Rose & Thorn Archives
January 27, 2018
So you don't want to do the standard big, fancy bouquet of flowers this Valentines Day? But you still want to impress her, right?
Hmmm... that's a bit of a pickle you're in...
Well all is not lost, my friend. Just read on, for three ways out of your predicament tha...
January 23, 2018
Pssst...! Your lady doesn't really want long-stemmed red roses for Valentines Day.
January 20, 2018
Or, to put it more botanically, Sempervivum - the Latin name (semper = forever, vivo = live) for one of my favorite succulents. Not only is this plant
January 16, 2018
Yep, you read that right- there are benefits, believe it or not. The term, "clay soil" can strike fear into the hearts of most gardeners, and understandably so
January 12, 2018
Language for an American Landscape
Barry Lopez, editor
One could classify this book as a dictionary, but it's not nearly as technical, so let's call it an anthology of vocabulary. The vocabulary it defines is used to characterize the American lands...
January 9, 2018
There I was, walking a lovely woman through my garden- giving her a tour through my roses when she asked me a question. "What is this part of the bud called?"
January 3, 2018
More and more people are growing their own food these days, and some of us are understandably getting a bit serious about it. Planting fruit trees or hedgerows
It's that time of year again! Time to tuck your roses in for a couple of months so they can come back in top form this spring. Last year I was lazy/naughty/bus
Rose Care Time
Guys, Want to Score *Extra* Points on Valentines Day?
The Wonders of Comfrey
November 17, 2018
Fall Color in Temperate Climates