Monday, January 5, 2009

WINTER BLOOMS

These old fashioned David Austin roses are my favorite flowers. The multitude of petals and heady fragrance outshines any hybrid.

This particular rose is called "Abraham Darby" and is one of the prettiest, I think. This rose is a very old one and goes back to the 1800's.

A pot with geraniums and scaveola - not bad for a little Winter foliage, eh?

The petal count on these old roses is phenomenal!

They thrive in Winter here in Florida with all the sun and cooler nightime temps.

These hibiscus blooms are the size of a salad plate!

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I am quite a fan of South Florida and love the climate, not to mention living a couple of miles off the Gulf of Mexico and the gorgeous Winter and Spring seasons here. One of the biggest perks has to be the beautiful trees, plants and flowers that bloom year-round. Having grown up with the harsh Winter climate of Michigan, I savor every luxury that living in the tropics affords. I just thought I'd share a few photos of some of my mom's roses and blooming plants around her pool that I took this week. It's always a treat when she cuts some roses for me and I can enjoy having them in a vase in my work space.

15 comments:

Patricia Gray said...

Lucky you to live in a warm climate year round. David Austin roses are my favourites. I used to grow them and looking at your beautiful pictures, I can almost smell them again. Thanks for the breath of warmth!!

pve design said...

I can almost smell them all the way here. Stunning blossoms from great buds!
Happy 2009~

vicki archer said...

Roses are my absolute favourites and those David Austin blooms are heavenly. xv

Debra said...

Gorgeous! I could a vase of David Austins right now. It's cold and snowy here.

Joyce said...

The petals of the roses look so soft. If only I was small as a bug I could be jumping from petal to petal. I too can almost smell them.
Beautiful pics.

la la Lovely said...

Oh so beautiful... I have been enjoying the snow but I have to say I think I am looking forward to spring already!!! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing a big of sunshine!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

These blooms are warming up my chilly day - thanks!! xo

Karena said...

Anne, my Mother's hibiscus are huge like that and so gorgeous!

The Steel Magnolia House said...

Those flowers are absolutely breathtaking, Anne. I love them.

hmstrjam said...

such beautiful flowers!

Alkemie said...

These blooms are absolutely gorgeous and very nice for some inspiration in these winter months:)

Style Court said...

Amazing!

God's Girl said...

Beautiful flowers! I would love to have some like these in my yard. : )

Lauren said...

Oh just beautiful!! You've got me craving spring...

dolcechic said...

This reminds me of last weekend. My mom has a David Austin/Old English rose garden of about 500 roses...and we spent the entire weekend pruning them!!! Glad that only comes once a year lol! These photos are gorgeous.

 
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