Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stroll through my Garden

The first sightings of roses high above the trellis in the morning light.
 Lady banksiae 'Alba Plena' is the official name.
My "live-in gardener" says that Tucson, Arizona has the largest plant of this rose.
It is 40 feet long.   Now I learned something new this morning.
 In full bloom by the garden house.
 A new family residing here in the big tree.
 The roses almost ready to bloom,
but the rhododendron can't be beat for color.
 Can you see all the buds on the roses?
Soon there will be a profusion of color and delight.
Columbine tucked sweetly in a corner just waiting to be discovered.

moonbeams and whispers
earth blossoms and says hello
color bursts in smiles

Happy Spring time day to you, thanks for visiting my garden.


La Tea Dah said...

It's all SO beautiful! I am sitting here --- savoring every picture!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Wow, your garden is beautiful.
Tribute to the garden :-)

Rosemary said...

Loved visiting your garden!

Jeanie said...

So beautiful, Marilyn. It is indeed spring in your world!

Mary said...

All looks fabulous Marilyn - I really wish I had a place for a Lady Banks rose - my garden is just over-stuffed, kinda like me!!!

90F today, up early tomorrow to water as it will be very hot again.

Love, Mary

P.S. That's an amazing 'rhodie' - mine hasn't bloomed YET. My azaleas are over and yesterday I pruned and fertilized ready for next spring!

Tracy said...

Oh, the first roses... those are some of the sweetest, aren't they?! Your rhododendrons are AMAZING!! Always amazes me how tall they can grown... azaleas too. Sweet columbine--love that light, lemony yellow. Thank you for the tour, Marilyn! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Jeanne said...

Beautiful garden and I love your verse too
Love Jeanne

Sylvia said...

Your garden is beautiful, love all the roses!

Linda said...

So very beautiful, Marilyn. The garden must give you a lot of pleasure with so many mature shrubs and trees especially at this time of the year and with more roses to look forward to very soon. The little columbine is such a delicate shade of lemon yellow.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Now THIS is a garden! Certainly the upside of your climate. Such a beautiful time of year to be blogging. I am loving seeing gardens all over the world. Happy weekend!

Gail said...

Hi Marilyn -
I so enjoyed strolling through your lovely garden. The view and scents and beauty took my breath away.
Love Gail

Lorrie said...

Such beauty in your garden. This time of year is full of promise and color. Have a wonderful weekend.

Adrienne said...

I loved seeing your garden again. It's almost as good as being there - but not quite!

paris parfait said...

Such a beautiful garden you and Jim have created!

Angela McRae said...

That's a rhododendron? Oh my, it is breathtaking!!!