Sunday, 17 May 2015

Welcome to my mid-Spring Garden

I find mid-Spring here is the best time for blooms. Here's a peek at part of what's blooming chez nous.
Clematis

Azalea

Iris

Golden Celebration Rose

Golden Celebration Rose (bush)

Tea Clipper Rose

Strawberry Hill
 These roses are all David Austin roses. They are doing tremendously well this year. The yellow rose's blooms are the size of my hands!

I was the lucky recipient of this RAK from Carol of Stitching Dreams. As anyone who has seen her blog, you know her work is exquisite and I can attest to that!  She made me this beautiful pillow and she even changed the design to include my kitties, Julius and Daisy.  You can read all about it here.
 Carol also included these goodies! I love everything! Thanks so much, Carol!
RAK from Carol
Daisy says "wha? I'm immortalized in stitches?!" 
"Cool! Now back to my snooze."
Cats have got it good!

I hope you are all finally enjoying some nice spring weather. I know there's been freakish snow in parts still!  I'm busy but not stitching so it's highly likely that you won't see me back here till June sometime. Take care!

18 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful blooms! Amazing clematis and David Austin roses. How cool that Carol personalized her RAK to you to include the kitties!

Laura said...

All of your flowers are gorgeous....but those roses are just amazing!!! Love your stitching RAK...it must be fun to just stare at it. So nice that your sweet kitties are on it!!

carol fun said...

Oh the RAK from Carol is wondeful! And I love your roses! I was able to get one this year, Charlotte, and I hope to add more to my garden. Enjoy those lovely spring blooms!

marly said...

I saw that on Carol's blog - it's fantastic you lucky girl! Those roses are stunning.

Robin said...

What gorgeous blooms you have, Melissa! Your RAK from Carol is fantastic. Know you will enjoy it! Even if you aren't stitching, you should come back before June sometime. Enjoy your week!

Robin in Virginia

CraftyGurl said...

beautiful Blooms!! Daisys expression.... LOVE IT :)

Csrol is wonderful is she not. Lovely gift from her. Wishing you a wonderful week.

Barb said...

All the flowers are so beautiful. I love the clematis, such a pretty color. How do you keep black spot off your roses? I love David Austin roses but mine are already full of black spot!

Carol said...

Oh, what amazing blooms you have, Melissa! I think you truly do live in the ideal climate for gardening! The roses are just exquisite...

So glad you and the kitties enjoyed my little gift--I truly loved stitching it for you :) Hope the Christmas finishing supplies come in handy for those PS Santas!

Tell Miss Daisy that she has the prettiest eyes :)

Vickie said...

hahaha! Love Daisy's first pic. The gift is so great!
Your garden is splendid! Enjoy it!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

So many gorgeous blooms Melissa, your garden must be a riot of colour at the moment.
Daisy is such a bonnie girl - I'd love to reach out and stroke her.
What a neat gift from Carol.

Frances N said...

Your flowers are just gorgeous! So, so pretty!!!!
I love your gift from Carol--you are a lucky girl!
Such a sweet kitty!! Ready to snooze!

Von said...

Oh Melissa, your garden is gorgeous! You know David Austin roses are my favorites and I have Golden Celebration and Tea Clipper too. My Golden Celebration isn't nearly as bushy as yours and I'm wondering if it would be happier in a different location, or might just cut it way back next year and see what happens.

This spring I've put in Munstead Wood, Boscobel and Wedgewood from D.A. They're growing very well and I'm excited to see some blooms on them soon!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness your roses are fabulous! That clematis is fabulous as well. I have four clematis and all are doing well this year...but roses, never had any luck with those...
That RAK is where its at! :) GORGEOUS! Carol does stunning, gorgeous work! You are a lucky duck!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful flowers in your garden, Melissa. And all your beautiful roses make me envious, they are so so beautiful. We have the lilacs in full bloom and the columbines and the marguerites are about to bloom. But the peonies are still closed, and the roses and hydrangeas just have their first very small buds. BUt we have to be patient ...

A wonderful gift from Carol. She really does some extraordinary work. Enjoy!

Marie said...

I saw Carol's RAK to you posted on her blog…beautiful, lucky you!

Ohhhhh, more gorgeous flowers! The rose is beautiful.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a sweet friend - and what gorgeous flowers! blessings, marlene

Karoline said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, thanks for sharing them with us. The RAK from Carol is lovely.

I'm enjoying your MMM2015 posts on your other blog however I'm too far behind with my blog reading to comment there.

Linda said...

What "drop dead" beautiful roses and flowers! Wow!
I love your little cat, too!