Friday, April 4, 2014

Roses and petals

We paid a visit to our son and his family at the weekend
Only the two older children were home
Kelly made us a cup of tea
and her older brother Keelan picked us a huge pumpkin
from his veggie patch and on the way out asked if I would like
a bunch of roses from their front garden
They are renting the house while their new one is being built
It was once owned by an Italian family.
Well you know how the older generation of  Italian families love their gardening
As well as vegetables they usually grow roses out front,
You would have to see the roses in this garden to believe it
There are about 2 dozen bushes,all different colours.
The 90 yr old man next door has the same. He is Italian too.
They sure know how to garden.
I wish I had my camera with me, but didn't 
This is the bunch I picked. The scent fills the house

As they started to wilt the petals were dropping. Well I couldn't 
throw them away,the scent was intoxicating.
I filled lots of bowls around the house to enjoy them longer.

I refreshed some dried ones I already had from my garden

These are the ones from our garden
I tend to go for the paler pinks and golds
but I'm enjoying the brighter colours too that I brought home

I wish you could smell them from where you are

I'll be enjoying them for many more days, I think

Have a happy week 
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xx jeanetteann 


Rosetta Di Leo said...

un amore le tue rose!Belle!Baci,Rosetta

Barbara Neubeck said...

Your roses are beautiful JeanetteAnn.
I like that you are enjoying the lovely fragrance. How thoughtful of your grandson to pick a bunch for you.
Hugs and Blessings ... Barb xx

Maria said...

You know, those photos are so beautiful, I can almost smell them :-). My dad was an Italian immigrant and he had a magnificent garden...he dug up just about all the lawn as he kept extending his garden...he used to use lots of compost before it was fashionable so it was great that he worked in a fruit shop as he would bring home the bins of what they had to throw out...I thought that terribly embarrassing at the time...not now! Lol

Kays Kids said...

What a lovely grandson to pick you roses as well as a pumpkin. I love the purfume in the house.hugs Kay

Julie said...

Very nice roses. Thank you for sharing the photos.

Rachel Uchizono said...

These roses are especially beautiful!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such lovely roses! It will be awhile before we start seeing them here. So nice that you had such a ice visit with your family!

Ana Lopes said...

Wonderful roses!!! They have my favourite fragance! Thanks for sharing those lovely photos!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Michelle Pitts said...

You can never have too many roses. HPS Michelle

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

The roses are lovely. I too enjoy the softer colors the most, but they are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah