It’s a Knockout II

As the name suggests, the Antique Rose Emporium specializes in roses which have such descriptions as vigorous climbers, mannerly climbers, creepers, small and large bush.  There is a rose for everybody, and folks leave with them by the wagonload.

Though I have a few knockout roses in my yard, I mostly like roses in other people’s garden so my favorite place to browse was the herb and vegetable area.

I bought lots of gorizia rosemary as it is supposed to be good for your memory.

Stevia,according to the tag, is a sugar substitute for tea and coffee.  The leaf sure tastes sweet, but could somebody tell me whether it’s supposed to be used as is or dried?

Sage and parsley will come in handy for Thanksgiving cooking, and I’m hoping some of the five different lettuces I bought will be ready for a little harvesting.

Though we haven’t touched on all there is in the way of plants, let’s move on to the gift shops where there’re many tempting garden accessories.  As I browsed, I couldn’t help but think of so many of you who would have found something to like.

I collect birdhouses, so there’s no way I could pass by this display.

The birdhouses are made by this gentleman who is a retired Methodist minister with a very generous heart.    In recent years, he has given over $100,000 to various causes, and all the money has come from the sale of his birdhouses.  Knowing that, how could I not buy one!

As you might expect, wandering and wondering builds an appetite, and this day visitors were treated to cuisine from  Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro, America’s favorite food truck according to  the Food Network.

Food preparation is done right here

Gourmet Rice Bowl prepared Korean style

and what comes out of that very small space is delicious.

I hope you have enjoyed this visit to the Antique Rose Emporium.  If you are ever in the area of Independence, Texas, be sure and stop, but if you can’t make it and love roses, you can order online.

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind

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10 thoughts on “It’s a Knockout II

  1. Oh I wouldn’t be able to resist one or possibly two of those birdhouses looking at the craftsmanship and knowing he so generously donates his proceeds!

    I’m fascinated by food trucks but never been anywhere to experience one! Thanks for the taste & the tour 🙂

  2. I can barely grow even knockout roses…I should just go browse like you did! The garden tour was fun! Thanks Lulu!

  3. It is alway fun visiting the garden centers, especially where you can have a nice lunch as a side benefit.

    1. You would have been happy with the food selection!

  4. Oh herbs are a must have! I didn’t know Rosemary was good for memory and I’ve heard about Stevia but don’t know the answer to your question I’m sorry. I know a friend who uses Stevia so I must mention the plant to her.
    And what beautiful birdhouses, and a wonderful generous man. Which one did you choose?

    1. Mine is missing from the shelf, but it’s a cute one.

  5. Enjoyed the tour! The Gourmet Rice Bowl looks delicious!

    1. It was even better than it looks, Amy.

  6. Thanks for the introduction and tour to this great place!

    1. If you haven’t been, you must go!

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