Friday, May 20, 2011

The Queen Has Arrived! (An 'In My Garden Today' Post)

I'd like to introduce you to 'Queen Elizabeth' (Grandiflora pink rose), 'Easy Does It' (Floribunda light orange rose) and Coleus 'Wizard Coral Sunrise.'

I came upon these two stunning roses while strolling through a local nursery this afternoon, in the pouring rain as it turned out, and brought them home with me, using the 'birthday present for myself' excuse! (Though technically since my birthday is tomorrow, it's not an excuse - well, it's a legit one at that!)

The Queen literally stopped me in my tracks. Then I saw Easy and again, my jaw dropped! Shades of pink and orange are my favorite, especially in roses. They passed my 'sniff test' - I prefer roses with more of a fruity sweet scent than the traditional floral scent - and I knew we were meant to be. Mother was annoyed that I got soaked to the bone in getting my roses - I couldn't have been happier!

The coleus I picked up at the supermarket earlier this week (along with 2 tomato plants, which went against my better judgment - around here, tomato's before Memorial Day Weekend usually don't pan out well but they were 2/$7, a good price) and once we have a day that doesn't include torrential rains, I'll get them planted in the wooden wishing well they're sitting in. I've never seen this variety of coleus before and thought it would help give some color to the corner of the yard the well sits in.

Speaking of rain, I've lost count of how many inches we've had since last weekend! And the fog has been incredible lately too. (But you know me, I love fog!) Hope you've had a lovely Friday and have an even better weekend, no matter the weather!

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Holli said...

They are beautiful! Happy Birthday!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Happy Birthday!
Coleus are always so lovely and colourful, and those roses are just gorgeous!

HolleyGarden said...

The Queen is pretty, but Easy Does It has the colors I love, too. Glad you picked them both up! Happy Birthday!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What gorgeous roses! :) Hope you are having a very happy birthday today! Theresa

TeamQuickBlade said...

Yeah I love your garden pictures!!!!