Monday, October 10, 2016

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 us when we walk to the side yard
and potting bench.

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

One more hydrangea bloom pretty in pink.

Mums blooming with fall color.

In the Meditation Garden,
sweet mums take a seat on the old chair.

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.
I love these sweet blooms.
Think I'll paint a few~

Mr. Frog is still enjoying his spot on the red bike
and mums replace the summer blooms.

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

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

Lantana giving a seasonal blooming in shades of rust.

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

 this garden must have 
a garden house for the birds to enjoy.

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

Not all purple vines bloom however!

Warm afternoons will find me enjoying
some time here for tea when I can catch a few moments
for a break.

I'm currently working on two bathroom makeovers.
The process is fun, but hectic at times.

It's a bit busy here at Rose Garden Cottage
but I'll be back to share more of my renos next week.
Blessings to ya'll


The Bear's Blog said...

So pretty, it's a 39* autumn morning up here in the mountains. Love this season.


Sue Kosec said...

Just beautiful, sweet friend. I would never go inside if my garden was like yours. Peaceful, serene and calming - that's what you've got there!


Eilis said...

Your garden looks beautiful. This is a great time of year to spend some time outside enjoying it.

quakerhillfarm said...

Celeste, you garden is so very pretty and peaceful! I love your dreamy pics. Have a wonderful week ahead!

craftyles said...

Your gardens are stunning, Celeste. I love the blooming potato vine-mine hasn't yet-still waiting to see if it will. The little pansies are my favorites. Love all the touches-mums, Mr. Frog on the bike the cute birdhouse. What a pretty and peaceful fall hideaway! Enjoy!

Donna said...

Good morning Celestina,
What a beautiful fall garden you have! So many colorful and cozy spots. My favorite ares I think is your potting bench. Just love all of the green ivy! I imagine that it stays nice and green year round down there! Getting ready to put my flower gardens to bed for the season:)

Linda said...

It is all so beautiful! I feel like I have just taken a stroll with you! Love the pretty little spots where you can sit with a book and a glass of tea.
Next week, I hope to buy more mums and spruce up the beds for fall! It's so much nicer to work outside - even pulling weeds - when the weather is a bit chilly!
I think I'll even buy some pansies!
Wishing you a wonderful week!

Debby Ray said...

Your fall garden is absolutely spectacular, Celeste! Have fun in those bathrooms :)

Claudia said...

My dear Celeste, your autumn garden is many flowers are still blooming ... here most finished now, it is getting really cold in the nights now ... but we enjoy every day, don't we?
Wishing you a wonderful and lovely new week, my dear friend, sending Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

Susan Freeman said...

I love your charming potting bench and your garden is fabulous! How do you keep your hydrangeas looking so healthy? I have not had any luck with them.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Valerie-Jael said...

What beautiful decorations you have created, so much to see and enjoy. Love al the wonderful colours, it is a joy to see everything. Hugs, Valerie

Gypsy Heart said...

Do you rent out garden space for relaxing, reading and having a glass of tea? :) I can't choose a favorite area, everything is just so beautiful! The colors are glorious and I think perhaps I might plant some pansies. Have a wonderful week my friend!


Rose L said...

My garden is also still blooming despite the drop in themps, the rain and winds. It is a highlight of my days.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful garden and so many beautiful flowers. Love your potting bench - looks great with all the vine around it.

Looks like you have a great place to sit and have tea.

WOW taking on two bathrooms at the same time, you are a brave woman.

Have a productive week and enjoy Fall.


cloches and lavender said...

Very pretty Celeste. I never have any luck with Ivy no matter what I do, it's amazing


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

There's so much to love about your Fall garden, Celeste. It's an extension of your warm, cozy home. I so love the bike with Mr. Frog on the seat, and your potting bench all glorified with ivy. The darling birdhouse is perfect for Fall visiting birdies. My hydrangeas quit blooming long ago! I've never heard of a Texas Bush Rose, but it's so interesting for it's texture. Thanks for sharing your pretty outdoors with us! Love and hugs, Kitty

Alessandra said...

Your garden is fairy. There are a lot of beautiful flowers and plants. The wreath is gorgeous . Your home is so cozy inside and outside and your touches make myracles
Hugs Alessandra

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Celeste! Well we here too thought we were entering into full autumn, but today was 72 which is PLEASANT, but it's confusing the gardens! Everything looks wonderful in your garden, and I just know you will be ready for when the cooler temps come. ENJOY!

