Starting Over | Creating A Country Rose Garden
Essentially each of us has had the difficult task of starting over. It can be hard to start over, or it can be an opportunity to get things the way we want them to be. Starting over can also be fun and exciting. Leaving my Texas garden behind with over 200 roses resulted in a grieving process. The best way to recover was to start a new rose garden. After having my garden featured in the Plano Texas Profile Magazine, The Dallas Rose Society chose that garden to receive the coveted Elizabeth Ferguson Large Garden Award. As well as being on the Plano Garden Club’s tour of “Our Favorite Gardens,”now residing in Illinois, I decided to re-create rose gardens out in the country. As a dedicated consulting rosarian I thought we could learn together and I would write about the process as I built the rose gardens. I also planned to create all new rose gardens in stages. This is the first garden. It’s called the 'Floribunda Rose Garden.' Why Floribundas? Because Floribunda roses are unrivaled in providing massive, colorful, long-lasting garden displays.Floribundas also have rapid bloom cycles and profusion of blooms. Enough said.Here’s my country garden make-over.