Thursday, June 2, 2011

I wish I could make these pictures scratch and sniff...

I took a vacation day today to do some things that occasionally need done during the week.  While I'm waiting for our attorney to get to his office, I thought I'd take a walk around the yard and check out what's blooming today.  The air is heady with the smell of roses, peonias and honeysuckle.  I wish I could make the pictures scratch and sniff so you could enjoy it also.  But since I can't here are a few pictures I hope you enjoy.

My buttercups just started blooming yesterday
I added an old piece of mirror to the back of the shed window to help reflect the light and add depth to the window box.

These two roses are covering the new gazebo nicely. They are just full of gorgeous blooms.

 And this rose is certainly an over achiever. It's also incorporating the new corncrib gazebo into the landscape.

More roses. I love this peach colored one. It is absolutely covered in beautiful fragrant flowers.

 This old white rose only blooms in the spring, but the smell is intoxicating. You can smell this rose clear across the yard.  I'm told this rose is as old as the house... my house was built in 1882.
I love this red rose with the blue delphinium, the white pickets and the brick.

This white climbing rose was planted last year, and is covering an arbor that leads into the vegetable garden.

Here's another very fragrant flower and my favorite peonia. It's so fantastically fragrant.  I wish you could smell it...

A close up of one of the roses covering my corncrib gazebo.  Isn't it pretty.

Kittens in the garden.  Who doesn't love kittens..... If I could only keep them off the plants.

My Mom gave me this old wagon.  She bought it at a sale because she hated to see it unloved.  My hen and chicks love this wagon and so do I.

My delphiniums are just beginning to bloom.  I use an old fireplace screen to help support them.  It works great.

One of my iris paired with some bottle art. I love the colors.

At old mailbox turned into a planter.

A face hanging on the side of our house.  This says it all.  Spring if FINALLY here.


rachel said...

The flowers are all BEAUTIFUL!!

ONG said...

Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing! Just discovered your blog and will be back.

Kathy said...

The yellow is wonderful. I love your yard art. Its fun to see different ways to add junk to our yard. I love the mailbox cut out.
First time visit but I will be back. Kathy