Sunday, May 8, 2011

Garden Roses ~

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to everyone! This year, I hosted Mother's Day Brunch in my home. I am lucky to be blessed with a great mom and a wonderful 94 year old grandmother.  

When we moved into this home 2 1/2 years ago, we inherited a front yard with mature white rose bushes....

While I enjoy cutting the 'White Iceberg Roses' and bringing them inside, 

sometimes I prefer to bring in a bit of color ...

Last summer. my husband and I planted a cutting garden in the backyard. I picked Modern Tea Roses as well as Old English varieties.  My favorite color is pink so I picked out a {few} dozen roses in all different shades of pink...

My rose cutting garden is finally producing it's first blooms this season. Rather late but certainly worth the wait...


I picked an armload of roses for my Mother's Day centerpiece....

I purchased this cast iron urn about 5 years ago. I have no idea about it's age. It has a great rusty patina. The top holds four candles and has holes built in which acts like a flower frog.... 


Perfect for garden flowers!


The inside is very rusty and I wasn't sure if the urn would leak... I didn't want any surprises of dripping water on the table!  I found an old ironstone bowl to fit snugly inside and I filled the bowl with water...




Slipped all the roses in the holes and the bouquet was complete...



That beautiful golden yellow rose was given to us as a house warming gift when we moved in... I usually don't go for 'yellow roses' but this one stole my heart!  It's called "Strike it Rich" in case your looking for a wonderful yellow rose...


Other roses shown are Sweet Surrender, Tournament of Roses, Bewitched..


Memorial Day...


Guy de Maupassant, Morden Blush....




Double Delight, First Prize...



There are others but I can't remember the names right now... 

If you see something I didn't list and you need to know, 
just email me and I'll try to help!


Remnants of old candles left in the urn
too pretty to remove....

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62 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of mother's days to you too Marcy!!! Those have got to be some of the most gorgeous roses I've ever seen! Could almost smell them from here....("Late"??? Yikes - We had snow less than a week ago!!) Love the urn...perfect for those show-stoppers....Hugs & Smiles, Robin

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Marcy, those roses are gorgeous and I love that urn. Perfect.

Mary Ellen said...

What a lovely container for your roses. I have never seen anything like it before.

Our roses are just now leafing out- so much slower then most areas

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Marcy what beautiful roses and I just love that urn! Martina

Ironstone and Pine said...

Lovely, just perfect for Mother's Day!!

Willow said...

Everything is so pretty. Just love your blog.

Morning T said...

I am grooling over those gorgeous roses and your urn!! Thanks for the eye candy and the sweet comment on my blog this morning.
Hugs~
T

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Mercy. Happy Mother's day to you too.Beautiful roses,we have so many roses too, I love them.
Have nice Day!!!
XOX

LLH Designs said...

So gorgeous! I miss my roses. I don't have a good place to grow them in our current house, but I had a small rose garden at our first house that made me so happy! Tending to them is such a therapeutic thing for me.

Happy Monday!
Linsey

Eileen said...

Just gorgeous! I love all the roses. I'm stopping by from Show Off Your Cottage Monday. Pop by The Pink Home if you get a chance.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Fabulous urn....gorgeous flowers! hoping you'll link up to Cottage Flora Thursday this week? xoox, tracie

Mary C. said...

nice roses. I especially LOVE the urn! It's just perfect for arranging without dealing with flowers swiveling everywhere. Never thought of one used this way...

Eileen said...

Oh these are just gorgeous roses. And i adore your urn.
You are making me want to plant more roses. I just posted about flowers today too, and I found you at Between naps on the porch" I hope your Mother's day was fabulous. It sounds like it was.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

The roses are gorgeous. My favorite. The urn is beautiful. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Your roses look fabulous in that urn!

High Street Cottage said...

Marcy, your roses are just gorgeous. I usually don't go for yellow either, but my garden is filled with them, so I mixed them with my soft pinks and found the arrangements were really pretty, and the smell they bring in, is wonderful. I love your tips and how to's on making your urn look great. The white minis are perfect too. tami

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh how lucky you are to be able to grow roses! And they are magnificent! I LOOOOVE that urn, it is perfect for flower arranging! Your arrangement came out perfectly! XO, Pinky

carol ann said...

Beautiful roses and urn. Just beautiful!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty! Love your header photo, too.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Gorgeous gorgeous roses.
OMG Marcy.
The container is awesome too!
xx
A
Happy belated Mom's Day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Marcy, the urn is fabulous and the roses are stunning. Such a beautiful arrangement. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Melody said...

Oh wow...how lucky to have all those roses!!! The frone entry looks beautiful.

The Polished Pebble said...

Wowow so pretty Marcy!

love your wonderful vase too..kelley

Southerncook said...

I am your newest follower and came here by way of A Stroll Through Life. Your blog is beautiful and I am anxious to look around a bit. That iron urn is fabulous and perfect for your roses.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

FABULOUS URN! And what a lovely arrangement of flowers! So cheery! I just love WW!

