Friday, April 16, 2010

Outside My Kitchen Window

Happy Spring from here Amongst The Oaks. The Joseph's Coat roses are looking splendid just now. This first flush of blooms will last two weeks and then I'll get a ladder and cut off the spent flowers and we'll get a second bloom and more flowers throughout the summer, but it never looks as wonderful as this first bloom. So I had to share it with you.

That little bed beneath the window has some oregano and chives, but I think I'll plant more herbs there soon. It's so handy to step outside the kitchen for a snip of something. Rosemary grows like a weed, and sage would do well there too. And maybe some parsley, but not basil. We usually plant about 12 basil plants out in the vegetable garden where they get more sun and more water. We do love our pesto.


Thinking of planting and enjoying the roses here Amongst The Oaks.

6 comments:

Debbi said...

wow! that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I won't have any roses for at least 6 weeks, so this is a real treat. Thanks for sharing!

Annesphamily said...

My aunt and uncle had an entire rose garden in their yard. I wish I had paid more attention as a kid to what they did to maintain those beauties! I love your roses, I can sit back and smell them now! I also love the herb garden! Hugs from Anne

Millie said...

so beautiful!!

Mary said...

Joseph's Coat is my favorite of the climbing roses. I think it's gorgeous. Yours looks beautiful.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What glorious roses! I'm going to go to the nursery and look for this rose bush today!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Soooo beautiful! So glad you posted this...belongs in a book!