Friday, May 23, 2014

Flowers on Friday ... 2014 Open Garden Dates

It has been a little over a week since the first early roses started to bloom in the garden.  Winter killed a lot of canes on most of my modern roses, and it didn't affect many of the spring-flowering old garden roses much at all ... and the rest of the roses are somewhere in between.

As far as I can tell, full bloom is still about two weeks away, which fits perfectly into my schedule for June.

Open Garden Days for this year will be Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  If you have wanted to meet the roses and see this place in person, here is your chance.

Most of the gardens look a lot better than they did last year.  The Miniature Garden is new, and it's pretty close to perfect ... please forgive me for being immodest and saying so.  The English Garden looks really nice, too, but the deer ate most of the buds back there over the course of the past couple of nights.  (Time to reinstall my fishing line deer deterrent around that garden ASAP.)

The gardens in the front yard are a work in progress.  Most of the Hybrid Tea Garden was severely damaged by the cold ... the roses have come back nicely and I expect to have at least a few flowers to share for Open Garden.  The Fence Border is still mostly clogged with weeds ... this is the next garden on my list to reclaim.

The Rose Field is impassable.  The roses are still in there, but it's hard to see them up close because the paths have disappeared.

Hartwood Roses Spring Open Garden
June 7 and 8, 2014
10:00am to 4:00 pm both days
Address and directions are HERE.


  1. Oh, I wish I were closer so I could visit! Maybe one day. :)

  2. I had the same winter kill....seems to be stringing things out here. Most of the OGR's are blooming now, many of the moderns will be a few weeks since they had to start from scratch. I've got two buses of gardening folk coming by June 7th, so I'll be thinking about your open day while I'm having mine.

  3. Oh how I wish I lived nearby too to attend your event. I do thank you for taking the time to show your lovely roses in this post. They do my heart good.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. You have some lovely roses. I loved the Pink one vining around that tree and also your peonies.

  5. Connie,
    Your roses are AMAZINGLY beautiful. Your prediction about when they would flower was right on! This spring and summer will be tough for me to go visit you. Will the roses still be around in September?


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