The Antique Rose Emporium is so much fun to visit.
Yes, it is about antique, heritage, or old fashioned found roses, but there’s so much more. They also sell other types of roses, plus succulents and other plants.
Another draw to this nursery is the large gardens that are perfect for strolling and savoring the smells. The tall mushroom looking trellis is constructed from heavy rebar. The rose covering it is either Lady Banks or Peggy Martin. Both of these are vigorous growers, which is not a strong enough description of either one of them.
A huge stand of Mexican Cigar Plants (Cuphea melvillea) borders two sides of the walkway leading to the chapel, where their seminars are held.
They provide a bright, cheery welcome.
The chapel is off in the distance behind this prairie style planting of Salvias, Pink Muhly grass, roses, Purple Sage, and various other plants.
Morning light behind the grasses give them a nice glow.
I especially like how these clusters look like tiny stacked diamonds sparkling.
This tropical beauty is Sky Vine Thunbergia. One tall and wide archway is overflowing with this vine. Such a refreshing look.
The flowers on this bush look like Mexican Oregano but the leaves don’t. Anyone know what it is. Please let me know with a comment.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy your family more than you enjoy the food.
“Thanksgiving dinners takes eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Halftime takes twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence.” Erma Bombeck