Roses are perhaps my favorite flower! There are so many varieties, some with glorious fragrances, others with prickly thorns that always seem to get me through my garden gloves. Roses are quite versatile in the garden as they can be used in mixed borders, as a hedge, in a Rose only border as climbers or container plants and of course they make wonderful cut flowers.
Fall foliage can afford some of the loveliest plant arrangements. This time of year we find all types of seed heads to use in our decorating. So, before you cut down everything in your garden save a few items for decorating and if not save the seed heads for the birds who love to stick around all winter. Here are some that I have in
One of the private gardens open this year for Trade Secrets was Coltsfoot Garden in Cornwall, CT. This is an enchanting cottage garden that along with the colonial home has been in this family for almost 100 years. Upon arrival you are immediately dawn in by the multi-colored lilac trees surrounding the garden, the crabapple trees and the surrounding landscape. This is Litchfield county CT