Tag Archives: Roses

     Roses are funny business.     We love them… but they scare us.     Not their thorns, but their finicky nature… or are they?     Finicky.     Consider this: roses have been on this planet longer then we have (there is fossil evidence over 35 million years old), garden cultivating began about 5,000 years […]

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       Do you want hip?     Do you seek cool?     Do you dig flowers (and do they dig you back)? If you ‘do’ then check out Urban Roots  (I just LOVE the name!) and fertilize with fun! Not just a great plant selection-an eclectic accessory shop. Great Display Wonderful eye for color-not […]

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     Least you think all is forever perfect at A Pleasant House: behold the summer garden- overgrown, or brown, or thin, or just petering-out in general.      Mold is growing before our very eyes (no matter that we Jomax), hornworms are using our tomato’s as condo’s, the roses have stopped budding, the echinacea is […]

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     The ground was broken for the construction of Stan Hywet Hall in 1912. Three years later, in time for Christmas, the F.A. and Gertrude Seiberling family took residency.      Just a little country estate, not to pretentious, not to grand. Just make it comfortable, insisted Gertrude. Though ‘comfortable’ is not what I would […]

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     Cleveland, Ohio has one of the most complete, and sophisticated, botanical gardens that I have ever visited.      It’s located in the University Circle area, home to the world famous Cleveland Orchestra (at Severance Hall), the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History, etc.      The neighborhood itself is chock full […]

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