Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another beautiful spring morning here in Central Kentucky. The sun is shining and the temperatures are finally rising! My morning stroll in the garden brought a few more pictures. The darling little English Wood Hyacinths are among my favorites. They're so dainty and small yet they command a definite pause on the garden path.



Here's a view of our porch from my garden gate. The rose in the background came from my great aunt's garden. It's a soft pink, almost white, heirloom. The bearded iris in front of it is starting to spring to life. I noticed the large buds peering out from the blades just two days ago. The gate came with our house. The house was built between 1896 and 1898 so I have no idea how long the gate and a wrought iron arch have been here. I'll post pictures of the arch when my climbing blaze rose blooms in a month or so...

7 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I had no idea you live in such a historic house. I can imagine the atmosphere...

These pics are lovely; I am always glad to have a peek at your beautiful gardens....looking forward to the arch pictures too.

That rosebush is precious! How special that you have plants from your grandmother's garden....

Regards,
Lavinia

DeeDee said...

Rebecca....How incredibly wonderful to live in an older home...they have so much character and charm....and the garden..I do so enjoy your strolls and that you share all the beauty found there...Love the old gate...

Thank you for your sweet visit today...Dee Dee

willow said...

I remember my grandmother's garden and how I wish I had some cuttings of her plants. That is so special that you have a generation of your great aunt's rose. And your garden gate is so charming!

Isn't there something wonderful about living in an older house? Ours was built in 1927, not nearly as historical as yours. I am working on applying to the National Registry of Historic Homes. Have you done that? If so, maybe you can give me some tips.

Rebecca said...

I really do feel blessed to have so many cuttings from my Grandmother and Great Aunt. I have one rose that came from my Great Grandmother's garden and I can't wait until it blooms to take pictures. It's so fragrant and the salmon color is beautiful.


Lavinia, thank your for compliment about the music on the blog.

We've been at this house for almost 14 years now. The house has an interesting history that I need to post about and will along with many before and after pictures. What I guess is most unique is that we are only the 4th owners. Most houses in our neighborhood have had many owners and were converted into duplexes and then converted back..etc...The house is a labor of love. My husband says more of a labor for him..LOL!!

Rebecca said...

Willow, I did look into that a while back and will see if I can find some of the paperwork to check for you. We didn't get it listed but I know the paperwork is around here somewhere.

Blog Princess G said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely, serene photographs of your lovely home. :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you Blog Princess..The inside is not too lovely today, though.. LOL! Spring cleaning is calling me but I'd rather be in the garden:-)Procrastination is my middle name.