Saturday, September 3, 2016

Our Rose Garden

My parents recently gave use 4 rose bushes.
We did not have a spot ready for them so we dug up that rectangular patch of dirt to the left of the end of driveway.
There they were happily planted! They currently have about twice as many roses as shown in this photo.

Little rose buds always make me think of the Grinch. Maybe it is because the green of them reminds me of his hands.
The placement and shape of the garden may seem odd but the old wooden fence you see behind the huge shrubs there is going to be replaced. 

The plan is to bring the fence out further to the end of the driveway which will open up the backyard even more. So behind the rose garden and along the end of the driveway will be a white fence that will showcase the flowers!
These darling mums were planted off to the side as an experiment in planting them so they come back each year. So time will tell if this works for us or not. With proper care I am hopeful!
We also scored 2 hibiscus plants on clearance after flowering. 1 is planted in the back left corner of this garden and will have huge red flowers next year! I always adore the boldness of a hibiscus flower. 
I love how roses bloom from spring into the fall!
I hope you have enjoyed our new garden! I am feeling inspired which is not good. It gets expensive creating gardens and wanting to buy every plant and flower that is for sale.

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! ~Val









24 comments:

  1. I love roses so much! All the pretty flowers in your garden make me smile :)

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  2. beautiful roses. glad they are happy. :)

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  3. Your plants are looking lovely Val.
    I bet I'll never be able to look at a rose bud now without thinking of Grinchy fingers :)

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  4. {{sigh}} how I love roses :) Your rose garden is simply lovely, Val. I bet it's easy to sit amongst the blossoms for hours while enjoying a good book.

    Happy long weekend. Hugs!

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  5. beautiful flowers Val! no doubt they will continue to grow and bloom more each year!

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  6. These are beautiful, Val. I love roses, they are so beautiful and delicate. Believe it or not but I always have at least one bowl of roses in my home. I love the old fashioned two-color ones the most.
    hugs
    Lenya
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  7. Magnificent roses! Your garden will be more and more beautiful each year.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us!
    Happy Sunday!

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  8. Your garden looks gorgeous! Roses never bore me.

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  9. what a beautiful gift Val and you planted them in the most perfect spot! They look gorgeous where they are and will be even more so when the fence is moved up. What a brilliant idea! I love hibiscus :) They come in so many beautiful colors. A pleasure to look at. I'm not good with mums! I only buy them in the Fall and they don't last pass November. HAHAHAHA Have a great week.
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  10. I love the photos. Great post!

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  11. Grinch or no Grinch, those roses are gorgeous! lol You really made me laugh with that one. And yes, I think gardening is quite an investment, but in the end, your space looks so lovely!

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  12. Val, your garden is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I just love those roses, and your Grinch analogy make me smile (I LOVE Mr. Grinch!!!).
    Thanks so much for sharing your garden here, and have a wonderful week, my friend.

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  13. Your flowers are gorgeous!!

    Laura xo

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  14. Just stopping by to wish you a beautiful day, Val.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  15. You are right Val, gardening can be very expensive!! If you can, buy things, when they are on sale or clearance! I love your rose bushes, wow!! Gorgeous! I think everything you are planning is going to be so beautiful! Gorgeous pictures! I want to get some mums tomorrow! Very cute about the Grinch and the rose buds! Take Care, Hugs!

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  16. The rose bushes are a lovely way to brighten up that patch of dirt. I only have a small back yard so it's mostly plants in pots but I can get carried away at the garden centre sometimes!

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  17. So fragile and beautiful! x

    Have a nice week,
    Andreea
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  18. Your flowers are beautiful! Now if only I could smell them through the PC ;) !

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  19. Your blooms are lovely! The roses are so pretty, I know they are hard to grow!
    Good luck!

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val