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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Garden chronicles, gathering a rose garden~

The plan is made, design is sketched, ground spray painted, let the gathering begin...

David Austin's...

Abraham darby
Benjamin britten
Christopher marlowe
Egaltyne
Evelyn 3
Gentle Hermione
Gertrude Jekyll
Golden celebration
Grace
Graham Thomas
Jubilee celebration
Lady Emma hamilton
Munstead wood
Queen of sweden
The ancient mariner
The Lady gardener
The poets wife
The prince
Windemere
William Shakespeare 2000
Wollerton

Floribunda...

Candy cane cocktail 3
Cinco de mayo 3
Day breaker 3
Distant drums 3
Earth angel 3
Easy does it 3
Easy going 3
Ebb tide 3
First crush 3
Frieda kahlo 3
George burns 3
Honey perfume 3
Hot cocoa 3
La park 3
Rosie the riveted 3
Sentimental 3
Sheilas perfume 3
St Tropez 3
Summer romance 3

Hybrid teas/ grandiflora...

Barrone de Rothschild
Double delight
Heirloom
Honey dijon
Mon cheri
Nicole Carol Miller
Over the moon
Paradise
Rogue royal
Yves paiget

Shrubs...

Austrian copper
Betty boop
Gourmet popcorn
White meidiland

Climbers... 

Sally Holmes 2
Banksaie 2

Floral carpet splash 5

Clematis...

H.f. young
Killian Donahue-

It's amazing how fast a garden can come together with online shopping! It's been thirty years since I put in a rose garden, of course I have favorites from the several hundred varieties I have grown over the decades, I just didn't know those few I truly coveted are no longer available... unless you get lucky! I have been shopping the same nurseries I used thirty years ago, in this day and age longevity is a rarity, but what had me tap dancing and twirling with joy today was when on a lark I found my two missing favorites in an existing nursery garden and they dug them up for me!
PURE JOY!
The unexpected really can delight~

I ADORE Evelyn, I can smell her 50' away, I heard David austin discontinued it, I am so thankful to carry her name on in my new garden.



Honey Dijon, the rich muddy yellow is so striking I can't imagine why it's no longer readily available, to think they dug it up for me at the same place I bought it from at least 10 years ago!
yes, there are garden angels ;-)





The new garden is a long ways off, we need water, deer fencing, structures and statues, but now is the best time for acquisition of bare root roses so I can plant them when the space is ready.  Meanwhile I have been looking fondly back at my old garden, eager to feel that first flush of spring year after year again~

















Saturday, January 27, 2018

Reading goals 2018

GOAL 250

(200 books I own...)


My goodread reviews
my library thing

K's read 700/517

Oldest


1 the hour I first believed
2 drawing in the dust
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Really want


1 the little old lady that broke all the rules
2 a well tempered heart
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

A to Z





# the 19th wife
Arcadia
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
Story hour
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Audio


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Garden








1 cut flower garden
2 outstanding American gardens
3 the English roses
4 beautiful American rose gardens
5 passion for roses
6 in the garden of my dreams
7 Edith wharton's Italian gardens
8 Italy's private gardens
9 private Italian gardens
10 winter garden

Landscaping for privacy
Right rose, right place
Layered garden
Gardenista
Understanding garden design
A seed is sleepy
A nest is noisy
An egg is quiet
A butterfly is patient
A cabaret of plants
Deep in the green
Beautiful edible gardens
Grow cook eat

Historical fiction









1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

White chrysanthemum
White houses

Non fiction






1 super tuscan
2 test the dog
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
A kitchen in France
Trisha's table
Cass Marcela
Plenty more
Aunt bees Mayberry cookbook
Mighty salads
Farm to chef
French women aren't fat
New Mediterranean cookbook
Complete Mediterranean cookbook

Road trips


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Summer/ chicklit books






1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Atomic girls
As bright as heaven
Great alone
Lost girls of camp forevermore
Queen of hearts

Thrillers/mysteries


1 big exit
2 booked to die
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Feather bone
Chalkman
Two girls down
Fierce kingdom
If you knew her
The take
The force of nature
The girlfriend
Pretty baby
I know my name
Glass forest
Self portrait with child
Code to zero

Watery




1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Pacific
Stowaway

Christmas










1
2
3

Winter



1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

a book with a season in the title
Vanishing season

a book about an immigrant or refugee
queen of america

a book you didn't think you would like
White bodies

a book with multiple authors
The wife between us

a novel set during wartime
Code girls

a book that takes place over a characters life time
They Immortalists

a book with a red cover
The music shop

an audio book
dark flood rising

A book set in the wilderness
After the fire

a book about an interesting woman
Loving Eleanor

a book with a story in the story
seeds of revenge

a book with an unreliable narrator
The woman in the window

A book with a single word title
Alone

a book by or about a person with a disability
Last black unicorn

a book from a genre you never read
Genius plague

an espionage thriller
The secrets of the secret service

a book about a difficult topic
Method 15/33

a book with a subtitle
Self inflicted wounds
Heartwarming tales of epic humiliation

 book published in 2018
Afterlives

a book with pictures
On Garden style

a book that makes you smile
A Victorian garden dictionary

a book recommended by a stranger
Far from the tree

a book that's been mentioned in another book
Little old lady who struck lucky again!

a book set in two time periods
Peculiar ground

a book with the main character a different ethnicity than you are
The never open desert diner

a book involving a mythical creature
Beasts of extraordinary circumstances

a book set in California
Eyes wide open

a book with a color in the title
Yellow wallpaper

A book recommended by a friend
The girls in the picture

a cookbook
Pretty fun

a book made into a movie or tv series
Dark matter


a book with a title that is a characters name
Orphan #8

a book recommended by a librarian
Oliver loving

a book written by someone you admire
Sisters first

a book with an eccentric character
Why we don't suck

a book with a family member in the title
The wife

a nyt best seller
French women don't get fat

a book from a nonhuman perspective
Eternal life

a book with a cat on the cover
Love saves the day

a book with time travel
How to stop time

An inspirational book
I'd rather be reading

the first book in a series
Crocodile on the sandbank

a best seller from 2017

Hillbilly elegy

a book that's been too long on your tbr list

a book of letters

a book based on mythology

a book over 600 pages

a book set in a hotel

book that becomes a movie 2018

a book with a month or day in the title


A book set in...


Alaska ... Far from here
Africa
Australia...Dangerous crossing
Caribbean
Egypt
Italy ... shoemakers daughter
Mexico
Spain
Sweden ... Stockholm octavo
Switzerland ... Einstein's dreams
Tibet

Library books
1 everything here is beautiful
2
3

relax, enjoy a good bood!