Friday, May 30, 2008


We've had a lot of rain here in the Lone Star State, and it really helps, because before long, we will be wishing for rain to quench the thirst of our pretty gardens.
It has already hit temps in the 80's and 90's with today predicted to reach near 100 degrees. Last weekend, I took a garden stroll to visit my arty garden friends and flowers. Everything is in bloom and enjoying the spring rains. With camera in hand, I took some pictures to share with you. Please ya'll come join me in my Texas garden!

Mister Jeans~ isn't this the cutest garden frog? My Mother designed him many years ago and he sits in my garden among the bushes on an old chair to greet anyone who walks by.

I like to take old pots or other interesting containers to plant in. This old pot holds red begonias.

This large archway is home to a thornless Carolina Yellow Mini Rose. It did not bloom this season. Sometimes it skips a spring. Right next to this is our monster Southern Magnolia Tree. It is loaded with buds. I hope to get some pictures soon when it really starts to bloom. Below you can see how large it is by looking at the garden chairs in front.

It's 80 degrees! Miss Beazy has her eye on the water! I know she is ready for a swim. Okay here she goes! Fetching, her favorite play day in the pool!

My new addition, a French cottage garden bike. Looks like my frog friend found a seat to watch the day go by! The white gardenias are in bloom for the first time since I planted them two years ago. So excited!!

Sweet momma bunny and her 3 little babies. This treasure was a gift from my dear hubby 17 years ago. Made from ceramic and hand painted, the bunnies look so real and guests have stopped many times in surprize!

Well, that's all friends. So happy you could visit some of my garden and take a walk with me. Think I'll sit back in the sun on this big rock and rest awhile. See you again soon!
Blessings always, Celestina


Unknown said...

Oh Celeste, your garden is gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the frogs!!!! I just bought a garden bike too! I will be showing my porch and things soon.

I am going to write you, I PROMISE!! I am so excited for you! You deserve it more than anyone I KNOW!!!!

Thank you for your sweet words about cadbury on my blog :) Your the best friend!

Love you lots,

Hummingbird Chats said...

I love all the beautiful pictures of your flowers. I'm a big bunny lover, so it is great to see all your bunnies, the best being the momma with her babies. My DD gave me a cute hedgehog to add to my garden, he will join lots of bunnies and fairies. Katie

Connie said...

What a lush tour, sweet chick! I loved looking at all the elements in your garden. AND Miss Beazey in "her" pool!!! Yep, sweet post,

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You garden looks beautiful. Just like you! Miss Beazy looks nice and cool in the pool. It would be my dream t visit you in your gorgeous house some day. Hope all is well with you and hope you are having a good start to summer. I plan on planting this weekend, so hopefully I will have some garden pics soon!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
Your plants are very pretty and I love all the lawn ornaments. The magnolias are in full bloom in SC. I love to do things with their big leaves, especially at Christmas time. I spray some of them gold. I've been busy redoing some of our back yard. I'll post it when it is done.
Have a good weekend and enjoy the outdoors.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celestina...thanks for the tour of your very lovely garden. I love that birdhouse, did you make that?? It is wonderful. Love the frogs too, that bike is one of my favorites...I love beautiful things that can hold pots of flowers. Enjoy it.

Sometimes It's Good said...

Your garden is so lovely. Your bunnies are so cute. I love the momma and the babies and the one in the flower pot.

Hugs, from Susan at the Little Yellow House

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh that magnolia is AMAZING!! I want to plant one this year...just love em. Your flowers are all so pretty.

Your little guy is SO cute in the pool!

xo Heather

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your yard is so pretty. I love how you use such a variety of things in the garden. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste!
Everything looks so lovely and green in Texas! Miss Beasley is just the sweetest ever! Love all of your sweet goodies all around and of course it all has the Celeste decorative touch!


Unknown said...

I just came inside for a cup of tea and a rest. I was out creating planters for the deck. Your garden is beautiful, and you gave me some real inspiration here. Rhondi from Rose Colored Glasses:
is having a front porch party on June 5th. Stop by and sign up, you could link this post. Some of us who don't have front porches are using our deck photos instead. Have a great weekend. Karen

Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for showing us your beautiful summer garden. For me in Australia today is the first day of Winter. Come check my Winter post

Miss Rhea said...

Miss Beazy takes the cake !! What a sweetheart !! :) Your garden is very lush. I forgot how green Texas was. :) Hope you are having a great week !!

Unknown said...

What a sweet little garden. I love all the little characters. You french cottage garden bike is just adorable. Thanks for the tour of your lovely garden.

Paul Sears said...

great pics! Nothing better than strolling through a garden on a spring/summer day. I wish I had any kind of knack for gardening myself, sadly none. But my wife and I just went to a public garden yesterday and it was wonderful, so relaxing. Thanks for posting!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cute perspective with the frogs ~ beautiful post, Celeste! Your garden & grounds look lovely. Such a precious little froggie from your mother! I adore your new French garden bike, also the little black painted bench, & the rustic white flower cart! Everything just looks so pretty. I can tell you & Larry keep it in apple-pie order. Fun to see Beaz swimming, too!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Bertie said...

What a lovely post! I really enjoyed my walk with you in your lovely garden. So nice Ms. Beaz knows just how to cool off. Thanks so for sharing.

Aunt May's Cottage

Unknown said...

Your garden is lovely. My golden used to love to swim in the pool also, brings back good memories. We are getting warm here in Ohio also and it looks like my filter for the pool is broken, perfect timing as always. LOL Have a good week!

Anna T said...

Your garden is wonderful!
I love Texas!!!!
My daughter lived there a few years ago and it was so much fun going to see her and visiting such a lovely state!

vickie said...

Celeste, I love this post, your garden area is just beautiful. The frogs are so cute and the flowers so pretty. Miss Beazy is so beautiful, I'm sure she loves the pool!

Secondhandrose said...

Thanks for the tour Celeste. I especially like the french bike.

kari and kijsa said...

Everything looks gorgeous!!! Love all the frogs and bunnies!!! You have an amazing green thumb!!

kari & kijsa

Andrea said...

wow! Don't you just love spring~ All the flowers blooming` Your garden I bet smells yummy!

CIELO said...

Love your garden and all your garden little friends; bunnies and froggies...and oh, that Mister Jeans is so good looking.....



Cathy said...

Celeste, Wow you didn't mess around did you. These photographs are amazing. What a lovely home and garden you have. It is just what I would expect from someone as talented as you.

I so enjoyed seeing it all. Thanks for sharing.


Jan Parrish said...

Great garden shots. I especially like the frogs.

Come by and take a look at my garden.

Karen said...

LOVE your gardens! WOW!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..