Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Cutting Garden of Roses ~


Happy Mothers Day!!

This is a repost from Mother's Day 2011. 

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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