My Beautiful Neighborhood…A New Series…Part 1..I Promised You A Rose Garden

When I walk….

I see beauty all around me….


For I am so blessed to live in a neighborhood with beautiful gardens and beautiful people….

It is a neighborhood that cares about everyone…Even though there are just under 500 homes…we all know each other….


There are caring committees for those in need….

Book clubs, Bible studies, Bunco, Word Wizards, and the ever so “Crafty Chicks”….the list goes on…


I fully intended to coordinate this post with KariAnne’s sister’s project for the American Heart Association of
“Where I Walk”…but I totally misread the deadline..and missed it!…




There is nothing like the beauty of a rose….and Barb’s roses never fail to present the grandest of beauty…


It was a glorious day to “walk among the roses”……along the garden path…

Barb’s roses are stunning…a true show stopper….


It was a gorgeous day…in our beautiful neighborhood…


There are so many glorious colors in her garden…..Our true blessings….



A gorgeous shade of pink….





Double glorious…..










Barb.. the designer and the caretaker of her fabulous Rose Garden…..

You can always see her working in her gardens….

Her pink blouse, matching her pink roses was totally unplanned…she was on her way out to the Opera….


So let’s all take time to STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES…for life is good, as we woke up and saw the sun!

P.S. For those of you who are rose lovers and would like to know the names of the roses, here they are:

Yellow — Gold Medal
Red — Mr. Lincoln
Light Pink — Tiffany
Darker Pink — Perfume Delight
Orange — Brandy Apricot
Dark Orange/Pink — Fragrant Cloud
White — Full Sail
Cream —R.K. Witherspoon
Red/Pink — Marilyn Monroe
Light Yellow — Medallion Apricot
Coral Pink — We Salute You

I am joining the following “parties”:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

Fishtail Cottage

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Mrs. Hine’s Show and Tell Party

No Minimalist Here Open House Party

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Rose Vignettes Fresh Cut Friday

Southern Lovely Show and Share

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesdays

The Charm of Home – Home Sweet Home

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  1. How cool!!!! Barbara’s flowers are gorgeous and obviously well-cared for!!! It’s wonderful to have a beautiful neighborhood to share with good neighbors! I feel the same about where I live. I wish everyone could feel that way!

  2. Lovely!!

  3. If Barbara’s roses are an indication of the beauty that is in your neighborhood, I’d say you are in a good place. What I appreciate is the fact that you are aware of what is around you.xoxox

  4. Oh my, such totally amazing roses. They all look so beautiful. The yellow and apricot are totally my all time favorites, but I do love them all. Gorgeous post. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hey Shirley,

    I just read your e-mail to Whitney. She loves it and she is so happy that you posted 🙂 Thanks so much!!!!!! They are going to do another promotion in the fall for National Eat Healthy Day!

    You are a rock star.


  6. OH Shirley, How Lovely!! Tell Miss Barbara that here garden is beautiful, i hope to have a garden like that someday!!!

  7. Beautiful roses. What few we have are doing well so far this year, too.

  8. Nicely done Shirley. Barbara sure loves her roses and this is such a nice venue for others to enjoy them.

  9. Linda Miller says

    There is beauty all around and so wonderful of Barbara to have her garden for all to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. These are beautiful. Love the pictures of the roses are great. Thanks for sharing.


  11. How nice to have neighbors that take pride in their yards and in their friendships! This woman has a beautiful rose garden and property.

  12. Gorgeous Shirley. I am in the process of putting in a Rose garden. Much smaller, but I can’t wait to have beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Your neighborhood is so gorgeous, and it is so nice that you all know each other!

  14. So lovely! I can see why you enjoy strolling through your neighborhood!! BTW, I just ordered my Annie Sloan chalk paint~ Can’t wait to try it out! Next time you see Barb give her a “thank you” from me!

