Saturday, July 17, 2010

Roses and Such

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying some lovely summer days. It has been hot and sunny here lately so I have been spending most of my time outdoors . It is nice to get out into the garden early in the morning or in the evenings but it is too hot to work in the afternoons so we did get to the beach a couple of afternoons. I have a few garden tours next week so I will probably miss a few days of blogging again next week but someday soon I will try to get more creative!
Today I am sharing a few photos of roses in the garden along with a few other things. the rose above is Graham Thomas again.
The Fairy rose -one of my favorites.
The Generous Gardener- aDavid Austen rose.
Prairie Princess- a nice climbing rose hardy and disesase resistant.
Heritage rose- another one of my favorites(David Austen).
another Graham Thomas.
A minature rose from the grocery store a few years ago-no name on it.


Linda Campbell rose with hardy geranium
This rose is new last year And I need to look up the name of it but I really like it with the Campanula Pitchard's Variety. There is a closeup of this one above Linda Campbell.
One of my favorite places to eat- shady and lots of lovely fragrance from roses etc. nearby.
Last weeks bouquet.
I love delphenium too.
Ivory monkshood.
The Annebelle Hydgrangea are just starting to bloom. I love how they come out green before turning to white and bloom a long time.

I hope you all have a lovely summer Sunday!
Take care,
Carolyn

26 comments:

joy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your garden is just amazing. That is the perfect setting for a nice summer meal Our weather is so hot right now we can't eat outside. It was about 105 today. My roses are not happy at all! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden, it brightens my day!
Denise

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
In awe of how beautifully you have captured these delicate roses...absolutely gorgeous.

Sweet summer days to you,
d from homehaven

cathleen said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn. And that little garden bench really looks sweet and quite cozy.

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, amo tutto, ma proprio tutto, sia i fiori e le piante che l'arredamento...riesci a cogliere il lato poetico in ogni cosa e trasmetterlo al tuo meraviglioso giardino! Sei bravissima!

Un bacio ♥

♥ Maddy

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Wonderful pictures.. I love summerflowers and your picturs.. ;O)) Hugs Susi

Hélène Glehen said...

Carolyn,
Thank you to share your paradise through your beautiful pics.
Have a nice Sunday.

Princesa Nadie said...

Visiting you is like go into a beautiful, wonderful and magic dream...
I love meeting you,thanks for your lovely images
Hugs

It's me said...

O yes!!!!...what a great summer we have....................enjoy,have fun and laugh.....love Ria......

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVELY PHOTOS :)
We both like Austinroses :)
Hugs from Sweden
Håkan

Olivia and Me said...

Carolyn.. you know just how much I'm in love with your talents. These shots actually have a 'smell' to them.. it's like a breath of heaven.

Sweet summer florals.. thank you my dear.

with love,
Olivia

Suzann said...

Each flower has it's own personality.
I love that!

Andi's English Attic said...

Virtually visiting your garden is the highlight of my Sunday. xx

Regina said...

hi carolyn
your garden is a dream.a dream of roses.i like also austinroses.
have a nice summertime,
regina

Ticking and Toile said...

very lovely......mmmmmm can almost smell them from here!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

All of your roses are so beautiful! Your garden is so lovely and always such an inspiration! Thanks for giving us all the names. There's a few there I don't have, but want to get.
Your sitting area is absolutely charming and the bouquet is so pretty!
Enjoy your day,
~ Jo :)

Virginia said...

Your garden is dreamily beautiful and your roses are amazing.
Everything is so pretty and peaceful.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, Your roses look so beautiful.It must be divine to sit outside and have lunch and smell all the roses....Kathy

Cabin and Cottage said...

Nice strolling your beautiful garden with you--nothing more needed! Jacqueline

June said...

Oh Carolyn, these garden shots are breathtaking!!! It is the highlight of my day, when I can take a stroll in your garden with you. You are able to grow so many more varieties of roses than I can, and I have to get my fix here.
Just amazing.
hugs

Revamped French Maison said...

Carolyn those are such lovely roses. I can't wait until my teeny little rose bushes grow up and start producing. :) Your shaded garden eating area is divine. I can't imagine the fun you could have with setting it up for lovely romantic dinners :)

Blessings,
Shanna

Georgianna said...

Well, this is just the ultimate, isn't it, Carolyn! Your beautiful garden and David Austin roses, a lovely place for outdoor dining. Perfection!

Heather said...

Lovely garden and your blooms are so pretty!

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn: What a lovely way for me to start my day. Just getting caught up on weekend posts and yours is a winner. Thanks. Susan

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! I would so enjoy spending time in your garden. The roses are absolutely beautiful!!!!!

Best,
Bonnie

CIELO said...

Lovely... It seems I can't get enough of my garden during this time of year and I know you too dear Carolyn... We are so much alike... we both love our "Paradise" here on earth.... mine, of course, much smaller and lame beside yours, but still the place where my heart sings...

Have a lovely day

cielo