28 04, 2020

A Rescued Rose

By |2020-04-27T11:58:06-07:00April 28th, 2020|Garden, Photos|

My wife used to look at me funny when I would dig plants out of the dumpster, but she doesn't anymore. I rescued this rose from a trash bin last fall. She wasn't much to look at back then — just a stick really — but she turned out to be a real beauty.

2 06, 2014

Peppermint Twist Rose

By |2014-06-01T11:29:26-07:00June 2nd, 2014|Garden|

A floribunda rose I picked up nearly 20 years ago from a little nursery tucked back in the hills of Fallbrook. The lady said it was called "Peppermint Twist" because the red and white spirals of the flower resembled a peppermint candy. When the flower is still a bud it does really look like a peppermint, but as it opens it un-swirls to reveal red and white streaked flowers. Not really heavy on the fragrance, but it does bloom almost  [keep reading...]

11 05, 2014

Joseph’s Coat Roses

By |2014-05-11T09:13:38-07:00May 11th, 2014|Garden|

This was another find on the clearance aisle of a nursery. Picked up two one gallon containers of these showy climbing roses for just $2. They bloom red and gradually fade to orange and finally yellow so when the bush is in full bloom it's a riot of color. Looks great as a backdrop for our herb garden.

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