Postcards from the Garden

I so wish I could share the heavenly fragrance of this garden with you!

This was the calm before the storm in
the side garden . . .

Below: Climbing Abraham Darby (David Austin English rose)
In the far background, growing over the gate Climbing Don Juan

If you have roses, or rose covered garden arches, showers of rose petals are inevitable 
--unless you're vigilant about dead-heading.
(Dead-heading means removing the spent blossoms.)

the weather is usually quite 'changeable' for Memorial
Day weekend, and this year was no exception.

Yesterday was a mix of brilliant blue skies, changing to overcast, 
some light sprinkles a pattern which repeated throughout the day
 . . . then the high winds whipped up in the late afternoon ~ 

David Austin English rose 'climbing 'Eden'. In the background, climbing 'Zephirine Drouhin' (French Bourbon Rose)

which wreaked havoc on the rose arches . . .

Close up, full blown (Eden)

I'm glad I was able to capture a couple of shots of one or
two of the rose arches over the path just moments before the
wind had its way.


I'm going out now to mend/tieback/clip and do
major petal clean-up right now.

I hope you all had a nice long weekend ~
Happy Tuesday!

xo ~mari


  1. Well fooey Jain, I guess your comments just aren't going to appear on the blog while you're at your Sea Dream!

    They come through to my gmail box though ~

    a quiet life has left a new comment on your post "Postcards from the Garden":

    "if this is havoc, BRING IT ON! the stuff dreams are made of... so wet and wonderful, and i CAN smell it, pure heaven~ "

    Thank you for the nice comment!! ~m.

  2. what a gorgeous garden, I can't stand that the wind played havoc with the incredible rose arches, I hope you were able to do some magic with them~

  3. I remember when the allée with the arbors was made!♥
    This is how I envisioned it..
    It didn't take long Mary..
    Gateway to Bliss.
    Don't know why I had forgotten the fountain..
    It must be of youth..considering how you look:)

  4. Oh, thank you for your very sweet comments Jenna and Monique. I'm glad if the pictures brightened your day a little bit! xoxo

  5. I am so envious of your garden!!! Even ravaged by winds, I bet it's still gorgeous!

  6. What stunning roses. That color is, to me, the perfect color for roses. It must be heavenly to walk or sit under your arbor.

  7. Oh Mari - they're absolutely breathtaking!!! I'm so sorry the wind caused damage. I'm sure they'll recover nicely though. Wow, really beautiful photos.

  8. G'day ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
    Your photos and post made my day!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List

  9. SWOON...gorgeous climbing roses! The best kind of showers are petal showers! I hope the winds don't wreak anymore havoc on the blooms :)

  10. So lovely. Wish that was my backyard.

  11. Thank you so much for the garden therapy. This is just gorgeous.

  12. Thank you sweet, sweet friends! Your comments truly made my week. Hope you're having a good one! ~m

  13. Those roses look like beautiful paper tissue flowers! So beautiful. You have such a lovely yard.


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