Happy New Year

Rosalinda R Morgan

Just saw the ball dropped in Times Square, New York. Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!


I meant to write a post to start the new year but got sidetracked with some issues at my HOA so here is just a quote to start the new year.

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” by Brad Paisley.

Enjoy your New Year’s Day. I’ll be watching the Rose Parade (no football for me) and then the New Year’s celebration in Vienna later in the evening.

Love you all!!!

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A Rose (Mister Lincoln) and a Tip for a Happy, Healthy and Successful Living


IMG_2164Rose:   Mister Lincoln

Class:   Hybrid Tea

Date of Introduction:   1965

Parentage:   ‘Chrysler Imperial’ x ‘Charles Mallerin’

Hybridizer:   Swim & Weeks


Mister Lincoln is the quintessential red rose. Other red roses come and go but Mister Lincoln survives them all. It is still one of the top rated roses both on the exhibition table and in the garden. It has that enduring quality.

Mister Lincoln grow 5-7 ft. tall by 2 ft. wide and produces single long-stemmed blooms. Slender buds open to 6-inch double blooms (40 to 55 petals) with deep velvety red color and very strong damask fragrance. It was an AARS selection winner for 1965. If you need gorgeous red roses for your garden, plant Mister Lincoln rose. Best where days are warm and nights cool.

You can grow Mister Lincoln in pots. Years ago in my old garden, I have one planted in the ground. This year, I bought one for my garden and have it in a pot. It is susceptible to blackspot and mildew but because of its vigorous habit, I just remove the infected leaves. Some gardeners spray them with milk. I still have to try that.


Tip #26 – Dream big. Anything can happen.



Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer