Monday, February 28, 2011

Peek into 2012 Rose Introductions

Want a peek into new roses for 2012? We have four that will be coming into bloom as we get warmer weather. One of the roses speaks of weather....

Stormy Weather:(PPAF) Hues of stormy blue flash from the depths of mysterious deep smokey purple blooms, the reverse side of the petals touched with lightning bolts of cloudy white for added special effects. The big clusters of double blossoms are set against loads of gray-green leaves that stay clean and attractive due to very good disease resistance. A dramatic rose for display- ing against light colored backgrounds or for contrasting with brightly hued annuals and perennials. Flower Size: 3-1/2 to 4-1/2". Fragrance: Moderate spice. Hybridizer: Orard, 2012.

How do you like your latte? Koko Loko might fit into your garden with it's milky chocolate buds opening into a soft lavender. Long lasting on the bush and in
your vase, fragrance is mild.

Now if you are looking for something that shouts Hello Look at Me! than All a Twitter is your miniature rose. The sparkling orange blooms stand out against the deep glossy green leaves.

The one I am really looking forward to is Sugar Moon, this rose will glow like the moon and the fragrance is why I believe we have roses. Intense true rose fragrance, it is a repeat bloomer and disease resistant.

Monday, February 21, 2011

South African necklace

When we went to South Africa a few years back my best friend who loves to shop brought back some of these really funky necklaces. You can put them together, twist them or wear them straight. We have them for sale at Mission Hills Nursery, once you've played with them you will need to have one or 2 or 3 for yourself. I was at a Christmas party one year wearing 2 when a woman came up to me and really really liked them, I took them off and gave them to her. A nice surprise gift for her.

Nature's Perfume

When walking through your neighborhood or even in your own backyard are there some days and evenings you are greeted by a lovely fragrance? Nature's perfume is there to be enjoyed by us and all of God's creations. I found this quote today and wanted to share it with you as I believe many days the flowers are singing to us and showing their delight through their fragrances.

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. ~Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Tastings in March

March 1st begins our Tuesday Tastings. From 4:00 - 6:00 we will be pouring, tasting, and enjoying friendships. Stop in with a girlfriend to do a little garden shopping before going home. Each week we will highlight a different plant. Our first night's guest plant was picked to share with you my Classic friends.

Classic Woman hybrid tea rose. This fragrant rose was selected by the editor of Traditional Home magazine in honor of their Classic Woman award. This award honors women of exemplary volunteerism and community service.

One of my classic friends will take home this rose, to win your chance you do need to attend our Tuesday Tastings each week during March. At the end of the month we will draw 5 lucky winners, you may only win 1 time. Each week a different guest plant will be selected and highlighted then go home with one of you to be enjoyed in your garden at the end of March.

March 8th we will highlight Elegant Ladies followed by Grande Dames,

an evening of Naked Ladies (you need to attend if I've peaked your interest) and ending with Girls Night Out on March 29th

Also remember to check our facebook page for other events such as the Urban Farmstyle Seminars which started last week and are being scheduled monthly with our next one on March 13th. Guest Chef Kurt from Kitchen 4140