Welcome to Patty Roger’s Garden
There is an excitement that surrounds waiting for a blossom to open. Anticipation draws a gardener toward the bud over and over again in hope of catching an early glimpse into what that bud will blossom into. This anticipation is one of Patty Rogers’ favorite things about growing roses. As I spoke with Patty, I began to sense the joy she gets from her rose garden and how it fills a special place in her life.
Being a professional photographer, Patty is always searching for the perfect flower shot. I can see her now, camera in hand, strolling through her garden on a quest. Since About Face and Double Delight are two of her favorite roses, I am certain they are her first stops on her quest for the perfect shot. When asked what about these roses she most enjoys, she replied with “Both the beauty and fragrance. The appearance draws you in, while the fragrance holds you there.”
Patty is fairly new to growing roses, but she knows the joy of producing something so beautiful from your own backyard and enjoyment that comes from watching it grow. As a young girl, she would work next to her Grandfather, who was an avid gardener, but while she was living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she never had enough sunlight to grow roses. She would stroll through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to visit the roses. The appearance of the roses would draw her in to visit, and the warmth of the fragrance would hold her captivated. The time came when she moved from Chapel Hill to her new home on Real Quiet Lane. Finally! There was enough sun to plant her very own rose garden! Now she is able to visit her roses every morning, which is by far her favorite thing about growing roses. Even to the point that she feels a little selfish because she is jealous over her roses!
As our conversation drew to a close, I asked her if she had any advice for people who are just now beginning their journey with roses. The advice she gave was to visit other rose gardens before you plant your own in order to gain a better understanding of what you really like in a rose garden. It is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the rose varieties and want to plant one of every variety in your bed. So, she suggested that one consider planting an entire bed of the same variety for mass impact.
Patty’s journey began as a young girl learning to garden by her Grandfather’s side and it continues as she begins her new journey with growing roses. She feels that there is a certain peace surrounding roses that embodies the name of her lane and considers her rose garden to be the crown jewel of her home on Real Quiet Lane.
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