Katie Mansfield said...

Your garden is gorgeous. I love the rebirth of a fall garden.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Everything looks so good! Love the ivy growing around your potting bench. Pansies love cooler weather- I hope they'll put on a good show for you! We may have our first frost later this week. The days have cooled off and it's time for sweaters and jackets.

NanaDiana said...

Your garden is just lush and beautiful, Celeste...and that is no small feat living in Texas with the heat that you have there. I am sure watering is a big deal to keep things looking so good.

Have a wonderful week- xo Diana

Createology said...

Fall is a lovely time of year and your garden flowers are beautiful. I am seriously liking your purple potato vine and blossoms. I am enjoying the wonderful sunshine while we have it. I am not a fan of dreary cold Winter. Lovely Fall Days to You Dear...

Crissi said...

Oh, your garden is so beautiful and peaceful!
Hug Crissi - happy day

Anna said...

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Your garden is always so pretty and lush! Have a great rest of the week :)

Stacey said...

So pretty in your garden, Celeste. We've really been lucky this year with the weather and rainfall. This is the prettiest fall I can remember. :)

Art and Sand said...

Your autumn garden is lovely.

That's where I am headed this morning. Why do the weeds grow so profusely?

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your gardens are beautiful. Love how you added a bicycle and the potting bench is gorgeous. Lovely gardens to enjoy this time of year. xo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh sweet friend, your garden is beautiful and bountiful at that. WOW! I would so enjoy every moment of your beautiful garden. I am sure you do every moment that you get too! Beautiful pictures today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Thank you for the beautiful stroll through your garden. You truly have beauty surrounding indoors and out. Loved this tour.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a pretty tour of your garden! You have created such lovely spots to relax, read, visit, really whatever one's heart desires.
I can see that you love to garden because everything is thriving beautifully.
Looking forward to seeing your renovations-I know they will be wonderful.
Sending warm wishes for a happy week, by dear and kind friend,

Stephanie said...

Your garden looks like a beautiful wonderland, my friend. Thank you for the lovely stroll.

Have a glorious day! Love and hugs!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a lovely garden, my dear Celestina! I could happily stay there all day enjoying all the pretty blooms and twining ivy! Love all the little features, too - the birdhouse, little frog, your gorgeous potting bench and meditation garden. I don't know how you do it, my dear, running a business while keeping such a beautiful home and garden and looking so lovely while doing it all. You are a true inspiration! Enjoy these wonderful (and cooler) days of fall! hugs xo Karen

Conniecrafter said...

So wonderful to still be enjoying all the beautiful flowers and plants. I love seeing chairs in among the flowers in a garden :) The ivy growing up around your bench is so pretty, and that is the cutest bird house. Good luck finishing your bathrooms!

Kim said...

What a lovely fall garden. It's so pretty. Our garden is withering, but it's ok, I can peek at yours! ;)

Lisa said...

Celeste your garden is just magical! All of your hard work really shows. And that potting bench is so dreamy!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a pretty garden Celeste! I love that sweet potato vine with the bloom; didn't know they did that. I'm sure it's lovely to get outside and away from the disruption in your home right now. And I love the pansies -- so cheerful! You must find lots of painting inspiration in your garden. xo Deborah

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Fall nice that you still have a hydrangea bloom!....Have a great weekend and looking forward to your bathroom makeovers!

Joy Junktion said...

Your autumn garden is so lush and mature, Celeste! Beautiful! Most of my plantings are new this year, it will be some time before I show much off. But, someday! Isn't it amazing how many shades of green God has created? Love it all, dear Celeste! Blessings to you, Cindy xo

Debbie said...

All of your gardens are beautiful, Celestina! How nice for you to be able to enjoy them even this late into the season. WE still have some mild days, and some of the plants are still blooming, but not like yours. WE are ready for the cold nights, and cooler days ahead here. Thank you for sharing your lovely outdoor rooms. Happy Autumn to you, dear one.

Ana Love Craft said...

Beautiful garden, Celestina! Pansies are my favorite! On here leaves are dancing on the ground, it's fall!
Have a wonderful autumn!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Pretty gardens with so much still blooming! I love the ivy hugging your garden bench. My Bacopa is still blooming and I am grateful for that little bit of lavender outside my door!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your Autumn garden is green and filled with many different pretty flowers. That red bicycle is cute with the sweet frog resting on there. :)

love, ~Sheri

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Celestina Marie
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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..