Sunday, April 24, 2011

~ Our Italian Terrace ~

The sun was out this Saturday morning so we decided to share with you some of the blooms in our terrace garden. This is the third year that the terrace has been finished. And the plants have finally matured and shared some blooms.

Here's Tallulah exiting the entrance of the our small orchard. We have different fruit trees planted here. The orange and tangerine trees are filling the air with there sweet scent and the bees seem to be hard at work pollinating. And the grape vines already have small tags on them. Ray's Lemon tree got hit with the frost this past winter, or a goffer got to the roots. We are unsure but it looks pretty sick. But we have some hope for it!



The name of this rose has slipped my mind, at this time. But I luv the blooms on it they are full of light yellow blooms and pink blooms. It is a hybid of yellow and pink roses. It is beautiful!



The terrace has mint's,boxwoods, ivy, geraniums and some succulents which do pretty well with the heat here in So.Cal





The Iris bed below has given us an abundance of bloom. But the other day I noticed some nibbling on the blooms. So now I must start hunting for the little pest. I will have to relocate the little boogier.







Here are some nice geranium blooms that have survived the frost this past winter.



This is a succulent that has given this pretty purple bloom today. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter and Thank You for stopping by the garden today weather I call it Italian or a garden from Provance. Maybe just good old American sounds the best to me............Julian & Ray
I will be linking on to ~ Cottage Flora Thursday~

~ Vintage Inspiration Friday ~

~ Feartherd Nest Friday ~

~ Fertlizer Friday ~

~ Show And Tell Friday ~

~ Home Sweet Home ~



43 comments:

  1. hi Julian and Ray... I always enjoy the posts of your gardens, you have such beautiful spaces to enjoy! I hope to get some roses on the plants that I put in last year. Irises are one of my favs. too. You have me hoping that my garden can be 1/2 as lovely as yours! t. xoxo

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  2. Your terrace garden is very inviting. Just amazed at the bloom on that succulent. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. The terrace garden looks so peaceful and perfect, just like your own Eden. Tallulah is very lucky to have such a gorgeous garden. The succulent flower is the largest I've ever seen and the color is amazing.

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  4. I'm so jealous of you and all the other posters who have beautiful gardens! The previous owners of the house we moved into had NOTHING planted...just a few shrubs that are half dead now. I guess with alot of planting and in time I will have some gardens to be proud of!

    Your gardens are BEAUTIFUL!

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  5. What a gorgeous garden! I could barely spot Tallulah in all those flowers! Everything is beautiful!! Happy belated Easter:)

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  6. Just beautiful! Have a great week Rita

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  7. LOVE your Italian terrace! I just had my gardener ripped out a bunch of my garden. With all the rain we've had this year, it was totally out of control. I did save my roses and succulents though!

    Take care, Sue

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  8. Awesome gardens & florals! So enjoy any cascading flowers ...

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  9. such a serene and lovely space you have created in your garden!

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  10. Your garden is so lush & pretty right now. :)

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  11. Your yard is beautiful, everything looks so happy and healthy-enjoy:@)

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  12. WHAT?! Your gardens are amazingly beautiful.

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  13. I love your gardens. They are so full and lush. Love the seating and lounging areas. Wish I was sitting with you guys and havin a glass of wine or coffee. Hope you have a nice day.

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  14. Hello, love your gardens! I hope the lemon tree recovers - would love to be able to have orange trees! Their blossoms' fragrance is divine! Love your places to sit and to relax and enjoy your garden - quite lovely,
    Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  15. Your terrace garden is beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing all of your flowers today.

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  16. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Your terrace garden is absolutely amazing! I love your garden art style and of course your lovely blooms! Looking forward to seeing more. Jean

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  17. Your terrace area is wonderful...I love this time of year around here...before the summer heat bakes everything!

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  18. Your sitting terrace is so beautiful.

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  19. Oh your garden really is weeks ahead of mine. Your borders look beautiful!

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  20. Your gardens are stunning! I really need to try succulents this summer and Iris are one of my favorites.

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  21. Beautiful garden and terrace, I especially love your Iris bed. All the colors are glorious..........I'm visiting from Whassups

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  22. So many beautiful flowers. Your terrace garden is such a peaceful and relaxing place.

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  23. What a lovely spot. Your garden is perfect.. I think I will come sit for awhile in your chaise lounger. Have a wonderful day.
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  24. What a lovely garden and your geraniums are spectacular, so glad they survived the frost.

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  25. Hi Guys, I am so envious of your beautiful garden! The last picture of the terrace with the boxwoods and ivy is magazine perfect. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  26. Gorgeous blooms, love those iris, they make such beautiful bouquets. Always love when you link up to the party! xo Debra

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  27. What Fabulous Gardens, I Love each & every Bloom... I am looking forward to the blooms starting here in Michigan, the Grass is just starting to Green up, but with All the rain we have had, May should be Full Of Blossoms.
    Great Weekend to You
    Cheryl

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  28. What a beautiful garden you have! Hope you find out what's nibbling at your irises...mine are just starting to bloom. Have a good weekend!

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  29. well....I am so enchanted with your garden...I wish I was sitting on the patio just taking it all in in person!
    thanks for the tour...and for linking in this week...I love to visit such pretty places...even if it is only a cyber view!

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  30. Great terrace bed! Your iris bed makes me think that I really need one. I'm fond of purples and blues in the garden!

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  31. Beautiful place you have there! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  32. The terrace garden is glorious. Simply glorious!

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  33. Wow! I had to enlarge each pic to really get to see all the 'wow' going on!! Your hard work (and style) really shows!! (love that geranium)

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  34. Everything is beautiful!!! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's xoxo, tracie
    ps - we used to have a sweet Westie named Ally. She was so dang active, we couldn't keep up with her! lol

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  35. Your garden is beautiful. I love all the layers and romantic blooms. Do you have trouble keeping the pots watered? I just put 3 roses in pots and I hope they stay watered enough. I will be babying them. LOL Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

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  36. Oh goodness your garden is soooo pretty! I love the picture of Tallulah coming through the arbor- everything is just gorgeous! Enjoy!! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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  37. Your garden looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing,Richard at My Old Historic House

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  38. Hi Julian and Ray,
    I love seeing your garden! It looks gorgeous already, and it must smell amazing, Oh I would love to grow fresh citrus!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  39. your gardens are fabulous. i'm going to follow you. i am sure i can get much inspiration from you for my own gardens. you have beautiful dogs too.

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  40. Hello and a very special Happy Birthday to Julian! I enjoyed catching up on all of your gorgeous posts and love the beautiful blooms you all have! Have a lovely week!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  41. Hi! very good looking garden!!!! i love it!

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  42. *HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIAN* (late)
    I need a Tallulah fix! ... You have not posted for a while ..I hope all is well ..I always love seeing what is new at your place..."love your gardens".
    Hugz ..Betty

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  43. Your garden is wonderful, I don't think I could ever stand to go inside. Beautiful.Richard at My Old Historic House.

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