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“Everything’s coming up roses…” (Contest)
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary McCoy!

That song too old for you to know it? How about some Bruno Mars… “Lookie here, lookie here, now what do I see?”

It’s my blog, I get to tell this story…

See this pretty rose?

It’s the first rose from a bush my daughter transplanted right before that weird, arctic cold snap we had back in February. She moved it from her previous home to replant it here, just to have something from the old homestead since the new owners aren’t into gardening and plucked up every plant in their yard. This one was old, having been planted by a woman who lived in the house before my dd, who has since deceased. Back when the bush lived across the street, it was leggy, had few blooms, and looked very, very sad. When that winter freeze hit, we thought for sure the bush was doomed because it was only newly in the ground and had been severely cut back.

Well, it survived and has so many buds! Here’s one ready to open any day now…

The roses are going to be abundant, and I really think they love their new home in our garden. I’ve been busy buying rosebushes for my dd since she loves them so much, but I need to think about some other flowering lovelies we can plant here in Arkansas that can stand up to the heat. Any suggestion for things that will look pretty in her flower beds? Leave a suggestion, and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card!


13 comments to ““Everything’s coming up roses…” (Contest)”

  1. Laura
    · May 4th, 2021 at 11:01 am · Link

    Shasta Daisies, painted daisies, black eyed Susan’s, cornflower, bee and/or butterfly wild flower collection. Cosmos.

  2. Colleen C.
    · May 4th, 2021 at 12:01 pm · Link

    My grandma always had a bleeding heart plant near her roses…

  3. Carol Cox
    · May 4th, 2021 at 12:06 pm · Link


  4. Rebecca Merz
    · May 4th, 2021 at 1:04 pm · Link

    I have day lilies planted with my roses.

  5. Pansy Petal
    · May 4th, 2021 at 4:01 pm · Link

    I am always a fan of Pansies. 😀 But they aren’t a fan of heat. They would do well in very early spring of late fall in your neck of the woods. Maybe even during the winter. Well, maybe not this past winter. I find Pansies to be happy flowers anywhere.

  6. Mary Preston
    · May 4th, 2021 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Daisies can be pretty tough. Geraniums will grow anywhere.

  7. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 4th, 2021 at 8:34 pm · Link

    Blackeyed Susans are really pretty.

  8. bn100
    · May 4th, 2021 at 11:03 pm · Link


  9. flchen1
    · May 4th, 2021 at 11:16 pm · Link

    My mom always had impatiens in the backyard–I’m not sure whether they do well in heat though…

  10. ButtonsMom2003
    · May 6th, 2021 at 12:56 am · Link

    My favorite flower is a lilac but it’s really a bush. I miss them so much since moving to Florida from Ohio.

  11. Delaine McLafferty
    · May 9th, 2021 at 9:17 am · Link

    I love my hummingbird mint, astillbe, lillies, peonies, bleeding hearts, geraniums, just a few. Getting ready to plant a Tiaga Clematis and also a Rooguchi Clematis Vine.

  12. Eileen Airey
    · May 10th, 2021 at 4:53 pm · Link

    ButterFly weed. Excellent flower for heat. Attracts lots of butterflys.

  13. Mary McCoy
    · May 12th, 2021 at 6:20 pm · Link

    I found a few good suggestions in this article

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