Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Garden Roses

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The roses in my garden are blooming like crazy now! I think I should have planted a wider variety of colors but I'm really drawn to the soft peachy-pinks and pinkish-white roses so that's what I planted. I had to rip out my huge daisy bush last weekend to make room for two tomato plants! Home-grown tomatoes are a must for us! My daughter and I so look forward to tomato sandwiches and pasta pomodoro. It's like a summer ritual for us now! Okay...back to the roses! I ended up taking this bouquet to work so I can enjoy it all day long. I still have my grocery store roses at home to enjoy.

There is something so satisfying about going out in the garden in the early morning, with the birds singing to cut fresh flowers from your garden! It was a few minutes of pure bliss before my 35 minute commute to work.

Oh, I almost forgot. Remember my excitement with the Google thing? Well it was short lived. I'm no longer #4 ....I'm now all the way down on PAGE 3! Oh well, it was exciting while it lasted and at least I have a screen shot of it!

42 comments:

Anne F. said...

Cindy, I have such a weakness for roses and yours are so beautiful. It is way to early for us here in cold Indiana to have roses blooming but I can not wait. Till then I will admire yours and enjoy the pics of them. Thank you from a snow weary person in the midwest.

Donna Lynn said...

Beautiful Cindy! Mine are still sticks and twigs...maybe in June I will have roses like yours!
Hope you have a wonderful day at work today!
Blessings,
Donna Lynn

Rosie's Whimsy said...

They are beauties. I wish I could grow roses....too shady here. And I covet those plates displayed behind them....only in a good way. ;-0 Rosie

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Lovely, lovely roses. I like peachy pinks too! Our English beauties aren't quite awake from their winter slumber, so it's nice to see your blooms. And mmmm... pomodoro!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
Gorgeous roses, love the colors. We aren't quite to the gardening here yet but it's coming. The weather is supposed to be 70 and sunny today. Woohoo!!

Not to worry about moving down to page #3, you are very famous in the world of blogland.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Jenny said...

I love roses and yours are wonderful!

Jen

shari said...

Cindy, I do believe you have grown the most perfect roses I have ever seen. If I didn't know better, I would think they were silk! There doesn't appear to be a brown spot, crushed petal or irregularity in the whole bouquet! SIMPLY GORGEOUS! I hope you don't mind that I'd like to use that second photo as my desktop background. :)

I have also been remiss in commenting on all your recent projects. It is impossible for me to pick a favorite because each and every one has turned out beautifully. I wish I had one-tenth of the foresight, creativity and energy you possess. You are amazing!

JoAnne said...

Aaahhh. I am so jealous! Everything here in Northern NY is still brown and yucky from winter. I think I will have to stop by the floral dept of the grocery store when I go tonight. Have a great day! JoAnne

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

My roses are blooming, too. I just love those first new blooms of the season!

I am such a fan of peach and pink roses. Last year I added various shades of white to the mix, and I love the soft, romantic effect it has brought to my rose garden.

Keep posting pictures of roses! Yours are breathtaking.

OKGardners said...

Beautiful roses. I might try some of those in our new yard this year.

I DID see your posting at #4 - so you do have a witness here!

Keep up your beautiful blog. It is so inspiring to make things PRETTY around your home and life. I love it!

Betty in Oklahoma

Shabby Addict said...

Oh, I LOVE your roses! I had to cheat yesterday and buy silk roses for my new pitcher... Thank you for posting your beautiful life! Keep it coming!

Kelli - VintageVavoom said...

Your roses are simply divine! Thank you for sharing them.

Thank you for adding me to your sidebar as a blog to visit. It's been so cold here I have to relish in enjoying the coffee filter roses as opposed to the real thing.

Have a wonderful day!

bj said...

Well, girl, you may be on Pg 3 on Google but you are No. 1 with all of us!!
Beautiful roses!
bj

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I love your blog, and I'll follow your advice #40, starting a blog as soon as possible!

I love painting furniture and everything else WHITE, so I feel very like- minded with you..

As for the PASTA POMODORO (or as we say more properly "AL POMODORO"), the recipe is truly Italian, and very very yummy! I cook it all summer long, with my orchard's tomatoes.

Warmest wishes from Italy,

Monica.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and your roses are gorgeous!
I love their colours...
Hope I'll have many, too, this summer!

Monica.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I wish I could grow roses but I am surrounded by so many trees.

I'm wondering if there are any roses that do well in shade? Will have to ask the guy at the greenhouse.

We can't plant anything for another month in my part of the Midwest. However, I saw buds on the dogwood tree today, not too long for the beautiful colors.

The daffodils are growing nicely now.

