Sunday, July 27, 2014


I love how cut roses brought into a room have the power to beautify in
 such a way that no other adornment can.
You can almost feel a sudden sense of life and a feeling of peace infuse the space.

the roses in this pot are Guy de Maupassant

Just having them sitting here in the living room makes me more contented
with everything else in it.
They have a way of making everything else look prettier somehow.

A pretty Mary rose in the kitchen window is a reminder of how much I love summer
and the garden I have about me outside it.
It's just a plain windowsill until you place a vase of roses in it.

One of the roses that have been blooming in the garden lately is this Colette rose below.
It has finished it's first bloom cycle and soon will bloom again and all 
through the fall.

This is Morden Ruby
(a large shrub rose in a border by the horse fence)

The rose below (can't remember it's name) has a beautiful bloom,
but the bush is a scrawny thing in my garden.

The rose below is one of the many John Cabot roses in the garden. Love it!

Beautiful Persian Yellow rose blooms.

A simple, but beautiful rose bloom is the Red Leaf rose.
The bloom my be understated, but the color of the foliage is not!
It's a must in this garden.

One of my Adelaide Hoodless roses in the front border.

Two more large Adelaide Hoodless rose shrubs in the garden fill it with a
lovely light scent in the evenings.

And lastly in this post is this little shrub rose named
Marie Victorin.
 Marie Victorin in a vase with Scabiosa and Lady's Mantle. 
I want to thank you all who follow and read here.
Thank you for letting me share my flower and garden images and a few thoughts
about life.
Isn't blogging wonderful?


Home and Lifestyle said...

Yes, blogging is wonderful. It's so special to enjoy beautiful roses in a garden so far away from here and to read your words. Thanks for sharing, your posts always make me happy.

Wish you a sunny and wonderful week!

Sending hugs, Ingrid

Kristin_Texas said...

I don't believe your gardens could look any lovelier. I'd never want to leave!


Susie said...

June, All your beautiful roses are just wonderful. I can't believe you have so many roses. I am the worst grower of roses. I have about 4 little bushes and one had no roses this year and one has had only 3 blooms. Sad. LOL. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie

Ulla said...

Oh my goodness! This is such a dream!!! When can i come to visit you???? Maybe one day???! :)
I love your Blog!!!
Many many lovely greetings, Olga from Germany.

Stephanie said...

Your blog is so beautiful and serene. I look forward to your posts! Thank you for sharing your home and garden...xoxo Stephanie

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

June, June, June, you have such wonderful gifts. You garden so beautifully, make the inside of your home so unique and individual and have produced such a wonderful family. Your roses are amazing and I am in awe. I am only lucky enough to have a few but, my St. Swithuns blooms most of the year and, this year has provided me with many vases full.
What I love about you is your modesty. You are not materialistic and you get so much pleasure from nature and your loved ones and, for me, you have produced the most perfect garden and home. Today, I just finished a book called The French Gadener by Sante Montefiore. It's a bit of a girlie book and probably not the most intellectual but i loved it.It was about three people who adored their garden and made it their mission to create something exquisite. It did make me think of you and your garden.
….. and, yes, blogging is indeed wonderful. It has been such a pleasure to meet lovely people like you June. XXXX

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Jane, I've never seen so much loveliness in one post. Your home is so beautifully graced with all the roses. I can just imagine the wonderful fragrance.
Thanks for sharing your garden with us.


Mimi Sue said...

Your roses are so beautiful! I lost a few this past winter. Do you do anything to keep them alive during a harsh winter? Do you feed them? I usually use a systemic feed/insect killer. Have a wonderful week in your garden. Mimi

bobbie said...

I feel calmer just looking at your beautiful photos!

angie said...

oooh, ich habe schon auf neue bilder von ihrem wunderschönen blog gewartet!!!
ich liebe ihre dekoration, ihre farben, ihren garten und ihre blumen, es ist alles so harmonisch!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your roses are all so beautiful, June! Whenever I see someone share their gorgeous roses it makes me think back to the rose bushes we left behind when we moved. I loved my roses (and hydrangeas) and miss my gardens very much. I have planted one rose bush around our condo (and three hydrangeas), but I may just have to add a couple more. If I can find the room!

awal.ny said...

Your roses are beautiful June. Mine have gone through their first cycle and are all waiting to be pruned. I have lots of that to do, but I will be rewarded with more blooms next month. I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Alaina

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty!!! You are so right they do make everything prettier and more serene in a room. I bet they smell so much like summer too. Love love love how you capture the beauty in your pictures. Stunning.

Low Tide High Style said...

We should be thanking you...simply gorgeous!

xo Kat

summersundays-jw said...

Your roses are gorgeous. I feel the same way you do about my hydrangeas and the smell of lavender. Hope you continue your beautiful summer. Jan

chateau chic said...

Your roses are spectacular, June!!! I totally understand why they add so much joy and beauty to your lovely home. I love all the unique varieties you have in your garden too.
Mary Alice

Blondie's Journal said...

Your roses never disappoint, June! You have a way with displaying them that makes each arrangement simple and elegant and lovely! The delicate little white flowers with the roses in the fist picture just melts my heart!

Jane xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh, June
Thank you dearly for making it over to m'y place, as for the French Baskets I featured I think they are so fitting for your home as well, I can so see them filled with you beautiful flowers and the French Picnic Basket could be filled and taken right into your garden for a beautiful intament picnic for one or more!

I just love when you post more of the back drops of your home, and the edges of the beauty you create in all the best shabby romance.

You truly have a home to love!
See you and your grace soon!


Katherine said...

What a wonderful gift you share with all of us in the pictures of your garden. I slowly roll through the post and images drinking in all the beauty - and realize this is a fraction of the abundance of blooms. Glorious.


sarah said...

I noticed that several of my favourite people followed your weblog, and so I came to visit ... and how happy I am that I did. It's so beautiful here. :-)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just breathtaking! I always know that I'm going to find something extraordinary when I visit you here, June. I agree that roses bring a gorgeousness to any room. But your rooms are exceptional. All your garden blooms are wonderful!

Diane said...

I could just smell your roses as I looked at your post, June. Each one smells different, too, I'm sure. Thanks for the lovely tour of your garden. Diane

Georgianna said...

Dearest June,

I'm wonderstruck by your roses!! Your home is so beautiful regardless but your bounty of roses does make it perfect, I agree. You must get abundant sunshine to have so many roses at hand. Ours don't produce nearly as much, no doubt due to our tall trees and shady property. I have visited many famous rose gardens in the world but find yours the one I'd most like to visit. Wishing you and yours a wonderful week ahead. xo

flowersandhome said...

Wow June, so many different roses in your own garden and all blooming so abundantly! To be able to cut such large bouquets from it must be wonderful. I don't think I ever saw rose bushes with so many blooms before, not even at the rosegarden in Kortrijk. Glad summer is treating you so well, it's been a very stormy summer here sofar with lots of thunder and rain and then a heatwave inbetween. Summer will have been just as weird as our winter before was by the look of it sofar.
Have a wonderful time in the garden and in your beautiful home and enjoy summer!

Vicky said...

How wonderful it all looks!Just lovely, your photographs and your roses are wonderful You do have the prettiest roses
Hugs Vicky

Vicky said...

How wonderful it all looks!Just lovely, your photographs and your roses are wonderful You do have the prettiest roses
Hugs Vicky

Shabby soul said...

Yes darling June blogging is beautiful because we can meet people beautiful like you! Thank you always for share the beauty around you. Hugs Silvia

Shabby Passion said...

June... please adopt me!
make me sigh... oh my!
your roses your garden... heaven.
ciao un bacio

Victorian1885 said...

Hello from Holland Dear June
Your home is so beautiful and the roses are a wonderful addition to its charm. You have such a great eye for decorating and gardening!
Thank you for the wonderful comments on our Home exchange to Holland. We are having such a fabulous time and can't believe we are in our third week already. We feel like we are living in a dream...
Take care my friend...

farmhouse-story said...

i would get lost in your garden, june:) so many gorgeous blooms! our roses are not blooming this year-the weather, i guess. enjoy yours:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my, I am so late! First of all, thank you June, for coming to visit my post. I do hope you were able to see some of the lovely posts from other European travel dreamers! It was fun.

YOUR HOME makes me swoon. I too have been enjoying the color of roses in my home, and I've gotten a lot of pleasure out of this particular bouquet of pink roses that my husband bought me, and I've taken many photos of them!

