On a recent lovely summer evening, the Flower Tree/Red Zinnia Family Garden Tour took us west of town to the open countryside off
Pioneer Way. Sooz's garden is a lot like her, amazing, eclectic and beautiful. Winding turns every few feet took us deeper and deeper into the heavily scented garden of roses and colorful perennial beds that surround her house. I lost count after a hundred - and try as I might, I couldn't remember many of the names. There is a reason she is the rosarian for the Flower Tree - she LOVES roses! And with that love has come the passion to spread it to all of us.
My very first true rose garden was built with her guidance, and strong back fifteen years ago. We dug out and planned what would become the first of many rose beds in my gardens. Follow the pictures below as they lead you further and further into her own gardens. You won't be disappointed, I know we sure weren't.