Romantic Country Roses


 nothing says "romance" 
more than these wonderful English roses
 peaking in May...this is the time that I
  cut and cut and cut some more
 I just can't get enough of these beauties

 if you see them in your nursery I 
highly recommend buying one or two

 or if you have a small terrace...just put one in a pot

 the fragrance and the colors are the most romantic
 and beautiful rose
 I have ever encountered

 and what a great flower to share with friends

I'm sharing these with you today 

my friends

best, Kelley

  1. Breath-taking! Thank you for introducing me to these beauties- looking forward to the blooming of the ones I got my mother a couple years ago!

  2. Kelley, your roses are gorgeous! In the past 2 years we have planted 11 old rose plants, 5 of which are David Austin roses, and I am totally addicted to roses now! I just told my kids that I want another one for Mother's Day! Which varieties do you have?


  3. I love, love, love my English Roses. I try to get myself a new one each year. Running out of room but I shall prevail. My neighbors yard is in full view of mine and is bare, I wonder if she would like me to plant some in her yard too!

  4. Beauty in abundance Kelley - garden roses are the essence of plenty, can't get enough. Glorious pictures!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite flowers.

  6. MMM LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  7. Your roses are beautiful!!They are my favorite.I love your drying rack too!


  8. Hi Kelley! I am getting my first David Austin blooms. They are very young so they are not robust. I am waiting until the third year to allow myself to thoroughly fall in love. The fragrance...!!! What roses are these in the photos? Gorgeous! Gorgeous photos!
    And what, specifically, do you feed them?
    Thanks, Kelley!
    xoxo, Chris

  9. I could look at those photos of the roses forever, I can almost smell them. Bravo!

  10. Hello everyone!

    I have 4 varieties: Queen of Sweden , Graham Thomas, Evelyn and The Generous Gardener
    all of which are wonderful but I do have to say that Queen of Sweden is the most stout and hearty but Evelyn is the most beautiful! And yes they smell like heaven! I feed them organic rose food and use my compost from the compost bin. Roses love to be pampered, so go for it and you will not go unrewarded.

    xx kelley

  11. Utterly gorgeous, Kelley! DA English roses have always been my favorite! Yours look so healthy! :) xoxo laurie

  12. Thank you, Kelley. I was just thinking, coming back to your page, how much your Ojai living seems to be part of your soul. You tend it all and are developing it with such love and care. It is obvious and much to be admired.
    Now, I know I must adopt a similar attitude rather than allowing my garden to care for itself. A change in attitude is called for!
    I love reading and seeing your blog. (I think I've said that a million times!)
    xoxo, Chris


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