Welcome to My GARDEN and Front door!
As you enter my home down the stone path you will encounter WHITE SWAN the Rhododendron.
She does not have much fragrance which was an ACCESSORY ALL PLANTS had to have when I began this venture 27 years ago!But the white Rhodi I planted under her DOES!Do you think I can recall THE NAME………HECK NO!
This year was THE BEST YET for BOTH.
I own TWO Peonies……………This one is tucked away and hidden and THANK GOODNESS I WALKED OVER THERE WHEN I DID or I may have MISSED THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE!
I can not bring myself to pick these FLOWERS……as they last so much longer in their natural habitat!
THE FRAGRANCE IS BEYONG DIVINE!
They are EXPENSIVE but so worth the JOY they give YOU!
BANKSIA ROSE CASCADING over a swing that probably should NEVER BE USED AGAIN!
Those RED ROSES are coming out of MY PEACE rose…………….I need to cut those branches off!
History of the PEACE rose is:
It was developed by the French rose breeder, Francis Meilland, between 1935 and 1939 who, when he saw that war with Germany was inevitable, sent cuttings to friends in Italy, Turkey, Germany and the USA. History tells that it was on the very last flight before the German invasion of France.
Elegant White Meidiland® Rose
Blooms all Season
Slopes and Banks Groundcover
Disease and Insect Resistant
The White Meidiland® Rose, Rosa ‘MEIcoublan’, is a hardy groundcover type rose with large 4″, double, white flowers that are produced all season long.
Glossy dark foliage covers branch stems and keeps this plant looking full all season long.
It does well on slopes and banks and is also disease and insect resistant. The White Meidiland rose may die back in winter, but will grow and flower from new canes.
This rose has its own root. The advantage of own root roses is that once established they are very resilient. If winter’s freezing breezes kill the top growth, the rose will grow back in the spring, and the recovered rose will look the same as the one you purchased.
This rose generally does not need much pruning. But if pruning is needed, do it in late winter to early spring.
CONTESSA LOVES THIS ROSE AS IT BLOOMS AND BLOOMS NOT MUCH FRAGRANCE BUT IT COVERS THOSE UGLY CONCRETE WALLS THAT MAKE UP OUR TERRACES!ALONG WITH STAR JASMINE!I like it better than the CARPET ROSE!
I HAVE A THING FOR CHERUBS AND URNS AND CONCRETE POTS!
I would LOVE something to grow up the FOUNTAIN BASE.
Have tried in the past and NOTHING has worked………….even doused it with yogurt!
THE ITALIAN MADE IT!
WHICH MEANS UGLY AND STRONG!
Here I am celebrating MY GRANDDAUGHTERS FIRST BIRTHDAY!
I made a cake with roses for HER.
This Yellow vine is called ITALIAN JASMINE here in CALIFORNIA!HAS FRAGRANCE and is a HUMMING BIRD ATTRACTOR!
I had to move it THREE times before it TOOK OFF!The FRENCH DAY BED Took years to find its spot in the yard as well…..
IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!
A CLIMBER AND THIS IS YEAR THREE FOR THIS ROSE IN MY GARDEN!
BRAIN FOG HAS ARRIVED TO ME at the AGE of 60!
MY memory was one of MY BETTER ASSETS!
CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT GIFT OF AGE TO BE GIFTED!
BOLERO THE BEST FRAGRANT ROSE I HAVE FOUND!
ST. PATRICK ROSE
Guess WHO with his KONG!
THE FABULOUS CHEERIO DISPENSER !
Never to be forgotten……..gifted by one of my READERS HERE!
Guess I should edit the neighbors garbage cans but this makes it MORE REAL!
WHITE SWAN with BLACK BEAUTY!
7 weeks old.
LEMON BALM on the ground then STAR JASMINE and then MEIDILAND ROSE.
A bit of a JUNGLE LOOK!
MY own FLOWER FLOOZY!
Her favorite is Santa Barbara DAISIES!
YOU have NOW experienced MY DOMAIN!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS!
THIS IS WHERE I WANDER WHEN LA MAMMA MAKES ME GO OUTSIDE!
WHICH LATELY HAS BEEN AROUND 2 in the AFTERNOON!
IT’s BEEN SO COLD HERE IN Northern California!
BUT IT’s NOT BAD IF ONE HAS TO BE OUTSIDE………………!!!
MOTHER says BUY what YOU LOVE. What speaks to YOU!
Keep reading those catalogs even if you do not plan to order.
Tear pages out of magazines that you enjoy and want to copy!
Walk the NURSERIES and READ the labels…….shade, full sun, etc.
What ever you do ENJOY IT!I find I am more relaxed in the GARDEN.
Just sit and ponder……………MY GUESS IS YOU EARNED THAT TIME AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL ENJOY IT!
WE ARE READING THIS NOW AND LOVING IT!
IT was GIFTED TO US BY MY LAST GARDEN FLOOZY…………..STEPHANIE at Tendrheart4
She has a private account but just hit REQUEST……….MY GUESS IS SHE WILL LET YOU IN!
BE WELL,WILD AND WONDERFUL……….and thats an ORDER!