Friday, August 22, 2008

No More Blooms



Here in South Carolina we are in the middle of a drought. It's a shame, all of my roses are suffering as well as my vegetable garden. We water as little as possible, but they need much more than they are getting. So, since I am sad I'm not getting any blooms, I'll post some pictures I took earlier in the season when everything was still beautiful.

The first one is my first gardenia bloom of the season. I have about 6 bushes so the scent is everywhere. I cut them and put them in bowls all around the house. For those of you who may not know this, if you cut the gardenia just below the bloom then let them float in a bowl of water it will last longer. You will get lots of scent throughout the house.

The second is of my climbing rose. When we moved into the house a trellis was already built onto the backyard entrance. It is the perfect spot for a climber and since I love roses... Unfortunately, this climber isn't doing to well. It will have to be cut back drastically soon because of the damage it received this summer. Hopefully, next year will be better.

6 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful flowers..I love to see them and smell them, just can't seem to grow them..Isn't it funny, our girls have beautiful gardens. Well, they didn't get their green thumb from me..

Karma by Morgan said...

I love gardenias! They remind me of staying at my grandmothers house during the summer (she lived in SC too) they are beautiful. I just moved from coastal sc my family tells me the drought is over now! the tropical storm has been dumping there. I hope the drought is over for you soon :)

Star of the East said...

Hope rain will come to rescue nature soon!

Christopher And Tia said...

I've always admired those that can garden. Becuase I sure can't. I love to look at flowers, but I don't have the patience, or the weather to grow them myself. Yours sure look pretty :)

~ alison said...

I keep hearing about the drought in SC. It seems every year the state suffers without enough water. Where 'bouts do you live? My parents live in SC.

Beth said...

We are in the Greenville area. Where are your parents?

We are supposed to be getting rain for the next 3 days. Let's hope it comes.