Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pleasant Surprises

Hiya, hope everyone is enjoying your week. Remember I said in a previous post that all my rose bushes had been pruned and so there would be no roses to harvest till Spring time? Well, sometimes life is full of surprises. I cut some rosebuds and put them in water when I was doing the winter pruning; I really didn't expect much from them, but lo and behold, they bloomed, and they really brightened my day. I have some lavender bushes, some of them were getting big and needed some trimming, so I used some of the leaves and made a wreath; if you know lavender, the foliage is scented as well, I love the scent so much. It will look fresh as a wreath for quite some time too. Roses here are: Gold Bunny (Floribunda, lemon yellow), China Doll (Tree Rose, Hot pink), Perfumed Perfection buds (Floribunda, mauve), Wreath (lavender leaves)

12 comments:

Federica said...

Gorgeous flowers as usual!

Kris said...

that yellow is gorgeous!

Sandra said...

Beeeaaauuutiful! The yellow is stunning! Does it fade with time or does it keep it's vibrant color? My rosesbushes are all full of blooms because we've had alot of rain in my area.
Sandra

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful surprise!

Carolyn

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Oh, such sweet roses! Your photos are so gorgeous. That a lovely surprise you had--thank you for sharing!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Sonalida said...

I am so glad to have visited your blog; I enjoyed my visit and will return for more. Your lovely roses are very inviting. Please feel free to join me for a cup of virtual tea.

Torie Jayne said...

Gorgeous flowers and delightful bud vases. Have a great day x

Rebecca said...

what pretty roses. my mother would love love love that yellow. yellow has always been her favorite rose.
♥ Rebecca @Belle Blog

Bev C said...

Roses are such treasures. Love the idea of the lavender wreath. It has such a wonderful perfume.Happy days.

Sandy's Fancy Pants Antiques and Collectibles said...

Nature gives us such beauty. Stop and smell the roses or lavender today. Life is precious.

Sonalida said...

Today I stumbled onto your blog, I must say the flowers are lovely and your photo selection is very nice. I will be back. Would love to have you visit my blog, and have a cup of tea with me.

maría cecilia said...

Hello, this is a very lovely display of your roses, how lucky they have bloomed.
Cariños
María Cecilia