Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Weekend IS Here!!

I have been awol this week cause I have been playing Cinderella!
I've been scrubbing, cleaning and polishing. During my six weeks of leisure very little cleaning got done around here. Mind you, the health department didn't get a call, but.....
Bob is a wonderful cook, he kept us fed and kept the laundry going but housekeeper, NOT!

I was playing Cinderella because my Prince Charming will be here on Tuesday. My youngest Grandson, Jon, is coming to visit. He just finished his first year of college at Belmont University, in Nashville, Tn. This will be his first time visiting without Mom and Dad in years.
Although everything is not quite ready for His Majesty  I am taking a break this weekend. 
Let's visit the Savannah Rose Festival held the first of this month. I will step back and just let you look and enjoy. 

Hmmm, good crowd.

Children's Garden

Rose Martinis and good conversation

In addition to the Roses the festival featured a Home Flower and Horticultural Show.
Yoo Hoo!!
This vintage flower is a winner 
Grandma Hazel would be proud! 
This baby's companion blossom won Blue Ribbon

You can read about the origins of this plant HERE!

The roses peaked over a week earlier and we had a torrential rain the night before opening.  Despite those minor setbacks the festival was a smashing success and the planning and work has begun for next year.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and found it relaxing.
Now! Carpe diem! 
I am joining these awesome hostesses. Please link back to their parties for more
fun and inspiritation.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your blue ribbon, that's great! The Rose Festival looks beautiful, I'm sure everyone had a great time! Don't work too hard:@)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi ginger..that is so awesome! Congrats. Enjoy your grandson too. Take it is easy now Cinderella.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your winner! It is gorgeous. We were not able to get there to the Rose Festival! I wish we did.
Have a wonderful visit with your grandson.

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm so thankful that Blogger is up and running again! Please stop by if you get a chance...

Cottage Touch said...

Congrats a lovely gathering and lush gardens..HPS!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What gorgeous photos! Love the roses! So much beauty. Congrats on your blue ribbon. Enjoy your Grandson.


Wow, congrats on your blue ribbon, the roses are gorgeous! I love the flower too, to beautful for words! Thank you for sharing this. I'm so glad your having prince at your house, my little princesses just left mine, snif! Yeah, I ended up so tired too as I had 4 grown ups and 2 children at my house for Mom's day! Enjoy your grandson and post pictures with him for us.
Have a restful weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Congratulations!!! Such an awesome accomplishment. All of the roses and gardens are fabulous. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Ginger, Congrats on the win that's so exciting!! The roses and gardens were just beautiful, thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, Martina

Chatty Crone said...

If I can catch my breathe - that was a gorgeous garden - yours I presume. Congrats on the blue ribbon. Your home is fabulous. Hope you have a great time with your grandson.

Lara said...

what lovely flowers,especially the roses. Happy Pink Saturday. Please feel free to visit my blog

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh be still my heart!!!. Beautiful.
I love a man that can cook!

Carol said...

How beautiful! Have a wonderful visit!


I'm sorry to hear your dear mama died sooo young! wow, that is sad, I can imagin you still miss her. Mom's are great, although, I was closer to my dad when he was alive, I was the apple of his eyes! I guess mother prefered Joe, my brother, or I suspect it was the other way around! Joe liked her and I liked him! hahahaaaa...than when dad died my mom and me automatically became so close, this is already 15 years ago he died and I still miss him and wish he was here, he was so much fun, my dad.
Thanks for coming by and for such lovely comment.

xinex said...

Gorgeous roses, Ginger. How exciting for your son to come for a visit. Enjoy the company! If you ever creep in to Blogland during your bloggy break, come and see my arbor....Christine

Martha said...

Looks like a fun time -- i love roses and your pictures are beautiful! Congratulations on your win! said...

Hi Ginger, gorgeous flower pics, as always. Where will you display your ribbon? My hubby's the same when I'm out of action, he can just manage to keep the house running, but boy do I have loads of work waiting for me when I recover. Hope you have a grand time with the boy.

Suzy xxx

NanaDiana said...

OMGoodness~ Congratulations! I know what you mean about men keeping a house up-UGH! How wonderful to spend time with your favorite "boy"! Hope he can keep up with you!;>) Hugs- Diana

Ann said...

