Fall

Fall

Monday, 9 May 2016

Flowers

I brought some of the pink roses in and put them in old salt shakers. I love the way they look.


"After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith"    Anne Shirley


The blue Iris is the only one that I have that is fragrant. It sends up very tall stalks which often need staking and sometimes need bringing inside where they can spread their lovely scent throughout the house.

 The Clematis is doing well this year.....


         and the purple Iris. Also needing a string to keep it off the ground.


These are the rose bushes that gave me the 5 blossoms that I cut. They are so full of blooms that I have planted another one beside these.


         A white Iris just beginning to bloom. This is its first year so only one stalk. Behind it is a volunteer Hollyhock.


Hostas and Astilbes love the shady front of the house. The Bleeding heart does well too.


Tomorrow my DH and his younger brother are leaving on a trip to visit family in Manitoba. They are taking the camper van and will be gone at least ten days so I'm full of plans what I want to accomplish. I will keep you posted.

Thanks for coming by.     Granny Marigold

12 comments:

  1. Ha-I always use "alone time" to catch up on projects! I imagine you have a nice long list. Enjoy!

    Your roses are so gorgeous. That is one plant I have never been able to grow. I'm not sure if it's my sandy soil or what the problem is.

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  2. Your flowers are beautiful. Ours are just beginning to peek up through the ground.

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  3. You are certainly blessed with a beautiful garden, stunning iris I love their fragrant smell.

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  4. Your garden looks lovely! My iris seem to spend a lot of time on the ground. The smaller blue iris that are done now all went horizontal. I have quite a few of those that you showed by the picket fence. They are bigger and seem to be doing a better job of staying up. I have one 'fancy' iris, I will have to check it for scent. Enjoy your alone time!

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  5. Your roses are beautiful! All your flowers look big and healthy and bloom so pretty. I don't know which I envy most, your baking or your green thumb. :) My roses are just now beginning to bloom. That terrible cold snap that we had damaged the new growth, but now they have come back.

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  6. Wow, GM! Your garden is just gorgeous! I love the shade garden. You'll have fun on your own and you'll be happy to see the hubby return.
    I really like the pink rose quote because I LOVE Anne Shirley!

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  7. Your gardens are so lovely!
    I imagine you will get much accomplished!

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  8. Your pink roses are beautiful and the salt shaker vases are so cute. I can't wait for my Iris and Clematis to start blooming~ You have a beautiful yard. Will be waiting to hear of your plans! Nancy

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  9. Such beautiful lushness! Praying for a safe trip for the guys and that you will enjoy your little vacation as well. I love the idea of using the salt shakers for vases!

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