Thursday, May 1, 2014

rosy

Well Garden Gals and Guys , I have added some trellises and done some garden reorganizing and have room for some new roses. This one, Climbing Eden, made the cut.
Looking for ideas I drove to this cottage a couple towns away. Her garden is so dreamy.
I've been thru that arbor and given a thorough tour of her garden but that was a few years ago, so I whisked around like a hummingbird and took a lot of pictures with the smell of roses so heavy it sort of  made me drowsy.
 I think that striped one might be rosa mundi.
I came home and started to paint  a lady with her prize hollyhock!
This one too. Belle of Portugal.
Here is a close up of Belle. Isn't she something? And grows well in California too.
Do you have a rose that is hardy and a favorite? Would be so interested to hear.
I'm waiting for my new kiln but will have a small listing tomorrow
I've got so many things to fire, I'm out of storage room!
I found this and decide to make another shadow box too. I'll find room........
xx julie

34 comments:

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What lovely gardens--they would inspire me too! I love roses --especially the old heirloom varieties. I love the tiny fairy rose, such a lovely, soft pink, but so thorny! That's what they call it at the nursery - Fairy Rose. I love the name too!

Linda Starr said...

oh those gardens with roses, especially the cottage you drove to, love the shadow boxes, spring is the best time to think of new plants.

Librarian said...

Yours was the first post I read this morning on my habitual round through blogland with my morning coffee. And what a wonderful way to start the day, with such beautiful pictures of roses and rosy things!

leon 10 said...

lovely gardens so pretty these love the roses it give me a summer feeling

kathyinozarks said...

oh wow the gardens are just so lovely-like in a magazine-love your painting Kathy

jaz@octoberfarm said...

'new dawn'is my favorite climbing rose. my husband told me he was going to trim the ones growing on my potting shed and when i checked, the rose was almost gone. i might have to kill him!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

You continue to amaze me, Julie. That shadow box is gorgeous!!!

I have wild roses that bloom once for two days (but smell heavenly) and I planted Morden Blush last year (still waiting to see if it survived the winter here).

I would love to plant David Austin's Winchester Cathedral (it has a honey almond scent) and Félicité Parmentier. Gorgeous roses!!!

Have a lovely one in the California sunshine today, Julie!
Hugs,
Lin

Claire said...

Oh your roses are just beautiful Julie......when we move later in the year or early 2015 I'll be taking cuttings of my favourites from my garden.
I have Camp David as a standard. It's dark red with a beautiful 'old world' perfume. It reaches up to the eaves, it's so happy in it's posi.......
Love your painting and your new header pic too. My Hollyhocks put on a great show in Summer, although the heat did knock them about, they were still lovely
Have a great weekend,

Claire x

wingsofwonder said...

I've been enjoying your whimsical art and sculptures!!! And today the gardens are lovely!

Lovejoy Bears said...

The shadow box is so amazing Julie, what a wonderful idea, and I love your painting!!
I love all the beautiful and inspiring garden photos It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog.
Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Melody said...

I LOVE the shadow box! ~ and your paintings make me want to run home and play at my art table!! Gorgeous!
I can't believe the gardens!! We are still in daffodil season here!!

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Dreamy and romantic garden! Wish I had the sun, but it is all hosta and fern for us, but there is something calming about a shade garden.
And my! Love the shadow box. perfect to show your characters and paintings. Reminds me just a little of a doll house. :)

maría cecilia said...

Hola Julie, everything sooooo lovely at your home, your garden and your paintings. Happy to have found you!
Abrazos from Chile

Lori ann said...

LOVE your painting julie, and your shadow box. really so wonderful. love all the roses too, especially the tiny ones.

have you heard of rose story farm? it's a bit of a secret here in carpinteria (julia child was a frequent guest). rose tours are something to not be missed.

http://www.rosestoryfarm.com/about/index.asp

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Julie! I really enjoyed the walk through your garden and that of your neighbor...oh my goodness dreamy!

