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Monday, May 9, 2011

A Day in the Rose Garden Tour

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for the beautiful comments on Mother's Day! I went to breakfast with my daughter and two granddaughters.  While we waited we enjoyed a scone and a delicious cup of coffee. We shared Eggs Benedict which is my all time favorite and we visited about the school year coming to an end soon and planned some of our summer activities.  I'm looking forward to having the girls spend some quality time with me this summer.

Wow!!! OMG... It's Monday and I have so many things to share with you.  This past Saturday I went on a garden tour.  A dear friend of mine is a Master Gardener and has a home and garden on 2 acres.  She is a member of the American Rose Society in our community and this year she was asked by the club if she would have "A Day in the Rose Garden Tour " at her home. And as they say in blogland~


The idea was to build a potting shed, but the 'Rose Cottage' is now a flower arranging shed and garden storage shed.  Sure it's a shed.

As I toured the garden I noticed a mixture of annuals and perennials.
The weather was a perfect 77 degrees and slightly overcast. The visitors and flowers were all very happy.

The local Rose Society at one time required all rose garden tours to place the name of the rose on a black marker.  But as times change so do rules.  I photographed the markers if I could.  And this fabulous rose is 'Livin Easy'

One of my favorite roses
'Graham Thomas'

A grand view of the Rose Cottage
A Wishing Well. Oh! how cute.

I love this photo with the water flowing out of the faucet.
Not to mention the most incredible rose garden

Now isn't this the cutest fairy garden.  I just love the fairies and the red mushrooms are so whimsical.

'Sally Holmes'

This is the flower arranging counter

I want this table and chairs.

The 'Rose Cottage has a beautiful tile floor and plenty of storage space under the arranging counter and behind the door.

This garden is considered a shade garden.  With the valley heat during the summer this garden is a beautiful and cool space to entertain family and friends.
The grounds were planted around 1977 and 9 weddings have been held in the garden over the past 35 years.

Another wonderful space for entertaining.

My goodness~ I certainly enjoyed your company on "A Day in the Rose Garden Tour" now I want to buy all those roses for my yard.  LOL!!
 Please join me while I visit some wonderful parties.

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
The House in the Roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Unskinny Boppy Dreams for Garden Party Wednesday
All Things Heart and Home for All Things Inspired
The Little Round Table for This Week in my Garden
Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays
Please link back to the parties for more inspiration


  1. You must come over and help me out in my yard today. I just love all the beautiful pictures you have shown.

  2. Just lovely...Thank you for taking us along on the tour with you...It is hubbies dream for us to one day have cottage garden other ppl would like to visit and tour....Great inspiration.

    Blessings Kelsie

  3. Garden tours are always fun and how nice to have the flower arranging shed too.


  4. Great tour! So many pretty roses. Thanks for sharing your day.


  5. Gorgeous! would love for you to share at the garden party i host on Thursday's! xoox, tracie

  6. Loved the tour. The garden is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  7. lovely place, love that hand-pump...quite a rare thing to see in modern homes..love!!

  8. Beautiful garden! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  9. Thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful shed and rose garden.
    Just gorgeous.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous post. I loved each and every one of these amazing images!

  11. Oh thank you! Your photos have given me so many ideas! Loved spending a few minutes in this garden!
    All Things Heart and Home

  12. Thank you so much for linking up Betty!! That shed is just beautiful as is the rest of her garden. I want a shed too!

  13. Lovely garden full of delightful and interesting features. I love the little well. Thank you for sharing.

  14. What a great garden tour, so many different points of interest! Thanks so much for linking up to the garden party.


  15. A truly breathtaking garden. I would have loved being with you on this tour.

  16. Loved the tour! Thanks for taking me along. The flowers and cottage was gorgeous!

  17. What lovely gardens here...and that shed!

  18. Beautiful gardens. Love the shed. Beautiful roses.

  19. Your garden is strait out of the pages in a magazine! Thanks for linking your post to Cottage Flora Thursday's xoox, tracie

  20. Your Garden Pics are enchanting!!
    I am so excited that Gardening season has arrived in My neck of the woods!

  21. Beautiful. (Note to self, need more space for all the ideas I'm getting.)

  22. What lovely pictures! Love that fairy garden! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  23. Just beautiful, and I'm like you, the fountain picture is gorgeous! I'm visiting from The Little Round Table, and I "followed" your blog - thanks for sharing with us!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  24. Love the fountain. The whole garden is just beautiful.

  25. Simply Beautiful! Now following

  26. oh your roses are amazing!! and who wouldn't love to have the chairs!! I have some like it...they are about 10 inches high though. pfft!

  27. Beautiful roses, cute cottage. Love the water feature!

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