Sombreuil Climbing Rose 1850

Thursday, April 14, 2016


What's in Season Now

This must be the best season for the flowers we grow on our farm.  ROSES of course are abundant.  

The blossoms are soo big this year, because of the cool nights, we think.  

But additional stars are two annual blooms…LAVENDER 

Kiyah Loves flowers and fragrances but especially lavender.  She reminds us of the lovely bees who visit our farm.  They too bury themselves in the lavender.
At The Linen Tree Kiyah, Kendra and Greg can assist you in finding the perfect linens, table top,  bedding or gift …for you …or not.  

Say "Hi from the farm!" to the rose, lavender or jasmine girls that may be waving to you from the desk.



The Tre Soli Sons love Chinese Jasmine Tea.  We thought this photo of a jasmine bouquet a nice tribute to fond dinner memories. 

For those of you familiar with lavender and jasmine, you know that these two put out one big burst of blooms in the Spring and may toss a few more through the year.  Unlike our roses which bloom year round except when we prune them in the Winter dormancy.  

The lavender is renown for it's fresh and dried fragrance and beauty.  You can put it in drinks, foods, baths, beds, pillow, sachets, closets, drawers, flower crowns, scented candles,  perennial wreathes and perfumes,.  The versatility of lavender is perhaps unmatched in the flower and herb world.  

The jasmine on the other hand is usually left outside to it's climbing structures.   Not any more!  We have managed to work around their penchant for drooping as soon as they are cut off of their vines.  This is thrilling to us because now we can share their magnificent yet delicate perfume with each of you.  In years past only those fortunate enough to grow jasmine, and those they invited to come enjoy it with them, were lucky enough to relax with a crisp ice tea under the influence of jasmine wafts as Spring warms into Summer.  


Here's a peek at a lush bouquet of jasmine with roses.  Perhaps adding the roses was gilding the lilly but we just had to see how they got along.  There may only be 1-3 weeks left of jasmine bloom so contact us soon if you want some for yourself. 

So we've just toured the gardens at Tre Soli to see where all of these lovelies grew and to Savale Flowers and Antiques as well as The Linen Tree where some of our garden girls have traveled to.

Last Saturday we were excited to see so many of you come visit us at Berridge Nursery for Art in the Garden.  Berridge is where our rose growing was fist nurtured with antique roses we purchased back in 1990.  The Sombreuil rose featured at the top of our blog was purchased at Berridge.  Nine of them still grow in the Gardens at Tre Soli.  Much thanks to Christine Fortman and all of the staff who worked so hard to accommodate vendors and customers at the event.

We made a number of new friends and buckets of girls went home with old and new friends at the event.  One of our delightful new customers was Ana of UrbAna.  She posted her desk bouquet to Instagram and low and behold some of her followers showed up at Berridge Nursery's Art in the Garden to claim some rose girls for their own.  Thanks, everyone!  So after the event we just had to go to thank Ana.  WOW! Do we love UrbAna!  A darling yet classy shop all about entertaining at home…our favorite thing to do.  It is warmly open, and well stocked with a mix of simple, sublime, modern, chic, romantic.  And since a son of Tre Soli now has a son we were tickled to find some baby items.   check them out! 


We have to thank Jill from Sweet Life Garden for helping to get the girls ready on Friday as well as help set up and introduce visitors to the girls and how to garden.  Jill knows how to love the roses and fruit trees and chickens and goats and family like nobody we know.  She and her ever gracious and capable husband Hal can help you get your garden going.  Thanks to Hal also for lending to us his hands and his wife on Saturday.


Jill is not only "outstanding in her field" but one of the loveliest flowers we have the pleasure of knowing.  She invites you to experience the semi-annual Arcadia's Edible Tour on May 7.  This is the tour you may have been on a couple of years ago when The Gardens At Tre Soli were on the tour.


"Edible" is a most unique tour and opportunity to meet edible landscape owners and pick their brains.   The tour travels West to the revitalizing downtown urban farmers for some very special gardens this year.  This tour always sells out so get your tickets soon.  Weather permitting we will have some flower girls available at the Edible Tour Market for you to take home.  Do not miss the market either way because some of the best edibles in the Valley of the Sun are only available at this market!  (I'm talking about you Rebecca's vinaigrette).  Rebecca is one-third of the partners of My Farmyard who are the cosponsors of the Edible tour.  


Another "desktop bouquet".   This one at Savale Flowers and Antiques, where you can pop in to pick up our flowers to take to your desk top or gift to a co-worker or boss.  You may want to call ahead to assure they have what you want.  You can special order from us and pick at Savale
in Old Town Scottsdale.

Once a year Fresh Jasmine with Seasonal Roses 


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