Welcome to Boxwood Cottage!

So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Monday, June 16, 2008

The merry month of roses and "Tour for a cure"

Hello dear blogging friends and readers and welcome to Boxwood cottages rose garden in the merry month of June!

In June my garden is at it's peak of glory and I don't think it can get any better than now where all my roses are in full bloom and Eden rose 85 and Constance Spry are having a feast beside and on my rose arc:

As always you can click on all my pictures and than click again on the orange button in the left down side of the photos to enlarge them in their full size if you like to see more details, which I recommend highly for example for the photo below:

Here is a close up of my darling Eden rose 85:

and another close up this time of my frilly "Augusta Luise" a very beautiful scenting rose:

although my white peonies "Boule de Neige" where blooming for the last two week and I got this close up where I think it looks as if it is lit by the sun, it is really glowing:

Another glowing rose is growing in a huge pot on my deck now, it is David Austins deep pink-reddish "Wenlock":

This soft beauty below is called "Bremer Stadtmusikanten" and it is my hometown rose:

My "Rokoko" rose is also in bloom together with my Clematis "Ville de Lyon":

I love when the morning sun sends her beams in my garden:

The historic rose "Louise Odier" was a gift from me to my neighbor's birthday last year, but luckily I can enjoy her from my garden too:

Most of my Alliums are fading now but the Globemasters still look great:

Here is my "Leonardo da Vinci" rose together with a pot of dianthus and a hanging basket with purple petunias and other beauties:

My clematis "Piilu" is also in full bloom now and very much enjoyed by the bumblebees:

My "Allium Globemaster" in their full glory, they are now bigger than my garden balls out of glass:

New to my garden this year came this gorgeous purple "Campanula punctata":

Below is "Allium Christophii" showing of her blloms like pink metallic stars inbetween the grennish-yellow Alchemillas:

Gorgeous pink foxgloves are growing right in the middle of my rose arc:

A pot of soft pink Diascia (in German its called "Elfensporn") in a pot in front of my deck, the Lavendula behind it is just starting to bloom as well:

View from the deck down in my lil garden:

Here is a view of my garden taken from my roof top window, where my studio is located which I have neglected a bit while the weather was so good (click on photo to enlarge):

Sky blue "Veronica teucrium" (Großer Ehrenpreis) is blooming near the feet of my blue trellis and is giving the needed shade to the Clematis Cardinal rouge which is climbing up the trellis:

And lastly a shot of my catnip "Nepeta Six Hills Giant"

I dedicate this post to a special blogger named Deena who has invited bloggers world wide to a virtual garden tour (see her banner in my side bar) called "Tour for the cure" and who is hopefully winning her battle against breast cancer she's fighthing right now!!!! I'm sending her best wishes and positive thoughts from Germany! To read more about Deena aka Sweet Annee go here http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/ and to find more gardeners participating in the "Tour for the Cure" showing off ther beautiful gardens in June have a look at Deena's link list at the bottom of her post here: http://deenasstory.blogspot.com/2008/05/garden-tour-event.html

Have a great week and enjoy your gardens or nature whenever you can!

Hugs Carol(a) xox


barbaras countryhome said...

Hallo Carola,
Du hast wirklich einen wunderschönen Garten. Da würde ich mich auch richtig wohlfühlen. Der Duft der Rosen ist einfach sensationell. Meine stehen auch in voller Blüte. Einfach eine schöne Jahreszeit.
Schöne Woche und liebe Grüße Barbara

Dorthe said...

Your garden is so very beautiful! Your roses are gorgeous.
I have created a link to your Blog ....
on my own Blog. Hope it is all right...
Have a great week from

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!

Mariella said...

Dear Carol, I want to be a butterfly and live forever among roses, digital, clematis, is a marvel as ever.

It's a nice gesture on your part to teach your beautiful garden with a lot of energy to support Deena.

Debra said...

This is an amazing garden. I love the blue painted things with the blue flowers. I was mesmerized by the beauty. Thank you... Debra

Anonymous said...

What a feast for the eyes!! I don't even know where to start. I absolutely love the picture of the morning sun in your garden. You captured the light beautifully. And the roses; Eden and Louise Odier are just stunning. I also enjoyed the overview shot as it helped me to see where everything is on a larger scale. Keep the pictures coming! TWT

SweetAnnee said...

Your garden is lovely..I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your roses
and the garden art.. I love roses so much..and yours are just wonderful.. I love all of your blooms
what a view you have!!!
thanks for joining in!!
I'll be back for more!!
smiles, Deena

Jen said...

Wow! You are not only an amazing gardener, but a fabulous photographer too! Thanks for an enjoying visit!

LiLi M. said...

Your garden is truly paradise! I love your roses, aaah, who wouldn't? But also everything else that is blooming. It's the combination of plants that really makes your garden a feast to the eyes. Thank you for mentioning the varieties too, I can surely learn from that. May-June are the most beautiful months in the garden according to me. Btw. if there is a lime tree (Nein keine Zitrone, das denken die Amerikaner aber eine Linde!)in your neighbourhood, don't forget to smell its blossom! Enjoy all smells, all you see and all beautiful noises too and have a lovely week! hugs LiLi

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Carola! I'm shocked by the beauty of your garden! It's a triumph of colours and joy!

rochambeau said...

Dear Carole,
What a beautiful garten!
Thank you very much for the tour!

