Tuesday, May 25, 2010

April showers, May flowers.......

Here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest we have had never-ending rain showers throughout April and May, fortunately the flowers don't seem to mind....too much!It's the wind and cool temps that are not fit for man, nor gardening.

I'm going to do a little party hopping today....I'm going to start with White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage where I'd like to share a few photos of my back yard and a white rose named Sally, "Sally Homes" that is!  Sally is a "big girl", she's about 8 foot tall and as wide.  She takes up some room but is soooo worth it!

yard 2026 yard 2028Normally, Sally has larger clusters of single flowers, this year, smaller clusters.....don't know if it is the weather or the lack of cutting back.  Love the tinge of pink on the edges of the petals and the buds.yard 2031 

Need to plant my bike baskets with annuals, SOON!

Here are some other parts of the garden that I'd like to share with Woo Hoo! Wednesday and Rednesday.  Hope you enjoy!

 

yard and LR 005

yard and LR 002

yard and LR 001

Orange wallflower and chives highlight the red advertising on the galvanized bucket.

yard and LR 003The bird bath sits in front of the "Sally" rose and the Heuchera "Peach Flambé" strikes up the color "band"!

yard 2029 I've shared the gate before but that was before I'd hung the birdhouse and the forget-me-nots started blooming.

yard and LR 007For the grand finale.........a gorgeous rose named "Crown Princess Margaretta" with peachy color and a fragrance to absolutely "die for"! 

As you can see, the weather isn't stopping Mother Nature, it is just making it less than pleasant to work out there or just to walk around, with a cup of tea, and enjoy.  The battle with black spot on the roses has "barely just begun", as they say.

Hope you had time to visit the other wonderful blogs and all of these parties.  I love to read your comments, so please feel free!

Let's hope for sunshine and wishing you a relaxing, fun Memorial Day weekend!   

43 comments:

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous garden pictures...thank goodness for April showers! Happy WW!
xojanis

Lori said...

your garden is lovely!!! thanks for sharing:)

Always Nesting said...

I am so glad you posted these awesome photos of your yard. I'm just blue over all this rain lately and we are just water logged. Your flowers are incredible and I just wish my yard looked this good! Thanks for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday. Have a snack (everyone eats light when I put on weight) and enjoy the celebration. Hugs, Marla

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks happy! Sally IS a big girl, and I wish you luck with the black spot, etc! Unfortunately, I had to give up on roses, but enjoy everyone else's pictures!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your yard is so pretty Jan. love seeing your blooms and blossums.

Sonny

Donna said...

I just love your pretty gardens! Your bike is perfect, and I love your vintage watering cans. I have two of them, one was my grandma's, and I really treasure (and use!) it! And your rose is stunning! Love it all :)

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, my gosh, I have that same rose Margareta! It is stunning, isn't it!

serendipity woman said...

Lovely post...I enjoyed the gate and your gardens...thanks for sharing..
blessings,
glenda

Cabin and Cottage said...

What wonderful garden decor you have! Love the bike. I'm always amazed at the wonderful gardens in the NW. Yours is lovely.

32˙North said...

Your garden is beautiful! All that rain will mean an even greener summer - and happy days outside amongst your plants.

Amanda

Kathy said...

Love your Sally Holmes! Mine is little and needs tender loving care! I love her too!
I have posted a picture of her along with this and that for my White Wednesday this week.
blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com
Kathy

Diann said...

Beautiful flowers!

Kathy said...

Thanks for visiting me!
Yes, that bloom (Sally) was one of the last. She is located in sandy soil at the street. She was there when we moved in. The buds and the early blooms have a lovely blush pink. I plan to move her in the fall...closer to the house
Happy June around the corner!
Kathy

Suzanne said...

Your garden looks so lush and gorgeous!

3sisters365 said...

What a shame that the weather has been so bad. I hope that it clears up soon.

Lovely pictures!

Best wishes and Happy Wednesday!
Natasha.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful garden -- I'm always quite impressed with the wonderful flowers I see posted -- I'm not talented in that area, but very appreciative of the talents of others! Thanks for your very kind visit.

Liz said...

I love your pictures! Just beautiful!

~Liz

Jeannie B. said...

Oh, I love that rose. I don't have any huge rose bushes but I do need one. Also I'm crazy about the garden gate you have hanging out in one of your pictures!!

Melly said...

wow!! Sally is gorgeous!! I love all of your garden just so lovely. Between yourself and Kathleen I'm getting some wonderful ideas for my garden and outdoor area, thank you!
Have a lovely day!
Melly:)

CACHANILLA73 said...

Beautiful garden... heavenly...

D said...

You have a beautiful garden. Love that bicycle planter!!

D

My Shabby Roses said...

Such a pretty garden! We have had a lot of rain, it's been pretty amazing! Come on sunshine!

Mica said...

lovely, truly lovely...Mica/The Child's Paper

Christina's Creative Side said...

Everything looks sooo good!!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a gorgeous garden...so calm and inspiring! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!!!

Sandy said...

Just beautiful! I love the vintage gate and bicycle!!!! So pretty! :)

Nancy said...

Love, love, love your garden! That bike is soooo cute! I have always wanted an old bike with a flower basket, just like yours! Love this!

Clare Predeek said...

What a wonderful blog you have here! Your friends - Murva and Jackie - were visiting me today and walking through my garden. Your pictures here remind me of our afternoon enjoying the beauty all around us. Thanks for sharing part of yourself with us! clare

Halo Hill said...

It worked! Oh my gosh, what an awesome yard! I love it all!

Sheila

Shelley said...

Beautiful...thanks so much for sharing...blessings

Sherry said...

I love how you have decorated your garden! The bike and the iron gate are wonderful. Your flowers are beautiful too.

~~Carol~~ said...

Just from these few pictures, I can tell that I would love to visit your garden, Jan! I love that gate and the watering cans. I think things like that add so much personality to a garden, don't you? Love your bike too, and I need to plant up my bike basket, but I can't seem to make up my mind what to put in it!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Sherrie said...

Thank you for the stroll through your gardens. Here in Maine, we are just getting the flowers to bloom.I can't wait to go and play in the dirt this weekend.

Mary said...

Love your bike and gate and water cans. Happy REDnesday~

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your yard and Sally especially. It's been so cool and wet here, we are just now getting columbines. Roses, soon, we hope!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your garden is so charming! I love your garden gate so much and Crown Princess Margaretta is gorgeous!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Anonymous said...

I love your gsrden almost as much as I love you

Ronald

Melody said...

Oh what a gorgeous garden!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Jan! I love your garden! I live in Boise, Idaho and we have had all of the same weather and we are not supposed to get as much rain as you. While I am always thankful for rain, the wind and cold temps have made gardening a challenge! It seems as though every time I have a day off from work, it rains again. I wish that my garden looked as good as yours!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Lady Farmer said...

I think it is the rain that we have here in the PNW that makes our gardens so beautiful! Yours truly is lovely. Thanks for sharing it!
Blessings!

Shelley Germann said...

Ooooh, that huechera is outstanding! It's a bit too cold here for the anything but the common varieties. It's hit or miss if they'll come back!

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Jan I love your Bike!!! And the Crown Princess Margaretta rose. I've never seen one before. I need to get that one, it's stunning! Your yard is lovely! Glad I found you.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Lovely pictures and I really like the blue bicycle.

Happy Rednesday.