Some years ago, before this whole flower farming thing happened, I had a sweet little cutting garden. It had been a big veggie patch the season before but once I discovered the lure of flowers I dug out the entire plot and replaced the food with blooms.
At the time it seemed enormous, 60x60ft. and it was all I could do to keep it weeded, watered and the flowers deadheaded. There were a few little rows of Sweet Peas, a couple dozen Peonies, lots of misc. perennials and a few shrubs. Along the outside edge I constructed a wonderfully wild fence out of Chestnut branches and decorated it with 30 different antique and English Rose bushes
While nowhere near as many Rose bushes as I hope to someday posses, this hearty collection certainly rocks the month of June!
The heady scent of a Damask or Bourbon bloom transports me to another dimension…
The fuzzy green buds (pictured below) of the antique Moss Roses are beyond words.