Friday, September 18, 2009

September in the Glade


As anyone who lives in Tennessee will tell you, we have had nothing but RAIN for the past three days---with more on the way. I'm not really complaining though since this is the first year in about three that we haven't had (or almost had) a drought. Hopefully, with all of this rain, that will mean that we will have a wonderful Autumn--with lots of pretty colors.


This past Monday--after George mowed, I took a bunch of pictures in our front yard ---since everything looked so pretty, especially our roses. I'm so glad that I did take all of those pictures then because at the time, we had no idea we were in for THIS much rain this week. SO---in honor of all of our rain (and hopefully some sunshine soon), today's blog will feature our roses and pretty yard. All pictures were taken on September 14. Above is our pretty Autumn Joy Sedum--which is now a beautiful shade of dusty rose. Below are more!







Here's looking up the driveway toward the house--at our roses.









This is taken from the other direction---standing near the garage, and taking the picture across the front yard--toward our beautiful dogwood tree (which is turning red). Note the roses here also.









Above is a close-up of some of our roses --along the driveway.









Isn't this Autumn Joy Sedum just gorgeous? The bees and butterflies love it!







I took this picture not only of the roses in this bed, but also to show you our Confederate Jasmine bush in the background (which blooms from late spring through fall).









For those of you who may be fairly new to my blog, we have about 50 different rose bushes. Most are hybrid tea roses, but some are grandiflora roses.









Here's a close-up of our beautiful pink dogwood. This is one of the first signs of Fall in our area. The dogwoods turn RED. Pretty, huh?









Here's a close up of Tahitian Sunset rosebuds and blossoms. Like so many of our roses, these start out one color as buds--and change colors as they age. The white rose is named Whisper.







Here's one more picture of our Autumn Joy Sedum. I can't get enough of these this time of year.









This is one of my favorites of the roses---showing the ones on the driveway in addition to the bed. We have them in pots along our driveway since roses need sun--and our yard is very shady overall. The driveway is sunny --and the roses seem to do well in big pots.









Finally, here is a picture of our beautiful little home in Fairfield Glade, TN. Come and see us anytime!!!!! We'll put you to work in the garden!


Hugs,

47 comments:

diane said...

What a beautiful home and garden and I would love to visit and work in the garden but oh so far away.
The roses are glorious and the Autum Joy Sedum is a beautiful colour. I have not seen this plant before nor have I heard of a Dogwood tree. Blogging is good for one's education.

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

You surely do have a pretty little home all nestled up in so much greenery. That is exactly how I would love to have my home when I get one. Not a lot of concrete but just lots of trees, flowers and all kinds of growing things!!
I wish I could come and see you guys but who knows, never say never!
A beautiful post!!

Hugs and kisses♥

~Michele~

Jayne said...

Your yard and roses are beautiful Betsy. Have a wonderful, and hopefully drier, day!

Salitype said...

wow! 50 diffrent roses, that is definitely something...they are lovely. who needs words when a flower can do the talking...love it!

yes, the dogwood in area is on its deep red, and getting fiery in each passing day..oh! love autumn!

Darla said...

Beautiful is an understatement!! Love all of it Betsy....our Dogwoods are showing a hint of Autumn, aren't they beautiful?

Arkansas Patti said...

We have had 24/3 rain here also(I have captured over 10 inches in the rain gauge). Was beginning to wish I had more than a kayak and neutered pets.
Our leaves aren't changing yet. Love your dogwood's new clothes.
Your landscaper does excellent work.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The yard looks beautiful and happy. Rain is much better than drought...just ask the plants.
XOX SUZ

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for allowing me to wander through your yard and enjoy all the beauty.Thanks as well for your encouraging words on my blog.Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,Ruth

Susie said...

Such beauty abounds in your yard Betsy. How nice it would be to look out and see all those roses every day.

Regarding our trip to the beach, we go to the gulf coast. We went to Destin, FL this year. It only takes about 6 hours to get there. We have gone to Gulf Shores, AL which only takes about 4.5 hours.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Send some rain up this way. We haven't had any in more than three weeks.

Lovely roses. Lots of work keeping them in pots.
Marnie

Becky said...

Our dogwoods have not turned yet here in Ga. I am worried that we may not have much color. Leaves were falling yesterday but they hadn't turned yet.

Your place looks so good! And it shows how much work you 2 have put in it. Great Job!

Cher said...

your place is a piece of paradise!

Connie said...

You have a beautiful home Betsy, and what a beautiful yard with all those georgeous flowers.

mountain.mama said...

Haha, I caught that little comment about putting someone to work in the garden! It's so much work but it sure is beautiful. I just want to sniff everything (when it stops raining.)

The Incredible Woody said...

I love that sedum. Ours is more of a rust color, not nearly as pretty as yours!!

Tricia said...

My goodness, the flowers are so pretty, Betsy & the trees turning colors are too! I just saw the 1st changing colors yesterday.

Beth said...

Your yard is so beautiful, Betsy. I especially love the dogwood and sedum--such lovely colors. Well, I'd come help you work in your garden except for the fact that I have so much to do in my own! It's been a constant battle with weeds this year...and the weeds have won. :-)

Cedar ... said...

