Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~ White Roses For White Wednesday ~

It's time again for ~ Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers ~ Which is being hasted by Tootsie. And also for ~ Show And Tell Friday ~ Hosted by Cindy. I am glad to join in this week. I would like to share some great roses that work well in our garden.
Along with some antique garden ornaments.If your wondering what the name of these beauties. They are called Iceberg and they're bloom in our garden for at least 10 months out of the year here in Calif.


I don't even need to prune them during the winter. If they get to big I just give them a light trim. The bees seem to luv them too.

I planted them around this antique urn one of a pair. They are 19Th century and are cast iron. I planted some boxwood as a border surrounding the roses near our pool. So if you want a reliable white rose for a white garden try this beauty. And during the full moon she just glows with the moonlight along with other white flowers and garden furniture that is painted white.
This antique cast iron gate is also 19Th century. The dealer I bought it from had told us it was from New Orleans. But I think that might have been a story to spice it up some who knows.
It's a pretty gate and dose just fine in our garden. There is a sunflower in the middle of the gate. And on the top of the gate there are Fleur De Li's.



This gate Leeds you to a new area in the back that has a round flower bed planted with more Iceberg roses, which are boarded with white Allsun. But I am thinking of using something else this fall. Hopefully soon the Texas privet bushes in the background will grow quick to make a wall for a new garden room. I'm still trying to get a new flower border along the fence that will take a lot of sun in this area to complete this room.





Thank You for stopping by and have a great weekend in the garden or hunting for vintage treasures ............Julian





35 comments:

  1. Dear Julian, I do so agree 'Iceberg' is an absolute winner of a rose - free flowering and disease resistant - and particularly effective as the light goes of an evening. I very much like your vase encircled by the roses above the box.

    Your garden sounds most interesting. I particularly enjoy gardens which are formally structured, divided into 'rooms' which, in themselves, contain informal, romantic planting. I do look forward to hearing your plans for your new, sunny border.

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  2. Hello Julian!
    Nice to see your beautiful white post! I'm back but my brain is still on vacation...your wonderfuul roses and the charming details of your garden are perfect to lift up my mood...I'm back to work!
    A nice week!
    Vale

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  3. Thanks Julian! I will have to look for Iceburg roses, I usually don't have much luck with roses, this year the japanese beetles got to them and unfortunately I am not nearly the gardener you are. I really want to plant some boxwood too, and I love how you have it border your roses. Your garden is as always so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, I always love it when you do! Theresa xoxo

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  4. lOVE your garden gate:) And those Roses have just been put on my list for Spring. Have a great week.
    ~Debra
    Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

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  5. Your roses are beautiful. They look great around that urn. The gate is really cool. What a find.

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  6. Your pictures of the garden are lovely. LOVE the roses, the gate, the urn, and everything in your photos. Great blog too!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  7. What a pretty and interesting garden you have! I enjoyed visiting--white roses are my favorite!

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  8. Hi Julian, Your roses are beautiful surrounding the urn. You lucky California gardners have the weather to enjoy the roses almost year round. I am envious.
    Fondly, Sherry

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  9. Love the garden-especially the gate!

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  10. Hi Julian ~ What a gorgeous garden you have - That urn and gate are just perfect!!!!

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  11. Your garden is so charming....Lovely!
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  12. Love your garden and your gate!

    Jody

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  13. Hi Julian,

    I love your Iceberg Roses, they are beautiful. I would love to grow roses, but have never really had any luck with them. Love the details on your wrought iron gate.

    ~ Tracy

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  14. Hi Julian,
    Your garden is looking fabulous, you'll be a slave to pruning that hedge before you know it :-))) Love that wrought iron gate... I would love to find some iron pieces for my garden but they are hard to come by here. You gave me a jaw dropping moment whe you said roses for 10 months!!! I am JEALOUS!!!!
    Bella

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  15. Julian, your garden is beautiful! How enjoyable it would be to sit out there with a cup of coffee in the morning and read. Thank you for sharing...Diane

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  16. A beautiful garden with just the right touch of vintage gates and ornaments.

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  17. I'm Baaaack! I just wanted to say KUDOS to you for taking the time to recycle other peoples stuff to create the beauty in your garden. I love that! Definitely other peoples trash becomes your treasure! Theresa xoxo

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  18. It's so nice to see someone who actually got pretty icebergs. Mine never grew and hardly bloomed. We ripped them out (so sad). Thanks for your post.

    Please stop by to check out our new Giveaway Friday linky party every Friday. Jane F.

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  19. What a lovely garden you have! I have iceberg roses growing in my garden and love them, too. That iron gate is gorgeous!
    Happy belated WW!
    ~ Jo :)

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  20. I may have to look into the Iceberg, very pretty.

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  21. The Iceberg flowers are stunning, and to have something blooming for 10 months out of the year?!? Wow, that is wonderful! I love the rusty iron gates! So beautiful!!!

    Have a blessed Labor Day weekend,

    Nancy

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  22. A beautiful garden, love the gate. They are passage markers to wonderful finds in the garden. Take care

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  23. I adore your garden gate!! And your urn too! Going to have to find a place to put an Iceberg rose! Just gorgeous!
    Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!
    *hugs*deb

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  24. I am so happy to find your blog via Tootsie and Fertilizer Friday! You have a jaw-dropping, awesome garden! Love all the wrought iron pieces, we have a bunch of urns and lots of wrought iron things too, but they aren't antiques, with the exception of one lovely urn we found at a scrapyard decades ago. My husband is great at welding and has made some gates and trellises and house ornamentation over the years, but nothing matches the allure of the old pieces. Your gates add so much to the gardens, just that special, perfect touch. Thank you for sharing your private paradise!

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  25. The combination of roses and iron is beautiful. You've done a great job Julian.

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  26. Iceberg is one of my favorite white roses. It's really a strong grower. How lucky you are to live in a climate where you get that much bloom time.
    One of my new discoveries this year was a rose called Julia Child recommended by a customer. Palish yellow with the greatest habit I've ever seen. It looked like a catalog picture...crazy!
    xx
    Carole

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  27. How lovely. I, too, love the Iceberg rose bush. :)

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  28. What pretty pictures and the gate is beautiful!

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  29. Just so beautiful. Love that urn and the gate - such chippy beauty!

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  30. This is beautiful. I am hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

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  31. Oh my goodness that antique gate simply took my breath away and your flowers are gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  32. Your yard is beautiful with everything blooming. Love what you did with the hillside!

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  33. I LOVE your gardens! I could spend hours there!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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