Monday, July 23, 2012

rose love

I've been wrapped up in blog hopping lately, trying to visit all of the beautiful creative spaces
of women all over the world who joined Karen Valentine's party.

I love the Where Blogger's Create event and look forward to seeing
where so many of you make your beautiful art.

I was going to link my garden blog to the party too, but it was all I could do to get the 
studio in shape for photos. 
It's always such a wreck in there.
But to me that's the fun of having a separate place to create...leaving the mess.

Before I had the studio space I would have to create in different areas of the house.
(mostly the kitchen table or kitchen island)
I would have to gather all my 'stuff' up at the end of the day 
or at meal time and that was such a bother.
(that is---when I used to cook) : )

In my garden is where I really love to create though.

Where I love growing things like these roses in my photos.

I found this old blue kettle at a yard sale one sunny afternoon a few years ago.

We stopped at the home of an old gentleman who's mother had passed away,
and she had many treasures like this kettle. 
When I went up to pay him for my things, he asked me what I was going to do
with the junk.

'Treasures' I said...'they are treasures'.

  Now for some of the roses blooming right now in my garden.
Where I really love to create!

Morden Blush
Annabelle hydrangea 

Guy de Maupassant

Lambert Closse 

I really like the form of the Lambert Closse blossoms.

such a hardy and vigorous rose in my garden

 not to mention---the perfect pink! 

Aunt Honey
with clematis

Adelaide Hoodless
a pretty cherry red and so far it's surviving in the shade.
It's getting scraggly though so
eventually I will have to move it, but that will have to be next year.

my new little Mary Rose

It's one of the many David Austin roses I bought this Spring.
I hope it makes it through our cold, cold Winters.

I love it and all the others I bought and planted this Spring.

For more of the things I love to grow in my 'creative space' you can visit
my garden blog Grace Gardens.


A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh June! These photos of your garden are absolutely breathtaking! I am speechless, really. All of it is is just gorgeous and beautiful, to say the least. But then again, you know just how I feel about your garden and gardening are truly and inspiration!!! I quite love it all!!!

Happy summer to you!


Trisha said...

Your garden is truly paradise! I love the way your flowers look in that perfect blue kettle! Hope you are enjoying your summer!


Olive said...

The tea kettle is a perfect treasure and probably could tell some stories. The roses are brilliant. It is almost too hot here to garden but I vow to get up at 6am and valiantly pull weeds. Somebody has to do it. Xoxo, olive

NanaDiana said...

June- Your photos are just so very beautiful. Love that you told the old man those were treasures (not junk). Your roses are just gorgeous. I just planted my first rose bushes on this property this summer. Would you believe while we were on vacation the man that cut our lawn mowed them down? They were marked, too. I don't know how he missed them. I think I am able to save the two he hit-we'll see- xo Diana

Anonymous said...

June your garden looks to be doing beautifully again this year. WE have had it so hot this year that everything seems to be struggling. I just planted 13 more lavender and they don't look too great already-
Have you had alot of hot this year up there?

I love David Austin roses and have 5 so far here - several of yours are new to me and I am going to have to put those beauties on my list!

Just love looking at your beautiful pictures!

Picked chokecherries and in process of cooking and straining for juice- still need to make the juice into jelly but that is another day!

bee blessed

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Sweet June
Your roses are gorgeous! The old kettle looks so beautiful filled to the brim with your pink roses... I love the colours together! I am now going to close my eyes and daydream that I am strolling through your gardens... heaven.. take care!

mon-coin-joli said...

ce bouquet est vraiment magnifique ! quelles jolies roses, et ton jardin est un paradis !

Debbie said...

I so love seeing your roses, June.
I just started planting roses last summer, and added a lot more this year. Visiting other bloggers gardens has been so enjoyable for me this year, especially seeing everyone's roses.
Thank you for sharing your lovely flowers with the rest of us.
It's sheer bliss.

Lovey said...

So beautiful June...

Pondside said...

