Thursday, January 27, 2011

Flashback Friday ~

LinkThis week for Flashback Friday we are going back to 2006. Especially for my friend Marsha over at Marsha's Garden. She's in Minnesota and very tired of snow! So let's give her a flowery sunny flashback.

The hospital where I used to work has a beautiful rose garden on the grounds. There are a lot of perennials mixed in too. I loved walking through there on my way to a meeting or maybe for an afternoon break. It was a great place for families with sick loved ones to come and sit for a while too. This is a little sunken court yard with some teddy bear topiaries in the center as you enter the garden.

There are so many varieties planted in a relatively small are that it can be mind boggling

I don't know the names of most of them, but I am pretty sure this is Veteran's Honor

This garden introduced me to rose forms that I had never really seen before except in catalogs.

Like these very double english style roses

I love this beautiful yellow one. The color of sunshine!

They say you aren't supposed to crowd roses, but they do it pretty successfully!

This is the sweetest shade of pink EVER~

The cabbage style roses remind me of linens I had when I was in college...cabbage roses and lilac blooms. Two things we didn't have a lot (or any) of in Louisiana where I grew up. They seemed so exotic to me.

The Dale Chihuly rose planted en masse.

And my very favorite photo I snapped that day and maybe one of my favorite of all times. And all because of the subject. I think it might be Leander just opening up. Anybody know?

Hope you enjoyed the Flashback! If you have a flashback of any kind that you'd like to share, please add your link here.

I'm joining in at Tootsie Time for her Flaunt your Flowers weekly event. Check it out HERE.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The roses look so pretty, especially after all of this snow-Happy Friday:@)

Carol said...

hey, we're having a lot of snow in New York, too! but Marsha definitely wins, LOL! Such pretty flowers! They perked me up :)

Donna said...

stunning roses...i will have to bookmark this blog fest for Fridays as well!!

Darla said...

What a wonderful warm area!

Marsha said...

Thank You for this beautiful flashback to cheer me up - it is snowing once again as I type this!

I especially love those teddy bear topiaries and the beautiful roses, I wish I could get some of those varieties here too.

Have a wonderful weekend!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I needed that too! Not that we have so much snow - just cold. It's almost February so at least flowers are getting closer and closer.

I love those topiaries too. I don't remember seeing them in your photos before unless I just have a bad memory ;)

I have Leander but it's not as beautiful as that one. Soil and climate make a big difference though.

Alberta said...

I can almost smell these beauties!

Debbie said...

What a breath of fresh air! Thank you for the flashback. We are heading to the snowy mountains today, but I do look forward to spring :-)

Suzy, how did you like the romanesco broccoli that was in your recent veggie basket? I am interested in growing some. If you'd like some some seeds, let me know since there are 120 in the packet :-)

Foley said...

What a great diversion from this awful snow..
I think I could sit there for hours on end and be perfectly contented!

Tootsie said...

great post today. thanks for linking in!

agnicy said...

Flowers in the middle of winter!!! Great idea! Ag

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