Hi Everyone
Happy Monday

Can you see the tiny spot of pink in this photo
it is the most amazing little pink rose called Cecile Brunner 
This tiny rose is so fragrant 
I placed it in a vintage crystal salt shaker with a gardenia from the garden
and the combination is intoxicating 

 Gardenia's always remind me of
my Grandmother 
She had a glorious gardenia bush right by the front door of her home 
 in the summertime  the entire house was
filled with the amazing fragrance

She also grew the tiny Cecile Brunner rose in her
garden right by my Mothers bedroom window 
 I have the rose growing on the fence by our daughters bedroom too

I love growing all of the flowers my Grandmother had in her garden
She taught me so many wonderful things
including the secret to changing the colors of
the hydrangeas from
pink to purple and blue too

Her secret was to place nails 
near the roots
{be careful don't harm the roots}
   the more nails you place 
the more purple and blue will appear

I have been doing this for years and I am always in awe of the amazing colors

I am linking with my sweet friend Cielo
Show off your Cottage Monday
Her blog "The House in the Roses" is truly an inspiration
and Cottage Flora Thursday
 Please go and join in all of the beauty

romantic saying for today
"Wherever you are you are my first star your wish my only command"
Charles Ghigna