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Floribunda Rose Queen Elizabeth

Floribunda Rose Queen Elizabeth

I was away from my country living today, and was in and around Dublin for the day. Being one to always be on the lookout for flowers and gardens, it struck me how many home gardens I saw. Gardens in very, very small spaces and with beautiful flowers!  It was clear that no matter the size or location, the gardens were well tended and cared for; all throughout the Dublin area.  The predominant flower was definitely roses.  There wasn’t one color in particular that stood out, but rather, every color was represented.  It was such a treat to see!  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take any pictures (and you know I would have if I could have!).

Floribunda Rose Burgundy Ice

Floribunda Rose Burgundy Ice

This evening my son had a Gaelic football match in a nearby village.  I think it would be safe to say that it was “in the country”.  I was no less impressed on our drive there with the fantastic gardens in the front yards of houses.  It is lovely how attentive people are to their gardens.  I really like getting glimpses into different gardens, ideas, and flowers, especially when I’m not driving! 🙂

Hybrid Tea Rose Pink Peace

Hybrid Tea Rose Pink Peace

What a lovely day I’ve had. It was nice to really appreciate all that was around me.  I still get moments of “wow, I live in Ireland”!

Rosa Jacques Cartier (1868)

Rosa Jacques Cartier (1868)

ground cover flowers in my rose garden

ground cover flowers in my rose garden

But mostly, I get feelings of “wow, I really like my garden”…

A view of the rose garden

A view of the rose garden

It is a work in progress. But it is all a labor of love.

 

A glimpse of the roses at our front gate

A glimpse of the roses at our front gate

I hope there is a beautiful garden near you to make you smile!  Or at least, I hope a glimpse into my garden will make you smile 🙂

Happy Summer!

Dana

 

 

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