Friday, October 9, 2015

the garden's last hurrah

It may be some of the garden's last blooms, but certainly not it's last hurrah.
The garden is just starting to turn it's fall colors, so I
thought I had better post these photos I took in the garden about two weeks ago.
For the most part, the roses are done and the phlox have finished, and
the only thing left blooming are the hydrangeas.
I guess there are a few lavender out blooming, but with everything turning
their beautiful fall colors, I seem to look past the blooms to the loveliness
of the leaves on the shrubs and the ones covering the grass.
I did however, want to post these photos of my banged up rusty bucket
of blooms.

I also will be posting more roses on the porch that I took the day after
these were taken, but it will have to be the next post, because
this one is already packed with photos.

When I was done with the blooms in the house,
I took them out to the perfect drying rack in the garden.
We have had perfect days for drying flowers outside and this orchard ladder
sits under the birch trees and keeps the blooms from fading in the sun.

I love the House Hybrids scabiosa that are blooming
sporadically in the beds still.
one of my favorite plants to have in the beds

one of the varieties of phlox that bloom late

Thank you all for your visits and the wonderful comments you leave.
I love sharing the 'garden goodness' with you all.

~~~sending hugs~~~


Home and Lifestyle said...

The autumn's gifts are beautiful. It is indeed one of the last, but they are no less beautiful. Perhaps even more valuable because you know we have to wait a few months before the garden send us new gifts. Your pictures are great dear June, thanks for sharing!

Wish you a wonderful weekend! Sending hugs, Ingrid

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi June! The colors are amazing! I just caught up with your last post as well. I love your beautiful backdrops and staging. The old bucket is fantastic. We just got one single accidental rose for the year. Beautiful.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh June, these are heavenly photographs. Like a breath of fresh air! Beautiful!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Once again, a lovely post filled with such beauty, a real treat for me that's for sure. I love your bucket, a wonderful way to display your roses and any other flowers you might fancy putting in it.

Have a glorious fall ~ FlowerLady

Bernideen said...

Dear June:
Beautiful photos and amazing flowers. I can hardly believe this is in Utah!

Art @ Home said...

Your drying rack in your garden is lovely, June. I love your posts so much....they always brighten my day! I hope you have a wonderfully delightful autumn. :)

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Love your bucket full of roses and the bouquets drying under the old ladder.
Looks like another beautiful season in your garden.

Take care,

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such beauty. I love the way you hung the roses to dry on the ladder, practical and pretty at the same time. I look forward to the photos of all your autumnal glory.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Hello girlfriend! Nice to see you here this evening <3

Blondie's Journal said...

It's so nice to catch up with you, June...I hope I haven't missed too much over the summer. These are such beautiful blooms. I want to see if I can grow the scabiosa next summer-it's beautiful. I'm also wondering what your method of drying is. I do mine indoors, such as roses, tied lightly and hung upside down on whatever knob or hook I have. LOL!

Happy Fall to you and wishing you and your family well.

Jane x

My name is Riet said...

Hi Dear June. Your talent for gardening and making photograps is so amazing. The most beautiful photo,s of your flowers, especcially the rosés are stunning. And your blog is so inviting.
Hugs from Riet

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

I've never known anyone who has as many roses { and picking flowers } as you June. You have them in abundance !! I have to say that the roses have been wonderful this year in the UK. My ' Penny Lane ' is still blooming and my creamy rambler is covered and we are well into Autumn !! Your photographs of your garden { and the inside of your house !! } are always so beautiful and always take my breath away. ....... lots of garden envy from me !!!!!!
Hope all's well with you and your family June and enjoy the beautiful colours of Autumn. Much love. XXXX

Katherine said...

Hard to believe that these flowers are from the end of the season, they are so vibrant and robust. And they look so romantic lounging in the bucket.

How many years have you been building your gardens? It would be interesting to read the story of how your beautiful gardens have evolved and the chart of varieties you've planted. The beauty is endless.


Things and Thoughts said...

Always so uplifting to look at your gorgeous photos June!They can smooth the soul and spread positive vibes everywhere.Thanks for sharing all that beauty!

NanaDiana said...

I have been away from blogging for quite a bit--and now back for a week or so--I am so so happy to see a post from you. You take the most beautiful photos and share such beautiful bits of your gardens here. Love it. Hugs to your sweet angel...xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely, always have the most exquisite flowers...and it is amazing how gorgeous an old bucket is filled with them! I am sure autumn is beautiful in your garden and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos!

Christelle said...

C'est magnifique ! J'adore ces mises en scènes florales !

Claudia said...

Lovely photos, June. Yes, we're watching our garden die back, slowly but surely. There are still blooms here and there and I treasure them.


DD's Cottage said...

I needed this shot of beauty this morning-Thank you!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear June,
How are you doing , in your beautiful flowerfilled garden ?
So mucg to see to, and take care of, and all so very beautiful.
I love the scabiosa ,too, such amazing colour, but your roses and flox are gorgeous too,
I have to try drying ,like you have shown here, I also have a great place for doing it :-)
Many hugs, from Dorthe

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Dear June...
Once again your beautiful post has made me smile... your shot of the bench and bucket of roses is magazine worthy!
This is our first Fall living on Vancouver Island and I am loving the colours and different plants the planting zone offers.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Daniela said...

My sweetest and precious June,
