It is a particularly beautiful Spring because of the gentle Winter and unusually warm weather we have had in Virginia. The roses are particularly special, reminding me of some great classic floral chintz fabrics. The early morning blossoms are best to pick, gather a single beauty or a bundle. Display your buds in containers that you have collected over the ages. Use your heirloom silver, crystal, or thrift store find, and bring your garden inside. Find a prominent place that you can enjoy and let it feed your soul as you pass by!
Jan Roden is co-owner of the famed And George shop and Design firm in Charlottesville, VA. www.AndGeorge.com