Our two week visit to family had finally come to an end. After almost 8 hours on the road (that and the ensuing tiredness and endless chores are my excuses for my not being able to visit you nor reply to your comments 🙂 ), we pulled into our driveway at last.

This is our garden facing our side porch. I love looking out of the kitchen window to admire the roses and the clematis climbing by the trellis and all the other flowers here. There are 6 rose plants – in varying stages of health – here.

I was relieved to find that the beloved curves (of leaves and stems and flowers) have survived our absence.   The weeds did too, for that matter. 😉


The almost incessant rains took care of the plants.  The occasional hot humid days made sure that the  thriving seedlings that we left had some growth spurt.

This is our little backyard vegetable garden. On the foreground are beanpoles and Brussels Sprouts, then parsley, peppers, Zucchini, and tomatoes. I hope they do well.


I was more than pleased to see that some of the roses have not all completely dropped their petals –

Red roses
This rose blooms once in the season. I think that this is called a rambler. This is one of the rose plants that came with our house. When we first moved in, this plant was mowed to the ground by the seller.
These are Westerland roses, the roses that climb on the trellis. The plant blooms throughout the season.


and that the lilies are in their peak.

I did not plant these lilies. One year, some weird plant sprouted in the garden. Since I did not know what they were, I uprooted some. Happily, I was not very successful or we would not be enjoying these blooms. This just proves how hardy and easy to care for lilies are.
Stella d’ Oro Daylily. These days, we have several rows of this plant. The rows started with one little clump that was growing on the front yard. I had the good sense to wait until the plant flowered before I uprooted it. Stella d’ Oro is pretty hardy and multiplies quickly.


The daisies keep our front porch cheerful –


Marguerite Daisies
These are Marguerite Daisies. I got one little plant from Burpee’s for $0.99. Three years later, it has spread considerably.


while the Foxgloves stood sentries by our side porch.

I planted Foxgloves from seeds about four years ago. The plants we have now are from seeds that fell on the ground.


These lovely blooms added cheer to our homecoming.  It is nice to  go away for some break and family time, but it is even better to come home. 🙂

Thank you for coming by.  I hope you enjoyed that mini-trip in our yard. 🙂



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  1. your blooming beauties are sights to behold . . . what a heartwarming welcome!

    even if vacations or trips are weaved with mega threads of beautiful memories . . . home is still the heart’s haven

  2. I just love your garden Imelda and those Roses are so gorgeous and so are all the other flowers you have there. What a treat it must be to just sit there and bask in their glory. Great shots and thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*

  3. Flowers wouldn’t have occurred to me as a representation of curves.
    Beautiful pics, excellent response to the challenge, and welcome home!

  4. What a beautiful garden.. We are late planting because of work having to be done before doing so but we will be mainly doing perennials…and my husband’s favorite is many different varieties of lilies.. Diane

    1. Perennials are always a lovely idea – saves a lot of planting time and money too. Show pictures of your lilies. I love the Asiatic and Stargazer varieties because they are big and lovely and fragrant. 🙂

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