Planning A Wine and Rose Tour
A garden is a gathering place. A garden can help us build relationships in our neighborhoods and in our communities. I realized most of my roses were 'behind the fence.' They were so beautiful I wanted to share that beauty with my neighbors. When I planted roses "outside my fence" people from all over town stopped to visit with me about the roses. Rather than just look at your gardens, make them a total experience and build relationships with friends, family and your community. During rose blooming season which can be from spring to late fall we often had "Wine and Rose Tours." Impromptu and fun, grab a beverage of choice, ice tea and lemonade for the kids, a few appetizers and invite friends and neighbors to tour the rose garden when the work day is done.
A Rose Garden is Meant to Be Shared.
Folks love Lavender Roses and this one is a heart stopper. I put it in my book, "Four Seasons of Roses"
You can also plant roses in containers for added color on patios.
The Illinois rose gardens have been added in stages. The roses next to the tan siding are all floribundas, the extended gardens are hybrid teas.
'Rainbow Sorbet' is one of my all time favorites and truly looks like the colors of the rainbow.
Folks love purple roses and this is a hardy climbing rose.
'Iceberg' is a white very hardy floribunda that lights up the garden at night
You don't even have to wash off the dirt from your day of gardening. This is me in my butterfly swing. :)
Kids love for everyone to get together. Remember a garden is a gathering place. And this is how you do a 'Wine and Rose' Tour.
Published May 30th, 2014 9:56 AM
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Gaga's Garden - Susan Fox on May 31, 2014Hi Miriam, Wine and rose tours are what having a garden is all about. Its the time you get to enjoy what you have worked to create with friends and family. Guess what? Your amazing tulip trowel came?!!! : Come visit and you can see it! Warmest regards, Susan