Ah, June, you've transported me! I have a version of that very kettle, and when I get home from this business trip I'm going to fill it with roses. More inspiration from your blog - I love it!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh, June, you've made me smile. It's been a hard day for me and reading your post was a delight! I love pink and I can just smell the roses.

I wish I like to garden. I just can't bear the heat no matter the reward! My mama was master at gardening. I picked flowers all my life and in the spring, we dug up lillies and amaryllis to replant. They all died. Maybe they will resurface next year. I sure hope so since we hope the house will sell soon.

Thanks for sharing. said...

Wow, dear June, you have a dream garden!!!! I love roses too! Have a nice week, hugs, Barbara

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I was drawn to your post when I saw that lovely photo of the pink roses in the aqua pot--what is prettier than that?! My favorite colors together. Your gardens are gorgeous. I love all the pink. I would love to have an all pink and white garden. I have David Austin roses, Wildeve and Eden. Love them! Our winters here in Oregon are not to harsh and they are against the house so I am hoping for the best. They are my favorite roses ever--just love them. Enjoyed your post!

Dorthe said...

Dear June, ME TOO- my workroom/studio looks alwayes messy, and not at all pretty, so I just enjoy all the other wonderful studios shown,like you :-)
I also SOOO enjoyed this post, and all your beautiful and stunning roses,-the Morden Blush is so lovely, I wonder if we can get that here in Denmark--I will ask, as I need some more soft coloured roses like that.
And isen`t it great thet treasures for each and everyone are not the same,--- in that way there will alwayes be something for all of us!! Love the blue kettle with the bouquet inside.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
As always, your garden is stunning. I am always a little envious of your roses, as it's very difficult to grow them in my north facing back garden but, I do have a wonderful David Austin rose in the front of the house ( which is south facing) called St. Swithins. Also. I have some ramblers in the back garden that do quite well. I think one is similar to one that you have from your photos. Is that a pink rambler that I see ?
I adore that shabby blue kettle and, the lovely thing is that , although the man who sold it to you called it 'junk', it will go on being used in such a beautiful way...... I hope his wife is looking down and giving you the 'thumbs up' !!
After what seems like months of rain, we now have temperatures up in the 80's and I really hope that it holds out for The Olympics. It should be OK for the Opening Ceremony but looks like it will cool down by the weekend. You never know what you might get here in England. If it snowed tomorrow we wouldn't be suprised !!
Hope that you and your family are well June. I haven't posted as I'm getting to know my new computer and I'm waiting to get all of my photos etc. transferred from my old computer to this new one. Hopefully, I will be up and running soon.
Enjoy your beautiful garden June and think of poor roseless me when you are cutting those beautiful
blooms !! Much love. XXXX

nelly said...

Градината ви е невероятна, толкова много сортове приказни рози...
Харесвам старият син чайник, той наистина е съкровище. Снимките с него и розите са зашеметяващи.
Поздрави и хубава седмица от мен.

Villa König said...

Dear June, your photos are so amazing and your garden is simply a paradies. :) Lots of Love Yvonne

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
I love all of your roses - and an amazing still life with the old kettle, gorgeous!
Love, Bone

Home and Lifestyle said...

I love the roses in the kettle and all the flowers in your garden! There are so many!!!

With love, Ingrid

Monica said...

Your garden and studio are among my most favorites in the whole wolrd!! You have such a grace in gardening and decorating, June.

Unknown said...

another wonderful walk through your is just fabulous!!!! Oh the pretty still my heart.....

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your garden never disapointes. A true wonderland, love the roses they are so beautiful.
Happy week!

Tania said...

I just love getting absorbed in your photos of the garden, they so gorgeous. I have added acouple of david austins to my rose garden to this year and as its still winter, i am hoping for an amazing surprize come spring.

Claudia said...

Hello June!

I never tire of your beautiful home and garden. You have so many gorgeous roses! I have a few bushes, but there's too much shade around here for more than that. So I will live vicariously through you.


