The Rose Blog

A Walk with Roses… and Inspiration Along the Way

The Rose Festival is Coming!

The Rose Festival is Coming!

Rose & Chalk Festival Oct 1-3It’s less than 2 weeks till the Broken Arrow Rose Festival/Chalk It Up Art Festival!!  Did I mention I’m Chair of the Rose Festival?  Must say my world is a series of meetings, fun projects & details.  Our...

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Grand Summer Garden!

Grand Summer Garden!

The Joy of Roses,Pollinators & Butterflies Working in the garden this morning.  It’s remarkably changed as the pollinator garden has filled in completely. It’s happening!  The Monarchs are flying around, swallowtails & little skipper...

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Monarchs At Last!

Monarchs At Last!

Caterpillar to Monarch! Remember this big guy from the last blog?  We just got back from vacation and 2 amazing Monarchs are flitting around my gardens.  Should be one of the caterpillars which is so incredibly beautiful and exciting!The Gardens...

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Monarch Caterpillars Are Here!

Monarch Caterpillars Are Here!

  The Purpose of  This Blog Yes,  the Monarch Caterpillars are here!  So exciting!  Hard to spot them as the milkweed is pretty thick and they hide under the leaves.  Found 11 so far.  They are the inspiration for this blog and growing roses...

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The New Gardens!

The New Gardens!

The Gardens are Planted! The dream of pollinator friendly rose and monarch gardens has become a reality.  The view from my porch has changed dramatically.  Bill & I have built the new retaining wall, hauled potting soil, removed potting soil,...

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Plant a Rose

Plant a Rose

Just 15 More Days! Yes, there’s 15 more days to Plant a Rose and Honor A Loved One!  If you haven’t heard… It's all about returning Broken Arrow to it's history as the City of Roses when almost every home had a rose garden. Embrace our...

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Getting Ready to Plant a Rose

Getting Ready to Plant a Rose

Plant a Rose Broken Arrow's Plant a Rose is just around the corner.  See info on home page or Keepbabeautiful.org/plant-a-rose.   It’s been a week since Karen Barrett came & pruned back the hard freeze damage from my roses.  There's lots of new...

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A Potting Soil Dilemna…Lessons Learned!

A Potting Soil Dilemna…Lessons Learned!

Roses Need Healthy Soil This blog was to be about choosing roses.  However my soil testing results from OSU Extension Office arrived.  Oh my!!  This ya got to hear.  I tested 3 areas, my 8 year old rose garden and the new milkweed area which is...

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Growing Roses Without Chemicals

Growing Roses Without Chemicals

Choosing Your Maintenance Plan As you plan your adventure with roses, you must consider maintenance.  The big question is whether to use insecticides and fungicides to control pests.  This blog will address our decision to go chemical free.   ...

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