Your lovely lady with her prize hollyhock is such a beautiful painting and so summery! Your new banner is marvelous and so is your amazing pottery.

I always feel like I've had a trip to a beautiful country cottage, sat down for some tea and had a nice chat in the sunshine whenever I visit your blog!

xo

sharon said...

I love, love, love roses! BUT, I have planted many, over and over, and they always succumb to disease and insects, to my great sadness. I try try try. I find them so very hard to grow, sunny California must be the ticket!

Judy Shreve said...

Julie - what gorgeous gardens - and you captured that spring feeling in your painting of the lady with her hollyhocks.

I don't love roses -- I love seeing rose gardens, but I don't have any in my yard. My favorite is the peony -

Your shadow box is wonderful. Happy new kiln - now that's fun.

Aprilgirl said...

Beautiful roses and paintings! Oh, that shadow box is just so amazing - the wee strawberry and beehive corner pieces are such wonderful details. Hope you are enjoying your rose filled spring...

Garden Celebrations said...

Julie, Great choice with Eden. Since it's my favorite climbing rose, I have six growing up the posts on my barn. They last so long as a cut flower too. Sometimes during the first bloom in spring the leaves can get kind of icky, but they'll outgrow that when the weather is drier and warmer. Love the shadow box! Alisa

Katherine Dunn said...

Gorgeous...lucky you!! I love roses and we grow some -I got some David Austens to try this year. We mainly do Rogosa[sp?] so hardy. I love cutting roses and the old fashioneds- love the pottery piece !!!!

Charlotte Bezzant said...

The shadow box is wonderful. It's amazing to see the flowers looking so spectacular and Summery there. Charlotte x

deb said...

that gorgeous garden ... no wonder you were filled with inspiration when you got back home to your studio ♥ love your painted lady with prized hollyhock xo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh Julie, those flowers just made my heart so happy! Your shadowbox is stunning, I can't wait to see the next one! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Sarah said...

What lovely roses and very pretty gardens. I really like your pictures they are so cheery.

Linda said...

How glorious! I just love all your pics of the gardens with their best blooms on show.

Paris breakfasts said...

Out of this world wonderful.
Everything.
Words fail me :)
Cheers Carolg

Vicki Boster said...

Julie- I don't think I've ever seen such beautiful roses- your gardens are so gorgeous. I'd want to be out there every morning to take in the fragrance.

I do so love your beautiful paintings-- and the shadowbox is simply amazing-- you make beautiful beautiful pieces--

Love
Vicki

Holly Abston said...

I love the David Austin roses, especially Abraham Darby. It's hardy, disease resistant and gorgeous with oodles of petals and a lovely scent. In my hot Oklahoma summers, it's more on the pink/peachy side, but it may be more apricot in your neck of the woods.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Sooooo PRETTY!!!
Wow! WONDERFUL!!! :-D
Joy Joy!!
Love the stripey roses....
and how wonderful is the shadowbox and also ALL the paintings

;-) Blessings Linnie

flowers on my table said...

Beautiful gardens and roses, I love them. I am not enough of an expert to know which variety I like but I love David Austin's old fashioned and glorious smelling roses. Love the painting too. Linda x

Sea Angels said...

What fabulous inspiration, I love the way you paint Julie your colours are always gorgeous to look at, it is the same with your beautiful ceramics xx
Hugs Lynn xxx

maria cecilia said...

Hola, I´m totally in love with your wonderful garden, the roses, your paintings, your pottery, and the sweet way you tell things.
hugs from Chile

p.s. I´m a few months follower

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Maria in Chile thank you for your sweet comment; everyone is so giving in your comments I get quite choked up, yes its true.
I have lots of new makes to post
my new Kiln is here and buzzing with activity and I am happy again!xxxx

Deb said...

The shadow box is so charming. Love it! Deb

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