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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh beautiful June,

I think that a woman's space reflects her soul, her spirit, her style. From your profile picture, I can see you are quite the beauty. By your home, I KNOW you are a queen with a heart for all things peaceful and good. I LOVE THAT BLUE KETTLE!!!!!!!!!!!! Anita

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

If there is a heaven on earth June I think it has found a home in your beloved garden...
Susan x

chateau chic said...

June, your gardens are absolutely breathtaking! And the blue kettle with the roses, definitely a treasure. Love the yummy color!
Mary Alice

flowersandhome said...

Took a stroll in your garden already. You have so many plants in so many varieties. Your garden is like a dream. Love the many different coloured and shaped daylilies and of course the many roses!!!! I'm happy with one rose coming to bloom while in your garden there's a waterfall of roses looking all so very healthy and happy. Love the blue kettle, it really is a treasure. I love the combination of pale blue and pinks and reds. This was such an enjoyable post again June. Thank you so much for taking the time to create so much beauty and then create a post about it. It must indeed be a dream to have a place where you can leave the mess. I don't have that and often I just don't start a project because I have to start dinner sometime later and then there's the ironing and the kids have to come home from school and someone will come over and... well, by the time everything would be ready to start 'creating', I'd just have to start putting everything away again. And then again... sometimes... it's a mess anyway... ;-) But you're so right, it's so much fun to create in the garden. Do keep creating!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh! I love youre kettle with roses,so gorgeous.I keep looking,also youre garden is beautiful,have a nice week,greetings Musje.

Beehive Needleworks said...

Be still my heart...your blooms are beyond words. And your blue kettle a perfect treasure...I am delighted that "the junk" has found a loving, forever home.
Wishing you joyful days, and evenings filled with gentle tranquility.
Judy x

Diane said...

Hi June. The blue teapot and the roses are just delicious. And I love your roses, the Lambert Closse is just exquisite. You must not have the heat that we've had here. The roses just mostly gave up.

Ana said...

Oh June,
It's been sooo gloomy here lately :-/ Looking at your beautiful pictures just lightened and brightened my day my sweet friend. I mean it when I say your beautiful pictures always fill my heart with joy...especially the ones of your garden. You have an amazing photographic eye. Love it.

Much love,

Elizabeth said...

Love that kettle and with your beautiful roses, Pure prettiness!

Rozmeen said...

I absolutly love this colour. I just bought a watercan in this colour as well and also put sweet colour flowers in it. I will post some pictures soon

xoxo Rozmeen

Queenie Believe said...

Your roses are breathtaking! Some day I hope yot have a rose garden.
I totally agree with you about leaving a studio in what I call "creative mode"
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Oh, dear June, I'm mesmerized and can hardly take my eyes off the pictures of your pretty kettle filled with all the roses in such pretty soft shades. What a treasure you had found at that yard sale and you have made the kettle look even prettier with your gorgeous flower decoration.
Your garden is certainly a most awesome creation and your photos are always eye-candies. I enjoy every visit very much.
Have a great week :-)!
Hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous June!!
Your photos are always stunning!!
I love the photo of your gorgeous roses in the vintage teapot!!
Hope your having a lovely week.

Tutti Chic said...

june-your gardens are truly to die for! what beauty I have found here. that kettle is just precious. I've never seen what that wonderful colored patina..your blog is always refreshing & so pretty....xo chris

Cindy said...

I can tell that of all the things you do, you love your gardening the most. I like the shape and form of the Lambert Closse rose too... it's hard to define what it is about it, seems kinda loose, with really pretty edges, and it cups so nicely... you say it's hardy? and is it also fragrant? your roses are just wonderful, and i love the fabulous blue kettle you found too...


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi June,

What a great find.... the blue kettle is darling.... love the color and it surely is a biggy too! Of course looking at your flowers are always a beautiful sight. With my husband and I just moving almost a year ago, getting the yard the way I want is going to take some time to plant gorgeous flowers.

Well take care.... sending hugs~

Anne Lorys said...

June, would you PLEASE start selling your photographic art? It is just divine. I promise that I would be your best customer. :-)


wendy said...

