Monday, May 5, 2014

The Frist Rose of 2014

The first rose of  our garden to bloom in 2014.  This rose is a very old rose, it was in  Mrs. Murphy's yard when I was just a little girl.  Mrs Murphy is my children's  Grandmother, the very best and sweetest lady I have ever know.  My daughter, Charlotte and my son Frank went to the old home place and dug it up.  Frank gave me a start.  Carrel really does not like it but  I  do.  This rose has no name as far as I know. 
The reason Carrel does not like is the rose only blooms once a year.   Mrs. Murphy had two this one and a pink one, we let the pink one climb the fence.  We cut this  one down and do not let it climb.                                                                                                                                                                         

Charlotte, my daughter and her hobby.  A big city 
 girl, who likes to raise her own food.  We raised our children in the country so she knows how good fresh vegetables taste   She has  goats for milk, butter, ice cream and cheese.  She went to Texas to learn cheese making.  I milked a cow and she helped make butter when she was home.  So the old saying "You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl", is true.

Frank and Charlotte together.  Frank likes to work with wood.  He can build just about any thing he wants to.  He is in the process of building a cabin on a mountain in north Arkansas.  He goes down fast running streams in a type of boat that holds one person and dodges boulders in the river.  Brave soul.  Loves to fish and hunt.  Before I married Carrel he helped with my yard, built some of my flower beds.  He was happy to see me marry Carrel.


 This blog page is late and I am about four behind and I plan to right them anyway.  My computer had a lot    of pop-ups and acting just crazy.  I took it to a repair shop but it was no better until today maybe it will work now.   They put Mel-wear, spy-wear and anti virus on it.  I turned each one on yesterday and ran all three took all day.  Much better now.
 Hope you enjoyed reading this page of my blog.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom and hope you are growing one of your own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I,  Juanita.


  1. I think my old fashioned rose that was on my property when I bought it 36 years ago is the same rose. It smells like a rose but doesn't last in the rain.

  2. Could be, thank you for you comment and reading my blog page.Come again.This rose does smell really good.

  3. Frank and Charlotte sound like a great do it yourself couple. That rose is pretty! So enjoy visiting with you on your blog. Have a great day.