Posts Tagged ‘Garden’

Simple Pleasures: Climbing Roses

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

A few years ago, we planted a Cecile Brunner climbing rosebush to cover a patch of fence.  This weekend it is in full bloom ! 

Flowers are meant to be shared, so here’s a few glimpses of its beauty:  

 

roses 11

 

roses 12

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Today I’m Loving. . .Wisteria

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

As I dropped off my son at his morning preschool, I couldn’t help but notice this incredible wisteria vine in bloom – it left me speechless.  ‘Tis the season for this climbing woody vine bursting with intense color and intoxicating fragrance.

So I took a walk on a spring day to admire some of my neighbors’ climbing beauties, and to take some time to smell the wisteria.  

climbing wisteria

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Yardwork Pays

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Spring is in the air today, and I’m so excited !  Mostly because our garden is beginning to bloom again.  We’ve got a lot of yardwork to do this weekend, but here are just a few shots taken last year in May. 

We have a dozen grosso lavender plants, and I harvest several pounds a year.  They are just beginning to bud.  I love to giveaway sachets and bundles to friends every year. 

lavender

I planted only cool shades in our rear yard, mostly whites, purples and pinks.  Here is some of our trailing verbena and lavatera in bloom. 

purple blooms

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