English roses to know and grow

It’s a windy almost-spring day outside so let’s talk about English roses to know and grow in Oklahoma. I probably haven’t written a happy rose post in years due to Rose Rosette Disease, but ta-dah!! Here it is folks. I haven’t seen RRD in my garden for a couple of years, and I’ve added a…

Fairy parasols perhaps?

Did you know at least some Japanese maples bloom? They do.  Many of mine are now sending out tiny, hovering umbrellas under which only a fairy could find shade. Do you think the fairies hold tea parties beneath and carry their Lilliputian parasols aloft as they sip cups of Sencha or Gyokuro ? I like…