Friday, August 7, 2009

~Pink Saturday in Bloom~

I am happy to be participating this week in Pink Saturday, brought to you by the lovely Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com .  Visit Beverly for more pretty pinks!

I am so impressed at all the beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees I’ve been seeing in blogland lately.  It gives me such inspiration and motivation to get some weeding, pruning, and planting done while the weather is still warm.  I got quite a bit done in July, and rewarded myself with this beauty!

This is a tree rose that I bought only 3 weeks ago at Costco, and it’s already blooming beautifully.  It sits in a large pot, in full sun, on the patio, and I wonder if the reflection from the water is helping it grow.  Isn’t that magenta color amazing? And it has a wonderful fragrance as well.  I couldn’t find a tag on it, so if you know what it is, please let me know. 

000_0672   burgundy rose 2

I bought this rose tree at Costco about 3, maybe 4 years ago, and it is huge!  I have to keep it pruned regularly so it doesn’t topple over.  I love the coral pink color, and it also has a marvelous fragrance!

  coral rose 3



coral rose 2


I’m showing you this picture just for fun.  A sweet blogging friend, Shari, at www.mycottageofbliss.blogspot.com told me about a photo editing program that is free online, called Picnik.  So I was dabbling with it a little, still somewhat fearful that I would ruin my pictures, but when I saw what it could do, I was sold.  I have a Kodak Easy Share that has it’s own editing program, but this one is simpler to use, and has more options, so if you haven’t discovered your favorite photo editing program yet, try this one out.

This is the same picture with editing!  Isn’t that amazing?  Now, those of you that are camera experts, this might not seem like much to you, but for me, it was quite an accomplishment!

  I would love to have a rose that was actually this color!

coral rose 4 


I was in JoAnn Fabrics the other day, and saw that their flower garlands were 70% off, so I bought this one.  I wasn’t sure where I would use it, so rather than laying it on the table or on the floor til I decided, I just hung it over the mirror on a dining room wall.  I think it’s found a home!  Sorry to sneak in a fake rose on you, but I think it’s pretty enough to warrant a spot on display today.  I can always spray some fragrance on it, right ? :)))

  pink garland

I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of the pinks in my home and yard.  I have more, so be sure to stop in again next week, and don’t forget to click on the Pink Saturday button to visit Beverly and all the other bloggers that would love for you see their pink treasures!

God bless everyone, and don’t forget to keep “Living in the PINK!”


  1. love the one by the water, such a gorgeous pink

    stopping by for my first Pink Sat!


  2. Your roses are beautiful. I can't believe how pretty the Costco ones are. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

  3. Happy Pink Saturday Mary,
    pretty roses
    angel hugs

  4. I couldn't just pick out a favorite Mary because all of them are so pretty. On your other post I notice something I want from you, and that would be those fabulous goblets. Oh my gosh, those are the best drinking glasses I have ever seen in pink. I'm going now to check them out again. I really want some of those!

    Happy Pinks-

  5. I would have never thought to hang the garland over the mirror. How cute!

  6. I love what you did with the garland/pearls/mirror!
    Talk about dressing up the house!
    Great touch! I love the idea of playing 'dress up' with a home, wether it's dressing the table, or a window, or a room. Beautiful!
    All the best,

  7. These are very fun.

    I have been using Picnik for a while now and love the depth of elements it can do along with the speed!

    Stop by and say hi if you have a minute... :) would love to have you.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

  8. Hi Mary, Your roses are beautiful! Maybe the reflection of the pool water is really helping them! My roses are just producing a few blooms now. Have a great weekend!~Patti

  9. Your roses are lovely! I use Picnik a lot and really love it. And, it's free! Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Hi Mary!
    Very pretty today!!
    Have a very special Pink Saturday!!!!
    xo Tami

  11. Your roses are just beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday

  12. So pretty roses!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    For my pink post... visit me at Sweeter Living
    (Your also welcome to my other blog Sweeter Homes... if you need some house inspiration)

  13. Happy pink Saturday. I am not particpating this week but I am visiting. Your roses are beautiful and I like what you did with that program.

  14. Lovely roses..i love it..
    Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend

  15. Oh Mary...your roses are just Gorgeous!!I love all of them!! I have bought a few from Costco..they always have such great quality and selections to choose from.
    I guess ya'll dont' have to deal with the horrid 'black spot' out there?
    Just stunning...thanks so much for sharing!

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring~

  16. Hi Mary,
    Your roses are gorgeous! I love them any colour but especially pink ones. Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a Happy Pink Saturday and a lovely weekend.


  17. Happy Pink Saturday, Mary! Your roses are lovely! Isn't it fun to play with the photo editors?! Darling pink rose garland! No worries about the faux roses, faux is fabulous!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  18. You roses are so beautiful, they almost look fake.

    Please stop by The Old Parsonage anytime, I love company!


  19. Oh Mary!
    These pinks are so beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday. I think your rose bush is so beautiful that it almost looks fake. It is so perfect. I could just smell the fragrance from the picture. Just exquisite. Thanks for sharing. I love what you did with the mirror. That is elegant and romantic. Just love it and the pearls just set it off. Totally beautiful and so Victorian. Thanks again for sharing. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

  20. The roses are exquitite, I love them.
    Hope you have a pink week,

  21. Lovely roses Mary. I would love to have rose bushes, but I'm not sure how well they would do growing here in Minnesota. Someday I will have to try. Really like the flower garland you got at JoAnne's too. Looks great hanging from your mirror.

  22. Hello Mary, Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by! Your pink rose tree is just beautiful! Your other roses are georgous too! Love that rose garland on your mirror. Your teacups in previous posts are lovely too! Love you blog so I became a follower!
    Bless you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  23. Hi Mary; Happy Pink Saturday. I am just loving your beautiful Roses. Your beautiful Mirror is very Pretty too, I love the silk rose garland and the string of pearls draped over it. The view is shows is so nice too. thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.


  24. Hi Mary, beautiful roses and I love what you did with the rose garland you got at JoAnne Fabric's! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday to you!

  25. I'll have to check out that editing program..I like the new color of rose you made with it! I'm very computer challenged,so I like to find out about easy programs!! Hope you had a great Pink Sat!! Dana

  26. Hi Mary! Love all your roses, and if I may say on this post, I ADORE your Tea Time Tablescape! (there was pink in there too!) Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

  27. Your pinks are beautiful and the garland over the mirror is just gorgeous. The blooms are so large and pretty.happy Pink Saturday and have a lovely weekend.

  28. Those roses in your garden look so perfect that they don't even look real. You certainly have a green thumb. Your blog is simply divine!
    Joyce M

  29. Mmmmmmmmm............LOVE your pink roses. So pretty! Is there anything better?