This week's Parents Magazine cutest kid photo contest is over. Despite the overwhelming support that Caleb received from all of you here and on Facebook, he didn't win. Drat!! He finished in 47th place, which is WAY ahead of his original position of #460. Thank you, all of you, for indulging me this past week ... Caleb and I really appreciate your votes.
Even though he didn't win the contest, we all know that he really is the cutest baby on the planet. In evidence, I submit this recent post-bathtime photo.
My name is Connie, and I own Hartwood Roses ... an educational rose garden in Virginia that specializes in rare and unusual antique roses. I am a Certified Rosarian, a Master Gardener, a carpenter, a remodeler, and a dreamer. (The most up-to-date list of all the roses I grow ... 800 varieties so far ... is on my web site: HartwoodRoses.com)
I love roses (especially old roses), and gardening, and history, and building things ... all of this has come in handy as we restore our historic house (built in 1848) renovate the outbuildings, and design the gardens. This blog allows me share whatever is happening in the garden, at my nursery, and around the house. I think it's wonderful to hear from other people who love the same things I do.
Hartwood Roses ... Heirloom Old Garden Roses and More
Hartwood Roses was a small farm nursery, located just north of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The retail portion of the business closed in 2012, and the mission shifted to my true love … speaking to organizations and garden clubs and giving classes to educate budding rose gardeners. The display gardens here contain over 800 different varieties of roses … with emphasis on rare and historic varieties, and popular classics that are well-suited for modern gardens. Click picture to go to web site. www.HartwoodRoses.com
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