Saturday, February 4, 2017
Last night, since we were definitely not going anywhere, I started looking at seed catalogs and, of course, the rose catalog caught my eye. Years ago, 17 if I calculate correctly, I had a rose garden in the house I lived in. Some of the roses were left from previous owners but I had planted the large beds in front with a combination of roses and azaleas. In houses after that, there was usually a rose bush or two but never a rose garden. It has been a long time since I have had a rose "garden" and I think this year might be the year. I love the work required to bring out the best in these beauties and I just think it would be such a stress reliever to be able to wander through the bushes and literally "smell the roses." Of course, I am not talking anything elaborate or fancy but just a few bushes to bring blooms to brighten the day. Gardening is something I haven't done in several years and after my "window shopping" last night I think this may be the year to start cultivating that skill again. It is so nice to be able to walk out of your house and pick your own tomato or cucumber or have peppers to make fresh salsa with right at hand. I am sure I will have a lot of catching up and relearning but I do think this is the year!