Winners of July Give A Way!

The ‘tomato blight’ has arrived in the Bronx. So so sad to see these wonderful tomatoes turn black on the vine .. Mother Nature has her reasons I’m sure.

Want to announce the winners of the July 2009 Give A Way.
Yeppers .. we picked 3 winners this month ::

Shipped out today:
– Jessica Ress from

The following 2 winners have to contact me with their mailing addy’s:
– Brenda @ ironweed
– Selkie @ shadlock06

Congratulations to the winners!
Stay tuned for August Give A Ways.

It has been so humid here and of course raining like crazy. Our West coast friends have been getting unbearable heat (over 100 degrees) .. the weather has just been so crazy for sure.!

Next week there will be a Full Moon / Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on Wednesday August 5th at 8:45 p.m. EDT Aquarius Full Moon. Lunar Eclipse at 8:50 p.m. EDT.

Summer Quote:

” When summer opens,
I see how fast it matures,
and fear it will be short;
but after the heats of July and August,
I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing,
to the cool of autumn.”
– –   Ralph Waldo Emerson 

” Hot town summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn’t it a pity
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city.”
– – Joe Cocker

– til next time, stay cool!


About Town .. this & that .. Dog Days Ahead.!

Ok .. I have to admit . August is not one of my favorite months ..
the heat and humidity are not my friends .. though the garden will
be producing like crazy .. the tomatoes will be ripe and ready,
the baby egg plants are already coming in .. and so cute ..
the squash is just prolific as is the yellow squash. Those hot red peppers,
wow .. ever blooming for sure .. and of course.. my basil it ..
the garlic is yummy yummy .. life is good ..

About town:

My dearest friend Gail Adrian has started a new venture that is just amazing to me.
Visit her blog DEPILATRIX Wax it off .. NOW!!! She uses the best wax materials I have ever seen .. for those in NJ this is the place to go .. for those that have those ‘special’ needs … Gail .. you are just amazing.!

SunRose July 2009 Give A Way:

>> Just 2 days left to leave your comment.! <<

Our Blog give a way for July 2009 ::– 4 oz of our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
– 1 oz Rosehip Hydrosol (O) USA

Be sure to leave a comment and include your :
– name
– email address
so that we can get in touch with you!!

The drawing will be on July 30th, 2009 !!

New & Back in Stock::

– Chamomile Roman Organic

Cinnamon Bark Organic NOP

Sandalwood 2007 Sri Lanka

Tea Tree Organic

Wintergreen Organic

Quotes for the Summer ::

” Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? ”
– – William Shakespeare

” What dreadful hot weather we have !
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance. ”
– – Jane Austen

” August creates as she slumbers,
replete and satisfied. ”
– – Joseph Wood Krutch

Wishing you a wonderful August, may you be at the beach,
lake, mountains .. anywhere that is peaceful and relaxing.

Life is short .. enjoy the moment.
– til next time,


Summer time / Living is Easy ? / July Give A Way –

Pergola is almost ready. Can’t wait. Thank you Rudy ..

Sun dried tomatoes with fresh garlic and basil in extra virgin olive oil a dash of salt and pepper.

Harvest from the Garden:
Basil, green and yellow squash

The economic times in the country is really not the best. Yet, we are hopeful and carry on .. as usual. We are a resilient bunch and even though we are not as happy with the political climate and all the (empty) promises that were given .. we are still hopeful.

The saying is .. where there is life .. there is hope. And so, we hope, for good health care, more jobs, etc.

This was written by a dear friend and mentor:

Life’s task is to be like an otter, seeking adventure and joy in our
endeavors, instead of being like a beaver, always tied to work that
must be done and feeling guilty when it is not accomplished.

— Sincerely,  Journey Scent

The fire flies are out and my garden looks enchanting as they twinkle in the evening light. I know its summer when I see them.

Upcoming Events in NYC:
The New York Botanical Garden

Presents: The Edible Garden
Perfumed Tea by Mandy Aftel
Thursday – August 6th, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bronx New York

Mandy will be giving a talk on August 6th at the New York Botanical Gardens on perfumed tea as a part of the Edible Evenings series during this summer’s The Edible Garden at The New York Botanical Garden.

New & Back in stock:

New at SunRose:

– a wonderful Organic Wintergreen from Nepal. It has a beautiful soft pink color and the scent is just delicious.!

– aged Sandalwood Sri Lanka 2007 – a deeply sensuous essential oil for both men and women.

Cinnamon Bark Organic (NOP) Sri Lanka warm and spicy.

Be sure to care for your skin, especially if you are out enjoying the beach, park, riding your bike .. please remember to hydrate your skin and drink lots of fluids.

A good way and easy way to do this is with Hydrosols. Rosehip is especially wonderful and cooling as is the Peppermint. To read about our many different Hydrosols please visit our page.


Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel

Quotes for July ~

‘ For him in vain the envious seasons roll –
Who bears eternal summer in his soul.’
– – Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Old Player

‘ Summer is the time when one shed’s one’s tensions with one’s clothes,
and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.
A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief –
that all’s right with the world.’
– – Ada Louise Huxtable

‘ Deep summer is when ..
laziness finds respectability. ‘
– – Sam Keen

Our Blog give a way for July 2009 ::

– 4 oz of our Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel
– 1 oz Rosehip Hydrosol (O) USA

Be sure to leave a comment and include your :
– name
– email address
so that we can get in touch with you!!

The drawing will be on July 30th, 2009 !!

– til next time
Enjoy these summer days,