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“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches trust.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll

Plant a Rosa Rugosa. They’re very hardy (Rugosas are the roses that grow at the beaches!), beautifully fragrant, and have very simple needs. I prune them in early spring, and after they flower I deadhead them to encourage more blooms. Later in autumn, rose hips take the place of flowers…perfect little touches to holiday décor!

Happy gardening! Love, Nora




  1. Cheryl on June 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I would love to see a picture!

  2. Linda Hartman on June 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Dear Nora, just pausing to say “thank you” for this and all posts bringing information and inspiration to lovers of natural country home and garden charm. This blog and your magazine truly provide “happy” places to dwell for a few minutes each day.
    Gratefully – Linda

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