Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Garden Thoughts and Dreams

In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban

Clematis 'Jackmani''

96.8 ° F. Summer is finally here. What says cottage in a garden more clearly than flowering vines?  The vining English rose has trouble keeping up with the clematis in bloom, but it is my experience, with time the rose's blooming season will  extend. In the mean time, its ample green foliage keeps the temperature spread inside my husband's shed closer to 5 ° than the 10 or 12.

'Cinco de Mayo' Rose
Southern  California's summer sunlight calls for bold colors in the garden. The rose 'Cinco de Mayo'   looks like a mariachi sounds. Vibrant, without apology for who she is.  It is the rose my niece, Anka, saw in Portland- calling the blooming garden full in the city's famed rose garden- the most spectacular.

 'Dick Clark' Rose
'Dick Clark' is one of the younger roses to huddle my hillside oasis.  It sits near the oriole feeder and is just now beginning to flaunt the stamina  Tom Carruth, the King of Weeks Roses bred into this baby becoming a bopper. 

Now to link over to Tracie's Cottage Flora Thursdays.


  1. Loving your colors!

  2. That Cinco de Mayo is brilliant indeed. I love those rust tones. I have a rose in the pot ghetto (can't remember its name) that's a bit like Hot Cocoa's burnt orange. Your clem is gorgeous -- where do you have it sited?

  3. Hi, Deb! Enjoyed the plants your mom passed to you.

    Hi, Nikki! The rusty toned roses are GREAT in Southern California, Think they remind people of vacations in Italy- even if they've never gone.

    The clematis is situated in a littel alcove against my husband's shed. It gets morning sun- and for a good bit of the day, too. There are scented geranium shading their feet or I am certain it would be way too hot a spot for them.

  4. Lydia,

    I too love the rusty colored roses! If you can remember the flowers at Kevin and Deb's wedding, those were just the most beautiful to me. Fall colors! I wear those colors and love the warmth of them.

    Hugs, Trisha

  5. Love that you find peace in your garden! Thanks for sharing your beautiful words at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoxo, tracie

  6. Trisha- You are definitely a person who favors warm colors.

    Tracie- Thank you for hosting the garden party. Helps give rhythm to the week.


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