Thursday, May 28, 2009

Developing Character

It takes some time for a garden, or a home for that matter, to develop character. After two years our SJC garden is starting to look like the garden I've imagined, if only in certain spots, like this 'Eden' rose softening the formal baluster.

12 comments:

wormandflowers said...

OMG that is so gorgeous! What a classic combination, stone and roses. It's breathtaking.

Dirt Princess said...

Looks beautiful and you are right it does take time. Great shot

Darla said...

Beautiful.. Character just doesn't happen. I thought my husband and I were the only ones that used that word for gardens...

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sheila, I think a lot of us are finding our "character" at the same time .. although for me it took a longer time. We moved so often it was actually hard to believe I could really let myself love my home and garden. It is a wonderful feeling : )
Your roses are doing the job of building character ! : )

1keewee1 said...

The rose looks so lovely there.

Sherri said...

The pale pink and stone gray color combination is gorgeous.

CiNdEe said...

I love the pink against the grey. That is a beautiful setting. It is nice when Character sets in(-:

Joddie said...

It's a beautifull flower.. remind me with my past..

lynn'sgarden said...

Sheila, what a pretty soft shade of pink. Great site too as everyone passing would have to stop and smell. My garden is 11 years in the making and it's still not as I want it so it does take time..lots of time!
Lynn (NJ)

Kathleen said...

I agree Sheila. I've lived in my home for 8 years and only the last three has it developed some character. I spent the first five thinking I was going to move and doing nothing! I finally got happy and starting making it mine. This scene is breathtaking and only going to get better with time!

Heather said...

What a nice combination of the hard and the soft! I think you have a winner there!

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

That is a very beautiful garden you have. Very romantic!