This last photo was for Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens, do pop over and see her beautiful collection of china but take time to scroll back to her lovely summer garden too.
Ephemeral Spring Beauties
1 day ago
I decided to write about my passion for gardening past, present and future. I have been ill suffering with Lyme Disease since May 2003 but at last after long term antibiotic treatment getting my life back and can again enjoy my garden.
Happy 60th. What a lovely bouquet. I love the arrangement and the colors.ReplyDelete
Miranda is a breath of summer in winter. Your lovely bouquet lifted my spirit as well. Happy Birthday.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Very Happy, Healthy and Wonderful Birthday, Joanne. May you have many many more. May all your wishes come true!ReplyDelete
The roses are very very beautiful. I have never seen such large roses before. There are some small flowers in the arrangement. Are they plum blossoms?
Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday Dear Joanne! Happy Birthday To YOU! Many Many Happy Returns to the Day! Lovely bouquet! Such lavish roses... your room looks so festive! I hope you throughly enjoy the day and week! All best wishes for your year. Big birthday hug, CarolReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! How nice! What a beautiful bouquet! Very thoughtful, he knew you would enjoy them! Don't you just love Carolyn's place! I want to visit so bad!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful....Happy Birthday hun!ReplyDelete
Joanne, what a beautiful bouquet for a beautiful soul. The colours go so well in your room. When I worked at the flower shop at Harrods, we used to get buckets of David Austin roses to sell. The perfume of them was amazing, as well they are gorgeous. They really shamed the french and dutch roses that we also had.ReplyDelete
What a royal bouquet, Joanne! Have a Happy Birthday and a Happy and Healthy year!Beautiful shots!ReplyDelete
I was just admiring your pretty china and beautiful bouquet of Miranda roses when my name jumped off the page!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much-I guess you know me well enough to know that roses and china are two of my favorite things.
Happy Birthday Joanne! Wishing you Many New Blessings of joy throughout the year !Wow..gorgeous photos..I am mesmerized by all that mega-beuaty!! Lovely post!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday dear friend!ReplyDelete
May this be the year that the last remnants of your Lyme disease leave you forever!
A gorgeous bouquet! Suits you perfectly!
The roses are just beautiful. I love Austin roses very much, especially their lovely fragrance. Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Joanne! A David Austen bouquet, how lucky and pretty. Have a wonderful day celebrating :)ReplyDelete
Happy, happy birthday!ReplyDelete
When I visited the David Austin Rose gardens and toured the facilities, they were working on developing roses for cutting.
I must admit that I love Austin's so-called 'English roses' above all others.
Just dotty about them.
Hope all is well, take care,
The flowers are gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your birthdayReplyDelete
How beautiful Joanne. You must have been delighted to have received them. Hope that you have had a great day :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely posy and a reminder of summerReplyDelete
How pretty! I too was admiring your china collection. Have a great birthday.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Joanne. May days ahead be as beautiful as the roses...... ~bangchikReplyDelete
Thanks everyone for your Birthday wishes. At last the weather was nice enough today to get in the garden.The start of the gardening year.ReplyDelete
First I want to wish you a very happy birtyday and a very happy birthday year.
I do not seem to be accepted here any more. Perhaps, I have been gone too long, but this is my third attempt. I do hope it works this time.
I will not go into stories as I previously did, I just want to wish you a grat Happy Birthday. Here Goes!!! :)
Pauline Telapathy! I was thinking of you this morning and thought I must e mail you and I will but I am off out today. I also see you have another blog of your travels which I will pop over and have a good look at. Great to hear from you.ReplyDelete
Wow Joanne, NICE. In fact so nice that I swear I could actually detect a scent emanating from my computer screen. I have Sophie's rose. I got it last spring. Lots of powdery mildew but hopefully that was an anomaly. Happy Birthday!ReplyDelete
I've just discovered your blog and with the name of the rose - just had to leave a comment - not being biased or anything I love the Miranda Rose - I bought her in the UK and she's now doing very well in our French garden! What a truly stunning bouquet and a belated Happy Birthday - MirandaReplyDelete
Hi Joanne, I am so sorry I missed your birthday, a belated birthday wish to you. Your flowers are so beautiful, and I can see you are getting on well with the camera, the photo's are great.ReplyDelete