Oh my JUNE....your roses are lovely, but I would have expected nothing less.
I bet that older man was thrilled to hear you call that old kettle "a treasure".
It truly is.
You turn everything you touch into something quite magical.

koralee said...

your roses are stunning...I must plant a rose bush...I would love a climbing one on the side of my is perfect! Thank you for sharing..hope your summer days are filled with joy.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

As always, your place is one I love to come and visit.
Your garden is very beautiful... the old shabby blue kettle with the roses is perfection.
I had a Mary Rose, David Austin rose, which unfortunately did not make it.
Roses just don't do well here, with living near the sea and bad soil.
However I do have a photo on my blog up near the top on my side bar and it was such a gorgeous pink.

Have a great week

Unknown said...

I recently found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

Michele xoxo
The Homesteading Cottage

My name is Riet said...

Hi dear June. I said before you have the most beautiful garden and you are the best photographer to bring it all to life for us. Your roses are gorgeous especially the pink with the beautiful names. I love the blue kettle with the roses in it, stunning. Have a nice week. Hugs from Riet

Wild Oak Designs said...

I adore your garden! What fun to have all those roses...and your pictures are so great! thank you for sharing...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, if I had a garden like yours, you would never find me inside ... I'd be out there all the time enjoying all those blooms and breathing in all that fresh air. So humid here today .. and with the heat, we are stuck inside all the time. So I create (and clean when I have to). Have a great rest of the week. :) Tammy

Anonymous said...

What a lovely, refreshing post! Thank you for sharing!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June, I love that old blue kettle! Thanks for the beautiful photos (I must pin)! I think this will be one of my most favorites on my Flowers Pinterest Board!

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, June, your garden is just so beautiful! I would love to gaze out my windows at such prettiness every singe day. I love the little blue kettle pretty!

Rostrose said...

June-darling, I already said it to you but I have to say it agai: I love your garden and all the blooms in- and outdoors! Wonderful colors, soft and pretty!!!!!! ANd your photos are great!
Sending summer-hugs to you, Love, Traude

Carole said...

Oh June your roses always makes me want to plant more myself but I'm getting lazy and not wanting the extra work. I think our extreme humidity and heat takes a toll on them. I'm thinking of planting White Out this Fall just for their ease. No Spraying!

hugs my sweet friend,


Peonies & Magnolias said...

Lovely as always, your roses are breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Have a great weekend.


Anne said...

June your roses are looking so lovely. I just love that kettle you have for your flowers. It looks so pretty. I don't think it's junk at all. Your right, what a treasure. Have a splendid day!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Beautiful! It seems like with every post, you outdo yourself! That teakettle is a treasure, especially with those gorgeous roses in it.

Unknown said...

A piece of Heaven, June. Breath taking! I hope someday mine will be a pinch of beautiful, as yours.

The tea kettle is one fabulous find & the roses are awesome in it.

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Celestial Charms said...

June, your garden looks ever so peaceful. I could do with a nice long stroll there, admiring all your precious roses. So beautiful!

Ann Marie said...

Beautiful photos -- of course.

I always know I am going to find happy -eye candy when I visit you.

The kettle is a treasure indeed!
One man's junk.. another man's treasure.. ♥

I think of you often and hope you are enjoying your summer garden, treasures and family. Love ya! ♥

Junebug said...

Well Missy, I can't believe it is taking me so long to get around to your blog, since it is one of my favorites! That blue kettle is truly a treasure. Your roses are beautiful and look so healthy. I am fighting black spot with mind and right now I'm loosing the battle. I've tried various methods and nothing is working. So I have bare stock with pretty roses on the ends. Not attractive. Got any suggestion? So look out I just may move into you rose garden since mine is icky!

Keep enjoying this summer for they tend to go faster and faster!!