Andrea said...

Those roses look divine in that urn! Our roses aren't yet in bloom, but it won't be too long now!

Buttercup Bliss said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Linda Makiej said...

Enjoying your wonderful photos!!!
Happy to have found you to follow.... :)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Just gorgeous!
Rene

KK said...

I love all of your roses. They are so pretty in the urn.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The roses and urn were meant for each other - they are the perfect compliment. I'm jealous you already have roses. We don't get them until June.

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

I love roses so this post is just heavenly to me! It's nice that you have the white ones in front but the pinks your added are fabulous. That urn is fabulous, especially when filled with your gorgeous roses.

Happy BC Good Life Wednesday :O)

Amanda said...

What a lovely arrangement! I am getting impatient for roses in my garden! Lots of tight green buds...if only the sun would shine on them for more than a few minutes :) Such is life in the Pacific NW! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blooms!
Blessings,
Amanda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How gorgeous! The fragrance must be heavenly! Visiting from WW.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy said...

The perfect urn for your stunning roses!!! Beautiful!
Visiting from Cottage Flora!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So glad you shared this post at Cottage Flora Thursday's - I know I already said how gorgeous those roses are & adore that sweet urn!!! xoxo tracie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

OH MY LORD!! I am SO jealous!!! I love love love roses and have not ever had very good luck with them, but these are just stunning!!!

Lou Cinda

Susan said...

that is a beautiful arrangement. I love the roses!

Maria said...

Such a beautiful arrangement!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

The urn is pretty, and the roses are absolutely beautiful and make the most perfect arrangement. Gorgeous!!

Tiff said...

Those roses are pure gorgeousness! X

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love roses and I love the arrangement you did here.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love roses and I love the arrangement you did here.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

I love roses and I love the arrangement you did here.

Angela said...

First off, let me say this isn't the first time I've visited your blog! I love your your home. You have excellent taste, it's right up my alley.

Thanks for the sweet comments. You are more than welcome to use anything you like from my blog.

I'm now an OFFICIAL follower! ;)

~Angela

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful arrangement. Love the urn and love all your different roses. Makes for a lovely combination.
Visiting from show & Tell Friday. TS!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful arrangement! I love your rusty urn and your roses are all just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at FNF :)

Kristina said...

Oh, how lovely! I love unique flower arranging!

ANNEMARIE said...

Love the old urn, very stylish. There is nothing to beat Roses, cannot resist cutting them whenever I pass them in the garden! Lovely post and love your blog! xx

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

That is the prettiest thing we've seen today! We love the idea of a cutting garden...someday we'll work on that - right now we are working on just the landscaping...but how we both would love a beautiful cutting garden! Those roses are just gorgeous - and we thing that urn is the coolest - PERFECT for arranging flowers :) Thanks so much for sharing it with us today Marcy!!
Karla & Karrie

Val said...

All of those vibrant colors make my heart happy!

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

Love your blog! I will definitely visit often. Thanks for following mine! Your comment about the glue pot made me laugh....what were they gluing?? So funny! Thanks again!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

That is an absolutely stunning floral arrangement. I wish I had better luck with rose bushes. I am so jealous. Love the blog too - I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by.

Dedra Long said...

What a fabulous arrangement Marcy!
Congrats to you and your daughter on making the freshman cheer squad.
She will love high school cheer.
loves.
d.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Marcy, I am so behind in reading my favorite blogs. Life has been crazy! Your roses are beautiful and I love the container. How very unique and charming.
xo,
Sherry

Babs said...

Marcy, I don't know which I love more.. the roses or the urn. All the roses are gorgeous. When we lived in Indianapolis, I planted "First Prize" and it was spectacular in spite of the fact that I knew nothing about growing roses. I haven't tried it here in GA as I haven't had much luck with tea roses here. Do you use any particular plant food, etc. on your roses?
Hope you have a great weekend.
Babs

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour! I love your beautiful blog. What a gorgeous home you have! Just visited via the old painted cottage. Also wanted to thank you for participating in our April event. Your comments are very much appreciated! Merci and ox ~ Chelle

Serendipity Chic Design said...

How gorgeous! I love white too, but there is always something so eclectic about combining an array of colors from the garden.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog....

Following you right back!

Take care,
Lisa

Nancy said...

How wonderful to have a cutting garden! The urn is fantastic...what an unusual and beautiful piece. The roses are stunning and it certainly made a great centerpiece/arrangement.

Nancy

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Jilly said...

Marcy, your roses are just gorgeous. I usually don 't go for yellow either, but my garden is filled with them, so I mixed them with my soft pinks and found the arrangements were really pretty, and the smell they bring in, is wonderful.
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Linda said...

Omg those Roses are just gorgeous. They're my favourite flower of all time and unfortunately I can't grow them so much here in the Highlands as they just don't do well - i've lost many of those bought here with me from home (England).
Love your displays and your garden looks so serene,