Rosewood Gardens visit

This is what I was going to post about before I went on my rant yesterday.

There is a plant nursery that specializes in David Austin roses and they have a display garden, which I have been wanting to see.  It’s kind of hard to find a free Saturday (they are open Thurs-Sat), but I made time this last Saturday. There wouldn’t have been a long ride anyway because it was a rainy day.  John and I took my mother to see the display gardens.

Rosewood Gardens actually is run from a personal property. She used to do all kinds of perennials, but is now just focusing on the DA roses. 

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Luckily the rain stopped and it was just wet while we were here.

There is a beautiful shade garden in the front:

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Some day my baby shade garden will be as lush as this.

Right off the back of the house was a rose garden:

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There wasn’t a huge display of blooms, which is probably a week away, but I wanted to see the roses and peonies together.  The nice thing about the rain? I was perfect for taking pictures.

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There is a perennial garden as well:

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Interesting that I have some of the same flowers, but they aren’t even close to blooming even though her property is only 20 miles from mine. This is Baptisia and cat mint:

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Her irises are still blooming and I loved this pretty white one:

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There are places to sit in the garden:

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I loved how the peonies were draping over the bench:

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And speaking of peonies, hers were luscious!

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The blooms are enormous, too.

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One of the best things? The view past the gardens:

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How amazing is that? I could sit in one of those Adirondack chairs forever curled up with a book.

The owner was super, super nice, too. She and I talked roses and gardening and it’s so fun to talk to someone with the same passion that you have.  I’m glad I had a chance to go.

On the home front, Pixie has been doing a great job of keeping the squirrels and chipmunks out of the window feeder:

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This little guy wasn’t scared at all. I put my camera right up the the window:

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Can you hear him? Nom, nom, nom.

Sigh…

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12 thoughts on “Rosewood Gardens visit

  1. debby

    Wow! I know it was a rose garden, but those peonies! I must get one! I think fall is the right time to plant. There is a local peony nursery, and I am going to get there this year!
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    1. Lori Post author

      Those peonies were glorious. I wish I had thought to get the name of that particular one. I was too busy taking 100 pictures of it.

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  2. Susan

    Such a pretty garden. I just love all the different plants you guys grow in NY.
    Your plants will be just as lush as hers eventually it just takes time.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I just love roses.

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