  15. In our first home we had over 20 rose bushes, all GIFTED to us from a family friend who worked at a rose garden. I SO miss them BUT plan to have several in the new house. Your neighborhood looks GLORIOUS!!! Can you share what state you are in? Does Barb have any “trade secrets” to share on caring for her roses? XO, Pinky

  16. Triple Glorious!!! So beautiful. I felt like I just walked through the garden with you and I didn’t even have to leave my couch. 🙂 Thank you for that.

  17. What a wonderful idea Shirley!! I love her roses! They are gorgeous. I can’t wait to meet more of your neighbors!:)

  18. Beautiful – it must be so nice to be able to walk through all those lovely roses (Gold Medal are my favorite!). Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs –

  19. Wow! She really does have a rose garden! They are gorgeous. I love all the different colors that she has. Your neighborhood looks beautiful. I bet you do enjoy walking there.

  20. Thank you for sharing Barb’s roses. Before I got to Barb’s pic, I was thinking “I hope Barb doesn’t think she is being stalked”. LOL
    The roses are awesome and you can pass that along.
    Hugs, Ginger

  21. What gorgeous roses and the neighborhood looks beautiful ! Thanks you for sharing this at the Open House party. xo, Sherry

  22. Just beautiful, Shirley! How lovely to have so much eye candy when you’re walking. I’ve always been afraid to try my hand at growing roses. I think my impression of them is that they take a lot of pampering to look their best. Not sure it that’s right or not. I always envy those who with wonderful “rose thumbs” like your neighbor. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

  23. Wow these are just beautiful. All of the photos are amazing and I love the roses. Beautiful!

  24. Belinda Rowland says

    Barb, you know that I am in love with your roses. How kind of you all to post and share with others. I know of the many that did/will view this site, at least that many will escape their troubles for a while. What a nice place to go. What a lovely gift you have given. But, that is you, your bring smiles without even trying. Miss you. Belinda
    PS. I am one that you put in a better place for the day. This will be my go to site. LOL Thank you both.

  25. Oh, I just love gardens! I had the pleasure of walking through my friends garden last weekend…she has a really big yard and recently overhauled the landscape to create a gorgeous garden. She has lots of roses and was telling about all of the different varieties there are. I’m very intrigued and intend to start adding roses to my own garden. Thanks for sharing this amazing beauty at Show & Tell.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  26. What a gorgeous array of wonderful roses!!! Barb must be such a talented gardener!!! Have a beautiful weekend!

  27. What a beautiful garden! How lucky you are to have a view of that! 🙂 This is such a pretty post. It would be perfect for Fresh-Cut Friday. Come by and join in if you feel like it. 🙂
    Have a great weekend.

  28. Magnifique !
    I love roses…yours are fabulous !!!!!

  29. Gorgeous roses! would like to invite you to link up to this weeks Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage….hope to see you! xoox, tracie

  30. Connie Bishop says

    What fabulous roses. Be still my heart is most correctly applied. I was in Thomasville, Ga. last weekend for their annual rose show and this so reminds me of their beautiful blooms all over the city.
    Do you or have you ever considered selling your photos? I would love to have a copy of the first yellow rose in an 8X10 for my home…not for mass production to be sold. Would you let me know at your convenience? Many thanks

  31. Wow, I love your neighbors roses. I have such a hard time with roses here in the North East. My problem is not the cold but the beetles that will soon be emerging from the earth and attacking the beautiful roses. I dream of roses like these. Thanks for sharing them and Barb has a wonderful green thumb.

  32. Now that is what I call a rose garden! And your images are gorgeous!

  33. Beautiful Shirley~ It certainly makes a morning or evening stroll more delightful & fragrant to encounter all those blooms 🙂

  34. Beautiful photos of beautiful gardens.

  35. Hi Shirley,

    Your friend Barb certainly has a spectacular rose garden. How lucky you are to live nearby and get to see this on a regular basis! It looks like her whole yard is just beautiful. Isn’t it wonderful to have good neighbors?

    It’s taken me awhile to get back over to your blog. I appreciate your visits and comments; it’s been pretty hectic around here lately. Hubby and I will both be so glad when our kitchen is finished.

    Hope you have a great week!


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