"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Roses and Evening Primrose




The weekend is over, but somehow, I still have much to do.Yet, I did get a lot of stitching done, my house is clean, and forget me knot, zinnia, cosmos, hollyhock, watermelon, lettuce, cantaloupe are sprouting in the greenhouse,.... I will have pictures on a later date. The Evening Primrose has started blooming. There was a whole patch of these beautiful flowers along the roadside last year. I dug some up, transplanted them to my flower bed, and am so glad I did. The county has graded up the sides of the road in the past weeks, including the spot where these grew. To mark two special occasions that are happening in our life, I planted this Charisma Rose bush. Our 25th anniversary will be the 26th of this month and my daughter will be graduating high school the end of May!! I love these colors. I hope to match the colors to my embroidery floss colors and stitch a rose. I hope it survives and grows through the years. I have known several people to have had rose bushes for over 10 years. How about any of you? What is your oldest rose or any other plant you have growing? I would love to hear!

7 comments:

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'm so glad you dug them up and saved them too, Kathleen- they are just beautiful. I never tried my hand at very many roses, but there is a patch of beautiful wild pink roses that come up behind our house this time every year. Happy Anniversary!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Happy Anniversary! Your flowers are beautiful. I, too, like to plant thigns as special reminders of special times in our lives.

We are new to this home so all of our plantings are recent additions as well. But our kind neighbors have shared with us some of their old-fashioned flowers. Some have been around for 40 years! I just love going out and admiring them knowing they have been adding beauty and joy for as long as I've been living. Isn't that wonderful?

Smiles,
Lea

LindaSueBuhl said...

Love the intense colors of the roses! Always fun to "save" a plant by including it in your yard. You do indeed have some major events coming up soon. 25 years of marriage is definitely something to celebrate!

J & J Acres said...

Congratulations on 25 years!! When we buy our own house, I hope to have rose bushes. I hear they're hard to grow, so I need to work on coloring my thumb a little greener before I try my hand at that!

Linda said...

I love the primrose and I'm so glad you rescued a patch .....all your greenhouse flowers sound beautiful I know your yard is going to be so pretty.
Congratulations on your
25th......I love roses too and my oldest bush is 12 years old...my favorite rose is called Secret...it's a lovely pink and smells delish. Have a happy day...hugs, Linda

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Thank you everyone! Blessings, Kathleen

Jane Smith said...

Wow, 25 years. Time sure goes by fast.

We had a rose bush that was getting old by the time Mike bought the house in 77. We finally lost it a few years ago, but replaced it with a Mr. Lincoln. It was as close as we could get to the original. I don't remember when we planted ours.