Spring Blooms... With or Without Us

Our roses are starting to bloom! We have four different varieties growing in containers. I ordered them online from Antique Rose Emporium. I know absolutely nothing about growing roses, so I selected hardy varieties that thrive on neglect. Seriously. These are the ones that have been found growing along highways and beside forgotten farmhouses. I figured they were made for us! These babies have been raising themselves, bless their little hearts. These cabbage roses are my favorite.

Antique Rose Emporium is based in Texas and sells all different types of roses, most that are native to Texas and the South. You can visit online at antiqueroseemporium.com.

I want to show off our recent attempt at freshening up our flowerbeds. I love to admire our friends' green thumbs and pictures in magazines and books, but Sally Gardener, I am not. It's a skill and love I wish I had, but I don't. We do muddle along and try occasionally. We picked out some Bottlebrush, Salvia, Dusty Miller and some small red, pink, and yellow blooming plants (can't remember their names). Scott planted and A. and I "supervised". Wish them luck!

Do you have a green thumb? Are you one with the earth? What plants do you like best in your flower beds?

1 comment:

  1. It's funny you did this post today. I just took pictures yesterday to post of my gardening for the year. Great minds think alike!

    I WISH I had a green thumb and somehow I'm trying to make myself have one! I definitely am a nature girl, but I just don't take the time to enjoy it like I want to. Everything looks beautiful!!

    Right now in our garden, we have cucumbers, various peppers and cherry tomatoes and some Romas that hopefully will grow. We also have a grapevine..but it hasn't actually made grapes yet!!

    The flowers we have Impatiens, Zinnia dwarfs, vincas, yellow roses,jasmine and gardenia bushes.

    How's THAT for a comment..ha! Sorry so long!


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