28 June 2012

A Walk Amidst the Roses: A Trip to Heirloom Roses

While I again readjust to LAK - life after kids (+ grandkids)
and bemoan my fate as a grandma who lives thousand of miles away
from the aforementioned loved ones,
I thought a walk in a rose garden might improve my normally sunny disposition...
so off we went (we being a good friend and I) to one of my favorite places.
As you can see, it was a perfect day;
the kind that has healing effects on body and soul.
The flowers, as always, were gorgeous and we spent a lot of time breathing in their fragrance
and admiring their beauty!
Of course, it wasn't the best time for photography...
but oh well that just means I will have to make a return trip:) 
It was heavenly being surrounded by roses of every kind:
climbers, old garden, miniatures, English legend and more.
The perfume scented air, the birds, the dragonfly, the incredible colors and blooms!
As always I was drawn to the pinks...
could it be the influence of seeing so much pink on my granddaughter?
Yikes, I mentioned the 'g' word...
back to the flowers and the amazing garden:)
 This one's color was stunning!
I think I need a larger yard.
 I think I need a full time gardener.
I think I'm going to have to come back here soon... 
I think I'm going to have to save the rest for another post:)

If you love roses,
what is your favorite one?
Do you have a rose garden?

Blessings,
Aimee

Notes:
A BIG thank you to the staff at Heirloom Roses who extended us a great deal of assistance during our time there; you are awesome! Also, thank you to them for graciously allowing me to post photos of the garden here on my blog--appreciate that:) For those interested you can see more photos of roses and learn more about their care and even order some, if you would like, at Heirloom Roses' great website here.
Disclaimer:
As is always the case, unless I specifically state otherwise, I am in no way associated with Heirloom Roses except for being a fellow rose lover! Oh yes, and a happy customer.

6 comments:

Momzoo said...

Beautiful, I love roses, especially heirloom varities, they smell wonderfully, which is something that is lost with a lot of newer hybrids.

aimee said...

Thank you! Agreed--I wish all roses had the fragrance of the older ones.
Blessings,
Aimee

by Teresa said...

Hi Aimee, I love HR too! I'm not sure if you were reading my blog a year ago when I went there to visit not long before my daughter moved to Ohio. My heart breaks for you as I know each day I miss my little granddaughters so very much. My daughter posts on facebook almost every day how much better Ohio is than Oregon..... and each day it hurts.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

aimee said...

Teresa~
Then you know personally how wonderful the gardens there are! I love it; have been many times...and I like the fact that you can find parking there, unlike the case often at the International Rose Gardens:)

Thank you for your thoughts. It does hurt, doesn't it? I am sorry your daughter is not being sensitive to your feelings...does she know how painful her comments are to you? Hugs, my friend, hugs.

Blessings,
Aimee

PS: You might not want to see tomorrow's post here on AOTM...may bring up some pain for you and I don't want to do that because I know what you are going through.

Grayseasailor said...

Finally one of our Joseph's Coat roses,is beginning to relax due to the warmer weather this week, so we may actually have a bloom soon, Aimee :)
Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.
I am so glad you had time with you grands and can appreciate how hard it is to be separated by many miles most of the time since my grandsons live on the East Coast while I am here in Oregon.
Sending you hugs,
Gracie <3

aimee said...

Gracie~
Another rose lover--you, Teresa and I should get together sometime and do a rose tour:) How wonderful about your rose---will you post photos when it is in bloom please?

You are so welcome. I truly enjoyed sharing this rose post with you and others!

I didn't realize that your grandsons lived so far away...how do you do it? :(

Blessings,
Aimee

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