One more month of summer bliss, then the fun of back-to-school starts. That in itself is a garden of fun, challenges and lots of work, but it's worth it!

Have a lovely day dear June! Anita

Marrianna said...

The roses, all of the wonderful varieties, are delightful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Blessings, Marrianna

lala said...

Your roses are so very beautiful!!! I also have John Cabot, but it has never looked as lush as yours - guess it needs to be moved to a happier spot. Your photos are so lovely - thank you so much for sharing.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I was just thinking about you this morning, June, and here you have posted something new! :)
Your roses are gorgeous, as always. It must be pure bliss to stop to smell them as you work in your garden. The little morden blush that I planted last year has two blooms. I guess it's not easy being a rose at 10,000 feet, but perhaps I will see more blooms in August!
Have a lovely, lovely day today!

Junebug said...

What a beautiful post of roses! Even though our path has only crossed once, with all you flower posts I feel like I've known you a lifetime. Thank you for inviting me in and swallowing me up with blooms. Hugs and love, Sista June

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I am always taken to a gentle romantic place when you post flowers amongst your lovely home. Your photography is amazing.
I too love roses, right now I have cream long stemmed roses. Only problem is my >^..^< Max also loves them and eats the leaves. Soooooo I have stunning flowers and chewed leaves :-( Of course I go around always looking for an up high display spot ... As Max follows right behind.
Thanks for sharing beauty in blog land

Beehive Needleworks said...

Oh June...the beauty of your roses simply takes my breath away! Sadly we lost all of our roses to the brutal winter ... but alas, I shall take joy in your delicious, lush, fragrant bouquets.
Sending sweet hugs your way ...

Debra Howard said...

Roses are definitely my favorite and beautiful pictures like yours reminds me why.

Madelief said...

Dear June,

What a beautiful collection of roses you have in your garden! It's a delight to look at. I especially like the soft pink colour of the Guy de Maupassant. So pretty! The roses in my garden are in bloom for the second time now. It makes me really happy!

Wishing you a happy week!

Madelief x

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Love all your beautiful roses and the peak at your beautiful home as well.You do get a lot of blooms on your I need to get some horses????
I hope someday you will be able to visit PEI ~ all the things we could talk about!
Enjoy the rest of your summer.

The Cottager said...

absolutely beautiful... i just had to pin. your garden is amazing. thanks for sharing June.

Sandi said...

You do have my room ready June right?? I am moving in soon! ha!! You need to pop on over and see my potting bench. Loved making it as we went along. I can see your lovely roses sitting on it. :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh June...what an amazing gardener you are. Your roses are just breathtaking, and as I took a walk through your beautiful garden this evening, I found myself sighing --- and wanting to add more roses to my own garden. :) Thank you for the beauty you always share, sweetie.

xoox laurie

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Gorgeous June! My roses are struggling so bad this year. They are only a couple years old and I fear I might be losing some. Dream of them looking like yours!

Geli said...

Your garden is like a little paradise with all the dreamy roses!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos dear June!
I wish you a beautiful summer!
With love,

Felicity said...

What a gift you've shared June.
These beauties lifted my spirits as soon as I laid my eyes on them. The pinkies in the first photos are my particular favourites - if only the internet could capture fragrance!
Happy day xx
PS Take an extra long sniff for me today and know that I think you are so very clever to have created such beauty. x

Anonymous said...

Ti voglio bene.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

You are the Queen of Roses dear friend and I adored seeing all your beautiful photos. It is a real treat to come and see all this beauty.
Yes, blogging is wonderful and great to have your friendship - thanks for visiting me.
Enjoy the week dear friend

Unknown said...

So so gorgeous. Thanks for all the beauty! I love to see your amazing garden

Vintage Home said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving your sweet comment!
I have been very relaxed with blogging this summer...
I am crushing on your roses!
Our garden is mostly shade but I do have a few roses on the side yard..
How I enjoy your pictures...truly a room is not complete without a plant or flower.
I am so thankful for the rose I have....and these stunning images of yours.
I am planning a blog post on my petite garden!

Bernideen said...

Beautiful flowers - just fabulous!

Dorthe said...

