NOTE: I recently posted an all-points bulletin asking people to send me pictures of their favorite gardens — theirs or someone else’s. I’ll periodically feature these garden or gardenish images (with descriptive narratives) as they are sent to me.

Nan De Grove

The red rose in this corner has grown into an impenetrable thicket, like Sleeping Beauty’s roses. The drooping canes around the little madonna create a meditative mood.

Madonna and Rose

Luca oversees garden chores, and is especially keen to guard the many birds who find refuge here from opportunistic cats.

Lucca and Saint Who

This Gemini rose was planted for my husband, Michael, and blooms around his birthday.

Gemini Michael's Rose