Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's All Coming Up Roses

My mother in law emailed me the photos above and below of her glorious roses in front of their home, so I just had to share them with you. California has so much warmth and sunshine that roses bloom for long periods of time and profusely as well! The roses in their front yard are beyond gorgeous, and even more stunning in person.
More gorgeous roses!
This is a climbing roses in our back yard. For a climbing rose, the flowers are huge and look stunning in an arrangement, as you can see in the photo below. I am hoping that in a few years, this plant will be large and full like one of Bette's, but I won't hold my breath!
This is a bouquet I made today from flowers in my garden. I could not help but snip that peony right off the bush (my first that opened this year) and get it into a vase. The bachelor buttons look so pretty with the large yellow roses from my trellis and the delicate white iceberg roses, and the plump peony. There is just something magical about being able to create something so pretty from your own yard.
This is one of my favorite roses, it has so many layers!
More peony's getting ready to open...
This rose reminds me of my Nana's lipstick when I was a little girl, "hot orange" is the only way to describe it.
I hope that you have enjoyed this little garden tour. I don't know when I will blog next because our oldest daughter Victoria will be graduating from grade school on Friday and then Valerie Jane will be getting her tonsills and adenoids removed on Monday, so I will be busy celebrating the right of passage of one, and then happily nursing the other back to health.
I wish you a very happy end of May and happy beginning of June!
Love & Blessings,
Sanya

11 comments:

Onya said...

Sanya....I love all the roses!!! i have a collection growing and counting. I love how they get so big and the smell of them as i goto get the mail!!! Congrats on the graduation!! I have to say I did have my tonsils and adnoids taken out and all the sayings of "all the icecream you can eat" is a joke. so hard to swallow :(. but i know being the bestest mom, she will be in good hands!!! ;)Bestest wishes for both girls...

Sanya Pallos said...

I almost feel as if I were walking up the sidewalk to Bette's front yard and drinking in the fragrance of all those lush, beautiful roses in person! Having the privilege of being at Bette's elegant home almost 5 years ago, I must say, the pictures remind me of the lovely weekend we spent together, along with Valerie Jane and Jacqueline Belle! the memories make me feel wistful and I miss you all the more! The pictures of your and Bette's flowers are a real delight...thank yo ufor sharing them with all of us!

Tutti Chic said...

What gorgeous photos of some of my favorite blooms!!! sanya~I am so jealous of how the roses grow & bloom in california! your bouquet is lovely but that's what you do best!your floral arrangements must always be a feast for the eyes! poor little chicken with the tonsils-I remember having mine out & being spoiled rotten for a good two weeks with icecream for breakfast, lunch & dinner! take good care of your little girl~xo chris

Sanya Pallos said...

Tracy, I love you! You posted under my name you silly girl! I am so glad that you have such good memories of your visit to California to see us, it is a memory I will always treasure!
I love you dearly!
Sanya

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Hey Sanya, The flowers are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Your in-laws and yours. My clibing rose I had for some reason died after about 7 years, I miss it. Good luck to your graduate and to your tonsill-less daughters.

Faith

Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Hey Sanya, The flowers are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Your in-laws and yours. My clibing rose I had for some reason died after about 7 years, I miss it. Good luck to your graduate and to your tonsill-less daughters.

Faith

Ruth Welter said...

Hello Sanya, what lovely roses. I was just visiting your shop as well...simply gorgeous, I enjoyed my visit very much. Nice to meet you.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

*SIGH* these are all so YUMMY!!! I love the bouquet you made! And your mil home is gorgeous!!! Those roses are to die for !

Hugs,
Amy

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the roses and I hope your little one is feeling better and so proud of the other!
Sarah
Vintage Lily

bonnie said...

Love the roses i wish i could grow them put with living in the wood i haven't been able to grow them but i can enjoy your's

Meadow Street said...

Beautiful garden!! one of the things I like about living in CA is how long the roses bloom.

Erica
Meadow Street