My dear June,
I don`t think I know anyone else with so many beautiful roses in their garden , as you have.
What a huge amount of extraordinaire and lovely flowers,- blooming so wild ,almost, -they seem to have the most right conditions in your garden, my friend.
I`m sure you also spend hours of hard work making them look like that, but it surely payes off, and you live in a heavenly beautiful garden,- and bringing all the beauty inside ,I agree, gives a fantastic feeling of happiness, and beauty.
I wish you many more lovely hours in your summer/ autumn garden and sends you hugs .

Debbie said...

You must just love walking through your yard, June. The fragrances, and lovely flowers must bring you so much happiness. Isn't it wonderful to have a hobby that brings joy to you, and so many others? What might seem like work to others, is a labor of love to you.
Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us, June.

millefeuilles said...

Such a delight! Both seeing your lovely comment on my post today - thank you! - and for witnessing the rosy Paradise you have cultivated with such love and dedication! I cannot help but being drawn to people who create and share beauty - in which ever shape or form - and you are clearly a lover and giver of beauty!

Happy August to you.

HWIT BLOGG said...

And your pictures are...magic! Just magic!

Eli crea shabby said...

I love your garden!! very very nice...

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

June, Your roses are just so beautiful! I love them all!
Your home and garden photos are awesome. Idaho is a gorgeous place to live. Thanks also for stopping by with your sweet comment. Always love to hear from you! Have a wonderful weekend!

Unknown said...

I am so glad I tuned in to visit your blog. It's just beautiful.
Georgeous pictures all along.
I have a blog to, so if you want to visit me there I would be delighted.
Your blog is really a favourite to me.
Hugs from Marit in Norway

Janneke said...

I do not understand why I have not found this beautiful blog before. I really do love roses so much and you have so many beauties in your garden.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

June, thank you for sharing with al of us your beautiful, beautiful garden and home. It is a breath of fresh air!!!!

Art and Sand said...

Your photos are magazine worthy - BEAUTIFUL!

Pondside said...

Yes, blogging is indeed wonderful!....and so are your roses. I was glad to see the gorgeous and hardy Canadian Explorer roses from Morden, Manitoba. They are tried and true. I hope that our new house, when we find it, will have a sunny garden, as I am quite determined to have more roses.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh June you have certainly brighten my day. Those roses are dreamy. You have a magical garden sweet friend. It is nothing short of perfection.

Thank you for making my heart sing.


Unknown said...

Hello my friend, thank you for letting me visit. It has been such a refreshing visit with your beautiful colors.


toves sammensurium said...

Oh dearest June!How can you keep doing it,over an dover again???Your pictures are making me speechless,and close to breathless too!Everything is beautiful,really beautiful and your roses are fantastic.yes blogging is truly a wonderful thing,because it´s really wonderful to see all your beauty and get inspiration too!!!
Thanks your for all you share!!
Happy weekend!
TOvehugs :)

HWIT BLOGG said...

I love your roses June! Just beautiful...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June, enjoying your beautiful gardens! I know that your have more than the standard "green thumb", you must have two green hands!!! I love all the gorgeous arrangements that you display throughout your home, lovely!
Big hugs,

Lisa said...

wow, so so pretty, and I can smell the roses.
I'm going through all my magazines, before I donate them, and soaking up all your past publications. Didn't realize you were in so many. I'm out of it sometimes.


The Rustic Victorian said...

Just stunning!!!!
Wonderful eye candy to start the day....oh, and it must just smell so good.
Have a wonderful week!


The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi June dear !

What can I say ??? I am absolutely enchanted once again !!!! Your gardens are like no other! Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven with all of us. Wish my roses were better off... Here in New York we get those nasty Japanese Beetles and they ravage my beloved roses. Its absolutely heartbreaking to me. Well at least I get to get my fix coming to visit your beautiful blog and get my fix satisfied! Enjoy the rest of summer, as usual it goes by in an instant...
All the best,

~ Steph

Cindy said...

Look at your garden just filled with roses! It's heavenly! I love the little single petal rose... and the yellow ones, well all of them. One of my favorite roses i found once at a farmers market is a old garden single petaled rose called Sparies Hoop or something like that. It was so simple and so perfect. I wish i could find one.
I would love to come walk in your garden and have you tell me the name of everything.


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Ricki Treleaven said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely garden and pretty roses. Yes, blogging is wonderful, and so are you and your blog!

Ricki Jill

Angels rising said...

Great post!