cottage roses


I shared with you last week that my rose bushes were full of buds. I noticed a few flowers opening up this morning while watering so I quickly snapped a few pictures to share with you.

These are from my back perennial garden which has become overgrown with creeping ground covers and in need of a major overhaul. As soon as the weather cools, most of what’s in here will be ripped out, the soil tilled and fresh compost will be added. 

It seems my need to purge has crept into the garden as well. This off season will definitely be a time of plant editing and a major overdue clean up of this section. I think I’ll resist the temptation to plant new flowers until the spring and just live with the open space (and weeding that goes with it) until then.

I might even draw up a plan and be purposeful in my plant buying instead of letting my whimsical heart purchase everything I fall in love with at the garden center…Nah, who am I kidding, that’s never going to happen.

Thank you for your well thought out comments on my last post. What fun it is to hear your heart on such diverse subjects. The conversation has been so insightful that I think I’ll continue it on my Saturday reflections post. 

Hope to “see” you there…Patty

I'm joining A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.


  1. I love roses...I am just planting a new garden and will be including some pink roses...yours are lovely. xo

  2. They look lovely and the photos are wonderful.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. Your roses and raindrops look so beautiful. I'm making very similar garden plans as you are, and for the same reasons...too much ground cover planting taking over, and too many impulse buy plants which don't really suit where I put them! I'll be digging out some flower beds this autumn and re planting...but like you, maybe I'll wait for spring for that too.
    Have a happy day.
    Helen x

  4. Love, love roses and these are so beautiful! I do believe yellow roses are some of the prettiest. Your photographs are amazing!

  5. Your roses are stunning!! I'll be joining you in the garden purge this month and next. Some things are out of control and some just don't perform any longer and need to go :( Always hard for me to do .

  6. Your roses are just beautiful!! Xoxoxo

  7. I predict we'll see that lemon rose in your header banner some day. Beautiful.

  8. My flowers have mostly bit the drought dust...

  9. Can you imagine how excited a rose lover would be to have paid a visit to your blog today. Wow! What beauty! Thank you!

  10. I don't see any weeds and your roses are stunning. Your photos are too. I love the dew on the lovely single rose. Just keep planting what makes you happy. I sure do and love the results.
    xo, Jeanne

  11. Roses always make my heart melt. Yours are truly beautiful. I only have a few more blooming here and there. Such a pretty blog you have, Patty. So cozy and quite inviting.

  12. I love roses and your third picture really captured my heart.



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