Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Why Is This Rose Behind Bars?

Why is this Rose behind bars?

No words needed!!

He decided my bare root rose was a stick.  Nothing else would deter him.

He's a Lab! 
Ahh, now it is a Rose (no longer a stick)  and the cage is no longer needed.  Soon to bloom.  My newest David Austin Rose!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ma Perkins Rose

I bought this Rose  3 years ago when I visited The Antique Rose Emporium in Texas.  
The Roses I bought were ones that were in bloom and I couldn't resist.
Ma Perkins was one.

It is a smallish bush.

It is a pretty  Rose .  And smells nice too.

Funny name, though!

It has not been a spectacular Rose.  Flowers off and on all summer in pretty soft Roses.  Never  has a great show but bugs don't bother it much.  Black Spot can sometimes be a problem more than other Roses in my garden.  It is almost like it has just not taken off.  But three years!   What you see above IS the spring show! 

However, it is pretty enough that I am always delighted when it blooms and have no regrets that it takes up space in my Rose Garden.

Joining Tootsie today to Flaunt my Flowers!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two Roses In One!!

You are looking at my pink Fairy Rose on my Trellis.
The pretty red Rose is from the same bush.
Strange, you say?

I think the red Rose must have been the root stock for the Fairy.  I really don't know much about this but I was always told to cut off anything that grows under the round ball that I believe is the crown.  I didn't notice the growth until it bloomed.

Yard side of the Trellis.
I really love having the red and the pink.
It's like 2 for 1!

Patio side of the trellis.
The Red Rose bloomed much earlier than the Fairy.
Close up of the Red Rose.

Pink Fairy Rose.

If any of you are Rose experts...I would like to know if it will hurt my Fairy Rose if I allow the Red Rose to grow.  And... what is the Red Rose stock?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bird Feeder In My Garden

I love Windchimes.  And I love Birds.  I was a little concerned that the  Chimes would deter the birds from landing on the feeder.  But, not to worry.

They love to eat from this Bird Feeder.  

hmm...my brown dogs likes bird seed too.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Looking Out My Kitchen Window Today.

Today, my pink climbing Roses are blooming.

Today, my Roses are blooming.  And life is good!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Birds In My Garden

I love to watch the birds in my garden as much as the flowers.  And the combination is wonderful!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Corner of My Garden and Foxgloves

 I planted a Foxglove last fall and am thrilled to see it blooming happily in my garden.  I am always surprised that things planted in the fall bloom in the spring!

I was told the foxglove is poison so I do keep my dog away from it. Luckily it is inside my fenced area so I can easily do this.

It is so old fashioned.  I love it!


I am so intrigued by the variation of flowers.

It blooms  like it was always in my garden.

I can see this lovely view from my back window.  It's the first thing I do....go to the window and see how my garden has fared through the night without me.

The answer is always...Fine.

"Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm, and there is nothing too hard for you." 
Jeremiah 32:17

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Katy Road Pink Rose in My Corner Garden

My Katy Road Pink Rose.  Also known as Carefree Beauty. 
A bright and beautiful pink!

I have two bushes planted in my back garden.

Katy Road is really quite a showoff!!  The flowers right now are like small saucers when they are fully open.  And they are pretty bug free.

A sweet ruffled flower when just right!

And they don't mind being picked at all!

Fully open they remind me of delicate paper flowers.

Everything's coming up Roses at my house!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Peggy Martin in My Corner Garden!

There has never been such a delightful show in my garden!

I am in love with the Peggy Martin Rose.

This is the corner of my garden where she lives. 

She just glows with happy blooms.

It's just like in the books!!

This is outside my corner.  And she is meandering along.

And peeks through my fence.

It thrills me to see the beauty of this rose!

Welcome to my garden!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Corner of My Garden or How My Garden Grows!

My Back Corner Garden on April 7, 2011
How does my Garden Grow?

I have been meaning to post a picture of my back garden but didn't get to it before it changed.

So, join me over the course of a few short weeks.

I was so proud in March!  My Peggy Martin Rose was climbing and blooming.  Blooms were popping everywhere!  I wanted to share it with you.

And then it changed!  My Home Run Rose on the left began to bloom and so did my Foxglove and my Katy Road Pink.

And then the Katy Road Pink went crazy with blooming!  And the Home Run Rose was not to be out done!

Well, I picked the Katy Road Pink Roses and the Peggy Martin really started to bloom.  

I only thought Peggy Martin Rose was blooming before.  It is amazing!

And my Foxglove grew more stalks.  And on the other side of the fence...Heritage is blooming.

It takes my breath away!

I am joining Tootsie today!!

Garden Trellis

My daughter gave me this old trellis that was left in the shed when she moved into her home last year.  It is a little rusty around the Humming Bird.

I  LOVE it!!

Trellis when my Sweet Peas just started growing.
My daughter didn't like it because it was old.

So, we went to Wal-Mart and got her a plain old new one.  She was happy.

What a deal!

My Sweet Peas are loving it, too.