I’ve always loved gardens. All types of gardens; flower, herb, vegetable. We have a little over an acre here at Rosehaven with plenty of room to plant. When we cleared out the brush and overgrowth of blackberry vines, we found roses, camellia, rhododendron, blueberries and so many other wonderful things. There are planting areas along the drive, a small orchard on the hill and a herb garden next to the front gate. A while back, Ken built us a small greenhouse and we cleared area for a vegetable garden and this year I hope to grow a large part of our fresh produce.
My grandmother had a huge garden and flowers everywhere and she made it all look so simple. The reality is that it’s a huge amount of work and there have been years where Ken and I were gone so much that things ended up neglected in the yard. But we have big plans to build our gardens back up and add to them with the hope of becoming more self-sufficient and able to enjoy healthy food that we’ve grown ourselves. We’ll post as we go along and share what we learn as far as do’s and don’ts.
I’ve been a floral designer for a large part of my adult life, and I love to fill our home with flowers cut from the garden. Think you can’t arrange your own garden flowers? I’ll show you how easy it is to artfully arrange your flowers in your favorite containers. I’ll be adding more herbs to my herb garden this year so look for posts on herbal tea blends and other herbal creations. I’m so excited to get to share our ever-changing gardens with you.