Behind the Fence

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A little late for the party, but Peggy Martin is welcome just the same. Usually she is in full bloom on Mother’s Day; with a cooler spring than usual, she is just now coming into full bloom. If you were hoping to see her at the Art in the Garden tour and were a bit disappointed, please come back. She is a gorgeous rose with a very interesting history on her web site,

From the Deck

                                                                                                   From the Guest Room

The poppies are also in full bloom. You can read about their history in an earlier post, Poppy Tribute. A frequently asked question is when to plant the seed. That depends, if we have a mild winter it is best to plant in the fall. However, if the winter is severe, an early spring planting would be better. Stop by the potager and I will give you enough seeds to plant a few in the fall and again in the spring. Once you have a successful planting, you will have plenty of seed. They self sow and are quite prolific.

I welcome folks to visit my garden at any time. No worries if I am not at home, my neighbors are used to people in my garden. If you want a “guided tour” I am in the potager most mornings that it is not raining. On Tuesday evenings, Randy and I are usually having a glass of wine with “drop-in” friends on the patio between 5 and 7. We call it Tipsy Tuesday, but no one ever gets tipsyJ We would love for you to join us, and of course, take a peek at the garden.


  1. I forgot to ask if you had any starter Peggy Martin Roses at Art in the Garden. If you do have some, I would love to have one - as would Stephanie, please mam.

  2. Valerie,
    I am sorry, I do not have any more cuttings. I will be starting some in the fall and will put your name on one!