Surprise, Surprise!

We inherited this rose bush sitting right in the middle of a grassy section of our lawn.  It has not produced roses for several years.  Imagine my delight yesterday while surveying our very wet yard to find buds all over the bush!
Another surprise were the shoots of irises that I thought might be lifeless when I planted them a few weeks ago!  The rain has worked its magic.  I can't wait to see the flowers next spring.  These came from my brother in North Carolina.  I think there are several varieties.
Finally, I was amazed to see the growth on this clematis.  I just stuck a piece of a more mature plant into the ground last year.  And this is how it looks now.  (Our two mature clematis have wonderful blossoms on them and should be opening any day now.)


  1. Isn't it amazing when a plant comes to life like the rose bush? Your clematis looks great too. Grow irises grow!

  2. Gardening is full of surprises!

  3. What wonderful surprises! It'll be so exciting to seethe blooms on all of them. The Clematis has such pretty looking foliage, almost gold.