Rose Festival

This past weekend was Rose Festival weekend here in Portland, Oregon.  Portland has the second largest floral parade in the country.

There is a reason why the Rose Festival is held the first part of June  – our roses are crazy beautiful right now!

I thought I would show you the Rose Festival that is going on in my own backyard.  Enjoy!

This is what I see from my office window.


With the few weeks of sun we had the roses are going crazy!

And look what’s happening along my fence.


Eden is one of my favorite roses – it blooms just like this all summer!


And then on the pergola.

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It’s hard to get any work done with this amazing distraction outside my office window!



We have a total of 37 rose bushes in our backyard according to my husband who gets to prune them every President’s Day!


What’s blooming in your garden right now?

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Sarah says

    We have 17 rose bushes that are going crazy as well. Beautiful! The collection keeps growing every year. Ran out of ground space so now they are in pots on the sunny patio.

  2. says

    Hi there! Im so glad to be back in Blogland , I have missed so much! Thanks for coming by to send me wishes- I’ll be back soon !
    (formerly Hearts of Hartmann)

    I LOVE your flowers!

  3. says

    I so need to take some pictures of my rose garden… I missed the magnolia tree in bloom this year… My roses actually held up pretty well in the wind storm so I still have a chance to get some good shots before the season is over…

  4. says

    The roses are beautiful! I have never had any luck with roses. They always come down with black spot and die.

    In the Northeast our lilacs have just finished, but I’ve got some beautiful daisies! My bachelor buttons are coming to their first end, and since it rained this week, our peonies are beginning to fall over and fall apart.

    My pink coneflowers are about 2-3 weeks away from blooming. They are my favorite all summer long. I don’t have to do anything to them. They just scream for the butterflies to come and visit them!

  5. Cathy says

    I am so jealous! Your yard is so beautiful!! I would sneeze my head off, though!

    Here we did have tons of wildflowers, which are really pretty . . . but now it’s in the mid to upper 90s and very humid, so everything is dying off really fast!

    At least we won’t have to mow much longer if this keeps up!

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