Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I try to write you a little poem with every post...

I've been enjoying packaging your pretties up this week and shipping them off to you. Usually my son Mark helps me, However he is very busy with his signs and making a wonderful business for himself. I am so proud of you honey!
I've also been spending time in my rose garden. It's pruning time and I can hardly believe the new growth already. Last year I planted two Peonies bushes called Sara Bernhart. They are the prettiest pale pink color. I can't wait to cut my first blooms of the year. Here is a photo from last year.
Eden Climber is one of my favorites, shown above. They are a hardy bloom and the perfect cutting rose.
Happy Gardening!
Jo-Anne
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13 comments:

Tanza said...

Hi Joanne,
You always have the prettiest pictures to share !! i can get lost in just their beauty !! soo Romantic, and the roses, I'm sure are inspiration for to paint !! Your gardens are beautiful, and I feel as I just took a walk with you !! Happy day to you my friend ~
hugs ~tea~xo

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jo~Anne... your little poem is so pretty... and I love your peonies and roses... I can't wait for my new roses to bloom... and yes, I have walked through my garden today! It is finally warm here and an early morning stroll in my gardens is my favorite way to start my day... love to you... kisses Jessy... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

...the last posts leave me swooooning, Jo-Ann!.....

Good luck with your Sarah Bernhardts - I have to buy a new collection this year and I envy you!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello Jo-Anne :) Your roses and peonies are the PERFECT shade of pink! I'll have to find myself that particular Peony plant for my landscaping...I LOVE it :) Have a wonderful & beautiful day :) Warmest always my friend, Brenda

stefanie said...

I want to ask you a question on your eden climber, does it need to be pruned alot? I have cecial brunner all along my fence, I love it, but it is crazy, and I need to prune alot so I am looking for another climber for another area thats a little easier, thanks

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Stefanie,
Thanks for your question. Yes, unfortuately, you do need to dead head to reap the benefits of new blooms or they will just sit on the stem. However, its well worth it as they are show stopping as a cut rose.
Another rose I like that is very low maintenance is the " Knock Out Roses". They are not a great cutting rose however, but they look stunning and bloom all season long.
Good Luck Stefanie :)
Jo-Anne

Miss Gracie's House said...

Just beautiful! I can't wait for the roses...thank you so much for your compassion and tender words...I was so blessed!
Rene'
PS I did answer your email regarding my pics...never sure if gmail delivers?

A Cottage Muse said...

Hope you finished your gardening before this dreary weather arrived! Your lovely photos are brightening my day, thank you!

A Cottage Muse said...

Ho Jo~Anne...hope you finished your gardening before the weather changed, again! Beautiful photos, thank you!

Andrea said...

Oh, so pretty! I just posted a pix of my wild pink roses growing on an old picket fence and wrapping themselves around an old straw wreath. Check it out...you'll like it. God could only make something this gorgeous!
ANDREA at My Feathered Nest

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Jo ~ all I can say is YUM! Your roses are heavenly! ~Stacy~ xo

Tutti Chic said...

LOVE the S.B. peonies jo-they are my favorite! The eden climber is a gotta have for any cottage garden yes? Your yard is always such a treat for the eyes! thanks for always sharing such gorgeous photos! xoxo chris

Mariette said...

Dearest Joanne,

Such romantic trellises are so inviting for being either painted or captured by camera...

Lovely and romantic blog!