Art Studio of a Country Woman

Painting My World with My Heart

rosemary and jasmine
Lady in Flowers watercolor

Lady in Flowers watercolor

Spring is my favorite time of year. Here we are galloping quickly into summer but I’ll hang on to it as long as I can!

Especially after a very wet, blustery, long winter. Native Californians are spoiled!

Flowers are at their finest in spring.
Especially garden flowers; not coddled, maybe sunburned or frosted, never perfect, those are the best.

flowers

 

Roses in shiny cellophane from Costco or the grocery store, never have a hint of fragrance but a garden rose that is “blowing” it’s petals and making a big mess is at her most fragrant!

 

Peace Rose - a favorite

Peace Rose – a favorite

 

rose half rose Peace

Peace rose close up

 

And of course, jasmine and her heavenly fragrance is out of this world, especially at night. I have only glowing words for this fabulous vine but beware if you’re a neat freak. They will crawl here and there, as long as there’s a splash of water now and then, but I don’t mind.
Once you plant it, you are never rid of it! Nor do you want to be…

I spread them around the yard and when they are finished blooming, here comes the

honeysuckle!

 

Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine

 


 

 

lilac and rose

Wild California Lilac

These lilacs do not grow wild in my area, they are a mountain native, but they have a sweeter scent than any other lilac I’ve sniffed.
Just delightful….

 

English rose Tamara

Tamara English Rose by David Austin Roses

Tamara… This rose is another David Austin rose. I have lots of them and cannot recommend them highly enough.
They are just gorgeous!

Tamara is one of the best roses for drying because they have such a powerful scent and lots of lovely petals.

 

tulips

Tulips, not because I can grow them.

With my gophers, moles and voles, there’s absolutely no way!! These are from the florist but such beauties in pinks and orange!

Who can resist?

 

Eglantyne English rose

Eglantyne English rose-David Austin Roses

 

Autumn Sunset rose

Autumn Sunset rose

This is a few of mine. Do they ever die? I’ve had some for over 15 years. They are fine with pruning and food now and then unless a critter  “girdles” them.

Such a sad event! They strip the outer bark off all the way around, strangling the bush. Hence the term….

I’ve never saved anything that was girdled including my lovely crabapple.

 

"New Dawn" & morning glory

“New Dawn” climber [20′!] + morning glory

 It’s hard to kill roses here but it does happen. If farmer plants one but forgets to plant it in a chicken wire cage and also forgets to tell me he forgot.

I might as well say goodbye… to the rose bush not the farmer!

 

"Charlotte" austin rose

“Charlotte” English Rose-David Austin Roses

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee,

And revery.”

~Emily Dickinson

 

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3 thoughts on “Spring Roses + Flowers

  1. All just beautiful. I can almost smell them!

  2. Oh, your watercolor is splendid and you have awakened my senses with your wonderful photos and descriptions! So glad to reconnect with you again. ❤️

    1. L'Adelaide says:

      I’m late, I’m late…. oh well, I’m always late. 😉

      What a lovely gift of words you’ve left behind for me. How lovely…. I have been away for awhile from writing online but it is for those like you we leave our offerings. Just what I needed. I am deeply grateful for your generosity. Much peace and love to you.

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