed me onto a path of learning and discovery that happily has no end. The diversity of this remarkable flower, the people who love her, and the gardens that grow her, inspire me to blog my heart out.
Ninety-nine percent of the photos on this blog were taken by me, and most of the subjects come from my house and garden, which is on a sunny corner in Lafayette, California. More than three hundred roses and a luxury of plant companions provide endless inspiration.
I am the author of two rose books, The Poetry of Roses, published in 1995, and R is for Rose–Reflections from a Passionate Rose Lover, published in 2005.
ROSE PLACE GARDEN DESIGN
My garden design business is the natural outcome of a life devoted to roses. I love sharing the bounty of years of experimentation in seeking harmony with gorgeous plants. Click here for more pictures of my garden and info about my business.
I'm not shy and love to talk about roses. I also give rose arranging seminars. Email me or give me a call- 925-323-7708.
Many of my blog posts feature rare roses not readily available and I'm hoping you will fall in love with featured roses and want some of them for yourself. My dream is that nurseries and vendors will take notice of our wishes and make these special roses more commercially available.
Many of the roses I feature are available by mail order. For your convenience I've put together a rose sources list, available with a click, on the sidebar. The compilation is recent. If you know of a good rose source that I haven't mentioned, please send me an email about it.
ROSE GROWING TIPS
When I give rose talks, the first question is always, "What do you feed your roses?" I answer this and other burning questions with a click on the skinny, colorful buttons, under 'Rose Sources' on the sidebar. The Pegging button is the most popular. Who wouldn't want to increase their rose blooms tenfold?
ROSE ARRANGING IDEAS
The blog has endless possibilities for easy and fun play with rose arranging. When I feature a rose, you'll almost always see it in a vase as well as in the garden. The arranging tips apply to all flowers.
Roses have been my photography muse from the beginning, and I'm always in search of a new way to present my favorite flower. In the process, I often find its fun to do posts about how I come upon the photo magic.
MORE ABOUT ME
If you'd like to find out more about me, pop over to this interview by Camilla Emond, click here.
- The image of me watering in my summer garden was taken by the Georgianna Lane. Check out her beautiful blog here.