Monday, June 30, 2008

Hollyhocks and Roses
My roses are blooming!! Well, one bloom actually!!
We planted three bare-root David Austen Abraham Darby Roses by our arbor this spring, and we now have one gorgeous peachy-pink rose, and four more buds to soon follow!
I planted Hollyhocks last year, but this is the first year I've had Hollyhocks in bloom, and I just love the way they look in front of the picket fence!

These are climbing roses, so our hope is for them to cover the arbor/fence in glorious blooms someday.....
(Please kindly ignore the weeds in all photos!! I've been working inside more than out! :)


The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh, these are both gorgeous!! The fence is a perfect backdrop. I can just see the roses spreading like wildfire. Can't wait till next year!

Cheryl said...

Sooo pretty!! Such awesome pictures!

Alison Gibbs said...

What beautiful flowers. Love the colour of the rose

Linda said...

Oh, your picket fence looks so cute with the roses and Hollyhocks. Great pictures...pretty, pretty flowers.

Your new studio is wonderful!
You are going to have such fun creating here. Hugs, Linda

Lallee said...

What a beautiful color your rose is. Your new camera captured it so beautifully. I love the hollyhocks too. Even their names are charming to me. I wish I could grow them here.


Bobbi said...

Hi Becca! First of all, your first rose is absolutely lovely, and the bush looks beautifully healthy, too... (don't even ASK about my luck with roses in the new landscaping...grrr). But what really tickled me was your painted "roses" sign above it, as if to say,"No, really, they'll be ALL OVER this fence soon!" . Thank you for sharing your life with us, you give us great pleasure... bobbi

Cathy said...

Becca, Everything looks awesome. Could you save me some hollyhock seeds? I would love them.

xo Cathy

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

So beautiful!!!!(even with the weeds! :)

M ^..^

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh-h-h-h, I just LOVE hollyhocks. Yours are gorgeous. Love that rose, too. You'll be blessed with many more, I'm sure. have a great summer!


CIELO said...

I love Hollyhocks.... but you would not what I did. I've always seen the flowers, but never paid attention to the leaves, so early this year I planted a bunch of hollyhocks and waited and waited... then, one day I started seeing this weir leafs coming up from the ground, they were so ugly I thought they were weeds and pull them all out.... well, imagine how I felt the other day when I went to Home Depot and some Hollyhocks with LEAFS same as the ones I had killed... Yikes, I felt so bad...


Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh my gosh...they would match your studio...hope you win.
Love the roses and hollyhocks...I want both and do not have either in my yard. Your studio looks great. I want my garage or barn turned into one. It is nice to have your very own place to work.

The Urban Chic said...

Becca, the roses and hollyhocks are beautiful. My little picket fence is over flowing with a Pandora vine and now hoping to replant it on an arbor. Thanks for the beautiful pics and I didn't see the weeds because of the beauty. Hugs, Pat

La Tea Dah said...

Very beautiful! I love the colors. My hollyhocks just started blooming as well. They start from volunteers (a blend from other years) and this year they are all a soft pink. My morning glory is winding up the dog kennel fence and a striped pink and white is starting to bloom. But my roses are not liking the heat and are dying back and a few are cautiously budding out. I picked the best of the rest of them last night and am in the midst of making rose syrup right now.

:) Have a happy 4th of July week-end!

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Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, the pictures turned out beautiful. You have a geen thumb. Have a great weekend.


jamie in rose cottage said...

I love bluebirds and roses, so I had to stop in and say hi after I saw your blog title!

I have been meaning to plant hollyhocks and I still haven't, but this does it! I'm absolutely planting them next spring!

LISBETH---<-@ said...

Love your roses, they are so pretty.
Wish you and your family a happy
4th of July.
All the best,

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Becca ~ I didn't notice the weeds at all. Your hollyhocks are just so pretty! Isn't it fun to watch them grow?

Have a lovely weekend!!


Joanne Kennedy said...

Weeds? What weeds? All I see are beautiful flowers growing in a darling setting.