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Monday, June 11, 2012

Peonies , Roses and a Give Away Winner

The garden is alive, each morning there a brilliant surprise awaits us on our morning walk. This morning the peonies were bursting open releasing there magnificent fragrance with each unfurl of a petal. 

We thought the deep pink/reddish ones would open first. Mother Nature had other plans ... and the pale pink and white ones are the leaders.

Garden inhabitants are also out and about ... these little miracles paused long enough to be captured in photo.

Many of our roses are full of  promising buds, but it was this rose - MY HERO - that graced us with the first glimpses of rose beauty ... appropriately in time for Father's Day ...as regular readers will recall the rose garden was planted last summer in my father's memory. 

Thank you to everyone who entered the Gardener's Box give away. And welcome to new followers and readers. The winner is...

Judith author of Lavender Cottage!!!

Congratulations Judith, enjoy your Gardener's Box!! Please email your mailing address and I will get your Gardener's Box ..right off to you.

Participating in...

Seasonal Sundays ~The Tablescaper 
Country Garden Showcase ~ My Simple Country Living
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursday ~The Shabby Creek Cottage
Home and Garden Thursday ~  A Delightsome Life 
Open House Party ~ No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday ~The French Country Cottage  
Farmhouse Friday ~ LaurieAnna's Vintage Home 
Show & Tell Friday ~ My Romantic Home 


  1. Dearest Celia,

    Your Peonies are striking beauties. The 'My Hero' rose looks like a perfect rose too. Fairly new variety and this is the first time I get to see it. Enjoy all your blooming garden treasures. Have a wonderful Sunday and congrats to Judith for winning your fabulous giveaway!
    Love to you,

  2. Beautiful flowers and congratulations to Judith!

  3. I have to have my roses in an enclosed compound to keep the deer from eating them. The old brambling roses are the only thing to adorn the rest of my yard. Enough like wild roses that the deer aren't interested. Garden looks lovely.

  4. Your peonies are spectacular! I love the first one-enjoy:@)

  5. Thank you Celia, I will definitely enjoy the box of goodies from you!
    'My Hero' is a gorgeous red rose and appropriately named for a tribute to your father. I must be sentimental because I love hearing stories of named plants grown to remember someone by and yours is touching. Occasionally one of my readers will ask if I know of a plant with a specific name to buy and honour a special person. Luckily, most names can be found in some form or other.
    It's over 80 degrees F in the house and I'm sipping tea. :-)

  6. Such interesting details!!!!
    Hope all is fine with you Celia, angel.
    Much love

  7. WHat beautiful pictures, the roses are spectacular.

  8. I love your flowers! They are gorgeous,

  9. Gorgeous! And congratulations to Judith!

  10. Your flowers are stunning!
    My peonies finally came in and I've had a bunch on the table ever since...wish they lasted longer.

  11. Hello, It is so lovely to see other's gardens - my Peonies bloomed weeks ago - their time passed too quickly - I enjoyed my garden stroll,

  12. Your peonies are gorgeous, and that rose - so beautiful. A wonderful tribute to your father.

  13. Yay for Judith! i'm so happy she won your giveaway! Love seeing the photo' of your peonies & roses in the garden! Don't you wish the peonies could last all summer long? just so pretty! thank you for sharing over here at this weeks garden party at Fishtail Cottage! xoox, tracie


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