The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

  Is there a pot of gold for us lovers of roses?  For all the Irish in all of us, we can say we have a green rose, not St. Patrick rose which only has a tint of green, but a real green rose.  It is Viridiflora ‘Rosa Monstrosa’ otherwise known as The Green Rose.  … Continue reading The Green Rose for St. Patrick’s Day

Motivational Monday – December 12, 2016

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time-not tomorrow, nor next year, nor in some future life after we have died. The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we … Continue reading Motivational Monday – December 12, 2016

Motivational Monday – October 3, 2016

  Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better. Edgar W. Howe   Until next time. Stop and smell the roses. Rosalinda Morgan, The Rose Lady Author and Garden Writer Author of "The Wentworth Legacy", "The … Continue reading Motivational Monday – October 3, 2016

Thursday Tips – Summer Care in the Garden

Keep all plants mulched and watered.  Water first thing in the morning to avoid wetting leaves which can cause fungal diseases.  Use a rain gauge to tell exactly how much rain has fallen on your property. Deadhead perennials and annuals regularly.  Mow grass as needed. Keep ahead of weeds; never let them develop seeds. Look … Continue reading Thursday Tips – Summer Care in the Garden


  Another year has gone by. Out with the old and in with the new. Tonight we are celebrating the New Year and what a better time to pop the cork and drink champagne or sparkling wine for that matter. Before we run to the store, you might want to know the label lingo to … Continue reading CHAMPAGNE ANYONE?


Some people have Dept. 56 collection. I have a Lilliput Lane Collection. It all started when I saw that little house in a Carroll Reed catalogue years ago. Usually, the catalogue only advertised fine quality clothes but in one of their catalogues, I noticed a Lilliput Lane house. I fell in love with the English … Continue reading MY LILLIPUT LANE COLLECTION

DECK THE HALLS the simple and inexpensive way

    “Deck the halls with boughs of holly” sums up the mood in every household everywhere for the next few weeks. Decorating for the holidays sometimes can be so daunting, time consuming and worst of all expensive. It should not be that way. I used to live in a century-old Victorian house and for … Continue reading DECK THE HALLS the simple and inexpensive way