Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rose of the Week: Mister Lincoln

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

One of the first roses I ever grew was Mister Lincoln.  I got this rose when I lived in North Carolina about 40 years ago, and it quickly became a favorite with its deep red color and delightful fragrance.  Mister Lincoln was one of the first roses Betsy and I got here in the Glade, and we look forward to enjoying it each year.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sempervivum

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We have sempervivum (hens and chicks) several places in our yard.  They require very little care and grow where almost nothing else will grow.  They bring some beauty and color to what would otherwise be drab places around the house.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rose of the Week: Chicago Peace

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

It seems strange to combine the words ‘Chicago’ and ‘Peace’ given the violence that has taken place on the streets of that city.  But we’ve had the rose ‘Chicago Peace’ in our yard for several years.  It’s a favorite rose of ours, and we love the combination of colors.  We think it’s beautiful.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rose of the Week: Acapella Rose

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Since we live in a wooded area, sunny spots for the roses are hard to come by.  That's why we have containers of roses lining the driveway.  We've had Acapella in one of those containers for a couple of years and it's still rewarding us with many beautiful blossoms.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rose of the Week: Apricot Nectar

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

Apricot Nectar is one of our container roses.  It’s a grandiflora rose which we’ve had for several years.  In addition to soft, pleasing colors, Apricot Nectar also has a nice fragrance.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Evening Sky in Western North Carolina

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I went to the archives for this photo of the evening sky in the western North Carolina.  We were visiting with my son and his family back in July, 2009, when I snapped this photo.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rose of the Week: Gemini

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

I think I can safely say that Gemini is one of our favorite roses.  It’s along the driveway near the garage, where we can enjoy it each time we pass.  I’m not sure, but I suspect this rose got the name ‘Gemini’ because of its beautiful color and delightful fragrance.  These twin attributes make this a marvelous rose.