I said to my son, who lives in Savannah, go and take photographs of the roses and send them to me. I am still waiting of course, so great to see your photographs - the roses are so beautiful and congrats on your ribbon.
Happy week

Rettabug said...

Oh My...I would be in 7th Heaven to be able to wander those gardens & see (and SMELL) all those beautiful flowers!

Thank you so much for taking us along.
Enjoy your grandson's visit. I know too well how rarely we get to see them once they grow up. :-(


Kudos on your vintage amaryllis winning a blue ribbon, too! BRAVO!!

Miss Char said...

A first place ribbon and a visit from your must be in heaven my dear. Your pictures make me homesick for Savannah. I'll just sit here and pout for awhile in the cold rain.

The Tablescaper said...

Congratulations on your ribbon. It was an amazing tour and to add the ribbon, was the icing on the cake. Hope you enjoy your visit with your grandson. And thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Ginger,

These roses are gorgeous! I only have one rose bush in our yard, but it is wonderful. A David Austin Rose in a heavenly shade of pink and a wonderful old rose fragrance. I shared pictures of it in my Mother's Day tablescape a few weeks ago. Congrats on your blue ribbon; that is such an accomplishment! I so enjoyed the tour and thank you for sharing.


Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Ginger... what a great festival and such interesting pictures... I can wel imagine the time you passed there, colours, beauty, fragrance, love and all things happy and pleasant ... love the pictures of flowers... they all are adorable... many pictures tempt me to make some beautiful arrangements...Love to you and thanks for sharing that great event

CJ said...

Beautiful pictures. I attended the Savannah Jazz Festival in March and fell in love with the oh-la-la squares, grand homes and gardens. Congrats on your blue ribbon and time with grandson. Lucky him. ~CJ

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you for visiting and I enjoyed hearing from you. I love the smell of roses but just cannot master them well myself. I inherited several when we bought this house but donated them to a neighbor after years of struggling to keep them up. I now only have the knockout rose my husband bought me and one other unidentified large climbing rose that keeps coming back. Oh, I also have a Lady Banks that needs to be moved to another location because it will not bloom. LOL! I loved seeing men and women enjoying the show in your photos. I have an UIL who grows the most beautiful roses! I think your rose tour/show will be a continued success!

Anonymous said...

Hey sweet Gran and SOB! glad he is a great cook,wish my darlin' would cook,boy-o-boy, I'd have it made,except for the dawg-gone cleanin'.You've been busy!(don't work too hard)
But so glad you shared these lovely photo's,I've enjoyed the tour and these roses are just absolutely the most beautiful!
Maybe next year I'll get to go!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady,
Just Beautiful and congratulations on your winner!!! You know I love Rose Garden ~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape for the Island Party to Jamaica. I hope you and your family have a Great Week.

Bayside Gal said...

Hi Ginger. Great Pics! I felt like I was there smelling all those beautiful roses.

Mariette said...

Dearest Ginger,

You are quite a busy bee at your age! Congratulations on your First Premium ribbon.
Those roses looked very strong and healthy. Of course Savannah is somewhat milder than where we are, you always have the softening effect of the Ocean.
So now you can get back to normal again... Well, anyway; WHAT is normal? Maybe this keeps us on our toes. Better busy than turning into a couch potato!

Lots of love,


Tamara Jansen said...

Gorgeous tour! And congrats on the blue ribbon too!!

Phyllis said...

Having no skills in gardening, I am more than impressed with your blue ribbon!! And I would think that receiving it in Savannah would make it "gold"!! I loved reading how your MIL gave your the bulbs 38 years ago. WOW! You not only hava a green thumb, you must be totally green like Kermit the Frog....LOL! Have fun with your grandson when he comes to visit.....I have four grandsons so I understand the love that bonds. Thanks for your dear comments on my post and please, visit often!!!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Fantastic tour! And congratulations on your blue ribbon flower. Grandma Hazel SHOULD be proud!

I hope you're having a wonderful visit with your grandson this week. Enjoy!

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful, congratulations on the ribbon. Looking forward to your next post.I always enjoy my visits to your lovely blog.I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner. The new giveaway is up! xo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

The rose in the first photo is particularly stunning :0

Jacqueline said...

That prizewinner is spectacular. I am so glad the show wasn't rained out. What a lovely setting too.

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