Now they are simply stems.
This photo was taken from my upper deck recently. This garden started out on the right side in memory of my mom in 1996. My mom loved to feed and watch the birds so this garden has feeders and a bird bath which get used quite a bit.
The left side was added in 2006 in memory of my dad. He was a farmer. Besides vegetables he raised pumpkins...memories of helping will always be in my heart. Of course he had a blue Ford tractor...and his hand plow and tobacco setter was added.
When dad passed away I added his garden across from mom's and added a wedding ring quilt path between them. One the sides facing each other are several varieties of daisies. This past year when my brother died tragically I knew somehow I had to make a garden for him. I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do and my sister suggested putting it behind mom and dads. I decided to incorporate it. A load of dirt was given to me in his memory and I added an arbor and path. My brother loved his red roses so I planted some on each side of the arbor also given to me in his memory and a Zephirine Droughin climbing rose will be planted at the arbor.
A purple Clematis grows over the arbor my Hubs made for me. There are several other gardens we didn't get to see so maybe I'll show them next.
I hope you enjoyed this mini tour - until next time...