Thursday, May 28, 2009

Skywatch Friday = My Spring Garden

Skywatch Friday = My Spring Garden
American Wisteria,Pink French Climbing Roses, Rose Knockout Roses, White Climbing Roses.
This French Climbing Rose is Zepherine Drouhin which was first introduced in 1868 in France.
It has a wonderful rich, old rose perfume scent. I sure wish that you could smell it!

Backside of swing and arbor with French Zepherine Drouhin rose climbing and blooming.
Another view of the backside of our swing and arbor which is my favorite spot in my yard.
The side of the arbor featuring purple American wisteria, pink French climbing rose and a very large rose colored Knockout rose.
Here they are: my older daughter Jennifer, my husband Jack and my grandson, little Jack Aidan. Jenn and Grandpa were showing little Jack how to smell the flowers.
More blue skies and more climbing roses.There must be over a thousand rose blooms on the two white Jackson Perkins climbing roses on the black rose arbor on the side of our house!
Yes, we had to show little Jack how to smell these white roses too!
Hope you enjoyed the blue skies of Virginia and our spring roses. Now go visit some other Skywatch Friday memes around the world by clicking here:


erin said...

your roses are spectacular...thanks for sharing them with us.
i so miss my beautiful garden i had in california. i don't think roses would fair well in this red virginia clay we've around here.

Sally in WA said...

You have a beautiful garden. I wouldn't mind sitting in it for a few hours and smelling the roses myself.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. Your roses are way ahead of ours here in Seattle. I love the Zepherine Drouhin. We had one on an arbor and it was wonderful for a few years, and then it began to succomb to our damp climate. When it no longer could keep any leaves we took it out last winter. We have hopes for it's replacement.

June said...

Double WOW! Such gorgeous roses. This house we just got has roses out front, but they have bee sadly neglected (thrips, I think) and I don't know what kind they are. Just coming in to bloom . . .

Arija said...

I love your old fashioned Poses...I'm a self confessed Rose nut.
Great to see your family as well.

Sanna said...

What a wonderful garden! =)

fishing guy said...

Joann: Wonderful captures of the flowers in the sky, so micely done.

I love the neat music on the player, I always enjoyed "Unchained Melody". A great slow dance song, what memories.

SandyCarlson said...

Totally beautiful garden! Wow. God bless.

Lew said...

Beautiful flowers under your skies! And a darling little one! My newest grandson is due any day now.

Denise said...

Incredible roses and lovely family you have there :)