These are my Intrigue roses. There are so many buds waiting to open! They have an old fashion scent and when they first bloom they're red but as they get older they turn a deep purple-maroon shade. Love them!
My parents gave me this statue of Mary several years ago. She's been out in the sun all this time and she's begun to show her age. I love the aged look she's taken on but I'm afraid that one day she's going to start crumbling. I'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, I'll continue to smile as I pass her by. I think I'll make a crown out of petals for her. Doesn't she look like she's wearing one already?
It'll be interesting to see what kind of eggs this hen will bring forth. The child's hoping for some golden ones. LOL! No matter that she's not a goose. There's a hydrangea that blooms pink blossoms under the nest. The leaves are a very dark green and the old blooms are a very dark brown. LOL! Shame shame, I know. Blame it on the child who'd rather play.
This is my Iceberg rose bush that my parents planted about 15 years ago. It's very hardy and the bugs don't bother her. When the buds first come out they're a faint pink color but as it opens it reveals a white bloom.
My aunt gave me a few bulbs from her yard one year and this plant, a calla lily, has multiplied like crazy! It's kind of invasive if you don't divide it. I love the orange blooms that it gives. There are some purple irises and blue-ish lily of the niles that grow next to it and when they all bloom together the colors are a beautiful riot!
Oh look! There's my "50" sneaking around the bottle brush tree! LOL! He got his name because he reminded us of the "50-50" ice-cream bars we used to eat as kids. They were orange and white, remember? I thought "creamsicle" was a better name but I was outnumbered. LOL! He's a real sweetie. Very affectionate.
My Cecile Brunner climbing rose is off to a great start. These little guys have a great old fashion scent. The blooms last a long time too.
E.T. Brown, may he rest in peace. Just kidding!!! LOL! This piece of concrete was removed from the side of our home when we had a wall built. I had to find a proper place for it and it seemed so fitting among the "naked ladies" that bloom around July - August! He seems to love his final resting spot a lot. LOL!