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Friday, March 28, 2008

Missing my garden...

I had a teeny, tiny garden in California. But I filled it up as much as I could and let my pretty little plants go wild in the California sun. My all time favorites (beside my roses) were my foxgloves
These sweet little angels hold sunflower seeds.
This was the biggest area of my garden. It's a triangle that was about 10' by 10' by 17'. Not very big, but the few rose bushes that were in it produced abundant roses almost all year long
This was a miniature rose plant that my mom gave me for Mother's Day one year. It went wild!
I love this gorgeous cabbage rose! It was a climber that really didn't get enough sun where I had it under the eves of the house, but didn't stop it from producing.

Double Deight is one of my favorite roses. This particular plant really should have been called triple delight as it is beautiful, has a very strong scent and wouldn't stop producing.
This is my garden now. I have a huge lot now and most of it looks like this. Boy do I have a long way to go, Now if only I could dig into the "soil" which is really called ROCK!


Gina E. said...

It must have been so difficult to leave your beautiful garden, but have you thought of creating a completely different one where you are now? We chose to do that here, as the ground here is also rocky with poor soil. But the native plants (particularly those indigenous to our area) thrive, even in the drought. So while the cottage gardens around us are dying for lack of water, our native Australian plants are still alive and waiting for some rain before they grow a bit more!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Gina,
You're right about using native plants. I'm researching the ones that grow well here but have a more cottage-type look. I'm also thinking of doing raised beds just to make it easier to dig in. Thank you for the reminder that all is not lost! LOL
Patricia :o)

Linda said...

Hi Gina, I love your beautiful blog and all the gorgeous linens.
You California garden was lovely and what beautiful roses,they are a favotite of mine too...especially pink ones. I know you will work wonders in your new place, I think you have a magic touch.
Thank you for the visit and the sweet comments, I'll be back. Hugs, Linda

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Linda,
I'm so glad you stopped by! You are so sweet to give me the encouragement I need right now. We worked in the "garden" today. All we really did was move around some rocks and clean it up a bit, but I'm feeling so much better about it now. Thanks again! I'll visit you again soon.
Patricia :o)

Michelle said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I will definately be visiting to keep up with your "rock" gardening!! Texas is funny like that... you can have rock in one spot and the neighbor might have sand and clay!~


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Great! We can compare note then. I can use all the tips I can get for gardening in this beautiful state. Thanks Michelle!
Patricia :o)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Ahhhh...I hope that you can find some good dirt to plant in! My fav roses are Double Delights! Yours are gorgeous, as are your other flowers. I know, California is perfect for growing things. Sometimes we miss the things we love, huh?


Anonymous said...

Nice to meet'cha..I saw the link from Becky at Sweet Cottage..I love that one rose you had in your Ca.'s called Eden..I have one on my fence in my garden in the Sierra's flower is so heavy it needs support..don't we your trip was SIl lives in Mason..have never been in Texas..hope you can manage your garden..becky up the hill

Cori G. said...

I came over here from LaTeaDah's site and am participating in her tea blog-a-thon.
I read your post on your garden and understand how you feel. I still have mine but, I have no time to tend to it. Such a heart breaking sitation. There used to be a catologue put out by a company called High Country Meadows that carried the most beautiful drought tolerant plants. It may still be around.
The roses in my yard are blooming... stop by for a peek.

paintingitrosie said...

Patricia, your gardens were beautiful. I love foxgloves, I planted some seeds and I am hoping that they come up. I love your blog it is awesome. :)


Lisa paintingitrosie said...

Patricia, I love your garden and I love foxgloves also. I planted some seeds and I am hoping that they come up and bloom. Your blog is awesome, your good at this blogging stuff!