Flowers A-Z: R is for...
What would an "R" post be without roses? I've shared that although I'm not a huge rose bush fan, I have come to appreciate these that have found a home in our yard. The mounding red roses are nice as long as they are kept small. Two iceberg roses (no picture...they look terrible right now) are low maintenance and pretty, as well, and of course the great wall of roses is hard to beat! We also have a small lavender rose that was Robby's when he was little (yes...he seriously asked for a rose bush), but we've only gotten a few small blooms. Hopefully it'll grow.
Redbuds are pretty spectacular trees, if you can handle their slow-growing nature. In the spring bright purple blooms come out before the leaves and completely cover the branches. It's stunning! Then, sweet little heart-shaped leaves come out and flutter around during the summer and fall.
R is also for Robby, who makes this garden grow. Here he is tending the redbud. Calla saw that he was the perfect spot to have a look herself, so she hopped on.