Jan 21, 2013

Old Roses & New Roses...

 
It's still so cold here,
yet...
 
I see the tiny tips of green bulbs,
popping up in the garden...
 
the greening of the garden
 isn't going to happen fast,
yet,
 
it stirs my mind...



through the Winter,
I hold on to each bloom,
that comes my way...
 
bundles of spray roses always
seem to have a few broken heads,
I had been tucking them into this frog
on my kitchen window sill...
 

 
I ordered a bundle of new Rose Books...
 
something to cuddle up with
on cold nights...

 


I love to enjoy a little early spring in the house...
 
I just line my baskets with a heavy plastic garbage bag,
and tuck nursery pots right in...
 

 
 
Reindeer Moss,
hides all the inner workings,
 
and is so soft and fresh...
 
I save mine from year to year in a zip lock baggie,
it freshens right up
with a splash of water...
 

I am making my final decisions
on new Roses for the garden...
 
Don't forget if you order from David Austin's Catalog
by January 28th,
it's buy five get one free...
 

 
I plan on going vertical this year,
with some climbers
and ramblers...
 


Sir David Austin,
knows just how to make you feel like
you've stepped off of Downton Abbey...
 
Maybe,
Carson will serve tea in the garden this summer...
;-)
 
 
counting the days till fresh roses
bloom again...
 
 
Tonight I am joining,

 
Thanks for stopping by...

23 comments:

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bella, It will be so lovely to step into your spring garden when it's time. David Austin roses are magnificent..Happy Monday..Judy

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

So love your dried roses! I did a post recently on some that I had dried. I love flowers, but do not have a green thumb. However, enjoyed looking at everyone else's. Enjoy reading you.

NanaDiana said...

I love coming here for my dose of pretty, Bella. I can't wait to see what new roses you get- xo Diana

Anne said...

Bella I seriously need to order David Austin roses.Thank you for sharing.Oh I am so ready for spring.The temperature right now is....... 0 .And that is not a type-o
xx
Anne

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, what a gorgeous post. Love your beautiful roses and what a lovely vignette.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Your garden always looks so beautiful...your new roses will be wonderful!

Gayle said...

Ah yes, I just finished watching Downton Abbey and am swept away into another time! Your garden will be lovely. At least for the time, we aren't moving. The older man who owned the property wouldn't budge a dime. Oh well, the garden or lack of almost overwhelmed me thinking of it!
Stay warm, I took wonder wonderful photos in the fog today and can't wait to show them soon!

Sarah said...

Your basket of hyacinths are so pretty. I'm going some in water this year. They have started to bloom, and the sun porch is filled with their fragrance.

Susan said...

That was lovely, Bella. Ohhhh, to dream of spring makes me so happy! I have paper whites blooming in my home office. Good to have anything living around, isn't it? Lovely photos. I look forward to your 2013 roses! You are a Rose Queen! Susan

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
This was a lovely post. I love the dried roses and all your beautiful garden books. So pretty. It is very cold here in Chicago our mild temps are gone so your pictures warmed me up.
Kris

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty nice to see Lady Bella on your catalog! And good to know what you're up to. I like the look of your dried roses in the wire flower frog. (My favorite style.) Looking forward to a fancy tea in your garden!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I didn't know about the buy one get one :) I can't wait for roses either. Love the way you are displaying your bulb flowers!

Bente said...

Beautiful photos. Look forward to see your garden

Have a nice day

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Bella

A beautiful tablescape post.

I love roses too and both Peter Beale and David Austin's books - they hold so much wonderful information for the avid rose collector.

I've just become your newest follower - do pop over and see me and enter my giveaway and you can see a little of my garden!

Hugs
Shane ♥
http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/

Rowan said...

I love the basket with the pots of bulbs in. I have a lovely book called 'Gardening With Old Roses' by John Scarman. It's not a new book but I think you'd enjoy it if you can find a copy - Abebooks maybe?

jeanetteann said...

Bella,I can't wait to see your Spring garden with all its roses. x

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty ~ Here I have pruned all of my roses, the only ones with blooms are the Cascading China Dolls and they love the cool weather. I will be ordering some new bushes from The Antique Rose Emporium...you might enjoy their website, and the roses of course.

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

It's amazing how dried up flowers, like yours, still retain such beauty....pinned it!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Bella, can hardly wait to see your beautiful roses. Love the dried ones.
My fav are roses also.
Mary

Heaven's Walk said...

It was 2 degrees here today in Michigan, Bella. Ridiculously cold! Although we've really just had our first big snow of the season....I'm already pining the view of my roses out my French doors. I just received my DA catalog in the mail and can hardly wait to go through it. ♥

xoxo laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love dried and fresh roses, they are always such a favorite. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Haworth said...

I agree, Bella, it's lovely to imagine spring on winter's coldest days. And ordering roses makes it seem even nearer than it is. Happy reading as you curl up with your new books.

Lydia said...

LOL- If I were at Downton- "my people" would have been relegated to downstairs.