Welcome to the “Autumn Leaves Gifts” Blog, welcoming the beautiful changing colors of Fall! Featured are a few treasured Gift Ideas from talented “Artisans” of Etsy, Artfire , Indiemade and Bonanza. Clicking on a specific link or item, will take you directly to the particular Shop. Hope you enjoy my choices to celebrate Autumn’s Beauty.
It is now 151 days until Christmas; and 5 days left to still take advantage of the many sales during our “Christmas in July” Sales. The many gifts I choose to feature range from Christmas Jewelry to Fine Art; A Vintage Christmas Card and Crocheted Christmas Maryjanes. With most Shops featuring Sales right now, you might just fine that perfect gift to put away for the Christmas Holidays!!
With only 159 days until Christmas – it is never too late to start Shopping. This “Christmas in July” Blog features many Gift Ideas from the Artisans of Etsy, ArtFire, and Bonanza. Each Seller is offering Christmas Sales with Discounts and/or Free Shipping. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of these “Handmade” Gifts at a great price! #CIJ #Blog #ArtisanHandmadeGifts.
To many, June means Summer vacations; walks along the beach; graduation; but to me the 1st weekend of June means the opening of the “Peggy Rockefeller Rose Gardens” featured at the NY Botanical Gardens, when the Roses are in full bloom.
Being one of the most popular exhibits at the Botanical Gardens, each year never seems to disappoint. Last year my Blog took you along my walk of the Rose Garden’s 700 variety of different fragrant Roses. I was amazed that with all the beautiful Roses featured last year, not one of the 650 Roses’ exhibited this year, was a repeat of those I enjoyed last year.
Kardinal Kolorscape Red Roses (Germany 2014)
Kardinal Kolorscape Rose Bush (German 2014)
Last year featured many antique variety of Roses, some dating back to the 1600’s. This year’s NY Botanical Rose Garden’s were a delight of newer species of Nature’s “Fragrant Beauties”!
Peach Rose “The Lark Ascending” (2012)
“The Lark Ascending” Rose Bush
“Grande Amore” Tea Rose
Hybrid “Tea Roses” bear one Rose on each stem. The vast majority of “Tea Roses” are known for their strong fragrance. “Grand Amore” is a standout of the Hybrid Tea Roses due to its exceptional depth of Dark Red color!
. “Scepter’d Isle” English Tea Roses
While walking along the many pathways throughout the Rose Gardens, I tried to capture as many beautiful Roses that were newly planted in this year’s “Peggy Rockefeller” Rose Gardens. Surprisingly, we came across these roses which were left standing after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
It is no wonder that these Pale Yellow/Ivory Roses are an Award Winning Rose. “Polar Express” is known for its classic beauty and strong fragrance. In the second photo, I was fortunate enough to capture this pollinating bee busy at work!
“Polar Express” Award Winning Roses
One of the most famous of Roses is the Pink Cabbage Rose,
“Rose de Mai”. The Cabbage Rose is a Dutch descendant dating back to the 16th – 17th Century.
Pink Cabbage Rose “Rose de Mai”Dutch 16th-17th Century
The next Rose we came across was this French Hybrid beauty, “White Meidiland” Rose, which was first introduced in 1989.
*White Meidiland” French Rose (1989)
As we were finishing up our stroll among the beautiful exhibit of the
NY Botanical “Rose Gardens”, we came across this beautiful
Pink Rose with Yellow inner leaves, honoring “Julie Andrews”.
*Julie Andrews” Rose
These are such a few examples of the 650 Hybrid Roses features along the many pathways of this year’s “Rose Garden” Exhibit.
To view last view’s Blog of the “Botanical Garden’s” click on this link to see more beautiful Roses!
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain