Not that it was easy to find her house. You would think that with Map Quest and Garmin we would have no problem. Wrong. Not their problem, but the city was doing work on the access roads and the street we were supposed to go in on was one way. In the end we went the wrong way down the one way street and found ourselves at Lori's delightful garden.
Fellow Bloggers had gathered in the front of the house admiring her beautiful Mutabalis rose. This China rose performs well in our alkaline soils and is best planted where it can grow without pruning. Lori has built raised beds on either side if the front path. Thyme and ice plant soften the edges of the bricks.
We made our way down the side of the house through arching, sweet smelling roses intertwined with sweet potato vine. Lori's back garden is filled with blooming roses, many scrambling up into the mesquite trees; sweet smelling Marie Pavie and Zephirine Drouin, two of my favorites.
Were Bob and David ever going to stop talking about fishing to smell those roses?
Thank you Lori for inviting us to see your amazing roses and those margaritas and bruschetta were darned good too!