|Debbie and her new red car|
|Ken and Debbie|
I received a phone call Easter morning from one of my wonderful Sons-in-law asking if we were busy. Ken has always said Debbie had to see her mother from time to time. Today if we were not busy and going to be at home He and Debbie were coming to visit. I will be more than happy to see you both. Ken sorta grew up with us. He was just a strapping big ole kid when He and Debbie married. We love him and I know He loves all of us. They arrived in a new bright red car, beautiful. Debbie was hoping she came at the right time to see my yard all in bloom. It has come alive. When Debbie came into the house, she said Carrel's yard was the pretties. I knew she just wanted to get a fuss out of me, and she did. Of course I helped Carrel in his yard, and I am very proud of what he has done in it. When you turn off Trotter on to Circle this is what you see. From left to right Eureka, Play Boy, and Moon Dance not only roses you see he has Day lilies and Asiatic lilies. It has taken me from 2008 until last fall to get him to plant something in this bed besides Roses. This bed is eight feet by 40 and he has another bed on the end that is not enclosed. When we look at flowers Cally our cat, Ken and Debbie gave me, has to follow along.
|Carrel's rose bed |
|Basket with all kinds of goodies.|
When they called we got busy fixing lunch. I got the electric skillet out and started the roast. Carrel washed and cut potatoes in quarters and went to the grocery store and bought baby carrots. When Debbie and Ken arrived we had lunch ready. We ate and they seemed to enjoy their meal. Debbie wanted a tour of my yard and this is some of what she saw. The red rose climbing the arbor is Highway to Heaven. We planted it last spring. Debbie, Ken, Tafta, and Matt gave me the arbor for my birthday in 2009, I am well pleased and it is the ideal opening to my garden room.
This Rhododendron was my Christmas present from Carrel. I read in Garden Gate that Rhododendrons like sun part shade, that is not what the tag on this plant said. Shade with a little morning sun is alright. I will know after this summer.
Charlotte gave me the Iris it does not need staking. Thank you Charlotte.
|Christmas present from Charlotte|
|This is a good blooming Iris compliments of Charlotte|
I hope you have enjoyed meeting Debbie and Ken. Thank you for watching my grow and bloom and you will grow one of your own. Happy gardening to you from me, Juanita.