When I first came back to North Carolina 18 months ago (can't believe it's been that long), I decided to start a rose garden on my acre of the farm. I started out with an old yellow rose bush that had been living unhappily in another area of the yard. In early 2011, I bought a red rose bush. And this year, I bought the one that produced the lovely rose in the above photo. I plan to continue this trend next year and beyond for as long as I can!
Mom's into lilies. She has a zillion bulbs planted all around the farm. They've been gorgeous this year.
Mom also had some pretty pink peonies, but sadly, they didn't last long. S & I planted 3 peony bulbs back in March, but they never came up. Maybe next year?