Friday, October 10, 2014

The Autumn Garden

Welcome friends
With the temps still a bit warm,
my garden is blooming and giving a pretty show
for the last of the season.

This wreath greets me when I walk to the side yard and potting bench.

Pretty Purslane is still blooming each day when the sun shines.

One more hydrangea bloom pretty in pink.

Mums blooming with fall color.

In my Meditation Garden
I replaced the flowers on the garden chair with mums.

Ivy has grown beautiful this summer and my potting bench is
wrapped in green.

Pansies are just beginning to give a pretty show for fall.

My frog is still enjoying his spot on the red bike
and mums replace the summer blooms.

More mums among the ivy filled with buds soon to open.

Summer flowers and begonias not ready to end their time in the garden.

Lantana giving a fall blooming.

This bush is called Texas Bush Rose.
I've never seen a rose per say on it, but it's huge vines produce a stalk like flower.

And my garden must have a garden house for the birds to enjoy.

Here is a pretty fall bloom on the purple potato vine.
These are going strong and loaded with flowers similar to a trumpet vine or morning glory.

Warm afternoons will find me enjoying
some time here for tea.

Thank you for stopping by.
I always enjoy your visits and thank you for your comments.

I'm working on a major reno
of two bathrooms.
It's a bit busy here at Rose Garden Cottage
but I'll be back to share more of my projects next week.
Blessings to you all!

Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

What a beautiful autumn garden! It looks like the ideal place to sit with a cup of tea and good book!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your Autumn garden is gorgeous! We still have temperatures in the high 80s, in Georgia. My garden is so mixed up. It's nice to see your lovely garden! I adore your meditation area! Wishing you and your family many Autumn blessings!

Julie Marie said...

Your gardens are still so pretty Celeste!... I love how the ivy has grown all over your potting bench... and the little bird house in Autumn is adorable!... happy hunting for "junk"... I hope you find some wonderful treasures and have a great weekend!... xoxo... Julie Marie

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your autumn garden looks fabulous! I espcially like the ivy with the garden bench- that looks spectacular! I've only seen flowers once on a Sweet Potato Vine- I think it was because we had a ton of sun that year.You've done a great job keeping everything growing with the brutal heat you've had. Looks like you will enjoy your garden for a while longer! Have fun junkin!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your autumn garden looks fabulous! I espcially like the ivy with the garden bench- that looks spectacular! I've only seen flowers once on a Sweet Potato Vine- I think it was because we had a ton of sun that year.You've done a great job keeping everything growing with the brutal heat you've had. Looks like you will enjoy your garden for a while longer! Have fun junkin!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
your Autumn garden is so wonderful! I love the hydrangeas so much, they are always beutiful , even when they come tothe end ...
Thank you for showing us this lovely place of your home!
Hugs and blessings, and a lovely weekend,
Claudia xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Vrleste, this has been one long summer, e en for us! In the evenings it is cool but the daytime is so lovely, sunny and even warm. My petunoas are still hanging on as well as my morning glories!

Your barden is lush with life. Have a fun weekend! Anita

Cynthia said...

Hi Celestina!
The garden looks wonderful! I especially like the autumn wreath~ Much joy!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Hey Celeste! I absolutely love your potting bench. And that red bike with the frog, too cute! Your flowers are looking happy. I cleared my out my garden boxes, they were a mess. Have fun junkin tomorrow, I'm doing a little thrifting myself :-)

Cynthia said...

Celeste your fall garden is spectacular. Such pretty colors and such strong plants. Love your potting bench


TexWisGirl said...

lovely yard and garden blooms! really adore that red bike. :)

Jan Hermann said...

Love your garden, the potting bench and oh, the Lantana's are always so beautiful. I used to have them in my garden, before we did the wall garden, loved 'em.

Jan ♥

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely garden, and such a beautiful space to sit with tea. I haven't seen blossoms on a sweet potato vine; they're quite pretty. Mums are such dependable flowers, aren't they? Always providing us beautiful color in the fall.
Have fun junkin this weekend! xo Deborah

Dorthe said...

Thank you for a lovely post dear Celestina Marie,- your garden looks so beautiful, still, and not at all autumn like ,yet. I love the purple potato vine
such a beauty, and all your mumms , they are here in the shops, too,now !
I wis you a lovely weekend dear.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your garden is truly a corner of paradise - celestial! Love how it looks. Hugs, Valerie

Bente said...

Hi Celestina. What a pretty autumn garden. Love the little garden house for the birds.

Hugs from here

cynthia lee designs said...

Celeste...I wish my flowers were as pretty as yours are, but we've had some cold days and very cold no pretty flowers left here. We should start seeing the leaves change to their beautiful Fall colors with the next week or so.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Isn't it amazing the transformation a garden goes through at seasons end. Yours has gorgeous lingering blooms to enchant you till Autumns end. I love pansies and embrace their folly of beauty in just Spring and Fall. Now your meditation garden had me at its Serene hello. Us artists need out time to reflect to seek out creativity to understand... I go off in peaceful meditation twice daily... It helps me to focus to adjust my sails for any uncertain winds. I adore your red bike with the frog. Living in the city with only a postage stamp lawn I'm afraid if I put out such an adorable bike it would be rode away!!!!
Happy weekend,

Anonymous said...

Wonderful happy Garden by a Happy Lady.You Celeste.

Thank you for dropping into my blog.

Dianna said...

Your gardens are beautiful, Celeste. I especially like the meditation garden...what a lovely place to go and spend some quiet time. ~smile~ I LOVE ivy, but haven't been nearly as successful with it as you have. Yours is absolutely beautiful! xo

Createology said...

Gorgeous Fall plantings and yard decor. Sipping tea in the afternoon will be a lovely repast. Happy Junkin Dear...

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Celeste....your garden is just beautiful! I love the way the ivy has wrapped itself around your potting bench, and your meditation garden is just exquisite. You truly have a green thumb, my friend!

xoxo laurie

Junkchiccottage said...

Just beautiful!!!!

Old Time Cindy said...

All so pretty! I'm a little behind with my 'fall' gardening. Trying to do a little catch up here and there.

Debbie said...

Everything looks so well tended. It all looks beautiful, Celestina.
I love your potting bench. What a great place to work with your flowers, and plants.
Have fun junking today!

trisha too said...

Lovely, lovely!


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow, I am loving your garden. So much beauty, it's is a paradise to sit and view. I adore your potting bench all covered in ivy. I want my husband to build one. Have a fabulous weekend. xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, not only are your dainty fingers talented with a paintbrush but you have a green thumb too! Everything in your garden looks wonderful, beautiful! Thanks always for popping in to see me and have a beautiful Sunday.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celestina, Your blog is so pretty, I love the header picture! Thank you for the birthday wish, good to hear from you, Celeste

must love junk said...

OH, everything looks so lush and pretty!

Donna said...

Your flower gardens are so pretty, Celestina! Mine are all kaput right now, hahha! I just love your potting bench area, that vine looks so healthy and is huge!! Have fun thrifting, can't wait to hear about the treasures you find!!

1CardCreator said...

Sad to say goodbye to summer, but your autumn is beautiful! ~Diane

Red Rose Alley said...

Aahh, seeing your garden makes me smile, Celestina. I don't know what it is, but flowers are the magic in my life. And seeing yours and all the beautiful greenery made my Saturday morning. That red bicycle is so cool too. What a lovely place to spend some time and relax. I hope you have more days to do so before the weather starts to turn.


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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..