It brightened my day that you stopped by! Thank you.


SweetAnnee said...

Back again today to enjoy your garden once more..tis just lovely!!

thanks for sharing!!
a great way to start my day!!


One Crabapple said...

Well it only gets MORE Beautiful over here.

I just loved EACH and EVERY Picture !

The BEE inside the flower...of course that was grand !

It must be magic to sit in your backyard and just feel it all, smell it , see the little living things here and there going on about their business in their worlds....Just beautiful.

(will check out Deena, thank You)

Love, S.

NeereAnDear said...

My heart be still your garden is stunning... What a lovely and inviting place to get away from it all...

Gorgeous simply gorgeous

Do stop by for a visit


Wren Cottage said...

Hi Carola!! Your garden as I have said a million times now is AMAZING!!! I can see all the love you put into it... ~~~ I love all your color combinations and the beautiful art objects that you place perfectly in your garden make it even more of a masterpiece! You have made your bit of earth a slice of heaven :)
lots of love to you xo ~~ enjoy the rest of the summer!! Madai

Jayne said...


I've been reading your blog for a while, but have never commented before. So I'll take the opportunity as I go through Deena's garden tour to tell you that I always love your beautiful garden. It is delightful!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I always enjoy your beautiful garden photos! Thank you for sharing! :)

Naturegirl said...

Ich wunsche Dirauch einen Schonen
Tag im Garten!
(I am practicing for my trip to Germany in August)wink
What a wonderful walk through your garden with all its heavenly sights and fragrances! Ahhh..those images of the peonies and roses!
Ich liebe diesen Post!! I am a breast cancer survivor!!
We love our roses! I have Kathy to show you!
Es umarmt Dich aNNa xo

Leslie's Garden said...

I love it best when you show your garden. It's a great place for inspiration. thanks for the recent garden posts.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful photos!! Your roses are incredible!!

kari & kijsa

Andrea Singarella said...

Your gardens are INCREDIBLY beautiful! I have never seen so many gorgeous flowers in one place.
Thank you for sharing your lovely world.
xo andrea

Jan Parrish said...

Wow. You are definitely gifted and talented. Great shots. Thanks for sharing. Please stop by my garden.

JoJo said...

Your roses are beautiful, especially the white one shining in the sun. Thank you for the tour.

Sugar Bear said...

The roses are absolutely gorgeous! I've just planted my first roses - I hope I can get them looking as fabulous as yours someday.

Kathleen said...

lovely just lovely. i wish my yard and gardens were as peaceful and colorful! yummy.

Merci-Notes said...

oh Carol!!! Can your garden be even more beautiful that last summer! I love the entire plot!!! My favorite view is the one from your deck out towards the chair! So peaceful and perhaps a bit of a refuge from the summer day's sun?
I was wondering what the white flower is in photos # 5 & 6 and also seen in the photo : "view from your garden deck"?
Ok, my new favorite is the boxwood with the sun streaming down in the morning! Can I come to your garden!? What a way to start a day!
I will send a prayer for your dear friend and will be visiting her in her garden also.
Thank You Carol!!!

Caleen said...

I don't have to look in a Garden book any longer.. I will just come browse on your blog and see such a beautiful garden there!! Your Garden is so lovely.. I love all the special touches.. It is a paradise.. The photography is wonderful too.. I could sit there for hours and just dream.. Thank you for sharing.. :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Yours are some of the most stunning roses I've ever had the pleasure to see Carol. Your garden has brought me so much pleasure over the last couple of years. Thank you.

I'm so sad to hear that "Sweet Annee has this battle to fight. I've appreciated her artwork over the years and she seems such a nice person. I will hold a good thought that she will be much better soon.

Take care.

Catherine said...

Your garden is lovely Carol! And beautifully captured & shared!
I'm a big fan of David Austin Roses! And you have some wonderful garden ornament's!
I enjoyed the tour!
Wishing you a beautiful Summer Carol!

Fifi Flowers said...

GOREGOUS photos and garden! WOW!

Joy said...

What a beautiful garden you have! I love the gazing balls too. That picture with the white peony and the light shining thru is so pretty!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Carol....
What a stunning display of roses you have this year and I can’t see any sign of blackspot of rust....... what’s your secret? I’m amazed at how many different plants you manage to pack into your garden and yet you always manage to surprise us with something new.

Love the Augusta Luis rose..... A joy to behold. Marion

Sandra Evertson said...

I am left Breathless! Your Garden is Absolutely Stunning! You can tell you Love it, and it Loves you!
Sandra Evertson

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Carol,
Your garden is absolutely gorgeous, truly the most beautiful I have ever seen!

I have really enjoyed visiting your blog have added it to my favorite places to visit, I hope that is alright.

My dear friend's daughter & family live in Bremen. It is such a lovely place to live!

Carol Anne

Jean said...

I have been looking at your older posts too and I have never, never ever seen such a beautiful gardes as yours, and your photos bring the flowers right to me. The blues and purples take my breath away. The pansies are some of the prettiest I've ever seen. I have to say your home is gorgeous too, and I so enjoyed the tour of your home and gardens. Definetly make me want to hurry and get my gardens in shape.Thank you so much for putting joy in my heart and a smile on my face. I can't wait until you put a new post and photos on. Of course I don't know how you have any extra time with all you do and keep up. Have a wonderful July.
Jean in Roanoke, Virginia


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