Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful for Roses

Even though it's been hot and dry, our 'knock out' roses are blooming like crazy.


And now I have more! Hubby invented this handy dandy cart to carry plants, tools and mulch from the front of the house to wherever he is working. Isn't it great? We have thick grass and it is easy for him to pull. 


 And he is feeling really good now. Thanks again for all of the prayers. He has decreased his medication and 'so far so good'!


He planted more roses in the back along the wall that is our lanai. 


We have roses on the side of the lanai and the courtyard is on the other side.


(back of the lavender cottage, with lanai on the right of pic)

So I'm thankful for roses and my sweet hubby this week.

What are you thankful for?

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

34 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have a lovely home. The roses are gorgeous. I like the cart, what a great idea. You do have a sweet hubby! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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Debby Ray said...

Diane, your roses are stunning and they add so much to your already beautiful home! It's so good to hear that your hubby is doing so well! And what a smart cookie he is for putting together this little invention! Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Hugs!

Susan said...

My roses are blooming too--the garden smells heavenly! Your roses are gorgeous, Sis XOXO

Happy@Home said...

Your roses are so pretty. Knock outs are such great performers without all the pampering that is necessary with tea roses. Gotta love that.
How wonderful that your hubby is feeling good. That is great news. His little invention is very clever. I'm all for anything that makes the job easier.
Your lavender cottage looks so well tended and loved.
I am thankful for many things, but at the moment it is the sun peeking out after several days of downpours.

cucki said...

Such a beautiful post
I am thankful for my simple pleasure in life
Big hugs x

Susie said...

Diane, Squeeze your sweet husband for all of us. We all appreciate a good working man. Your hubby was clever making that easy pull garden cart. Wow, I am loving your roses. I saw two buds on the rose bush I keep for my daughter. So maybe soon I'll have some roses. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Jeanie said...

I hope to see a rosebud soon! And today I'm thankful that the plans I was dreading this weekend were canceled and that my bathroom shower may well be finished before the weekend, too!

Lorrie said...

So glad your husband is doing okay. What a pretty home you have. More roses - yes, please! Those knockouts are gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm thankful for roses too. I see them almost every day at the rose garden in all different colors. Your roses are so nice, and they look like a dark pink color. I'm happy that your husband is doing better and is able to garden again. : )

Enjoy the rest of the week.

love, ~Sheri

Karen Ann said...

I did not know you had a courtyard in your house design, lovely! I'm thankful for a healthy family, always.

podso said...

I am so thankful to hear your husband is feeling better. That's great news. I like his handy dandy tool carrier! Our knockouts are beautiful this year too, but now passing their prime for this showing, though they usually come back again a second time.

Christine said...

Lovely to see the beautiful roses - we both had the same idea this week!
So glad your DH is feeling so much better!

Mildred said...

Hi Diane! Wow! Your roses are so pretty. Praise the Lord that your husband is so much better. I know you are relieved. That is a handy gadget for your husband's yard work. Wishing you guys a very nice weekend. xoxo

carol l mckenna said...

So glad your hubby is doing well and your roses are gorgeous ~ thanks for visiting ~

Happy Weekend ahead to you ~ ^_^

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the roses. We have several here but the blooms are gone with the hard rains we had. I'm sure they will bloom again. Love your husbands 'wagon' and so happy he is doing well. Hugs to you Sis!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm so glad to hear your husband is feeling better. He must really enjoy gardening to plant all of those beauties for you and he to enjoy. His little pull "sled" is very clever! I'm thankful that I am able to walk now without knee pain. Enjoy your beautiful roses, Diane. ♥

Rose said...

You have a beautiful home, and I am glad to hear that your hubby is still doing good. You both are still in my prayers.

Vee said...

Wonderful that he is able to enjoy the garden/gardening again. Your lawn looks very happy!

Michelle said...

Your roses are beautiful and so glad to hear your husband is doing well. Thanks for linking up today!

Gina said...

Diane, I am SO glad that your husband is feeling better. An answer to prayer!!!

Love your roses and your little garden helper. xo

Blondie's Journal said...

Sending a big hurray that your husband is doing so well! Panting roses isn't the most relaxing thing to do. Those knockouts are amazing, I've grown them in the worst conditions and they just keep hanging on!!

That cart is brilliant! You need to get a patent on it! :)

Have a great holiday weekend!

Jane x

Tom said...

...Knock Out Roses are a knock out!

Kathy said...

Your roses are gorgeous! My yard is full of roses too and I am thankful for them. So glad your husband is feeling better.

Gordon said...

Your roses really are a show, hard work and tender care is paying off.
Have a good weekend , Gordon.

Sam I Am...... said...

What kind of grass do you have? Your landscaping is gorgeous...I have Bermuda Grass and it comes up everywhere and I thought I could landscape but really having problems with it and then poison ivy, oak, sumac...it's a mess and I hate to use chemicals but I have to. Do the Knockout Roses have scent? I have roses but they have no scent....what's up with that? LOL! So glad your husband is feeling better and what a great idea for toting his tools of the trade!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful!
I am so happy to hear the good news regarding your husband. Yippee!
I love the cart idea, I need one. :-)
Carla

happyone said...

The roses are very pretty. We have some of them too but they haven't bloomed yet.
Great news that your husband is doing so well and that is a handy little cart.

Betsy Adams said...

Love seeing your gorgeous Florida home... The lanai is fantastic.... When we lived in FL along the gulf coast one time (70's) --we were in a home similar to yours --with a lanai... We loved it --and almost lived on the lanai!!!!

We love our Roses also.. Your hubby does a great job with your yard.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cherdecor said...

So glad that your husband is feeling so much better. I know that he is thankful to be outside cleaning and planting roses. I love your knock-out roses. Ours are in full bloom. They are so easy to take care of. Happy weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

It's beautiful! The roses are lovely. Ours aren't up yet, of course.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

So glad he is feeling better, and better enough to plant roses. What a clever summer sled for moving things around the yard. Your roses are amazing - I wish those grew here - I'd have them lined up along the deck, just the place for the deer to wander through and have a munch. Hee hee Happy weekend my dear. I'm thankful for friends like you!!

Linda H said...

The roses are lovely. The little sled is a great idea, anything that makes the job easier is a good plan! So happy he's feeling better!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your roses are lovely, and I am so pleased that your hubby is doing so well.

All the best Jan