Saturday, April 25, 2009
When my parents decided to move to their paradise island, my dad dug up one of the rose bushes in his garden. This rose has been planted three times now. My dad planted it in my grandmother's garden in Illinois. Years later, my grandmother passed away. The rose remained in her garden for a few more years. When my grandfather passed away, my dad dug it up and brought it to Texas to bloom in his garden. So of course, it only seemed right that when they sold the house, the rose should come to me. It didn't bloom last year and I was worried that it wouldn't make another transition, but it has. And it truly makes my heart happy.... at the moment it is covered in beautiful blooms.
Here are a few other pretties I found, while walking the garden.
This rose bush has exploded!
Coral Honeysuckle and Indian Hawthorn.
The Columbine is about to bloom.
This was a shocker to see... strawberries. I planted these in a pot last year and didn't get to pick a single berry off of it, because of either the squirrels or rabbits. Of course, it could have been E... never could keep him out of the strawberry patch when he was little! Anyway, I really didn't think it had survived the winter.
So about that 18th century thing... I'm hoping to post about it in the next few days. So excited!