I came home and took a picture of my Lady Yellow Banks I had planted two years ago. They aren't any where near the 20 feet height of the bushes I planted twenty years ago, but they are blooming like crazy this year. I was encouraged, so I ordered two more from Antique Rose Emporium. I estimate I'll need at least seven bushes along our farm driveway.
At the farm, I haven't planted as many perennials as I did at my previous home because God has done such a beautiful job planting wildflowers, trees and native prairie grasses. After my eldest son's death thirty years ago, gardening became an obsession with me. I felt like I had to give life to my garden and in return it gave life to me. Now, after my father's death, I'm feeling the need to give more life on the farm than God has already given us. I ordered an herb book I did not have, found my old perennial books, and my obsession has begun again. I will plot, plan, create in my creative journal. Then, ask my garden wishes be granted.
This year for Mother's Day, I have requested my gift: help me plant my rose bushes and build a small fence and gate in my small herb garden. In my former home garden, many of my planted rose bushes, flower bed creations, stones laid, and dirt hauled to my gardens were gift wishes granted to me by my husband and three sons. So, my garden's wishes begin being granted again...
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