This year, the spring has past and we are in full summer heat and the stalks of this tree stand barren.
According to news-sentinal.com peaches were entirely wiped out in Indiana. Grapes suffered heavy damage from the cold and even some apples suffered some damage.
In my garden I had planted 5 rose bushes which were particularly beautiful with a profusion of long-stem roses. The colors were intense and golden on my favorite bush.
I pruned them in late fall as I always do but this summer there was no tell tale signs of rejuvenating life around the base of the bush. I also lost one of my remaining two white blush bushes that provided the most flower in years past.
The buds and flowers were such a beautiful white with pink tinges to the petals.
I have one white with pink blush bush left but it has only produced one rose so far this year. I have learned my lesson and I will wait until early spring to do my pruning in coming years.
To the contrary, the flowers in my front surround garden grew in profusion this year and I came home from vacation to a wonderfully beautiful array of lilies. along with the planter that I filled this spring.
The wild flower came back in profusion and now hide the stumps of what were my beautiful roses.