Wow! What a roller coaster of a ride this summer has been. With the loss of about a dozen or so roses due to the #PolarVortex, we have now replaced all with new varieties. Mainly David Austin varieties. It was hard to see the old roses go, but have had a great time selecting new ones and watching some of those new roses come to life in the garden.
In July, I lost a dear friend and work colleague. We worked daily together for several years and her loss was a blow to me not only professionally, but personally as well. I was asked to assume her duties until a replacement could be recruited. This was one way I could honor someone who spent her entire 30+ year career in the pursuit of excellence. To be able to come along side her team and guide them using the foundation she prepared is something I have taken great pride in. In doing so, this blog has not had the attention it deserves.
I still walk my garden every single day and take photos. Those of you who follow me on Facebook & Instagram have seen some of the spectacular blooms we have seen.
A replacement was named for my friend last week. Cooler temps and lower humidity has returned to the garden and my thoughts once again turn to the garden. Despite all the summers events, we must stay focused on what really matters in life. People…. Go hug someone you love and stay tuned….. The best is yet to come.