Irises and roses for the garden party

Good morning hope everyone is well
 and enjoy the last days of May it has been so, so pretty
 around here. We have yet to reach 90 degrees and since I got started
 late on all my gardening chores this spring it sure has helped.

today I am sharing roses from SACGC Botanical Gardens,
and irises from the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

one of my favorites

see the new observation tower in the background

this is what the iris bed looks like from the top of it...
This bed is only a couple year's old
what a treat it is going to be watching it grow...

I am smitten with this bright colorful mini

and this soft muted beauty..

I am joining Miss Tracie of
 Fishtail Cottage for her  weekly garden party
Come on and join us... 
lets go see all the pretties being shared today.
hugs, Cherry

38th Annual NOGS Tour 2013 Garden # 3 part 2

Here we are in the backyard
which was big full of sunshine, blue skies and lots of pretties

loved the espalier on the block walls

loved this side of the house


major, major pretties

love this water feature

and these pots

and the mirror all the rusty crusty pretties

and the pops of color..
I truly loved every inch of this garden and I hope ya'll did too
Happy, happy weekend
hugs, Cherry

38th Annual NOGS Tour 2013 Garden # 3

Welcome to our next garden

This garden was one of my favorites
it has it all...
every nook and cranny was perfect

as we walked into the garden it was like I couldn't get enough of it.
I kept lingering around the front trying to see it all

waiting on people to move on so I could have it all to

that never happened because everyone was in as much awe as I was..
This table and bird cage were awesome.

I could only imagine how wonderful it would be
to look out those windows
and see all this beauty everyday.

see the pass through.. we are heading there tomorrow

there was 2 beautiful mantled water features

lots of little touches. Every where you looked
there was something pleasing to see.
This part of the gardens was shady,
cozy and on the side of the house.

don't you just love this bird cage filled with succulents

and once you pass under the house you enter into...
Well I will save that for tomorrow so come on back.

I am joining Miss Tracie of
 Fishtail Cottage for her  weekly garden party
Come join us... 
lets go see all the pretties being shared today.
hugs, Cherry

I just had to share

One of the cutest pictures I have ever taken...
My great nieces Lexi and Olivia...
We were doing Olivia's 6 months pictures yesterday
 and all she did was make cute faces at
Happy Saturday and Happy Mothers day from me and my family..
Oh yeah the dresses and hair bows 
were made by JCC Boutique   
which happens to be my oldest
 and very talented niece Jessica.. 
Go checkout all of her pretties
happy, happy day hugs, Cherry

38th Annual NOGS Tour 2013 Garden # 2

Come on in ya'll...
 Welcome to our next garden. 
Now we all know every garden/ gardener has it's on style
 and that's what makes it so special and unique.
Now I have to say when I saw this fabulous door
 I knew this garden was going to be different.

lots of stone and concert so truthful I wasn't loving
 or liking this garden when I walked in. 
It took going back through my pictures
for it to kinda grow on me.

it has all the elements of a southern courtyard garden
 which is my favorite gardening style

seating areas


brick, iron, ivy, creeping fig and confederate jasmine

softness with pops of color


and cute yellow shoes, see them in the back ground.. 
OK so this garden really isn't a garden that
 I enjoyed, but I respect that others do
 and that's what makes gardening such a beautiful thing
 there is ' no Rights and no Wrongs'
just whatever you love...
hugs ya'll hope you have a wonderful day, Cherry

I am joining Miss Tracie of Fishtail Cottage for her garden party
come on lets go see all the pretties being shared today.

Mosaic Mondays: Roses

Good morning hope each of you had a wonderful weekend
it was a complete wash out around here.
But there is lots of fabulous sunshine this morning
and looks like it is going to be a beautiful week ahead
and I can't wait to get back outside to play.

all of these roses are blooming right now at our
botanical gardens they had their Rose Festival last weekend
and all of the roses were putting on a spectacular show.
SACGC Botanical Gardens

this one is always so pretty to me

I adore this one in person it is so soft and antique looking

I had to laugh at the name of this one... it too is a beauty

Julia Child is always a great one. I bought this one
 for my mother in law for Mothers day this year

and this one I would love to have for myself ..
It is simple with lots of wonderful fragrance.
Now to find out what it's name is...

I am join in Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House  
and there is lots of pretties to see this morning
 so come join us. Have a wonderful Monday everyone... hugs, Cherry