Years ago my sister gave me a little rose. She had the rose draping on her fence and it was just breathtaking.
I have been blessed to have carried rooted pieces of that same rose since 1989 to three more homes.
Aren't these just beautiful?
I still love hybrid teas with their long stemmed beauty,
but have also learned to love the simpler, easier care roses.
There is a Mockingbird nest in this corner section.
The entire fenced in area was loaded with tons of blooms, and
it honestly took my breathe away looking at them.
Porch has to be painted and rocking chairs scrubbed. I just love this time of year.
I like the lion fountain
I hope you enjoyed your little tour of the roses in the side garden of Hibiscus House. I called this a Fairy Rose but was mistaken, Paul Zimmerman has told me this looks to be the Climbing Iceberg Rose.
It seems that I must have taken over a hundred pictures but can't show them all. I just received a few David Austin English Roses from Heirloom Roses and am excited to see them grow. It has been fun designing and imagining how they will look when blooming.
I also bought some new hydrangeas and small boxwoods. Can't wait to put them in the ground. In the little fruit orchard I put in two fig trees, three grapevines, 10 raspberry plants. The strawberry plants are growing like wildfire and blooming up a storm. It is going to be a busy and exciting gardening time here.
Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake
Dolly Is Cooking has been closed down to the public but
This will be in my new cookbook