Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you!"

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Bouquet

Roses from my October Garden

Every Rose in this vase has a wonderful, wonderful smell!

I love the old fashioned roses.

Friday, October 29, 2010

October Flowers

Heritage Rose from David Austin

My Fairy Roses.  
I love the darker shade of pink as the weather cools.

This is the first year I have been happy with my Belinda rose.  But they are blooming perfect, sweet smelling roses.  I think this is the 3rd year.

And I planted some more Basil.  

I am loving this cooler weather.  I'm joining Tootise today!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

White In The Garden!

My White Garden Angel
Shades of White Garden Angel

White Love Birds in my Garden 

One of my own White Creations in my Garden!

Oops!  Brown Dog!  He wants to be on which ever side of the door I 'm on!

for more lovely white things, join me with Faded Charm on White Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Gardens of Rosedown Plantation

In the summer - blue Hydranga  are in bloom on either side behind the trees.  You can easily see the plants on the left.
The entrance to Rosedown Plantation as it would have been approached 165 years ago.
Unfortunately, October is not the time to go to see the flowers.  But there is much more to see than flowers at this plantation.

These are two of the many statues.  All of them are beautiful!  There are formal walkways throughout the grounds.

Cherub Fountain

Blooming Begonias

This fountain is along one of the garden walks. 

The entire garden is filled with Camellias that bloom in the winter.  And the smell of the Sweet Olive trees is beyond imagining!  The Sweet Olive was in bloom while we were there.

My sister sitting in one of the doorways of the Gazebo

see me standing beside the tree on the right
We took this picture to get a perspective of the hugeness of the oak trees.

Spanish Moss - up close

Spanish Moss hanging on the trees.  They used it in the construction of their houses and for stuffing mattresses, among other things.

More blooming flowers.

I love the gracefulness of this statue.

This picture was taken on the upstairs balcony, looking down the front entryway.

Taken from the upstairs balcony toward the side of the house.

Same view as above but closer.  Not surprising, there are roses planted here too but I don't think they have the variety they would have had 165 years ago.  Too much upkeep for a state owned park.

This is an amazing place to visit.  The home tour is wonderful too.  It is in St. Francisvill, Louisiana.

Monday, October 11, 2010

An October Day

Blue Morning Glory.

Pink Fairy Rose

My Dog - not allowed to join my sister and me for Breakfast on the porch!

Book I won from a Drawing from A Southern Garden by Becca!
I will start it tonight. Can't wait!!! 
 Thank you Becca.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

White Flowers

Frog and Toad in front of White Flowers.
Next year I will keep the tags so I'll know what my flowers are.

You 'real' gardeners probably already know what they are!

Frog and Toad playing in a pot of Petunias (know that one!).

White Birds in my garden.

Pretty Periwinkle.

Yes, Frog and Toad do get around in my Garden.  I let them have the run of the place!

I am showing my White Flowers and trailing along with Tootsie, come along!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The End of the Story.

I have Butterflies all over my Garden.
They flutter about like magical creatures!

And this is the reason!  
Caterpillars all over my Passion vine.

They are eating all the leaves so the plant looks quite worn out.
But for the past two years I have come to look forward to this.

I think of it as growing Butterfly food with pretty flowers!

This is where I have the vine planted.
I am hoping to replace the trellis with a Lattice this fall.

I am joining Tootsie on her Gardens tour!