Carla Fineschi Rose Garden, Tuscany

Our long-awaited day to visit the Rosa Botanica -Carla Fineschi Gardens in, Italy, an hour south of Florence, arrived. (Visited May 29th, 2019). Set on a Tuscan hillside in the small town of Cavriglia, Arezzo we were met by an Italian woman sitting in an old garden shed out of the rain, who took our 6 euros … Continue reading Carla Fineschi Rose Garden, Tuscany

“To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow”

In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener.Robert Rodale When I reflect on the past few years of  growing a rose garden, I often wonder, after a day of being scratched by rose thorns, bitten by mosquitoes and exhausted by the heat, why it is I love it so much?  … Continue reading “To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow”

The Garden at Billecart-Salmon

Arriving at BilleCart Salmon in the Champagne -Ardenne region of France, I was in awe of the beautiful à la Française Jardin or The French Garden that surrounded the Champagne House. We were early for our appointment to visit the famous vines of Le Clos Saint-Hilaire, the Chais and anticipated Champagne tasting so, we had … Continue reading The Garden at Billecart-Salmon