Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Along the Garden Path...

I wanted to share some loveliness with you from my mother-in-love's beautiful garden. She has the most amazing green thumb ...along with plenty of gardener's elbow grease! These are some of the fruits of her labor. This gorgeous lantana has returned for the past 3 years.

This beautiful coral/orange rose (below) was a gift from one of her coworkers, and she has done wonders with it. It is very prolific blooming throughout the summer, and the color is stunning.

This rose (below), called Barbara Bush after the former First Lady, could possibly be one of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen. The color you see in the photograph doesn't begin to do it justice. Whether you claim to be Democrat, Republican, or neither, this is one that begs to be experienced IN PERSON! There just aren't words to describe it.

I am not sure what the name of this rose (below) is, but it is a lovely swirl of red and white reminiscent of peppermint candy.

The Rose Family

The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple's a rose,
And the pear is, and so's
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only knows
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose -
But were always a rose.

by Robert Frost


  1. Hi Christi, lovely photos from your MIL's garden...love the roses, just beautiful.

  2. What a lovely garden, I love roses!
    I have to tell you that you made Jayde's day with your comment. She was so excited! Thank you, thank you.

    have a blessed day.

    many hugs to you,

  3. Those roses are wonderful! Your mother-in-love really does have a way with flowers.

  4. Hi Christi!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and your sweet comment! I am having a contest this week, even though I'm traveling. Simply because you left a comment, you're eligible to win the second prize I'm giving away.. I'm adding you to the basket, and wish you much luck!

    Please stop by again soon, I will announce the winners on June 13

    I would love to add you to my "favorite blogs" if you would agree.

    Have a sweet evening~