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?

23 thoughts on “Gated Community Dressed in White…

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

  2. 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

      1. I have an allotment and garden in the south of England. So its not cold enough to really snow in the winter, just rains. Although the summers can be really nice. Hot but bearable

  3. Dear Teresa, Love all the photos and stories to go with them of your visit here with me! I will be sending on new photos of my roses that bloomed not long after you left! Peggy Martin

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