I just love your blog. It is like that old Calgon commercial... I can get away from it all.

Theresa said...

Cindy your roses are beautiful, truly a breath of spring .And I love the plates too .

Theresa @ Take a Sentimental Journey said...

By the way those plates would go very well in my kitchen , I love blue & white .

Beverly said...

We must be kindred spirits. I love roses and tomato sandwiches.

Mary said...

Cindy, they are so beautiful! We have a hard time keeping roses because the deer like to nibble then -- thorns and all!
xoxo,
Mary

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

These are beautiful!!! Please share your "green thumb tips" with us so we can all grow roses that pretty!!

Lisa said...

Oh Cindy, I really wish you could hurry and add the "scratch and sniff" feature to this blog so I can smell the flowers. What perfect blossoms! Just like they were printed from a book. Take a big sniff for me, will ya please?

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Cindy, I don't know how I got so far behing (I am still trying to play catch up after returning from Italy). Anywho....I have had to read back through several posts of yours. I never want to miss one - they are so much fun! Love the roses, the birdcage and the tassle...I am going over there to see if I can find a tassle I love. Thanks for the link!
Hugs,
Penny

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy your roses are beautiful
Alison

Diana Lyn said...

Wow Cindy! That is what i see as I log into your blogging world, BEAUTIFUL, My friend Donna Lynn showed me your site. And You are a busy Lady! I am new to this Blogging thing, I make 100% Soy Candles, and lately been crafting some FUFU Collars from My Pugglets, stay tuned as I update my site! Love your Roses and lists to do! have a wonderful day ! Diana Lyn

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Cindy, you got me drooling with your roses! thank you for sharing and now I can't wait for my roses to start flowering. I shall try the pomodoro.. looks yummy..

Hope you a have a super day at work!

Feathering My Nest said...

Your roses are beautiful, and you've displayed them in such a tasteful way.

Kathi

diana said...

Oh I love love flowers with a fragrance. I just bought some heirloom roses today and am going to see if I can get them to grow. Now I need to go dig some holes in the ground.!

Glenda said...

Very pretty !!

Glenda

Artsy Etc. said...

Perfectly wonderful and very romantic. Lovely.

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Cindy:

Such beautiful roses, wish I had your green thumb. I just need to commit to my roses a little more....I see the plate I sent you in the backround. So sweet of you to display it....

Love to ya,

Debbie

Shelia said...

Saw your home in Romantic Country Magazine today!

Shelia said...

Ok, that was a test. This is my first time to comment! I love your roses and can almost smell them. I saw your rooms a long time ago on RMS and you mentioned you had a blog and I went to it and have been hooked ever since! Your home is so lovely and I truly appreciate how you can turn a sow's ear into an Easter bonnet!! Blessings,

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Cindy they are so beautiful! I was just researching roses the other day online and actually found a rose plant named "Cupids Charm"! The heat here in Florida really zapps the life right out of my roses, so I gave up and now only enjoy the grocery store kind. Thanks for posting such lovely reminders of home grown beauties! xoxo ~ Joy J. Oh, P.S. - I have a YUMMY recipe for Sweet Tomato Salad Dressing, it's my favorite on summer salads, let me know if you want it and I'll email it to you. With your green thumb, I am sure you will be up to your eyeballs with fresh tomatos soon!! :)

PattieJ said...

Cindy, Your roses are beautiful! I'm so jealous of your weather there, we won't have anything blooming for months yet over here.

About your "google thing" I think it depends what "key words" you type in, because I just tried right now and I used "painting furniture white" and you come up on the first page ,forth one down. I haven't tried it but I'm sure if I typed in "painting furniture tutorial" or something like that , you would come up too! Doesn't matter what page you come up on anyway, WE all know you're the best at painting furniture white anyway! lol.

Pattie :)

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Beautiful roses. Just beautiful. I can only imagine how absolutely wonderful they must smell.

Blessings,

Sher

amy said...

Just found your blog. Wow! A feast for the eyes! You are very talented!

peace,
amy

row. said...

Beautiful Roses, I love the same colors too, I am thinking of adding yellow to my garden this year. I was about to take a picture of my three pewny roses but I think I'll just look at yours. are you going to take a picture of the roses at your cubicle-I loved the last picture of your work space. you made it look so cozy.

Jillian said...

I too, love the peachy pink roses! How lovely to have them growing your yard. Your blog is gorgeous and I can't wait until tomato season here in PA...mmmmmmm.

BrownEyedGirl-- said...

Beautiful, still waiting for ours to bloom.

Mademoiselle M said...

I can practically smell them! just gorgeous!

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