Friday, June 19, 2009

Gardens: Part 3 and a Winner!

After tearing ourselves away from the vivid iris garden
and catching a bite to eat,
Gentleman Farmer and I took route, following a map from the
peony garden, to a farm called Heritage Roses.
Being a weekday, and the time 4:15pm, we realized we didn't have
much time to get to where we were going before
closing time. We arrived with 15 minutes to spare, and the people there said we
could be in the gardens until dusk.
This was more than enough time to browse the grounds
as with the peonies, the season had not really started.
We shall have to go again a little later in the month, perhaps next year.
Here are the few flowers and a blooming rose or two that we saw.
(Sorry, Wendy, no David Austens! :~{ )
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Near the entrance of the store.

A tree in bloom along the driveway


An early blooming rose


A hedge rose near the entrance of the strolling garden.




Yellow rose ( sorry, I didn't realize my camera was off macro!)



Stately foxgloves in the rose garden.


Dainty Columbine


A clematis in the Meditation Garden


White rose heavy with buds.



A garden blessing.
(Click on image to enlarge if you care to read the blessing)
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"Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded and its blossoms have opened, and whether the pomegranates have bloomed."
Song of Solomon 7:12

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Now, for the winner of my 100th Post Celebration Give~Away!
All the names of "Followers" from my Six blogs
are placed in, what else, my sewing basket!


Gentleman Farmer ~ er... I mean Random Generator,
chooses a name.



The winner of the Mending Kit is.....




Nadine from Nadine's Nook!
I am extra thrilled because Nadine is a
fellow Washingtonian!
Congratulations, Nadine!
Please email me with your shipping address
and I will get your package sent out right away.
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Thank you all, dear friends, for your sweet comments and
welcome encouragements these past few
months. It has been so enjoyable "meeting" each and everyone of you.
Blessings to you all!


"Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win."
I Corinthians 9:24

11 comments:

Michele said...

Congratulations, Nadine! I'm sure you will enjoy your mending kit; Lady Farmer is one of the best seamstresses! Enjoy!

Anne Marie said...

your garden looks lovely!

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Isn't it a joy to share with others!

Thank you Lady Farmer for sharing your trip to all these lovely places. The beauty of God's creation is a wonder to behold...especially if you are a gardener ;)

blessings,

lady m

lady m's lavender cottage said...

Also,

Congratulations Nadine...Lady Farmer is a wonderful seamstress!

blessings,

lady m

Lori said...

I am droolin' over these flowers! They are gorgeous! I love the foxglove especially but I've never tried growing any. :)
Congratulations to Nadine! Believe it or not, I actually won a giveaway today too!! Yiptahooty!

Sharon said...

Congratulations dear Nadine :)! I am sure that you will enjoy the lovely gift. Thank you lady Farmer for hosting the giveaway, very generous of you.

The Roses are just beautiful! I also love the color combination of the Foxglove and the Columbine. I wish we had that color Columbine here in CO. Thanks so much for sharing your blessings with us :)

Have a wonderful day in the Lord!

Sharon

Paula said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

I have enjoyed seeing all the beautiful gardens you and Gentleman Farmer have been touring! I would love to visit gardens like that, so many beautiful flowers to behold and so much inspiration! I am so thankful the Lord has blessed us with so many beautiful things to enjoy!

Congratulations to dear Nadine and congratulations to you for your 100th post! You are such a blessing to all that visit you, sweet friend!

Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend, too!

Love you, Paula

Simply Heart And Home said...

Congratulations Nadine!

Lavinia said...

More lovely blossoms....totally wowed by that gorgeous yellow rose....and the columbine, so dainty indeed.

Congratulations to Nadine!

Nadine said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Oh, what a wonderful surprise!!! Especially after feeling ill for the past few days! And thank you ladies for your congratulations! I am so looking forward to receiving the sewing kit...thank you so much!!!

Blessings,
Nadine

ivoryspring said...

Raeann,

No problem on the absence of David Austins! ;) I enjoyed the tour just as much!

Hugs!