Spanish Lavender, Rhododendrons and Roses, Oh My!

Spanish Lavender, Rhododendrons and Roses, Oh My!
The Flowers of Fox Hollow: A peek at what our garden grows.
We do have a few things the deer don’t like ūüėČ
Spanish Lavender, Rhododendrons…
and Roses that are so prolific,
we have enough to share!

These are a few of the blooms on the big rose bush we have between our house, and Rose Wood Cottage where my
mother in law lives.
It’s about the size of a VW Bug.
It will be covered in pink anytime now and you will be able to smell it on the breeze.
¬†I wish I knew all the proper names¬†for the different¬†varieties¬†of¬†Rhodie’s we have on our property.
Spanish Lavender works out great¬†for us…¬†the deer avoid it and the bees love it.
So we have a lot!
 The evergreens are sporting tons of  new growth.
It looks like all the tips have all been dipped in bright green!
And soon… we will be bursting with berries!

Things are starting to bloom around here!
It’s so welcome to finally be getting some sun.

Our Summers are so gorgeous here on the Oregon Coast. It makes it worth waiting through the long Winters and rainy Spring seasons just to have these few, blissful months.

I’ll share more soon.

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  1. says

    Beautiful! You have to go over and link this to the garden party with Allison at ThePoloHouse blog.


  2. says

    Everything looks so beautiful Shannon! I just started snipping the first of my roses and bringing them inside. Are you getting some sunshine today? It is a touch overcast in my corner of the NW but no rain! Woo to the hoo! :-)

  3. says

    Okay… Flower envy. Love the lavender and the roses! What beautiful flowers you have in your yard, Shan!

  4. says

    Gorgeous! The deer eat everything here…even what they are not supposed to like. This was a new experience for me when we moved here. I do have Rhododendrons that they eave alone…maybe I need more.

  5. says

    Your gardens are just gorgeous Shannon!I tried some knock out roses this year…they are doing so so. I just have the worst luck with gardens….OH well, I can enjoy yours and my Moms! And of course many others out here.

  6. says

    Gorgeous post- I have never seen Spanish lavender. Never even heard of it, for that matter. I love the little flower on top.

    We have lots of green tips on our evergreens this year, too. It varies from year to year here.

    No deer here- just a few DEAR that can strip flowers off a plant like nobody’s business. Of course, it is always to put in a vase-FOR ME!’>) xo Diana

  7. says

    You’re just getting sun and we could use some rain here, Shannon. I just got my pink hydrangeas today and am hoping to get them in by the weekend. Hopefully, it will actually rain so I don’t have to keep carrying water outside to water everything. Your rhodies look great. I was admiring the ones blooming on Long Island while I was visiting. I don’t think I’ve seen any here in Ohio.

  8. says

    So…your in Oregon- how did I not put this all together! We did the 2 day drive from Cali…every other year! My Grandma lives in Coos Bay! Love Oregon…so very pretty! Your photos are amazing Shannon- so what kind of camera do you use…because I would almost think you just scanned a photo of a postcard they are THAT good!!! :)

  9. says

    Mother Nature is now giving you what you were wanting a while back…no more rain and she added the beauty of your surroundings!

  10. says

    Just came in from weeding and trimming bushes, and after filling two trash bags… It’s benadryl time, and I sat down to read my favorite blogs. I LOVE your photos, and especially the Spanish Lavendar! I’ve never seen that before. Thanks for making such a special “pinning picture” — because that’s what I did… pinned it right away on a “Flowers for our Garden” board. Beautiful! Have a wonderful day, Shannon!

  11. says

    They are sooo gorgeous! It is getting hot, hot, hot here, so we are watering away to keep the blooms coming. I have french lavender, but I think I like yours better…such huge blooms!