Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Neighbor's Garden

My favorite May scent.....Honeysuckle! (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Down the steps to the garden...


English Roses & Boxwood


Rosemary


Oak leaf hydrangea


Hastas








Gather ye rosebuds....


Perhaps there is a resident named Charlotte here?


It seems the custom in our little Blogdom here is that one should declare a theme day......Hmmmmm?? Well don't hold me to it, but it did occur to me this morning, as I was strolling through my neighbor's Oh-So-English-But-Right-Here-In-Alabama Garden, that if I were to have a theme day it could well be sharing one beautiful lady's one beautiful garden. Here are just a few images I plucked today! I Hope you enjoy them as much as I have! If only I could engineer the technique to have the scent of these roses wafting from your screen...(sigh)

14 comments:

Rowan said...

Nice garden, the roses are beautiful and it must smell wonderful with the scent from the honeysuckle and rosemary as well.

willow said...

This is a glorious garden! And I love the message on the steps, as well.

Gaston Studio said...

Yes, the steps are inspiring and magical. You have some of my favorite flowers in your garden and yes, I love the small of honeysuckle as well!

Jacqueline said...

absolutely breathtaking....!

By the way, you've inspired my latest blog entry. Please come see! :-)

FireLight said...

Thank you....I actually went to yours to say "welcome" when I saw you had become a follower....Thank you, Jacqueline! So glad you stopped by!

Country Girl said...

I never did theme days very well. I think it's because I always seem to forget.
Good to meet another whose favorite scent is honeysuckle! It has always been mine.

Derrick said...

Hello FireLight,

Love the new header and the font you have used! Your neighbour's garden is lovely and, as you say, it's a pity we can't all enjoy the perfume.

Guest Gardens would be a super theme, I'm sure, but you shouldn't feel compelled to introduce one. I just started mine out of desperation for what to post!!!

bekkieann said...

Firelight, My first visit here - what a lovely post. I, too, wish we could get the fragrance of those roses. Much to early for roses here. What a peaceful place that garden seems.

Michael said...

Roses in May?.........goodness gracious me...grinning. Thank you M for the taste of early summer in your neck of the planet.

FireLight said...

Yes, Michael! Most of these are very delicate and bloom in April and May. The heat of an Alabama summer is too harsh for most roses. Many of these will bloom again in late September to November when the summer calms down. Also, we have had an abundance of rain this spring, so everything is really thriving.
Glad you stopped by!

French Fancy said...

I love those steps - well actually I loved each and every picture

Lyn said...

I am totally seduced by this beauty..I will return to just stare at these photos!

Sandra Leigh said...

Such a beautiful garden. I have hydrangea in my (not nearly so impressive) garden, but I've never seen oak leaf hydrangea before.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Honeysuckle is heaven scent and one of the first harbingers of spring...ahhh, to bottle it and have it all year long is a dream, hopefully, not to come true. Nature never smells as good in a bottle as she does on the wind.
The steps are beautiful, how lovely to always have that sentiment at foot.

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