So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

June 5, 2012

Rose Garden Stroll!

Happy Tuesday everyone.  I'm still here in Oregon enjoying my vacation and grand-daughters!  I will have the Frugal Treasures party back up next week.  In the mean time I thought I'd share my visit to one one of the beautiful rose gardens here in Portland, Oregon.. . Peninsula Park Rose Garden. *Note- this post is heavy with photos, so grab your coffee or tea and snacks and enjoy the scenery.  For some history of this park, as well as, other rose gardens just visit Portland's Rose Gardens & Garden Store.
This was our entrance into the park; it was actually the side of the park.  The house in the background is where we decided to park.   It wasn't very picturesque, but easier getting out with 2 little ones and a 9 month prego mommy! : -)
We start the walk to your right where the path goes behind the large tree.

This was my first view as we came around the bend.  A formal bed enclosed by perfectly trimmed evergreen bushes.  The shape seems odd but it makes since in the other views.

As we walked I spotted a few flowers close up to snap; by the way, this was not a sunny day so pics aren't the best. (sorry)  These below were on either side of the path.

Now is when the views begins to get awesome . . .

Here you can see more of the pattern layout of the garden.  The bed at the top  is the one I pointed out earlier, so  I'm now  on the other side. 

I really love this fountain!
Just me enjoying the fountain!

These steps lead back to the fountain.  We are now on the opposite side of the park.
And this is at the top of the steps . . .
 Which leads to this . . .
This lovely gazebo is often used for wedding pictures as is the rose garden.  By mid-August there are a plethera of roses all around it.
Well, that's it for the tour of roses.  I hope you enjoyed it and were maybe inspired to enjoy your garden.  Until next time . . .


  1. Beautiful rose garden. Enjoy your vacation with the grandchildren. Beautiful baby in the previous post.

  2. Beautiful pictures. My daughter's middle name is Rose, so we are always partial to Roses!

  3. Thanks for the tour of the garden. I can only how beautiful it when once the roses are in full bloom!


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