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.