Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Out like a lion ! ! !

A look at some of the roses in my garden







The wind has been raging here for the past few days. It's not at all fun to go outside even to get in the truck to go and get my coke in the mornings. I really do not like the wind. I was so hoping to be able to get out into the garden beds and do some pruning on the roses today. There was a lot of damage done to the canes by the heavy snows we got all winter. I want to get out there and trim them up so they don't look so hopeless. Sunday morning at about 3:00 am it started to lightening and thunder. I love a good storm as long as I'm inside watching it. I layed there listening to the thunder and seeing the flashes of lightening and it almost had a soothing effect on me. Now I realize that here in Idaho we don't get the severe storms that other areas get so I can feel relatively safe. But I've always loved L&T storms. There's something eerie and beautiful about them. I don't love the wind however and I'm hoping that April brings tamer weather so I can get out there and get those roses in shape so that they can look like the pictures above that I took of them this past summer.

21 comments:

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I enjoy thunder storms also as long as it doesn't get too close.
Your roses and perennials are beautiful so I can see why you are anxious to get out there. I also love your birdhouse.
What roses do you grow? I have quite a few David Austen's but they do have to have good winter protection here and still have a lot of dieback so I have been getting more hardy roses lately as they are less work for me but I do enjoy both.
Take care,
Carolyn

June said...

Hi Carolyn, The roses in these pics are the hardy shrub roses zoned for 3 and 4. Since our winters can dip as low as -20 I don't have good luck with most english roses.My elevation is about 3500ft. I do have a few but they are not thriving. I love Champlin and Adelaid Hoodless as red ones. The climber pictured here is John Cabot. But I love William Baffin, Henry Kelsey, Westerland,and New Dawn. Bonica does well but I have a lot of dieback with it. It's so hardy however that it recoups very well. I love Morden roses. They all do well in the garden. But my favorite rose in the garden is Collette (climber) totally worry free and the most beautiful blooms. I have about 25 different types in the garden. But about 32 total. Some I love so much I duplicate them.Thank you for the for your visits.
June

once in a blue moon... said...

what a gorgoeus garden, i would be anxious too!

so hate the wind, we had it for 5 days, the silence after was pure magic...

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Thunder storms remind me of fear & comfort. The fear being the thunder and comfort in the light sky of the lighting. The rain is the soothing part of the storm. Somehow it really lets you know your alive & okay. I especially love the storms that produce brilliant sky's of color when they are over.

Bonnie said...

Oh what a lovely garden you have...such a beautiful roses.....
Hoping you get them just as well again this year.........
Have a nice day

my day said...

Hello June,
I hope the storm and wind will soon be gone so you can work in your lovely garden.The roses look beautiful.Over here we have some lovely days with lots of sun and about 17 degrees celsius.Spring has arrived.
Greetings Ingrid.

prettyshabby said...

Hello June, thankyou for visiting my blog and leaving a message! I popped over to say hello whilst I had a few minutes (a rare thing these days!) your home and garden are absolutely stunning,really beautiful. I've bookmarked your blog to have a longer peek at it later..
have a lovely day today and I hope that the wind eases off soon! x

The Pink Bird House said...

Hello June, LOVE your garden, those flowers are something to envy, that is for sure. Just so beautiful. I wish I had your green thumb. The best I can grow are some radishes, and they don't take much talent! :-) Your bird house is just adorable! did someone make that for you? My dad used to have bird houses in the yard, several of them, cuz he felt he had to give the birds enough room and enough variety to suit all their tastes! How I miss him! As for your weather, sorry to hear that it was so stormy and cold. That is the way germany is most times, but I have to admit to be very lucky this year, after so much rain and cold and wind in March, the month left like a lamb. We had 60°and sunshine. go figure. I too love storms, and actually rarely admit it cuz everyone always seems so amazed that anyone could LIKE a storm. but I do. I love the sound of rain against the windows, the stronger the better. And the lightning fascinates me, and the noise doesn't bother me a bit when it gets really close! I even like wind. we had a hurricane hit the area 2 years ago and it was scarey, but I have to admit to also being eerily fascinated by how that strong wind sounded blowing around the house and rattling the shutters. It was an interesting experience.

HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY to you June. Take care, Debby (p.s, Patty from Crisfield has a great post today about policemen, you might be interested in it since your husband is also one.) (p.s.s. thanks for sharing that tidbit of info with me about DH, how interesting!)

Rita said...

Buongiorno,
in Sicily they say "Marzo pazzo" "Aprile dolce dormire". Crazy March, Sweet sleep April. Should be a calm April and your flowers are incredible. Ciao Rita

piitis said...

Hello June! What a lovely garden you have!
Beautiful flowers!!!
Have a nice day:))
Greetings Piitis from Finland

Bellamere Cottage said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.........your blog is just YUMMY! I've been having a wonderful time peeking about!

Blessings,
Spencer

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

JUNE, YOUR TALENT IN YOUR GARDEN REMINDS ME OF THE GARDENS IN ENGLAND; LUSH, GENEROUS AND BEAUTIFUL!
I ENJOY THE COMMENTS THAT YOU LEAVE ON MY BLOG. YOUR SWEETNESS IS VERY EVIDENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Sussi said...

More greetings from Finland.

You have so beautiful garden. And so many lovely things in your pictures.

regards Sussi

The Pink Bird House said...

JUNE, Hi again. here is the address for Patty's blog. I think her Tuesday post will interest you about the policemen. --
crisfieldnews.blogspot.com
-Debby

Veronica said...

Hello June, Oh what beautiful roses - and your garden just looks so, so inviting! Thank you for all your gracious and generous comments on my blog - isn't blogging wonderful with all the friends we meet and make all around the world. My life is so much richer for meeting you June! Warm wishes to you and your family, Vxx

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm hoping for some nice warm weather too.. Your garden is so lovely!

Thanks June for leaving a sweet note- your my inspiration as well, sharing such wonderful photo's.

Enjoy your day-

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your roses are beautiful! You really do have a green thumb:) Roses are my favorites and they always add so much charm and beauty to any garden.

Blessings,

Kim

this is my patch said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am pleased you popped over to say hello. I have you in my list of visitors, so as not to forget to look in to your blog again. I can see you love your garden just as much as I do. x

Deedee said...

Okay, now I know how you live with an angel- you obviously live in heaven! what an incredible yard, June. Enjoy!

Joycee said...

The garden is glorious! I found you at Once In A Blue Moon and so happy I clicked on Laughing With Angels in the comments! Come visit me at http://grannymountain.blogspot.com
Joycee

artistamyjo said...

I love your garden sooooooooooo beautiful.
If you check my weblog you'll see i have a passion for flowers & gardens too.
amy jo