Remember the Roses?

It’s snowing outside right now in Sammamish, Washington.   It’s still winter.  It’s still February.  I’m tired of cold fingers and wet feet.   I need a little bit of summer.  Remember the sun?  Remember the smell of freshly cut grass?  Remember the warm breeze against your skin?  Remember t-shirts without three extra layers?  Remember bright sunlight?  Remember sweating?  Remember fresh tomatoes?  Remember the roses? … Continue reading Remember the Roses?

Top Five Reasons to Love Julia Child Rose

For some reason I’ve had this photo waiting to be published since July.  Here are the top five reasons why I love this rose: 1.The smooth and creamy buttery yellow color, that changes with time and seasons. Sometimes rich and full, other times translucent and light. Yellow is not my favorite color, it’s closer to the bottom of the list, but this yellow just makes … Continue reading Top Five Reasons to Love Julia Child Rose

Roses Before and After Deathly Cold/Wet Spring

Trouble was brewing this spring when it appeared that all of my roses were going down.  Down the river of diseases to the spot called black.  Treading dangerously through aphid alley.  But a miracle has occurred.  The leaves once thin and yellow now have become glossy and green.  Showy.  A beautiful backdrop for the 48 buds that are currently on my Julia Child Floribunda Rose. … Continue reading Roses Before and After Deathly Cold/Wet Spring