Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fickle Hill Old Rose Garden

This weekend was the open house for Fickle Hill Old Rose Garden (in Arcata, CA), one of my favorite places to visit. We go each year for inspiration and to buy new plants from a wonderful selection of healthy roses that are difficult to find in standard nurseries.  Some years the weather is warmer than others and then the scent of roses fills the air, thick and sweet as honey.  I love the way the roses and other plants all intertwine with each other and climb up into trees and other structures, giving the sense of rooms with rose tapestries on the walls and ceilings.  The grass pathways form a thick lush carpet of green.  Here are some photos to give a sense of the place:


  1. what a lovely garden! whst's missing is a good book to get lost into. :)

  2. Yes, it has a very peaceful feel to it. I would love to hang out on the hammock reading a great book!

    I took a quick peek at your blog and am excited to have "discovered" it! I think I will enjoy taking the time to look through your posts and have signed up as a follower! ~Anna