My Rose Collection

Jun 4, 2015

My New Page (My Rose Collection)....

I have been wanting
to make a collection
of photos of my Roses...
 
So I started a new blog page!
 
I will be adding photos of my rose varieties to the collection
all Summer
or until
I have them all posted...
(each time I add to the collection I will share those new roses in a quick post here)
 
all the details
are on my new page,
you can access it right below my header
in the tabs section under
My Rose Collection...
 
I hope you like it!
 





 
 
Don't Forget to Stop and Smell the Roses...

Jun 3, 2015

Flowers along the Picket Fence...

Since we live
on a large corner lot,
we have a long picket fence...
 
we designed the pickets ourselves
and hand cut them...
 
this Spring we
were working on touching up the fence,
doing some painting
and some cutting of new pickets..
 
with the wet Pacific Northwest Springs,
it's a race to get it all done on dry days
 before the plants over take the fence...
 
 
there is only a foot of space
between the fence and the sidewalk...
 
Some plants grow there
and others just poke through...
 
a lot goes on in that little space...


 
the Peonies...
 
some years I stake them
 and some years
 I just let them flop over...
 
this year I have been leaning them onto the fence...

 
Valerian with Salvia...



The Tiffany Rose
is my husband's favorite...
 




A new to me rose
I planted last year..
 
Veilchenblau Rambler
 
I have bought a lot of roses
through the mail,
both potted and bare root..
 
this one arrived potted
in a tiny 3" pot...
 
I planted it and crossed my fingers,
it grew like crazy...
 
it is prized for it's violet / blue flowers...
 


more Valerian,
Pink and White together...
 



clusters of
James Galway Roses...
 


the colors and placement of the Columbines
change each year,
as I just let the seeds fall
where they may...
 
I have really been enjoying this one this year
pure white
with lavender at the tip top...
 

 
the toppling Peonies
it all happens so fast...
 
I wish a could just freeze time
and soak it all up...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by...

May 20, 2015

Roses the Details...

The Roses are off to a wonderful start
this year!
 
I am always dazzled by the variety of Roses...
the sizes
 the shapes
the ruffles!
 
I will let you "walk" quietly,
so you can admire their lovely details...
 














 
"A flower unplucked is but left to the falling,
And nothing is gained by not gathering roses"
Robert Frost
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by...