Friday, May 1, 2015

The Children's Garden. . .

The exterior On Crooked Creektt is divided into several Gardens.
One of my favorites is The Children's Garden!

On the East side of The Children's Garden 
is our youngest son's bicycle and the Petal Pink Knock~out Rose Bush 
gifted by our son and daughter~in~law for Mother's Day years ago!

A vintage birdhouse, original to the property, 
is surrounded by ground cover and edged in cement pavers.

Leading up the curving path is another Knock~Out Rose Bush.
This one is Ruby Red and is so~o~o striking in hue this Spring!

Continuing up the path along The Children's Garden On Crooked Creektt,
you can see The Man of The West in the mature Cottonwood Tree.

This side of The Children's Garden is filled with varying hues of Irises.

The first to bloom this Spring were the White Iris,
followed by the Purple Iris!

Also, within the center of The Children's Garden is a Rambler Red Rose Bush.

This year, 
I've not been able to photograph as we have a Cardinal nest within it's branches.  
Papa Cardinal has rushed me more than once during my visits.

On Crooked Creektt, I adore the placement of The Children's Garden.

It is to the north of our 1970's Ranch Style Home where I view it each morning
from our upper level Living Room windows.

Springs rose blossoms have arrived nearly two weeks early to the Prairie
as our rose bushes first blooms usually arrive on Mother's Day.

This year, 
combined with the early arrival of iris blossoms,
they have graced us On Crooked Creektt with their beauty on May Day!!!

Until next time. . .

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful garden Pat! I really needed to see some pretty blooms... it's just been so cold and we don't have many flowers yet! Happy May day!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Love the children's garden! I'm envious of the early blooms you're already enjoying! My iris are on their way up but a long way from blooming. Your roses are beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!

podso said...

Your gardens are lovely. Don't you love those knock out roses. Ours are blooming like crazy right now; that will change when the real heat arrives. said...

what a wonderful idea to have a children's garden, I just love the bicycle tucked in your blooms!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, your garden beds are so pretty! Love your children's garden side too. Your roses and those irises - gorgeous. What is the bright lime green ground cover by your irises? I'm looking to find something like that. Have a beautiful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

OMG that nest is so sweet! I love seeing your Iris and roses. Seems like we waited forever, but i can see spring is beautiful for you!

Babs R said...

Pat, Your Children's Garden is such a lovely idea. Love your roses and iris and bird's nest. The Cardinals really must love your garden, too. So pretty, the perfect place to raise a "family".

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty! Love the bicycle and your roses are amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Mary Vitullo said...

Pat, what a lovely garden you have and so nice to see so much in bloom. I love the Iris' and Roses. Have yourself a great day.
Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your garden looks beautiful, Pat! I LOVE that white iris. It is so nice that you have your sons bike and can use it ths way! Thanks so much for your visit too. We are having summer like weather, 85 today!!!

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Beautiful roses! I am anxiously awaiting mine!!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

What a beautiful garden. I love the assotment of flowers with all of their gorgeous colors.
XO Barbara