a bouquet of blooms await...
grab your secateurs and follow me!
frilly and fragrant
I forget the name of this rose and have lost the tag!
Clusters of flowers cling to this bush all summer long
it is so easy to make a fabulous arrangement
all you need to do is cut a bunch and sit them in a vase full of cold water
they look spectacular by themselves.
This sweetly scented rose is an old variety
and was an orphan on the garden club's sale table
I scooped it up as there was a bloom in a wee cup advertising it's scent.
It loves the sunshine and is a greedy drinker
I would call this a high maintenance rose.
We all know someone whom we consider to be high maintenance
do you recognize this one?
It's a David Austen winner
I bought two of these temptresses
one could never be enough
as I snip them
so they can spread their scent in the main rooms of the Humble Bungalow.
I love Roses
they are children in the garden
I feed and nurture them...
tend to their particular tastes
show them off
and brag about them!
One year I won Best Bloom in Show at the local Horticultural Show.
I had my name engraved on the silver rose bowl
and could keep the bowl for the year until the next show
when another bloom was voted more beautiful.
The Bungalow Garden
The first Jude the Obscure rose
The Humble Bungalow Front Porch
and meet Molineux
she's the new kid on the block
I'll be finding a suitable spot for her
I can hardly wait until she puts on a show!
be prepared as I will be showing her off when she performs!
I once had a rose named after me and I
was very flattered. But I was not pleased
to read the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
On that note...
I'm signing off
Enjoy the weekend, whatever you do...
I hope that you will take some time to stop, look, and smell the roses.