Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A stroll thru the garden

It has been such a beautiful day! The news said tonight we made it to 82 degrees--in my opinion just hot enough to enjoy the summer weather but still cool enough to enjoy the evening.  I got weeds pulled and enjoyed the summer weather. As I walked around the garden I decided to take some pictures to share.

David Austin Eden Rose
My Eden rose is putting on a show! It is blooming like crazy which makes me happy. I wasn't even sure it would bloom this year since it just came to me a few months ago as a bare root rose. I adore this rose though I think it ties as my favorite rose with my Wildeve. I really love my Wildrose rose I got last year.

David Austin Wildeve Rose

 I cannot get enough of my petunias. I love them.

The Star Jasmine is blooming--though the fragrance is not as strong as last year yet. It is so nice having it right next to the back door.

All the flowers are just at their prime it seems

Some of my favorite flowers I think are actually weeds.

I love the goosenecks I transplanted from my Mothers garden..though my Dad says they are a weed.

I love to grow flowers..but my husband prefers vegetables. Even though he works a lot of long hours he keeps up this small garden on the side of the house.

I can't wait for some ripe pears!

Wyatt gets a little excerise while I am out working in the gardens.

The grass is not green like I want it to be. I have been watering..I think I need to fertilize more.

Gage got a haircut today from my husband...Jerry sometimes gets carried away with haircuts. Now I need sunscreen for Gage's head!

A fully bloomed Wildeve rose looks gorgeous in the house.

It is suppose to be beautiful all week. I hope everyone is able to enjoy and it is not too hot where you are. Fez has the right idea about what to do on a hot summer afternoon...

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

Your roses are so pretty! Your hanging basket looks bigger everytime I see it! The last picture of Fez is just adorable! Looking forward to Tacos tomorrow!!

Winnie said...

This is such a lovely post :)
The flowers are sooooooooooo beautiful

Grandma Carolee said...

I think both you and Jerry have "green thumbs"...your flowers and his garden look wonderful! I'd love to have a little piece of star jasmine to take home after our walk today.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What a beautiful garden!!! Your hanging basket is amazing! The pink roses are my favorite! Hugs, Penny

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

82 degrees sounds like heaven! It is HOT here in Florida. Your garden looks so pretty.

Amy Jo

Anonymous said...

Sandy, your garden is gorgeous! The Eden Rose is BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Everything looks lovely! Fez is adorable! Thanks for sharing this! My flowers are gone due to the heat!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

I always love seeing your flowers and garden. Your Jasmine is certainly looking better than mine!

My DD's garden is very much like yours. I think I will share more of her pictures soon.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Bunny Jean said...

oops... forgot to say thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Your gardens are exquisite Sandy! And your photos really bring out the beauty in each bloom.
The rose in a bottle by the wavy glass window is my favorite - it looks like a painting!
Happy Green thumbing to you!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Thank you for visiting me sweets! I love the pretty blooms in your garden. This is the 2nd year in a row ours looks absolutely terrible. No time to tend to it with my hubbs in school. Hoping next year will be different.

Love the rose in the blue glass...YUM..............


CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. You have a beautiful garden. Everything looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

beautiful photo's once again..and the garden looks so lovely. My grass is burned to a crisp and we will just re-seed again in the fall. The sun is unforgivable and we have a water ban so watering is out..oh well, grass will grow again..I love pretty weeds too and have two of the same as you..Love the gooseneck and that pink flower I have also..they keep the garden the haircut..lucky guys can get away with cool for the summer..I'm jelous! LOL!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your flowers are absolutely glorious! I love your Eden rose along with your pink hydrangea. So pretty! Unfortunately my hanging baskets are abit torn up. It has been so hot and windy here in Utah that they are getting fried! :( Enjoy your flowers!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Your flowers are absolutely glorious! I love your Eden rose along with your pink hydrangea. So pretty! Unfortunately my hanging baskets are abit torn up. It has been so hot and windy here in Utah that they are getting fried! :( Enjoy your flowers!

Cottage and Broome said...

Your garden is so pretty but your roses are amazing! I like the buzz hair-do! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

All your flowers look so vibrant. Especially love the roses. Your boys are really enjoying the summer!


Lucille said...

Your garden and your flowers are exquisite. You are such a good gardener. Thank you for the tour!

Cindy said...

Your garden is so beautiful! And i love the rose Wildeve... I'm so going to try to find one. I have an Eden rose too, and it's crazy amazing.


Ticking and Toile said...

Wow!!! Your garden is gorgeous!! I am simply in love with those wildeve roses!!! So nice to meet you! :)

Nann said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I just wish I had your green thumb Sandy! And the pics of Gage and the kitten are just precious!!!

lambs and ivy designs said...

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS!!!! I especially love the David Austin Roses!!

I have killed so many plants that during the spring my husband asks" is it time for the annual roundup and slaughter of the plants?" Of course he says it from the other room so I can't get to him!!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sandy. You have such an adorable garden. The boys are super cute too.

Janet said...

All your flowers are so pretty! I really love your Eden roses and would love to grow some myself!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Look at that sweet kitty! I am flipping over you roses, as much as I love them you'd think I would try to grow them!


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I loved sharing a tour of the garden with you. I too am struggling with keeping my grass green enough. The sight of those flowers really does your heart good, doesn't it? It did mine.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a beautiful garden. The roses are gorgeous. And kitty is cute, of course.

Betty Stapleton said...

what a gorgeous rose, and the hanging basket is beautiful, mine got hit by the wind and seems scraggly, especially compared to yours. Thank you for sharing it was all beautiful

Heaven's Walk said...

Sandy - you were definitely born with a green thumb, girl!! Your garden and roses just took my breath away! And I'm sooooo excited because I just planted an 'Eden' rose this week on my new arbor. Can hardly wait for it to clambor it's way over the top! Does it smell good, too?

xoxo laurie

allisamazing said...

The flowers growing in your garden are beautiful!

Little Miss Maggie said...

LOVE your flowers, photography and the kitten is super cute too.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous flowers! Just love cats - ours are outdoors!
Hope you have a great day,

Lois Arnold said...

What a lovely walk through your garden! Thank you!

farmhouse-story said...

sandy, i wish my garden looked this great! we haven't had rain since may 1st! and my garden is dried up and half dead:(

the eden rose is so going on my shopping list for next year--gorgeous! gotta catch up on your blog now:)

Debbie said...

Your gardens are gorgeous!! LOVE the roses!
What huge hanging planters you have, woman!!
Great post.

Shabbysweets said...

Amazing garden!! You look like you have really made the most of your summer! Love your blog!

Anne said...

Your garden is beautiful!Normally I LOVE the heat.But we have had such and excess and not rain it is not much fun to be outdoors.Not much to look at either.Those roses are beautiful!!!