Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Music in the Garden

Hello everyone,

It is another beautiful day here on the Island and I have another home and garden tour this afternoon so I am just popping in to let any fellow Islanders know that there is music in the beautiful gardens at Fanningbank tonight from 6 until 7:30. the gardens are at their peak now and are breathtaking! Above is a photo of the rose garden(click to enlarge).

Fanningbank - Government House. There are also house tours some afternoons here and many tourists also enjoy a visit here.

The musicans

There is over 100 roses in a formal rose garden.

The perennial border is in full color now with the phlox putting on a great show.

The lower part of the rose garden. I should mention that this garden has 4 full time gardeners and for a few weeks I think it is 5.

I love this rose-I will have to find out which one it is tonight.

Most of their roses are hybrid teas.

My pictures do not do it justice you must go and see for yourself! The gardens are open to the public everyday-all day.

Now, I am serving strawberry shortcakes to my visitors from Japan this afternoon so I am off to make biscuits. Andrew is cutting the grass and whippersnipping and the house has been tidied so there is nothing like a tour to whip things into shape- a few bouquets scattered around and we are done(tour is at 2 pm)I just finished deadheading the daylilies which are putting on a great show now so I must take some photos later to share soon.

I hope you have a lovely day!

Carolyn

17 comments:

awal.ny said...

If I could be there I would, those roses are beautiful. What an amazing garden, but I think all of us could do some beautiful gardens if we had 4 helpers. I could do with just one, to pick up my piles of weeds, my husband does not enjoy that duty.

Georgianna said...

Oh, how I'd love to attend that concert! What a beautiful garden, Carolyn. But nothing to compare to yours – hope the tour is successful and you have time to relax in it afterwards. Have a lovely day yourself.

Madelief said...

What a beautiful place this is. Wish I could come, see and listen for myself. Enjoy your garden tour!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Suzann said...

How amazing it would be to sit in that garden and listen to music. That's what dreams are made of.
Have a wonderful day.

Susan said...

Ohhhh, I'd love to go to that concert and to see all those gorgeous roses, Carolyn. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Maddy said...

Che splendida manifestazione!

♥ Maddy

podso said...

Thanks for sharing the Faningbank gardens ... just a wee visit for us that can't go--it looks so inviting, and cool on this very hot day here in the south. Have a wonderful time with your garden guests this afternoon!

Katy Noelle said...

Carolyn, I have just been catching up on all of the old posts that I have missed. Tonight sounds so fun! I have heard of some gardens that have Sunday afternoon chamber music. I was thinking of taking Tom on a picnic. I'm afraid that the gardens won't be as lovely, though. Actually, it has been terribly dry here, this summer.

As I was looking through some of your older posts, I was wondering - what's it like to live in the middle of such glorious gardens?! What's it like to be you? =] I KNOW that a lot of hard work goes into all of this but - it looks like heaven, you know.

Wishing you very well, indeed,

Katy xo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn.....I so enjoy seeing all your beautiful flowers and your gardens! Your visitors are so lucky to see your home!~Hugs, Patti

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

WOW!! So pretty!! I WISH I could visit!

Lacy said...

Oh, How I wish I could go there.
Like heaven on earth!

essemia said...

I just wish I could go and watch your beautiful garden and island. I have loved it since I first saw Anne of Greengables, lol.
Hope the tour went well.
Love Elzie

Marie Arden said...

Oh I must come and visit your island some summer. It looks so pretty and it did on Regis and Kelly too.
I think you have ideal gardening weather!!I also see lots of PINKNESS!!
Marie Arden Pink Living

CIELO said...

Beautiful rose gardens and views... a lovely place to spend some leasure time...

cielo

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like a lovely garden to visit. So many roses...how do they keep them in peak condition? Well they are beautiful to look at.

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
Really like the low hedge around the flower beds. Very nice.

Music in the air is lovely and sure adds to a beautiful place.

Got some nice idea here...I just wonder if I can pull this off!
d

broceliande said...

Hallo Carolyn,
wonderful garden pictures from your paradies!!!