Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Runaway Rose


We have a runaway rose!
It grew up among viburnum bushes, one solitary branch
that wound its way across the mulch, cascading over the
garden wall, to bloom in the base of our turkey fryer.


The long, cool, wet Spring has made the woods thick
and flowers are springing up all over the garden wall.
Once I get over this knee problem I need to trim away
the wild bushes and vines that have also taken advantage
of the almost perfect weather. It won't be long before
the rest of the iris bloom and the stella d'oro daylilies are 
bursting with flowers.

 My granddaughter was going to plant flowers for me but
 we had about 3 inches of rain over the last couple of days.  Our main gauge 
is the low water bridge at the end of the county road. 
 Everyone takes a quick look to the left (or right) as they pass 
to see if it's near the top, under, or in more severe situations,
 if whole trees are stuck on top!


One thing is certain, the pollen is incredible.
It sits on the vehicles and floats in the fountain.
The bees are loaded down, their legs a thick yellow orange
as they fly from flower to flower.





6 comments:

Dolly Sarrio said...

I like your trailing rose and everything that is blooming on your property! Very pretty!

Harry Flashman said...

I am always impressed with how much foliage you have around your place. We had that once upon a time, my wife planted flowers and vines all over. But when I got the chickens they destroyed all the plants.

Laura said...

Your rose is beautiful and I know what you mean about the pollen.

It is everywhere, right?

Enjoyed visiting,and I am a new follower.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Lady Locust said...

Your runaway rose is perfect. No amount of staging could make it look better. Maybe send some of that rain out west, would ya? :)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks everyone, this spring was just about perfect. The drawback is that the bugs are having a great time too!

LindaG said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!
And I agree. The pollen is terrible and it seems to be bothering me more this year.
God bless you all.