A friend stopped by yesterday so she and I strolled through the garden areas and discussed plants. My red Penstemon and Coreopsis were both blooming in the front flower bed. I have never cut any Penstemon for a vase before so I'll see how they hold up.
I have never grown roses. My neighbors to the north planted one on the lot line and a redbud tree decided to grow right next to it. Now the roses lean to both sides of the tree and even climb up and curl around some of the lower branches. One of my neighbors had showed me how hers uncurl from the center and today I saw that mine look just like hers. They are kind of an old fashioned type rose, not the typical bouquet roses.