Jun 19, 2012

The Last Stroll of Spring...

Are you ready for the last
garden stroll of spring?


you know the drill by now...

grab your Wellies,
it's raining...


the Eden Roses
are quite the show off this year...


her weighty head tipping
 under the rain...


Feverfew and Toadflax
are popping open...

  filling in the areas
 left empty by the early spring blooms...



with all the new blooms and fading blooms,
all blooming at once..

the beds are overflowing...


the Cedar Wax Wings
 are making their yearly visit...

the object of their desire,
these Rainer Cherries...

we'll see if they leave any for me...


Valerian...



  in two tones...


 Columbine and Jacob's Ladder...


dancing their last dance of the year...


the second bloom of the Peonies
is ending too...


but...
the Roses blooming...




the Queen of Sweden
still reigns supreme...


the regal ruffles,
of Winchester Cathedral...


the very first,
fresh unfurled Hydrangea...

Pink...


and Blue...


thanks for wading through the spring with me!

Maybe next week summer will bring blue skies
and sandals,
I am ready to put the Wellies away...

Today I am joining,


Thanks for strolling with me today...

32 comments:

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Beautiful! Your garden is lovely! Stopping by from Wow Us Wednesday.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Hmm, I like the valerian, will have to look for it here - I have the red but no pink. Don't think I told you I bought a beauty berry shrub upon lusting after the purple berries of yours. Apparently it will die to the ground over winter in our zone; much like butterfly bush I suspect.
I went back and peeked at your tea post. I could not leave food at that level while trying to photograph it, Topaz would do a run by grab. :-)
Judith

Lady Farmer said...

Such lush beauty dispite the rain, or perhaps because of it!
I simply adore that sweet pink columbine and the blue toadflax combination! Someday, maybe you could draw a planting plan of your lovely garden beds. Mine need a lot of help! And, maybe you would consider saving some seeds from your beauties to share on my seed swap blog.
The weatherman calls for sunshine for the next couple of days! Enjoy!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Winchester Cathedral! YUM! So so pretty. It's just like fairy land over here. I hope you have sun next week because I will be on your planet. Mine is not so aqautic. You do have lovely fairy fins though. :0} xx p.s. The frame is new, but I have posted it a lot recently.

D said...

Your pictures are just beautiful.
Lovely flowers.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Bella: The spring flowers are still beautiful. That Winchester Cathedral rose is just gorgeous. Summer is official tomorrow but we have already been having weather in the 90's. All my spring flowers are just about gone, in need of a little pruning, so some may bloom again..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Your gardens are so pretty! I love the roses, they are just beautiful!

~Shanon

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, I'm drooling over your absolutely gorgeous pictures. Your garden is beautiful!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

NanaDiana said...

My heart always beats just a little aster when I stop here to see your gardens. I am so glad for you that they are so beautiful and so wish I could actually smell them, too! xo Diana

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am so excited because my Eden rose is going to bloom this year! Your Queen of sweden rose looks so pretty too--I am thinking I should get that one too. I want to get a David Austin white rose--do you have one to recommend? Your photos are lovely!

zapach piwonii said...

Walk among your blooming pastel is a great pleasure for me

i beati said...

I must hold it close until next year - lovely

Karen said...

Your gardens are so lovely, despite all the rain. I love all the pastel colors and the roses are so beautiful.xx

jeanetteann said...

Lovely,sheer beauty. I love how you can remember the names of your roses. I never can. xxoo

Hjem og Glede said...

Wow Bella!
Your garden is just sooooo LOVELY!
Me like!
Its like a dream.....

Thank you for comment!
Have i lovely day Bella!

Camilla *smile*

flowersandhome said...

Your garden is a fairytale that became reality. Soooo beautiful and full of bloom. Gorgeous!
Bye,
have a wonderful day,
Marian

Kaye said...

Such beautiful flowers and I love the photo of the cherries with the rain drops. Thanks for sharing!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for taking us along....

The roses....stunning!

Deanna

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Totally delightful, Bella! What a pleasure to behold the beauty of your garden's blooms. I didn't get to enjoy my lovely spring blossoms very long. Alas, the premature summer heat dried up most of my spring dainties.

Hope to see you tonight at Time Travel Thursday. Be sure to stop in and enter my "French-inspired" giveaway. Tonight is the last night to enter.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Janneke said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I love the roses, especially Winchester Cathedral. And I saw your dogs, so sweet.
Have a lovely day,
Janneke

My Little Home and Garden said...

I enjoyed walking through your lush garden, Bella, wellies or not. It is such a beautiful place.

Carol said...

Beautifully romantic stroll.

Kalantikan said...

wow, your photos and post processing are really very beautiful, nice for prints. I most love that first one.

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful flowers.

My entry.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Bella --- the photos you share of your gardens are always sooooo beautiful! You have a special touch with photography and gardening, girlie! :) I just purchased my first 'Eden' rose which will be planted by my new arbor which is being built this weekend! :) Do you do anything special to make your roses look so healthy...?

xoxo laurie

June said...

Such beauty, Bella, You are so blessed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world with us :)

Jami @ An Oregon Cottage said...

Whoa- what a gorgeous garden (and post!) - how many roses do you have? I also love valerian- how it fills spaces and reseeds, but not aggressively at all. But I know not everyone feels that way. ;-)

Mary Ellen said...

What beautiful photos of your lovely gardens!! Valerian- is that the same as Jupiters beard? It is so pretty and looks similar - I don't know the botanical name-

NixBlog said...

Delightful series of photos!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Babs said...

I'm looking at your gorgeous garden photos and sighing. I'd love to put on my wellies and walk your garden. We're so hot and dry here, please send some rain if you have extra. :)
I'm going to google Valerian. I've never seen it, and yours is so pretty. I hope the birds leave you a few Rainer cherries. Happy gardening.

Haworth said...

I'm sorry your spring was so wet, Bella, but your garden looks so beautiful for all that rain! Luckily, our rainy days were in between bright warm sunny ones, so it was a nice balance. Don't you love the way Columbines always look like ballerinas? :)