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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fishtail Cottage Garden 6/29/15

Another beautiful week here in Seattle. I've taken two trips to the Snohomish Antique Rose Farm and have added six new roses to the garden... you are probably wondering where on earth I've found a spot for them?  Believe me I am right there with you (and so is my family)! Happy to share that I've managed to plant all six from my first trip, but the one I just bought called, "Mercury Rising Tea Rose", I honestly might just keep it on the patio for awhile.  I am really enjoying the colors of it and seeing the light glow through it, makes me think I need to plant it close to where I sit and have my morning coffee!
 
 
Along with this heat we are enjoying here in Seattle, comes beautiful roses that are just thriving so once again I can't help but share many rose photos with you! 
 

 Roses don't always have to be planted front and center ~ I actually love them blending in with the green landscape and bring color and romance to the gardens...

 Some other blooms that have appeared this week are a few of my cottage garden favorites ... Bee Balm, Hollyhock, Shasta Daisy, Penstemon, Salvia and Snapdragons.


And excited to share that the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are beginning to return.  They are starting their cycle of white blooms ~ between the hydrangeas is the gorgeous "Pink Supreme" carpet rose.

Thanks for coming and taking a peek at this weeks garden!  I have become a HUGE fan of IG lately and love posting and getting lost by browsing!  Hope you come follow me there if you are on it.  Here is the link! xoox, tracie











9 comments:

peggy said...

I like the vivid pink one with the touch of orange in the center but they are all so beautiful, some look like David Austins. I will try the Natrepel, I see it is sold at a Dunhams just around the corner from me. We have had so much rain they are rampant here.

The French Hutch said...

Your gardens are beautiful. I have a lot of climbing roses and mine have bloomed out for the season except for a few wild roses that bloom until frost. I love your pale pinks and the multi colored are my favorites.
Happy weekend........

Julie Marie said...

Beautiful Tracie!... as you know, I am on IG now more than blogging too but always love to see a post from you, xoxo... Julie Marie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, those roses with all of the ruffly petals are so beautiful, Tracie! My roses just finished their first bloom...and now of course....teensy tiny little green worms are eating their way through the leaves making them look like lace (ugh!), and I found a few Japanese beetles snacking on some rose buds yesterday (agh!). I've been spraying with insecticidal soap. Would you recommend something else, Miss Greenthumb? :)

xoxo laurie

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

your flowers are so beautiful. makes me wish for a green thumb instead of my black one.

daisy g said...

Gorgeous blooms! It definitely looks like summer there!

Debbie said...

What gorgeous roses!!! The scent must be heavenly in your gardens!
Debbie

Mindy said...

Oh my gosh, those roses are gorgeous. I especially love the peachy colored one.
My Penstemon aren't doing a dang thing this year. Nada. You'd think they'd be loving this heat. I must not be holding my mouth right.

Tara Lehman said...

Wow what gorgeous roses you have! I haven't planted any in my new house yet but I really want to after seeing yours! I have a strawberry vanilla hydrangeas in my front too. they really are pretty! I host a link party every Tuesday night at 7 CST with some blogging friends and I would love to have you share your beautiful garden blooms!!! http://lehmanlane.net