Friday, April 13, 2012

The Roses are Blooming!

"Behold I am making all things new." Rev. 21: 5

I have been amazed by my roses this year. I think they are more beautiful than they have been in years.

If you have visited my blog before you know about our terrible heat last summer. 

 72 days of triple digits.

We also were in the midst of a terrible drought.

Last year at the onset of the drought the roses were struck with some kind of leaf spot.


Two years ago, I didn't have many blooms because Mr. Bill accidentally pruned the canes during the winter at the same time he pruned his mom's tea roses. 
He cut off all the emerging blooms.

I love the resilience of nature that produces such 
beauty after a drought.

 I love how Mr. Bill did these concrete round pavers. 
I had to go out and cut a few.

This ball jar was holding vintage buttons. It looks so fresh with the roses.

The milk glass was from a thrift store.

 The roses are a week or two early with their blooms.
We had such a mild winter.   

 Whatever the combination of weather elements, it has created an explosion of color on our side yard.  


  1. Your roses are beautiful.LOVE those climbers.They look lovely in your mason jar and milk glass.LOVE that old toy stove!

    1. Thank you Anne. The old stove was my mom's. I just love it.

  2. hello Katie ... finally getting some time to do a little blog hopping. So happy to see your beautiful roses and so happy for the good weather to help our plants and wildflowers this year. Your side yard is so inviting. You made some really nice displays with your roses.
    Audrey Z.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Audrey.
      Blessings to you too!

  3. You are so Blessed to have so many beautiful roses at your finger tips...
    Blessings Lori

    1. Thank you Lori. I don't have a lot of luck with Tea Roses, but the Climbing variety just love it.
      Thank you for stopping by.

  4. To me there isn't anything much more beautiful than roses in a blue ball jar :)

    1. I agree! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.