I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupins and Roses


Hello everyone,
Busy in the garden today. My friend from the Rose society came today and helped me landscape a new planter with ferns, wax begonias and a beautiful Sarah Bernhardt peony.
Today I have some photos of the pergola garden. The lupins are in full bloom and I love them so much. I've wanted to grow lupins for years and this year is the first year I have been successful with Lupins.
'Secret'
This hybrid tea rose has fragrant blooms. Defined in its patents as a bicolor bloom of Naples Yellow and Venetian Pink, in the garden most of these blooms are tricolored, with a tinge at the base of the petals of Naples Yellow that quickly blends to cream and turns to Venetian Pink (or when I was a kid- bubble-gum pink) near the edge of every true tea shaped petal. Amazing -- like a multi-tiered divine pink cake with a lemon butter fillings, and endless butter cream!
'Garden Party'
The color is basically ivory white, turning into cream with a hint of pink as they age. These cool shades look soothing among brighter colored roses, whether they are for a flower arrangement or used for bedding roses in the garden.
It is a very free- flowering rose that repeat blooms all season long. There is a pleasant sweet tea rose fragrance.
'Secret' 
The rose is planted next to the lupins.
My favorite Lupins and Secret Rose
Linking to:
Fishtail Cottage for Garden Party
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, 
The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,
Love of Family & Home for Inspire Me Please  
  From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Be Inspired at Common Ground

Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Show and Tell at  My Romantic Home
Show and Tell Saturday at Cheerios and Lattes
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Inspired Sunday at Sunday View

Thanks for visiting
Joyously,
Betty 

35 comments:

  1. Betty....beautiful!! We love lupins ~ we never have much luck with them though...so we are really enjoying yours :) It's so nice to see blooming things...our buds are ready to pop on the trees...so we are anticipating some color coming soon!!
    Karla & Karrie

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  2. Your roses are gorgeous!!!!! Stunning. Great photos too. Seeing your roses make me wish I had sun to have beautiful roses. I love lupins too. What zone are you in? I don't see lupins around here.

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    1. Hi Bonnie,
      Thanks for your comment. I live in zone 9. I planted the lupin seeds last fall and I babied the plants all winter. I was so excited to see some blooms appear this year. I've been reading about the care of lupins. After they have finished blooming I will cut the blossoms off and they will bloom again next year. Yay!!!
      Sweet♥

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  3. It's a lovely garden! I need to add lupins to mine asap! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. So beautiful Betty! I have been enjoying my roses and this year I might add something new like this.
    Sherry

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  5. I love lupines. I used to have some but lost them all. I should plant some again! The roses look beautiful! I can't wait to see things growing here. So far just daffodils and tulips are on their way up from the ground!

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  6. Hi Betty, I love your roses and your Lupins! You really do have a lovely garden. :) I've seen Lupins planted en masse by the highway in our area, and they make a fantastic show; they really are amazing flowers.

    Visiting from Seasonal Sunday -- have a nice weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  7. Beautiful flowers, Betty! I love the colors of your lupins and roses together. So soft! Your camellias are gorgeous, too. Blessings, Bess

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  8. Your garden is a delight and I love the Lupin and Roses...HPS (I am still catching up) Michelle

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  9. Your lupins and roses are gorgeous. I used to have lupins in my garden after seeing them all of Maine. I wonder what happened to them? Time to plant some new ones I think.

    Thanks for sharing your post with Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  10. Betty, Your Lupins and Roses are exquisite! I a delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  11. Would love to have you join Fishtail Cottage's garden party this Thursday! May 1st is the first party of the season! hope you see you! xoxo, tracie

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  12. Muah! so great to see you over here at the garden party! love your pretty pictures! xoxo, tracie

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  13. I'm jealous of your lupins. I've been able to grow them for a year or two when purchased as a flowering plant and then they disappear. A fellow blogger from a maritime province sent me seeds for wild lupins which I planted last fall - and nothing!
    'Secret' rose is the prettiest pink I've ever seen.

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  14. Beautiful flowers and I am on the hunt this year for lupines....love the height they give! How do they do as a cut flower do you know?

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Betty

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