Friday, February 25, 2011
Sombreuil (1850)has 110 petals on its roses and Old Blush (1752) is nearly thornless and relatively care-free.
What makes them antique? Well, they have been around for a while but also they are disease resistant, evergreen, and drought tolerant. Antique roses are easy to grow because it is UNNECESSARY to spray. Only fertilize them in the spring and in the fall, trim out dead wood, and enjoy them. It's truly that easy.
Learn more about the ease, history, characteristics, and varieties of antique roses March 19th. Please call to reserve your space.
(photo from Antique Rose Emporium. Rose is called Lafter, 1948)
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Spring is just around the corner and it's time to starting planning your new water feature.
Let us show you how to design and build a fountain like that shown above., We'll tell you what you need for a disappearing fountain and what it will cost. I know I have written before about how much water is essential to your garden landscape but I'm going to write it again.
Birds like the water, outdoor dogs and cats like water and you will like the sound of water bubbling in your yard.
What will you need? A container, a pump, a basin and electricity. It's relatively simple but Larrie will go over the workings of how it works and why. There are a few tricks to the trade that he will also share with you so that you don't get into touble.
Spend an hour or two planning your water garden landscape and then come back to us to gather your raw materials. Then the fun begins! Call to sign up.
Monday, February 14, 2011
While the shoppe is clean and neat and straightened, we have decided to have a group of workshops in March. (Spring is still a bit off in the future.) The workshops include: