"Roses, a girl can never have enough of them in her garden

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy Easter and Hello April - In the Garden

An Easter Blessing to you.

"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in Spring time." - Martin Luther

May all the wonders of Easter bring a smile to your heart.
- Author unknown

Easter Cards:

Images are part of 12 x 12 cut up sheet by "Splash of Color, LLC
Used a few different sheets of paper from K&Company Brenda Walton ""Flora & Fauna" specialty paper pad and Pinkpaislee "Butterfly Garden" collection (12 x 12 sheets "dew drops" and "botanical gardens").
I also used to give the papers some texture an embossing folder.  Sentiment is a rubber stamp by Impression Obsession, Inc. #B6449. Added some Stickles to give some sparkle here and there to the images.


 I am enjoying as much of the outdoors as I can before the real heat arrives.  We did have a few day of 90 degree weather. 

In my patio area, it is nice to sit out and enjoy the blooming containers.

The maple trees look very nice with a lot more leaves this time around.

 I purchased a six pack of "sonata" cosmos.  They will grow to 2 ' to 3 feet tall.

 I planted the "sonata" cosmos along the narrow bed next to our garage.  I hope they will fill in this area.
"Sweet Surrender" roses.  The next photo shows the full bloom of the flower.

 These tri colored yellow and orange roses are the show stoppers in the garden at the moment.

The containers in my patio area.

 Early this year Hubby moved a few of my roses.  This is the brilliant pink iceberg rose bush that was moved from the front of my house to the rose area.  It has never looked so good. A more fuller look and I do see the buds starting to form. I think it needed a lot more area to grow.  I can not wait to see what it will do in it's new area.

Opie is loving being out in the back yard.
The early mornings and late afternoons are his favorite times to be outside.

A couple of photos of my new tree roses that has started to bloom.
"The Trumpeter" by Star roses & plants.
It looks so pretty on my front porch.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a wonderful April.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring 2015

Welcome Spring


The last few weeks we have our temperatures range from mid 70's to low 90's.

My roses are starting to bloom.

My Henry Fonda bush was the first to show off it's butter yellow blooms. It is an amazing yellow.

 (photo taken at sunset)

The garden is beautiful as the sun sets.

Buds of Princesse deMonecco 

 Pope John Paul II

Sunsprite tree rose

One "pink peace" rose in a tea cup.

I picked up my replacement "gourmet popcorn" rose bush.
The first one I received did not do so well and I also had to take back my other new rose, Liv Taylor.  Fungus was starting to show on most of the leaves and the branches were turning brown. The garden center hopes to have the replacment in a week or two. 

 The buds are so tiny.  I hope this one will do much better.
This will be planted one the sunny side of the house.   The petals are heart shaped.  Hubby pointed that out to me.  Sweet.


 I had to have these two mini tree roses.
Their new home? The front porch.

The smaller one is called "rainbows end" (Weeks roses) and the taller one is called "The trumpeter"(Star roses and plants)
They will only receive the full morning sun.  I hope that will be enough for them.

Another must have for me was a Scabiosa "Mariposa Blue" plant.

Three of my rose bushes have some yellow leaves.  They receive enough water so I'm thinking they need some nitrogen.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Wishing you a wonderful Spring or for my blog friends in Australia, Wishing you a beautiful Autumn of wonderful color.