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Monday, August 29, 2011

On A Beautiful Hot Summer Day...






One of my favorite things to do during the summer is visit Roger's Garden in
Corona del Mar, California...




The gardens are always beautiful and the gift shop and fine art gallery are always lovely. 
Visiting here can never be a quick visit because there is always so much to see.
Let's begin with the garden because it is such a bright warm day.  However, because it
is so warm today we won't stay out too long...


So many varieties of flowers and plants...





Several waterfalls and fountains certainly make a warm day seem a bit cooler...



So many different ways to add interest to a garden...



I know we are getting toward the end of the season for roses but here are just a few
they are still offering...













We are very fortunate in Southern California that our rose growing season lasts well
into the year.

Now, let's take a peek inside the gift shop...






















I look forward to going back to visit during the Christmas season because their displays
are always so beautiful.

I hope you have a lovely and peaceful week.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all on the east coast who were touched by
hurricane Irene.  I hope you are safe and with little damage.


30 comments:

A Rosy Note said...

Look at all the pretty roses! It seems like California has so many wonderful shops and gardens. Around here the pickings are pretty slim in comparision...maybe that has to do with the weather though.

once in a blue moon said...

i was thrilled with the garden... then went bonkers with the shells!

Sue said...

I really love "Ebb Tide" and "April in Paris"! I haven't been over to Rogers Gardens in a long time. I love to wander through there. Everything is just so beautiful! Thanks for reminding me of what I've been missing.

Take care, Sue

Carla said...

Thanks for a virtual trip to Roger's Garden! Whenever we are in Orange County, we love to stop by Roger's Garden. It is a magical place! Your photos are lovely.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks like a beautiful way to spend a day! Hope your brother fared OK during the storm!

Olive Cooper said...

Stealing a word from a commenter above-I went bonkers over the succulents and the shell chandie. Have a lovely week.

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness! That is so much more than just a garden! I love it all...from the roses to the bust to the water feature. I would love to have tagged along there with you! xo Diana

Pondside said...

You had me with the roses - so beautiful! I can only imagine having such a place within driving distance!

An Eye for Detail said...

The gift shop is just fantastic! Wish I lived closer and could visit...You certainly do have the climate for roses out there: we have them, but the season is so short as it just gets too hot..enjoy!

Privet and Holly said...

I wonder how
a Dick Clark
would feel about
moving to MN??
So beautiful!
I can just imagine
it in December,
all be-decked : )
Looks like a very
relaxing way to
spend an afternoon!
xx Suzanne

Commonweeder said...

Beautiful Roses. I can only grow a subset of roses - but hardy roses have enough variety to suit me. I try not to give myself over to Zone Envy.

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous! I wish I was there! Your blog is lovely!
Jennelise

Commonweeder said...

I'm glad you came to visit me, but I hope you will come again and visit my new address commonweeder.com and read about my book. We rose people do have a bond.

French-Kissed said...

I used to live around the corner and would spend hours here and way too much $$$! Haven't visited in a couple of years now but from your tour I can see it is a lovely as ever. It's also fabulous during the Christmas holiday season. Hope you are enjoying these last days of summer.

Jermaine

Poppy said...

This is such a beautiful place to visit...thanks for sharing with us. The gift shop is awesome and the garden is so beautiful!The roses and the succulents are simply gorgeous.. would love to spend hours here. Visiting from Fresh-cut Friday party. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The roses are gorgeous! But is that a chandy made with shells? OH MY! It's amazing! Lead me to the gift shop! ♥♥♥

Liz said...

I wonder if there is a place like this here in the Phoenix area? I would soooo be there! :) Thank you for sharing these great pics on Fresh-Cut Friday!

Have a wonderful long weekend!
~Liz

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Beautiful roses! I don't have many because I have limited sunny spots. I have one Grandiflora, Queen Elizabeth that has done very well for me. Love the Rogers Garden gift shop! Looks like my kind of place to visit all the way around! Thx for coming by my blog!

Maggie said...

I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog earlier because otherwise I would have missed visiting Roger's Gardens with you.
The roses are stunning, so is that gorgeous blue sky!
The gift shop is a place where I could browse for quite a while, too.
Thanks for the virtual tour.
Maggie

The Summer Porch said...

There seems to be so many amazing shoppes where you live! I would love to spend some time there! Roses are so romantic. Your pictures are lovely.
Thanks for the wonderful comment.
Hugs Rosemary...

LaPouyette said...

It must have been heaven for you to wander around this beautiful garden center!
So many different 'corners' with a special atmosphere.

Wonderful images, thank you so much for sharing!

Have a lovely Rose-Weekend,
warmest greetings,
karin

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm glad I found your blog because the tour of Roger's Garden's was very enjoyable. The gift shop offers so many wonderful treasures to dream of having. I have enjoyed succulents for many years and these are stunning.
Shannon

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

All I can say is that it is a good thing I wasn't there with you! I would have definitely have come home a little poorer. I love some of the white and green pots. The birdcages would have also been hard to resist. And that is not even considering all the tempting plants and roses!

classic • casual • home said...

You are a girl after my own heart!!! Rogers Gardens---such a treat. We bought about seven or eight rose bushes there and they are doing so well right now.

Masha said...

Thank you for the virtual tour - it looks like a great place to visit! I try not to look at roses at nurseries any more, I know I can't resist bringing at least one of them home :).

Mami Made It said...

What a wonderful place to visit! The roses are stunning and I saw some lovely things in the shop.

Mary said...

What a host of garden delights! I always see the most gorgeous roses from your part of the country! I could occupy myself poking around the gift shop for a while. I can only imagine what their offerings are for the holidays!

Hope your knee heals quickly :-)

Rose West said...

Love the roses <3 This looks like a great place to spend a leisurely afternoon.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oooh, I want to pack back my bags and fly straight there! I LOVE garden sops that sell roses. I come away feeling utterly seduced!!

Sarahx

Love of the Sea said...

These roses are spectacular. Just so beautiful. Hope all is well. I've been working on a project for a couple weeks so blogging got put on hold. Now I am visiting some of my favorites today!