Gated Community Dressed in White…

ThaIMG_0191nks to Mr. G’s superb handiwork, my roses and their companions live in a gated community. In no way are these gates opening today! We have had 15″ on fluffy snow and it is packed. With the extreme temperatures (-37 windchill / -8 real temp), this snow isn’t going anywhere.

But, the gates are still pretty…

Gate # 1...

Gate # 1…

Gate # 2

Gate # 2

Gate # 3

Gate # 3

Gate going into the herb garden...

Gate going into the herb garden…

Here are some other shots I took this morning as I waded into snow up to my knees — but, man, was it good to be outside!

Beautiful trellis Mr. G built. Peggy Martin rose and Francis E. Lester rose will be beautiful out there--- in a few months!

Beautiful trellis Mr. G built. Peggy Martin rose and Francis E. Lester rose will be beautiful out there— in a few months!

Bird bath in herb garden...

Bird bath in herb garden…

View of the "gated community."

View of the “gated community.”

Hard to believe that in a few months we will be back to this…

Oh, the miracles that gardeners get to see…

Dust and Dawn combination...

Dust and Dawn combination…

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The Queen with her neighbors...

The Queen with her neighbors…

New arbor is across from another rose arbor with New Dawns. They'll be good neighbors I think!

New arbor is across from another rose arbor with New Dawns. They’ll be good neighbors I think!

How about you?

What’s going on in your garden today? Are you like my California rose friend, Baldo Villegas (pictures of his process are here.) and you are pruning your roses this week, OR are you more like me … waiting on spring while you slip and slide through winter?

About Teresa / TheGardenDiary.com

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host Rose Chat Radio. Check us out @ rosechatradio.com. Follow my garden experiences @ http://thegardendiary.com.
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20 Responses to Gated Community Dressed in White…

  1. Lacey says:

    Looks like an enchanting place to stay inside, enjoy the view, and enjoy homemade chicken noodle soup!

  2. Jewels says:

    Ah the snow is so pretty! Oh but the images after… I’m so envious of your lovely garden Teresa!

  3. Woo Hoo! Winter wonderland T! I want a few gates…Still hoping that Big A will make a few recommendations for 2014!!!
    PS if a heater can go in your birdbath, your back yard birds can have a drink during this horrible cold spell…to help keep them hydrated…xo

  4. I agree with Lacey. Beautiful in snow and in bloom.

  5. I love gates ,They offer the imagination infinite possibilities. I have several on my mountain land

  6. Catherine says:

    Such a delight to read you post and see your beautiful roses! Thank you for sharing!

  7. What an amazing transition your garden makes! Unfortunately the only difference here is that in winter, nothing grows and its soaking wet

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