to come and visit you here, my darling, means to cheer up our heart, amongst beautiful words and amazing images you've created a Blog which talks about your inner joy !

You're so right, during these days we may enjoy the last gifts of the garden, which for the moment here is still quite alive, but just ready to fall in sleep if the weather is going to become colder... your roses are gorgeous even if it's forwarded October and those you've hung under your ladder will be the joy of your winter days at home, once dryed ... and how about the flowers you've already inside your rooms .. everything is so perfectly romantic and cozy !

Have a blessed end of the week,
with heartfelt gratitude

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi June, I love Fall gardens it's like they are trying to give their all for us until the last visit by Jack Frost. Looks like you are having a beautiful Autumn. Thank you for sharing your lovely bouquets. I love the rust bucket and the pink roses. So perfect. Happy Autumn! Hugs, Jo

Victoria said...

What a beautiful idea to dry the flowers outside, I didn't even know that was possible! I thought it had to be done indoors. Looks so lovely! Your garden is gorgeous every time of year:)

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi June and all your beauty, love the rusty garden bench, your water pitcher filled with blooms and a wonderful backdrop.

I have a friend who dries her flowers and the roses are breath taking.... She never lets them leave WATER they stay in a full large bundled bouquet with fresh water often in a vase until the roses and floral filler is completely dried.
I was amazed at her method and also could not believe the colour of the antique beauty each flower takes on and home sturdy they are. You would think the pestles would fall off easily? But not true at all. Really so much vivid aged colour to each stem preserved in water.

Your garden soon will take a winter rest, and we will be looking forward to all the winter beauty you will be creating here.

Lots of seasonal inspiration your way.


Ivy and Elephants said...

June, those precious blooms are hanging and giving their all! Sooo beautiful,
I love the display on the iron bench, just gorgeous, that is an image to last through the cold months. Lovely!

Susie said...

June, You must have the best gardens around. I love all the flowers photos. That bucket is a wonderful display piece. I love finding a flower hanging on for all it's worth to give just another day of smiles. Some times I have to bring that flower in to admire. Blessings to you and your sweet family, xoxo,Susie

BECKY said...

Just so incredibly gorgeous, June! I always feel inspired by your posts! Such beauty!
Hope all is well with you and yours, sweetie!! Fall is even in the air here in central FL!!
Hugs and joy to you!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh sweet June I am so glad you were able to share these most gorgeous images here with us. Simply joyful!!!
How many people do you really know that could pick as many amazing roses and peonies to put in a rusty old bucket to display them like you? I doubt very few!
These are just a few of the rewards that have true meaning for all of your dedication to your beautiful garden!

With Autumn almost upon you now you will be able to view these gorgeous images anytime you feel like it to remind you about the next most wonderful rose season ahead.
The scabiosa flowers sitting so proudly in the white vase are simply adorable and so too the late flowering pink phlox in front of your gorgeous mirror.
I can't tell you how much seeing all of these exquisite images warms my heart.
I do hope in a few days time to hear some lovely words again from you my dear dear friend.
Thinking of you with much love,

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

Always so very beautiful here, June. Your first photo took my breath away.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Ahhhh....glorious, just glorious flowers June! Visiting your blog is like a walk in a beautiful garden. I've been absent from blogging for a bit, but hope to catch up this fall. And your blog is always a must-see visit. Hope all is well,

Muggensteekjes said...

The flowers look so beautiful dear June, the last ones this year. We did have the first frost already last night and my roses look a bit sad now. Loved your beautiful pictures as always, sending you hugs, Ingridxxx.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

June visiting your posts is like a precious gift. I swoon over your roses but through your beautiful photos their memories linger on. I love your orchard ladder and drying your roses on it looks lovely. Believe it or not I just googled Scabiosa because I was not familiar with this pretty flower wirh the divine purple color. I was amazed to find that they are part of the honeysuckle family. I am going back to research if they will grow in our zone. Please stop by and enter my French giveaway.

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Jestem zakochana w Twoich różach - potrafisz je w piękny sposób eksponować - miłego dnia i pozdrawiam serdecznie

an angel at my table said...

I have to strat to dry some roses!! Lovely pictures as always you must have so much fun taking them!!! So much inspiration from you! I feel so lazy. But I enjoy see what you are up to! All the best mari

Gail said...

Gorgeous... gorgeous....just gorgeous !
Gail x

HWIT BLOGG said...

One word...BEAUTIFUL!
Take care,

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
You are so fortunate to be surrounded with such a beautiful garden. Your flowers are so lovely and the photos are amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Madelief said...

Your photo's are a feast to the eye June! Your roses are absolutely beautiful! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

Madelief x

Have a Daily said...

June, it is always a delight to see your gorgeous blooms! I have a fetish for rustic buckets. I love the mixture of romantic and rustic! I have Scabiosa in my garden and have never thought of it as a cutting flower, but it is beautiful!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Such beautiful, romantic photos, sublime!

Pondside said...

Absolutely beautiful.
I look forward to seeing the dried roses in your winter posts!

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Doskonałe zdjęcia - w swoim ogrodzie i domu tworzysz niepowtarzalny, romantyczny klimat - różane kompozycje są niezwykłe - wszystko dekorujesz z wielkim kunsztem i artyzmem - pozdrawiam snieerdecz

vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Have a beautiful day
Love Tina

Mari Mora said...

Preciosas fotos, como siempre, hacen que el día luzca con más alegría.
Un saludo