Sunday, February 08, 2009

Roses from Nikki Polani

I've envied Nikki Polani's gorgeous rose garden for years. When she recently decided to get rid of some of her roses, I eagerly volunteered to take a few off her hands. I expected two, I came away with five large rose bushes.

2.8 Roses from Nikki Polani 1

Lucky me! She even gave me the pot the miniature rose was in. I stopped off at IKEA on the way home to buy pots for the other rose bushes. My gardening has been pretty minimal since I moved almost two years ago. It took me a while to dig up my roses and other flowers, but they're finally all potted now. I gave all of the roses a deep pruning.

From left to right, the roses Nikki gave me are: Snowbird, Fame, Portland from Glendora, Tiffany, and an unnamed miniature rose bush that she said resembles St. Patrick.

2.8 Roses from Nikki Polani 2

The Snowbird is a climber and I'm hoping to train it along the brick wall.

2.8 Roses from Nikki Polani 3

I finally got around to setting up my backyard table and umbrella. I can't wait until the roses are all in bloom and my little space will be a fragrant place for me to sit in the late afternoon.

2.8 Roses from Nikki Polani 4

Thanks again Nikki Polani!

Other gardening updates.

1 year ago today, Char Siu/Xa Xiu (Chinese Barbecued Pork).
2 years ago today, tender and flavorful spare ribs and bok choy chow mein noodle soup at Phoenix Food Boutique in Alhambra and San Gabriel.


  1. You're welcome! They look happy in their new home :-)

  2. Nikki,
    Just wait until you see the updated pictures. They're so pretty. :)


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