During the summer, I usually do most of my blogging about my cottage garden. Most of that is in the back yard of my home here in rural Sublimity Oregon. When we lived in the city, I cottage gardened in both the front and the back and it was a lot of work! When we moved out to this little rural town, we purchased a home on a corner lot facing beautiful farmland and mountain vistas. I decided to "cottage garden" in just the back yard. Thru the years, somehow a few roses did make it into the front landscape little by little. A few days ago I was out snapping photos of my back side yard rose garden, and couldn't help but notice the monster Sally Holmes rose on the corner out front and just how glorious she was. Then the thought entered that really, I never have blogged about the front of our Arboroak Cottage.
Once the roses are done, the container flowers on the porch will be large enough to keep some color going the rest of the summer
This is an extremely fragrant Rugosa rose. If someones knows the name, please clue me in. I bought a pair of these roses on clearance at a local nursery. The blooms only last one day, they extremely fragrant, so intense you can smell them when you walk on the porch. It is a wonderful welcome to our visitors.
This is my monster Sally Holmes rose! She was a small start 8 years ago, I knew she was gonna get big, so I gave her the whole corner. Those are the windows to my work studio, so I get to enjoy the blooms all summer. I actually do prune her back hard in both the fall and spring.
This is a sweet ground cover rose I picked up at Heirloom rose gardens, It is great for under the tree.
Hoping you enjoyed the "front" tour. I can't leave without showing you a peek at that side rose garden and what's in bloom back there. The pictures just don't do it justice
The Abraham Darby in the foreground is just starting to pop open!