4.28.2010

Y'all My Roses are Blooming

This is one of my favorite times of the year. There is just something about hearing the birds sing, watching kittens play, green grass and seeing my flowers bloom that makes my heart sing.


If I had to choose a favorite flower ( I am so glad I don't) then it would be the rose.


I love them in every shape and size.


I love every color and type.


I love their heavenly scent and even the irony they exhibit with their beautiful blooms amidst their sharp thorns.


I tend to be a plant collector so that means I want one of every kind.


I am not sure why, just that they make me smile.


I love walking through my garden and seeing what is blooming.


It is not unusual for me to step out into my garden wearing my pj's


I know what you are probably thinking. What about the neighbors? Well, they are probably getting used to seeing my pj's because some days I am so excited to get outside and see the latest blooms that I just can't wait until I am properly dressed. I promise that my pj's are very proper just comfy too.


And who could resist going out when they have such beautiful blooms to see?


Another thing I love to do is sit and just enjoy my garden when I am eating or reading or even just resting from my garden labors.


I must confess that there has been much labor take place in my garden this past week. I have had so much to catch up on in my garden since my surgery. I even hired some helpers to help me get back on top of things. They really helped me so much


You would think that with all the labor that my garden already requires that I would be satisfied, but not me. I am always dreaming of what I can add or plant or do that will make it better. I love even the labor. After a long day of working in my garden I am so very tired and sore but it is that good kind of tired that knows so much was accomplished.


I am working on a new feature in my garden and I am so excited. My dear friend James from Feed and Seed Barn is helping me with it. I can't wait to share it with you. Hopefully it will be completed in the next couple of weeks. I promise to share it just as soon as it is finished.


In the mean time I thought I would share just a few of my beautiful roses.


I hope you enjoy them.


Before I go, there is a confession that I need to make . . .


I have been a bad girl again. No, it isn't magazines this time. (Although I do buy many) This time it was some delightful books by an author who has captured my imagination and helped me to see even more possibilities. Her books are so wonderful and creative and beautiful that I just had to share them with you. . .


They are all by a delightful writer from Country Living Gardener: Sharon Lovejoy and guess what? She has a blog and a really cool website too! If you make a garden book purchase this year you really should check these out. They are filled with organic methods, tips, and beautiful watercolor illustrations along with some of the coolest ideas I have seen in a while. She helps the reader to see their garden from a child's eyes and to enjoy it to its fullest. It has been hard to lay them down. You should see my chair. It is covered with my new books because I can not even make up my mind which to read first so I am reading them all. How fun when my garden break times come and I have those delightful beautiful books to peruse while I sip a cool drink.


Sharon has challenged me to go completely organic and I am leaning that way so much more with every word that I read. She also has me dreaming of pizza gardens and growing vegetables in containers and thinking I need to make a firefly lantern . . .
Until next time.
Debbie
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18 comments:

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh gorgeous, I love them all!

Chandramouli S said...

What a wonderful collection of roses you have in your garden! I am a fan of fragrant roses myself and intend to collect them once I get my garden space in order. I love the tiny roses that bloom in bunches, not sure of its names but it's deep red in color.
Your labor is definitely shown in your photos. Have a wonderful time gardening!

Susie said...

You have so many beautiful roses! I bet your garden smells wonderful walking thru it.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Debbie. Your roses are all so gorgeous. I know what you mean about collecting them. My wants in plants are always more than I have room for it seems. The white roses are so beautiful.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Love your roses! I see you have some David Austins. Is that Graham Thomas?

Darla said...

What a gorgeous show of roses here. Maybe you should do a post on secrets to growing beautiful roses..

Grace Peterson said...

Yep. Sharon is a jewel, isn't she? When my kids were little we did the spuds in a tub, the sunflower house, the pole beans up the corn stalks, etc. Her books still warm my heart and will remain a part of my collection and hopefully inspire the grandkids--once they arrive which won't be any time soon.

Your roses are stupendous and I look forward to seeing your completed project.

Priscilla said...

I love your beautiful roses, absolutely breathtaking! I just started gardening since my husband and I recently moved to the mountains, it's a challenging climate. I'm thrilled since I bought more plants and some climbing roses. Veggies I started from seeds indoors are growing too. You have a lovely garden!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your roses are so pretty. I'm anxiously waiting for mine to start blooming. I don't think I could ever have enough, but for now I'm out of room.

Bella said...

Hi Debbie, What a fabulous rose colection you have! I am having to live vicariously through you this week... My roses are just starting to bloom! It's like christmas isn't it? Thanks for the book/blog reccomendation... it sounds good!
Bella

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your roses are just beautiful! I miss my rose garden and hope to build another. Lovely photo's!
Hugs,
Mona

Bevie Sue in Iowa said...

I found your blog by chance and it's absolutely lovely! You are so blessed to have such a beautiful garden. Take care.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I enjoyed my tour of your beautiful roses. I can only imagine the fragrance they put off, must be heavenly.. hugs ~lynne~

Austin said...

You really have a lot of beautiful roses in your garden. There are also what they called wild roses, old garden roses, landscape roses and carpet roses. All of them really captured my eyes.

Prior said...

Your roses are stunning! Lezlee

Mumbai Florist said...

Wow! Roses are the amazing flowers have so many colors. i have never seen any flower having that much colors.

Florerias En El Df said...

Wow these pics are so lush and splendid! Thanks for providing some visual relief over here.