Rosebrook Gardens History


About my Gardens now known as:
Rosebrook Gardens

My property was created by a subdivision in 1921 and left untouched until 1995. R. B. Benson and Co. purchased the land and started building in 1996. I was the first owner to ever live here when I purchased it in June. Although R.B. Benson & Company did some excellent work in building this house, I too have spent a great deal of time upgrading and designing the home for style and comfort. I designed and built the garage to match the house in style and size and it was the most I could build given the size of the property. This is now known as the Garden Studio, and I spend most of my time in there when I'm working in the garden. Much time was spent in the gardens creating and learning. The roses New Dawn (both pink and white), Sombreuil, Eden Climber, Molyneux standards, Graham Thomas, and the Pilgrim available here have been picked for color and fragrance. Spring time is the most rewarding for me in this garden. After a long winter, spring brings great excitement as the verdant green of the many boxwood combine with the colors the alliums, peonies, lilacs, wisterias, iris, other vibrant perennials and the ornamental flowing pear and crabapple tree to name a few. The back and side flower beds are lined with diagonal antique bricks and dwarf boxwoods. A raised-bed herb garden I installed between the two properties is outlined by dwarf boxwoods, and filled with topiaries, herbs, and decorative perennials. Although all year you will experience color and fragrances throughout the property. I wanted to have something beautiful to look at no matter where you are.

As an avid gardener, I must say that whatever time you put into the garden you will always see rewards. Learn as you go and remember nothing is permanent. A garden is forever changing and so are we. Plan ahead and do sections at a time that way you can see your results rather than placing a plant here and there. Garden ornaments are like punctuation in a book. They are there to make you stop and pause and take a deep breath. I hope you enjoy my gardens and walk away inspired, motivated and delighted.

And there you have it.

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