Monthly Archives: June 2013

Two David Austin Roses for a New Cottage Garden.

As the Industrial Rose takes over there seem to be fewer and fewer alternatives at the garden centers. A few years ago, Hewitt, out on Hillsboro Road, had a huge rose section. It is now one third its former size. … Continue reading

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“Orange Peel” Jessamine

¬†Overcast days of intermittent rain, when it is too wet to dig in the garden, are not too wet to visit garden centers and look for new and promising plants. Yesterday I visited both Hewitt and Creekside Garden Centers. At … Continue reading

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Seen Today in A West Meade Garden

Here are some photos I took today as I was working in a¬† West Meade garden grooming and planting. The clematis pictured is “Duchess of Albany”, a clematis I consider the most beautiful and elegant. Everything about this vine is … Continue reading

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Grace Notes for the Garden

Here is a happy combination in a concrete planter in a garden in Green Hills. Sedum sieboldii and Talinum parviflorum, or the October Daphne and the Prairie Fameflower are too small and delicate to live anywhere other than a planter … Continue reading

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Mme Isaac Pereire Meets Zephirine Drouhin

Many years ago I grew over 200 varieties of roses in my garden in Nashville. Here is a little poem I wrote about two particular old fashioned Rose Belles of the past- Mme Isaac Periere Meets Zephirine Drouhin- A poem … Continue reading

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