Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Humble Bungalow Garden Roses...

Life is unpredictable and can shock and surprise us...
often throwing us curveballs.

I know that this is true...

All we can do is "fasten our seat belts" and hang on tight for the ride.

So in light of the turbulence that life can bring.

I offer you some beautiful roses...
to add some beauty to your day.

Growing right here in The Humble Bungalow Garden.

I hope you enjoy them.


Joesph's Coat roses


Constance Spry


Iceberg


(I forget the name of this rose)


Graham Thomas


Jude the Obscure


Climbing Royal Sunset


Abraham Darby



Graham Thomas

I am planning to visit a Gulf Island to view a garden and visit a friend.

At my Yoga class the instructor has just returned from a workshop.
She was very excited about her experience and spoke to us about looking for the "juicy" things in life...

The "juicy" being those things that bring us JOY
things that we need to seek out and embrace to "Get Our Happy On.

I am doing just that.

A "full to the brim week" of social events, 
a garden visit
walks 
Yoga
a movie out 
dinner with the girls
birthday shopping for a very special DIL.


Our garden is a riot of roses...
they are shedding their petals in the gusty winds today.
So many petals cover the walkway, the deck and the porch.

I hope that the winds blow them away...
it could save us hours of raking and sweeping
this weekend!


Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday and a week of "juicy" good things.

~ Take care as you go about your day ~
and 
~ Please Be Kind ~

41 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful roses. Thank you for this lovely gift. I love the idea of looking for "juicy" things.

    Deep peace to you,
    Honey Bee

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    1. I am loving the idea of finding the juicy things in life too!

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  2. My new mantra - enjoy the juicy things in life. So true. Does this include dessert? The roses are stunning. Love them all but I keep looking back at the first bunch.
    Book share - I am half way through 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' and I am loving the character. This is a page turner!

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    1. Yes dessert can be included...and some form of juicy exercise can be embraced!
      I saw that book and wondered if it might be a good story...will add it to my list.

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  3. What a gorgeous assortment of roses! I like the idea of "juicy" things. Flowers, a walk with a friend, a good book...

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    1. I agree...embracing the good things in life can help us heal and sustain us through troubled times.

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  4. Your roses are lovely! I was wondering what you do to fertilize/feed them and if you spray them with anything to keep the insects and diseases away? Maybe in your climate you just don't have those issues? I live on the east coast and with our humid conditions roses are just about impossible to grow without a ton of sprays, and pesticides.

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    1. I use compost and have sprinkled epsom salts at the roots...some accomplished growers us rabbit pellets. We have a company that comes by once a month in the summer and they spray with safers soap for black spot. Watering early in the day is best for roses as they do not like to have wet leaves overnight.

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  5. Such beautiful flowers - your garden is amazing!

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    1. Thank you Margie...it has been a long time in the making.

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  6. Your roses do my heart good. Thanks for sharing them, Leslie!

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  7. I do believe that is BALLERINA The rose you forgot!!!!!!XX

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    1. Thank you Contessa! I ALWAYS forget this roses' name.

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  8. Absolutely beautiful roses! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, all the hard work is worth it when they put on such an amazing show.

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  9. What beautiful roses! Mine are suffering after a 'prunimg' by the neighbourhood deer!

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    1. Oh dear I feel your pain!
      The deer munch on ours out front too but they prefer our hostas...some are just stems now, no leaves!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the joy of your roses -- you really have a beautiful collection, so very healthy, and I'm pleased to see that your choices are all lusciously fragrant ones. I'll bet your garden smells delicious on a warm day. . . .

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    1. I prefer to only grow fragrant roses...and the Davis Austin roses cost a bit more than some other roses but they seem to be very hardy and resilient so in the end it is worth it.

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  11. Dear Hostess,
    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous roses with us! Such a day brightener!
    Joan

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  12. A feast for the eyes....yes I think I can smell them....

    Ali x

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  13. What gorgeous roses! I take a few moments everyday to walk around the gardens here and take a photo of "la fleur du jour". My flowerbeds never look spectacular all at once but instead have a lovely new discovery almost daily. I am going to make an album of each "fleur du jour" so when I can no longer garden or be here, I will have a visual reminder of the gardens. I wish we could grow roses as lovely as yours –– I have had many of the same varieties as yours over the years but Chinook winds are not kind to them!

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    1. Your idea of "la fleur du jour" is inspiring...I walk in the garden with my IPhone snapping pictures to record our roses and flowers. They help me through in the dark and dreary winter months!

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  14. too bad you can't do something with all the lovely fallen petals!

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    1. What could one use them for? I pop them into the compost!

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  15. What joy those beautiful roses must bring, so sumptuous and gorgeous. I like the term 'juicy' as well, and I need sometimes to make myself look about to find it when things crowd in. Hope life is not throwing you curve balls today Leslie.

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    1. Oh its a hot morning here today and I spent a busy day dead heading the roses yesterday and I ventured to the nursery...am dreaming of another rose!

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  16. What a timely post. It was our anniversary yesterday and as our "gift" we've hired a rose specialist to come in and look after our roses and plant more around our garden, as ours haven't been doing all that well. Yours are so beautiful, and I want ours looking and smelling as lovely as they can.

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    1. Happy belated anniversary...I have been away from the computer and outside in the garden these past few days. The weather here is hot and the roses ned dead heading so that they will re-bloom. I hope that your rose expert will help and I wonder which varieties of roses you are considering ? We planted 3 Claire Austin Roses this spring and now have 4 in a boxwood edged bed and find that they are going to need a support each...the flowers are huge and the stems are having trouble holding all the blloms up!...so I am trying to find 4 obelisks.

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    2. I saw a rose on IG called a Paris de Yves Saint Laurent - it's a hybrid heirloom tea rose. Beautiful multi petaled pink roses. Supposedly sturdy. I'm looking for some of those.

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  17. Fairytale roses!
    Amazing!
    As well as enjoying the things that make us happy
    Dottoressa

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    1. I recently went on a rose garden tour and am so inspired!
      They qualify as "juicy" in my book!

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  18. Happiness is smelling the roses.

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  19. Beautiful post, in every way! My daughter has been drying petals for her wedding and that of her friend. Shame we don't live nearer to you!
    Have a lovely weekend Leslie.
    Rosemary

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