for months i have been living vicariously through other bloggers and magazines who have generously shown glorious gardens in full bloom. i especially love vintage roses, pink of course! we have had a slow blooming spring here, and with all the rain some have only shown their beauty for a brief moment. here's my little one smelling our new dawn rose. it is supposed to be a beautiful pale pink, but hubby chopped it to a stump with his weed wacker years ago. i was surprised that it had such a will to live, having left it for dead. this year it is proudly displaying it's bold new attitude. it was a bit of a shock to see red - i don't DO red, but today i'm happily living with my red roses that have burst all over the side of the garage (that part was my plan.) as for the red, well, it's a reminder for me to keep an open mind and find beauty in new ideas and all that surrounds me. a perfect metaphor with three teens who are blooming, growing, and finding their own way in this sometimes unpredictable world.
a few more shots of the yard...the parts i left out are the now week 4 of fixing a 50 year old concrete pond ~ our pool, and the various questionable areas that are a blank canvas waiting for me to work some gardening magic! anyone have any suggestions for a long narrow (18in. x 20ft.) sunny garden space that runs along the pool fence?
more rain on it's way...please send sunshine!
off to the studio -