The other June!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June,
I'll say it again, you are amazing!
Your home is a haven and your garden a paradise! The photos of the roses in that perfectly rusted country blue kettle just about took my breath away! I love your garden!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh beautiful, I don't have a green thumb, but I would love to have a yard full of roses!! I love having a craft room I close the door o too, It is not the best room in the house, but I had to weigh the ability to shut the mess away and come back with it all just where I left it!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh June, it really means a lot to me that you have visited me! THANK YOU! And again, I LOVE THAT AQUA colored kettle! Anita

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Hi June
These are the most beautiful pictures ever I really mean that. I am a David Austin Fan such wonderful roses

Have a lovely weekend


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Gorgeous photos of amazingly beautiful gardens. I ADORE that blue teapot! :)

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh June, I just adore your home and beautiful garden. I'm left feeling a bit of 'garden envy', but in an inspirational way. Now I want to plan such a cheerful garden as this for next year. :)
That kettle is a precious blue!

Holly Loves Art said...

How lovely! The tea kettle with those flowers... the colors are just so gorgeous! Everything is so lovely... bloom bloom bloom!

Diana Seal said...

June, your garden looks like a little piece of heaven. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Ohhh. ...I just love seeing the fruit of your is all just beautiful!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Love your roses! In my other house I had, Eden, Wm Shakespeare, Fair Bianca, Shropshite Lad and Heritage. Now following you.

Bumpkin Hill said...

Oh how lovely. I have always wanted to get a Mary Rose, as there was a really special lady called that in my family, she was like a second grandmother to me and sadly passed away a few years ago. She gave me my love of taking plant cuttings. Your garden is such a delight. Catherine x

awal.ny said...

I love the color of that old tea pot. Funny how something you wrote to me about color caused me to rethink things around my home. I love a the colors of my garden but I didn't have them in my home or clothing. That all changed, I have embraced my garden colors in moderation. Now that most of my house is white, the colors stand out better. Thanks for reminding me to put color into my life.

awal.ny said...

I love the color of that old tea pot. Funny how something you wrote to me about color caused me to rethink things around my home. I love a the colors of my garden but I didn't have them in my home or clothing. That all changed, I have embraced my garden colors in moderation. Now that most of my house is white, the colors stand out better. Thanks for reminding me to put color into my life.

Unknown said...

You have inspired me today!! I just spent the last hour looking at your beautiful blog.. I live in Florida but go to Lakeside Montana to visit. We fly to Spokane and drive through Idaho. Do I pass your home? I love the drive!!! Thanks for inspiring me today, I need it.
Enjoy this day!!

Bente said...

Love that blue kettle and all your beautiful photos, June. I bought a blue old kettle in Danmark, but I didn`t make photos yet.

Your creating place is just fantastic. I love to look at all the gorgeous things you have there.


Nely said...

You have so charming and beautiful blog,with amazing photos..adorable!
Many hugs,
Nely.. said...

Hi June, I just moved into my new home. I'm so excited. I can't believe that it's time for the party again. I'll try and show something. I just looked at my blog and saw your sweet comment. It always brightens my day to hear from you. Love your pot.


Angela said...

Such beautiful pictures! Lush garden flowers bursting with lovely colors. Sooo refreshing for our drought beaten Midwest! Have a wonderful week - hugs and blessings

Barbara said...

What a find that teakettle was! It's just perfect for your home, June.
Thanks for mentioning what kind of rose that was....the soft peach color is lovely. I'm going over to Grace Gardens right now.

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Beautiful roses June. I just love seeing images of your garden. Totally inspiring, as ever. Even more so when I consider the long and harsh winters you have over there. You have just made one girl on her tea-break very happy indeed:-)


Vicki said...

Hi, June,
The Lambert Closse rose is a new one to me. I am with you though, love that color and form!! All of your roses are gorgeous, and I love the other flowers you have combined them with. The roses in the blue teakettle are perfection, my friend. Have a happy week! Vicki

suziqu's thread works said...

