The following photos are cropped from the pictures in the header. The demi-tasse cup is from my collection and was given to me by my Mother. The little cloisonne snail, I bought in the gift shop at Descanso Gardens, he is one of the few snails that I like to see at Rose Arbors. Actually, as far as snails in the garden...years ago I distributed Decollate snails and since then I have never had the more voracious and damaging brown garden snails...the resident opossums might also contribute to that!
The common brown garden snail, Helix Aspersa is not native to the Americas but to the Mediterranean. For those readers and gardeners out there I suggest a very charming and uplifting book you might enjoy, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, Amy E. Henry.
Weeping China Doll is still available in the trade and can be mail ordered through many of the rose growers specializing in antique roses.
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Your images are all so lovely ♥ReplyDelete
Your header picture is absolutely lovely and we have much enjoyed looking at the rose in 'close up'. Indeed, on your last post, we thought that the bridge swathed in roses was an absolute delight.
For over 25 years we gardened in Herefordshire, UK, where, in May and June, the Rose Garden was so wonderful on account of the colour and scent. Do you, perhaps, grow Clematis through your roses? Those which fall into the pruning group 3 can add an extra dimension and additional interest.
The demi-tasse from your mother is so very pretty. A lovely, early summer post.
Oh thats just gorgeous....I am not sure if you know this already and maybe you like them there but you can get rid of the birds on the background of your blog if you go into the advanced settings in the template designer and hit the transparent button for the background setting...I thought I would share because I know some other blogging friends that did not how to remove this with this background template I hope that doesn't come off as rude or a blogging faux pas lol ...just wanted to pass on that tip...Your header is gorgeous ~Have a wonderful Memorial Day Love HeatherReplyDelete
Adrienne, you header is gorgeous. I can only imagine how lovely your rose garden is in person!!! Have a wonderful Memorial day and thankyou sooooo much for your visits to my blog, it means a lot to me, xo KathysueReplyDelete
Adrienne your banner is incredible! The roses are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love the photo edits. Is this Photoshop Elements?
I love your new header! It's gorgeous. And I'm totally in love with the snail. :)ReplyDelete
Your new header is absolutely gorgeous! The roses are beautiful. You are so correct, their beauty totally makes up for their lack of scent.ReplyDelete
I keep scrolling back up to look at your header...it is absolutely divine!!!
Lovely header...I would expect nothing less from my favorite rose goddess!!!ReplyDelete
Have a happy week...
Gorgeous roses and a gorgeous new blog banner. It finally dried out enough around our house today to tackle some planting. My husband was in heaven.ReplyDelete
The banner is breathtaking! Its great to hear that the decollate snails worked for you. I always encouraged my clients to buy them at the nursery. They do work!ReplyDelete
I think that I outwitted Blogger. I am glad that I can finally leave a comment letting you know how lovely your new banner looks!ReplyDelete
Very nice new header! i love the colour of your roses, your cup and phhotos are very nice.ReplyDelete
Such Beauty. Your header is stunning......Love the image with the demi-tasse cup, your photos are really lovely.ReplyDelete
The French Hutch
My mother and I looked at roses this weekend at the garden, but I'm sticking to my tropicals. I'd be in your shadow the whole time.ReplyDelete
What fabulous images you've created! Everything is beautiful here!ReplyDelete
Those roses are absolutely gorgeous. Your new header is really wonderful and the photos above equally so. Just lovely.ReplyDelete
These are such elegant roses...a truly beautiful post!ReplyDelete
Adrienne, your roses are beautiful and I love your new header! Everything is always beautiful here at your place. I'm going to try to find that antique rose, I want it for my garden!ReplyDelete
ummm... are you using the new Photoshop Elements? tell me how you like it. Considering getting a copy - JPE bought me a new MacBook Pro (loving it).ReplyDelete
Your photos are so romantic! LovelyReplyDelete
New follower from the hop.
Lovely images of some of my favorite things combined in beautiful images.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the garden party,
Adrienne, how I wish I could come and visit you! I would sit in your garden all day and never want to leave! Your photos are fabulous, as is your new header! Have fun with Photoshop! I wouldn't be without it. :-)ReplyDelete
Those roses are gorgeous! & the softness of the photo's really makes the post romantic! Thank you for sharing at Cottage Flora Thursday's...xoox, tracieReplyDelete
Those are such beautiful roses and your header looks amazing. Feels like I can touch them.ReplyDelete
Your header looks pretty. Great photos. Love, love them all.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful new header!ReplyDelete
Slugs are a terrible scourge in island gardens, but we find that our ducks do a great job of keeping them at bay.
I love seeing how you put together your vignettes, Adrienne. You really have become quite a master at it - and photographing the end results. ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday. It's always a pleasure to have you.
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage