Thursday, June 2, 2016

Open Garden and started rose sale for Sacramento C.C. Heritage Rose Garden

I was pretty worried when I woke up Sunday morning and it was pouring down rain, but by the time we opened the garden gates, the sun was shining, and lots of people came by to smell the roses.  As you know it was a fairly mild winter, and an early, warm spring, so the roses have been pretty much over the top this year...thus the decision to share them with friends and neighbors.  As you also know, the Sacramento City Pioneer Cemetery roses have been under, since I had quite a few started roses, we thought a sale to generate some money for the defense of the Sacramento roses would be a good thing.  And, it all worked out very well.  Our lovely Judy came up early to lend a hand, and I was able to pretty much sell all the rose starts via an on island e-mail list.  So all folks had to do was show up, give us money and take away their treasures.  We raised a very respectable sum to send to Sacramento, had fun, met lots of gardeners, and life was very good.
Here are some photos for those of you who couldn't make it on the day.
Belle Amore, thanks Angelique!

The Old House (1918) and the New Garden of Old Roses

Hybrid Musk Jeri Jennings and a nice hardy geranium

Looking South SouthEast

Madam Hardy likes it here

Through the 'front door' into the north garden

The New South Garden, still under construction, cattle loafing sheds in the distance

A Tea Scented Mini rose from dear it!

1 comment:

  1. Really charming, Claire. Glad it was such a happy day for you and the Sacramento garden. btw, that rose you gave me really is Duchesse du Rohan! It finally bloomed. It is still in a pot but is growing. Gean