OMG June! I'm in heaven again just having surfaced from Where Bloggers Create!
Your arrangement in that blue kettle is so welcoming and simply rose stunning! It gives so much pleasure to be able to pick a bunch like that and bring it inside!
Every shot is superb and am glad to see Mary's Rose is doing well and hope all the other DA's are doing well too!
At least in your garden studio there is plenty of room to spread your wings and never any need to make it look neat and tidy as Nature takes care of everything with just a bit of pruning and cutting back here and there.
I know where your heart is happiest at present and enjoy every second there my sweet friend.
Life is too precious not to take each moment you can out there.

Sending you big warm hugs and love
from frosty mornings and clear blue skies of Winter,

Suzy xox

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

June, June, June~ My heart always sings when I get to visit your sweet blog.... I am up late tonight catching up on all my favorite blogs that I have been missing, since I have been so busy~ I had to make the time, and stopping by here is the Sweetest! Who needs a garden when we have Yours! I Love the Roses in that fabulous Blue Tea Pot Treasure.... Your photos as always are the very best~
Have a Blessed & Beautiful week

Anonymous said...

How I love seeing photos of your beautiful garden, June!!! I hope to add some rose bushes to my garden next June - hopefully the chipmunks and bunnies won't eat them! :)
Have a lovely week, my friend!

millefeuilles said...

Dear June,

I am in awe of the beauty you have created around you. Words fail me (for once) but Nature is clearly smiling at you the sweetest of smiles as she knows how much you love and respect her.

Those roses in that heavenly blue kettle!!!!

Warmest wishes from a glorious sunny day in France.


Charlene said...

WOW! How beautiful that blue pot is with your garden's glory in it! Thanks for sharing!

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Stan and Jody Gabara said...

June, I always love looking at your blog, it is so inspirational. Your photos of your beautiful roses are so perfect, you capture them in just the right light. I love that blue kettle!


Privet and Holly said...

June, you truly have
an artist's hand in
the garden, an artist's
eye in the house and
behind the lens, and
most of all, an artist's
heart : ) Thanks for
sharing them all with

Happy Thursday,
xo Suzanne

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Beautiful post June! You are right, the blue teapot is a real treasure! Beautiful setting for your sweet roses! Always love coming here...I will have sweet dreams tonight!

Maryjane xox

Nicole Dorfmädchenglück said... wonderful flowers and photos...a great blog!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Just found your blog on Shabby Story's blogroll.
I love your shabby style and your gardens are amazing! I'm off to check out more of your posts....newly following you.


Anne said...

What a beautiful tea kettle.LOVE that color.It really shines with your gorgeous roses.I too create where ever I can find a spot.But that is about to change very soon.I am finally working on my own space!You inspired me!

Kate Palmer said...

Well I can see why you like to create in the garden, if my garden looked lie that I'd likely be out there more often myself. WOW! I also have to say I love and adore your colour palette, white/green/purple are also favourites of mine and your photography is truly beautiful. I'm off to drool over your gardenp hotos....

Dortesjs said...

awww totally gorgeous inspiration what a lovely blog,home and garden

koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...your roses make me smile...I was wondering if you could give me a name of a lovely I want to plant a pink climber by my porch...your roses are always so lovely! xoxoxo Hugs.

Unknown said...

Your rose kettle is stunning! I think I could look at it all day!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

It must be such a joy to have a garden like yours,so much love and care gone into it. I see I am the 100th person to leave you a note..think maybe people love you!??!? x0x0x

i-Pünktchen said...

what a nice blog you have! So I will stay here and follow.
Have a nice sunny weekend,

Julie Marie said...

Hi June... just lovely, as always... and like everyone else, I am in love with your blue shabby kettle!... and your roses look just stunning in it!... it is so hot here, many of my flowers have just pooped out from the heat (me too!)... now I am looking forward to Autumn, but not winter!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

wendy said...

so, so, so pretty....I can almost smell them from here.
I love all the interesting names of the different roses. Now, wouldn't it be fun to BE, the "namer of roses"
And, I love the old tea kettle.

Indiana limestone said...

I really love your gorgeous garden pictures. I wish to feel them and look that rose kettle whole day!

- Herman Swan