Lavender and Roses

Good day to all my dear blogging friends and to many of you that are visiting for the first time. Welcome!

I am so excited to share with you today my little flower garden.

No this is not my flower garden but it’s what I would like it to look at. I live in a rented home that was built in 1960, it is a rambler. The renters put in some beautiful spaces for gardening. I have taken over the front yard beds. My kids are not real big gardeners. This is my third summer here. Last year I started planting the beds. The bed that is next to my downstairs entrance I want to look like this, with nothing but lovely wild flowers and herbs.

welcome mary

This is a picture of part of the side garden. I have planted ground cover, herbs and holly hocks here. All of the plants are starts that have been given to me. I have a very small budget so it will take some time to for it to fill in. But someday it will look like I want it to.

welcome holly hocks

I planted the Holly Hocks by seed last year, they grew and grew and grew. They were higher than my roof, and the blooms were a deep blood red so beautiful!

holly hawks

This is a picture from last year.

This is my goal for the front yard flower garden. I love the lavender and pink roses. I the colors are so beautiful.

welcome painted

Here I have planted five pink rose bushes. The three rose bushes that I put in the front are low growing bushes, so they will spread and fill in like ground cover. The bushes are just full of buds,  I can’t wait to see them bloom. Each rose bush is a different shade of pink. In the back I have one climbing bush and I made a pallet trellis for it to grow on.

welcome lavander

I have planted lavender along the front of the bed for a border. I just love lavender and I can use it in so many ways inside the house.

welcome trellis

I also planted five mini rose bushes among them. It will take a few years for them all to fill in but it will be very pretty. I also have many bulbs planted in around them.

welcome rose

This is a new rose that I bought this year, I wanted one more climbing rose bush but I couldn’t find one anywhere, so I had to settle with a tall bush but the size of the roses are huge so I know that I will love it, plus I can clip them and have a bouquet in the house. I love pluses.

welcome garden entrance

This is the entrance to my sweet little home.

welcome bird bath

I love my old bird bath,it has been with me for a lot of years,  the kids picked this little gnome out for my garden. They say that he take’s care of it. lol  When I bought flowers to plant the other day I forgot to get one for my pretty blue pot, so it is awaiting a nice new geranium.

welcome entry

I really had fun dressing up my little entrance area. The pot of pansy’s are from last year!

welcome in French

I made this fun little sign from old pallet pieces that says The Garden in French.

I think that gardens are very much like a home it shows the personality of who tends them.   Can’t wait to show you pictures of when it’s all in bloom.

I found this darling poem that I want to share with you. You gardeners will relate.

My Garden Is My Sanctuary

As I look out to my garden

I feel a sense of pride

It really is a lovely room

Except it is outside.


Where lovely things mix and match

And greenery fills the walls

The sound of trickling water

Coming from the gold fish pond.


I love the sight of stones and rocks

And driftwood and tree ferns too

The sounds of all my chimes

I know you would like it too.


With pride I walk around my garden

And savor each scent and smell

Colours of yellow, red and gold

Striped cushion on a bench.


The bird bath has its own domain

It’s placed beside a wooden arch

Where all the birds come to bathe

And drink when they are parched.


Ladybirds can hide away

Sometimes they come out to see

What’s happening around them

With caterpillars and the bees.


There’s not much more that I can say

Except if you have your own

It won’t take long to build it up

Seeds will bloom once they are sown. 

by- Marie Church

Have a beautiful weekend!



I will be hanging out at these great parties this week.


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Show and Share @ Coastal Charm

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill


Tuesdays With a Twist @ Back 2 Basics

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Tweak it Tuesdays @ Cozy Little House

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Tuesdays with a Twist @ God’s Growing Garden


Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House

What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style


Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Home Matters @

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things

Idea Box @ Christmas Creations


Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane


Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice


Every Room in the House @ A joyful Cottage

Get your DIY on @ The Hankful House

46 thoughts on “Lavender and Roses

  1. Every garden has to start someplace. You are doing well and will reap the rewards in the seasons to follow. Love you little home entrance, so sweet! Blessings, Cindy


  2. Oh what a beautiful little garden you have! Isn’t it fun to plant and then wait and water and dream! It won’t be long, and your flowers will be amazing and can’t wait to see those pictures 🙂 Love your entrance with the lovely sign – you have a talent for pulling things together and making beauty out of them all 🙂


  3. I love what you have done! Your entrance is precious, I love the sign and the way you have used pallets. It has given me some ideas. Have a great weekend! Hugs,


  4. Jo,
    You have the perfect little garden starting. You are doing so great with working within a budget. I love your entrance vignette. So sweet.


  5. Beautiful! I love what you have done to what could be a rather ugly entrance. I never would have thought of that. That’s why I keep coming to your page for inspiration. I hope your little gnome watches over your garden well!


  6. Your garden is going to be beautiful with all those photos giving you inspiration! When we moved into our last house the gardens were absolutely dismal so we put out the word to all our friends to think kindly of us when they were dividing their perennials. We were overwhelmed by generous donations and within a couple of years we had beautiful gardens. So much so that we were on the garden tour!


  7. Gardens always start small and grow to be full of blossoms and blooms! I remember when I started to garden and where it has come since then. Love your roses and lavender, I just picked up 3 plants and realized they are pink lavender? So wish you lived close because i have so many I could give you. Love your entryway!


    • Thank you for your sweet comment. I wish I were closer to. When I was a young newly wed, i had a new home with a yard to put in and between my mother and grandmother I had a beautiful flower garden. Starts that you get from one another make your garden so much more special. Have a lovely weekend. Jo


  8. Love your sweet entrance and garden! I am on the lookout for lavender today-I hear it repels mosquitos, and it is so pretty whether it is growing or hanging up on stems dried. Have a beautiful weekend!


  9. I love what you have planted so far around your yard. I adore the pink roses! I like the vine growing up the trellis too. I have a few rose bushes in my yard and this time of year they look good. I wish I had more. Flowers really look best in large groups. Love the inspiration pics you shared too. Thank you for sharing this at Share Your Style this week!


  10. I can see your vision and your garden dream and it will be heavenly with the pink roses and Lavender. Your entrance is inviting, warm and reflective of your sweet heart.


  11. Jo, everything is coming along nicely, You’ll be amazed at how quickly things grow! I have Hollyhocks that have seeded all over behind my fire pit area. Can’t wait till they bloom. One of my favorite old fashioned flowers. They just move around my garden. Plus I have lots of Mallow that reseeded as well. It’s a smaller bloomer that’s pinkish purple and in the Hollyhock family. I love that my gardens have filled in and sadly there is very little space for any annuals. : ) Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  12. Oh how I wish I has someone like you to come and whip my flower beds in to shape…mine are pretty sad :(. Everything looks lovely! Laurel


  13. So much inspiration and beauty to be found here on your blog. I love your garden. It looks like an English Garden where the fairies are most likely to hang out. Love it!



  14. There is something so calming putting your hands in the soil with dreams of a wonderful garden. Yours is off to a great start. Love the entrance way.


  15. What a beautiful garden you’ve created! I love the idea of using a painted pallet for a trellis. Thank you so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.


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