Friday, May 16, 2014

what I know today

hope the sun is shinning on you
it has been lovely here
I have been busy in my garden
It is our 3rd Summer in our home
and now everything we planted is
growing and blooming so very well
I must get a climbing rosebush
any suggestions?



NanaDiana said...

You have been in the garden? You lucky girl! We woke up to temps of 28 degrees this morning and things are just starting to green up a bit. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, koralee. xo Diana

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yes, it does! LOVELY images! I think working in a garden makes us happy! xo

Teresa Kasner said...

I love being positive, too. It's much happier. How about a 4th of July rose? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Koralee,
Iceberg climbers are pretty, this is what I have in front.. I would suggest looking through a
David Austin Rose catalog.. You can request one online.. I just hope you don't take as long as I did deciding.. I was like a kid in a candy store..

Tammy said...

Enjoy the weekend. Hot as heck here but I'm still getting out there to walk. Best wishes, Tammy

Blondie's Journal said...

I wish I could help...I have a beautiful climbing rose at the lake but I'm terrible at remembering names. Plus, you need to get one that is suitable for your area and climate...very important. You might ask at your local nursery.

Love the little always make me smile!


Dagmar said...

I love David Austin roses, I had over 75 roses when we lived in Nelson. I love Getrrude Jykell, here is a good site for his climbers!
good luck Koralee! Xox

Genie said...


Love love roses. One of my favorite is Double Delight but it depends on the style you prefer. For modern roses that perform like antique roses,cabbage roses,repeat bloomers, and scent find David Austin roses.
Cecile Brunner, is another favorite. Check out one of my favorite outlets:

Hot hot here in Southern California. I wilt over 80 degrees. xxxoo e

Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

What a lovely thought for the weekend Koralee! Wishing you a rose filled weekend - since we moved from Lancashire down to Dorset we have two climbing roses but not sure which variety. I'll have to take a photo for you - love to your family x

Jeanne said...

Have a lovely weekend.
I love your postings...............

Have a great day

Love Jeanne

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty! I bet your home and yard look so lovely right now, it already sounds beautiful!! You should show us a few pictures!! ;) Wishing you a most lovely weekend!! xo Holly

HWIT BLOGG said...

I really like the rose "New Dawn"...its beautiful, fresh and romantic!
Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

I love watching hard work come to fruition. One of life's "good things" Have a great weekend, Koralee.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee! Your blog post just barely came up on my list! I too just came in from being outside and it is glorious my friend! A climbing rosebush? You and I both want one! The only variety suitable for OUR crazy climate is the William Baffin; it is a gorgeous pink but grows very HUGE! I think for your climate, you could probably go for some of the lovely white varieties. Do tell me what you decide on! Love your photo!

Miss said...

Everything is planted too in my garden
And for an idea Clematis are great flowers to grow and it climb and it gives you beautiful flowers, you have just have to chose your colours. Plant 2 colours it is better.
Tell me what you chose???
Miss :)

Marilyn Miller said...

The first rose that bloomed in our garden was an amazing white rose called Lady Banksaia. It you look back a few posts on my blog you will see it. It is gorgeous on top of our trellis. Isn't it fun to see your garden grow. We planted an Italian plum tree about 3 summers ago and this year I think we will get a nice crop of plums.

Terra said...

So many choices for climbing roses, I know you will pick a perfect one for your home.

emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

That thought is quite true. Something David Austin would be great for a rose. Someday I would love to grow their rose called "Falstaff" (among others).

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Such a wonderful quote and photo dear friend.
Your garden must be looking gorgeous and your 3rd summer in the house! the time has gone fast.
I have on order a climbing rosebush and it is called Cecil Brunner - a beautiful pale pink small rosebuds. Very sweet.
Happy Sunday and new week

andrea creates said...

i love roses-but i'm not too good with the names...we have some sun too!
have a lovely day in the sunny garden :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Frost here yesterday....brrrr. We don't have a garden any more so have to content myself with a few plants on the balcony. I love the old-fashioned shrub roses (they're the one plant I miss from the house) but have no experience with climbers I'm afraid.

Madelief said...

I am so happy for you Koralee! I would love to see some photo's!!!

Wishing you a happy week and many joyful hours in your garden!

Madelief x

Libbie said...

& looks better too :) Smiles are beautiful!

Monica said...

You are so right -- being optimistic really is better. Nothing good comes out of negative thoughts. I'm happy to hear your garden is coming along. I have a beautiful, and very old, yellow climbing rose that I received from a sweet friend several years ago. I hope you find the perfect one to make you happy :-) Have a wonderful day.

sky-blu-pink said...

Oh absolutely! Optimism is by far the best way to go! Positivity, yes! Have you had your plus signs today? (Thankyou Prince for my most motivating song lyric!!) Our garden, which previous owners hadn't touched for 5 years, is a voyage of discovery, now we are hacking down brambles and finding some treasures! More on my blog soon . . . . . !