What a lovely home you have,... I always like the shots of the house with the diagonal siding.

Sunny said...

Betsy,
Your home is just lovely and your roses are amazing. Backing out of your driveway could be fun with all the roses in pots!
Enjoy your day.
Sunny :)

Betty said...

Your house and yard are a work of art. I have my gloves and trowel ready to go.
~~Hugs ~~

Janie said...

Your home and garden seem perfectly suited to you and George. I'd love to catch the scent of all those blooming roses!

JKoenig said...

What a beautiful setting! I think it is amazing what you have done considering all the shade. I think you have had more rain down there than we have up here because even my sedum is hardly blooming compared to other years. Yet it has been a beautiful summer and the grass, etc., really has not dried out. I love being able to see your roses.....now if you could just send a little of the fragrance via the internet...

Have a great day!

Pat - Arkansas said...

I know what you mean about the rain :( I think we have had about 10 minutes of sunshine in the last week, and that was only because a cloud rained itself out and let in some light! LOL

The roses are beautiful, and the sedum is a true joy to behold! Gardening Daughter gave me a "start" of Autumn Sedum from cutting from her yard. I haven't checked on them this week because of the rain; I hope they are not washed out.

Wising you a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Pat

Snap said...

Beautiful shots of your beautiful home and garden! Thanks, Betsy (for the photos and the invitation).

Rosa said...

Everything is so beautiful!!! I may have to take you up on your offer one day!!! xo

Karin said...

I love coming here to visit in your garden!! It's my garden I miss the most from all the houses we've lived in! Living on the 9th floor now I have to live vicariously through others and play Farm Town on facebook to get my gardening fix, lol!Thanks for taking the time to share the pics with us! Gorgeous!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

If George has any spare time, can you send him over to work in MY gardens? Oh, please send rain too. After a very wet summer we are now experiencing an extremely dry September. What's up with the weather?

Becca's Dirt said...

Betsy your roses are so beautiful. The only other place I have seen so many different and beautiful is at Bellingrath Gardens here in Mobile.

I would love to come visit. I work too.

Hope you and George have a great weekend.

Denise said...

I am so in awe of your beautiful roses Betsy. You have a lovely home and garden. Thank you for sharing them and have a great weekend.

Joy said...

Hey I don't mind pulling a few weeds if I get to visit with you and George. The yard looks so pretty. That Dogwood is just beautiful and that Autum Joy is brilliant.
Always love your pictures,

Joy

Loui said...

HI Betsy..
Loved looking at your beautiful roses..wish I could've come by and photographed them.. such variety!!
stop by my place..
Mountain Mermaid
(http://mermaidlouie.blogspot.com)
I'll be posting more autumn colors..
♥ smiles from Denver

cherie said...

lovely blooms, ms. betsy! do you have any of those gigantic roses, too? and oh, the dogwood - for me a real indicator of the change in seasons! we're getting gloomy skies over here, too. they keep LOOMING! we always have a feeling of rain. maybe tomorrow....hugs, ms. betsy!

Diane said...

Beautiful, Betsy. I love them all but I think the Tahitian Sunset is breathtaking. Flowers! Aren't we glad we have them?

Jen said...

Oh I like that Autumn Joy Sedum-
I'll have to investigate that further for my yard.
Everything looks like it gets a lot of love.

LV said...

Betsy, I am so glad George sent me the other blogs you two share. I have truly enjoyed seeing your roses through his eyes, but you have outdone him. You have a lovely home and rose garden. I enjoyed your post very much and will be back.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Autumn Joy sedum, I have some around the pond, but not sure if it will bloom like that !
Just gorgeous.
You have the most delightful home and gardens, they are a credit to you both !

ROSIDAH said...

I would love to visit your wonderful home, Betsy. Don't mind to work in your beautiful garden at all :)

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous flowers and beautiful home!! I HAVE to get some Autumn Joy Sedum!!!

Lola said...

Beautiful Betsy just beautiful.
I never tire of seeing it.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh dear...and we have had a long dry stretch here in western NY..but we look so much more fall-like that you do. I love seeing photos of your gardens as it makes me hopeful that some day I might have one nice garden spot like you and George have. Have a great weekend you two... Hugs.. Michelle

:: flyingstars :: said...

WoWWW...some fabulous shots...simply beautifully captured!

Bird Girl said...

Your house looks just beautiful in that last shot and your gardens so pretty in fall! Dogwood does not like my soil - bummer because they are one of my favorites and the birdies love 'em too!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: Tons of love go into all that color.

Rose said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your yard is so beautiful, I love all the roses.

Your Autumn Joy is turning the most beautiful shade of pink, mine is still about three shades lighter but the bees still love it. And like you I just can't get enough of it, I've been taking photos of it for a week now.

Hugs,
Judy

♥Kathy♥ said...

I don't mind the rain much either but its kinda hard to get our work done. Last year the leaves didn't change colors because we had so little rain. Just turned brown and fell off the trees. LOL don't think we will have that problem this year. Beautiful shots of your roses.

Daisy said...

Your gardens and flower beds are fantastic, Betsy. You are truly blessed with beauty to look at in your yard.