These rose bushes are named for some beloved family members I have lost. This was just a way to memorialize them in a small way. The first one here is Grandpa (for my father-in-law), the Mister Lincoln. Next is Monica (for my sister), the Fragrant Plum, then Dolly (for my sister), the Peace Rose, and Casey (for my doggie) the Tropicana. The Tropicana already has some large buds nearly ready to burst open.
This side of the house as looked shabby, (bad shabby) for a while and I'm so glad to finally have it prettied up. I think this was a great way to do that. Our plan is to someday make a mini garden on this side of the house. Framed in with a white picket fence and lots of bird houses, garden angels and faeries. More flowers, herbs and maybe a small pond, with some fish. But for now I think I'll concentrate on the roses, and get back to my angels.