Monday, April 20, 2009

In the Garden

Despite owning our house for over two years now, this will be the first summer that I will have a flower garden. I did do a few window boxes one summer but other than that, our focus has been entirely on our house. Also, the yard has been a construction zone filled with lumber, gravel and mud.

For the past few months I have begun researching and planning for our flower garden, and I can't tell you how very happy it's made me. I can't wait to watch the yard blossom! Also, having always been someone who loves to adorn her house with fresh cut flowers, I absolutely cannot wait to make beautiful bouquets from the garden.

So far I've brought home the following:

Nikko Blue Hydrangea

English Boxwood

Limelight Hydrangea

David Austin, Heritage

David Austin, Glamis Castle

David Austin himself.

Well, no I haven't brought home David Austin (the handsome man that he is) - but I have absolutely fallen head over heels in love with his roses - as so many do. Curious to know what brilliant, genius of a man created such magnificent old-fashioned roses, I decided to learn a little more about him. Go here to read more about him. What a beautiful man - in - every - single - way. ; )

Happy Growing!

Note: Only top image is mine. All other images were obtained online.


  1. What a pleasure to have stumbled upon your blog. I love to see your progress reports about your house, which looks beautiful. Can't wait to see how your gardens come along now.

  2. your garden is going to be heavenly... thank you for the great quote.. I love quotes and love Emily!!!! And that is a great one!
    x Trina

  3. I'm so glad you've finally made the move. Those are beautiful.

  4. Thank you for posting this about the David Austin roses. We are preparing to create a rose garden on our property and this was exactly what I was looking for. See? You never know when an older blog will help someone out - I am in love with your blogsite!!

  5. The first year in my house I planted the David Austin rose "Mary Rose"-it's a beautiful shade of pink-it's a shrub rose-and 15 yrs later going strong! Have fun in the garden this year!


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