Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

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

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Cold Night.

We had a freeze recently.  This is my Birdbath.

Now, remember I live in the deep south.  

My Roses froze.

But the silver lining is my Camilla.  

And the bush is full of buds!!

Happy end of 2011.  

And may 2012 bring  you more beautiful flowers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Beautiful Louisiana

I was driving home from teaching in North Louisiana..

 and this is what I saw.

It was very early morning and the cold air brought a beautiful mist with it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Roses in A Vase.

Belinda's Dream in my pretty Vintage Vase.

And my Fairy Rose.  

It is loving the cooler weather and I am loving the deep pink it has turned!

Many happy Roses to You.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Looking Out My Windows in the Early Morning

Looking out my Dining Room window. Facing East.

I took pictures out my windows early in the morning. 
And this is what I saw.

Sunlight through my bedroom curtain.  Facing East.

Pull back the curtain.  Roses.

Looking out my front door.  Facing east.

Out my back window.  Facing West.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Ritzy Rose Idea.

Well, I had Tea at the Ritz-Carlton this week! In New Orleans.
Very Nice.

And I loved the way they presented the flowers on the Tea Table.

They took a little round vase. Filled the bottom with little clear glass pebbles.  The kind you find at the Craft stores in bags. Filled it with water and stuck a pretty Rose inside the Vase.

The green strip you see around the jar is a piece of border grass or something like it.

I am in search of such a vase.  It was very effective on the Table.

The Courtyard in the Hotel was beautiful.  

I love Courtyards and New Orleans is famous for them!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Heritage in Cool(er) Weather!

Heritage from David Austin.  I talk about this Rose alot.  I love this Rose.  

And I think it smells even stronger in the cooler weather! 
 Is that possible or am I imagining it?

I plucked a bunch of Roses and  stuck them in a vase of water.  Then I went around finding more vases so I could stick them around my house in different places.  And see them everywhere!

Just one Rose here.  I walk by this table every time I go into the kitchen.

It makes me happy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Breakfast In My Garden

You can see my Morning Glories open - too early in the day for the Passion Flowers!
My Sister was here for a visit recently.
We had breakfast in myGarden.

My Sister and Strider The Brown Dog.

Everything is  best of all when your sitting in a Garden!

Especially in good company.

Strider agrees!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Poor Abe!

Abraham Darby from David Austin.
This is one of the most beautiful Roses.

And part of the Beauty is the Smell. 
 So wonderful and always seems to find your nose!

Abe seems to have be having a difficult time in my garden this year.  More so than my other Roses.  More Black Spot, failure to thrive, etc.  I need to consider my part in this.  He lives at far corner and perhaps I don't water him as much?  Will need to give him a little extra TLC.

But always at least one bloom here and there make it all worth while to me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Periwinkle in the Summer

The Mealy Bugs don't seem to like my Periwinkle.  
Thank goodness!

Temps here have been in the high 90's!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Poor Verbena!

This is my Verbena in it's former glory!!

But this is a sad tale of woe.

Called Mealy Bugs!

And I can't get rid of them!!  

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans.
Such a happy flower!

I often pick them to sit on my kitchen table.  
They make me smile!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Maggie Rose in August

My Maggie Rose, beautiful as always.

August in Louisiana is not easy on Roses. 
 But I always have something lovely in bloom.

Such beauty, don't you agree?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pretty Roses in a Old Vase

Heritage Rose.

Heritage Rosebuds.

Not quite open!

And the wonderful Roses all plopped into a vase.

You should smell them!

This vase has become my new favorite!  
Salvaged from an old antique shop. 
It is quite tall and I had to toss aside my determination to never cut a Rose that had buds near it.  I have let my Heritage Rose bush grow high so I can use this  pretty old vase.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Morning Glory Fence.

This is the outside of the fence my Morning Glories live on.

They are sharing the fence with my exotic Passion Flower.

Passion Flower is another word for exotic weed, I think!

It is overgrowing everything!  So I had to trim it back.  Mercilessly! 

But, they do take turns. 

 Just about the time of morning that my Glories close up, the Passion Flower opens.  Now that's nice!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pink Salvia.

Salvia is one of my favorite Garden plants.

It's pretty.  And Old Fashioned.  And Hummingbirds love it.

And it just plants itself where ever it has a mind to.

I like that about it!

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Tiny Shade Garden.

Well, it's not much of a Shade Garden.  I don't really have shade!

But I tuck a shade plant under bushes, wherever I can.

And maybe a bunny, too.  
I don't have real bunnies, thank goodness!

I have already shown you my Impatient flowers growing under my window, way back behind everything.