Garden Obsession

We’re not sure when it started, all we know is that we’ve got it bad…our environment must be filled with beauty–living, thriving, challenging, emoting. It’s not just art and objects, it’s also the garden that provides us with a sense of well-being and contentment. It too is a collection. In this case, featuring roses and cymbidium orchids; it does provide a sense of control over the chaos of the universe–but at the same time, we like it wild and untamed.

The roses are just getting their first bloom of the season underway. They’re ripe and ready to burst; some have begun their display, others are a little shyer — waiting for the heat to really blossom. In the meantime, the cymbidiums have been in bloom since January–some will bloom through June/July. For your enjoyment…

The North Garden
Sterling Silver–my absolute favorite rose; I first discovered it in Chicago in the late ’70s at little flower shop on State & Elm in the Gold Coast. I’ve loved it ever since.

The Monet Garden arch–it’s been a struggle to get this rose up and over it…but I’m determined to make it happen.

An heirloom rose that is an amazing bloomer–it literally bursts into bloom with hundreds of blossom — an explosion of pink.

The backyard path of our bungalow.

The main cymbidium garden, there are about 50 orchids here in different states of blossom.


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