Sixteen years ago, when I married my sweetheart... my bouquet was made of peach roses...
To enjoy the memories of our wedding and also to enjoy it's sweet scent...I decided to plant a peach (tea rose) in my little garden that autumn.
THIS year, the beetles got the first bud in the Spring... then I went all Summer without a rose... and then FINALLY... three days ago, the FIRST and only bloom of this year happened!!! I made sure I breathed in it's aroma every morning and every evening! :-) The little bloom even survived the last two night's sub 32 degree FREEZING temps!
This morning we had some "visitors"...
The durn BUCK ate it!!!!
Now... I'm all for helping to care for the Earth's fuzzy creatures great and small... I know they are just surviving when they eat all my flowers... *sigh*... but... when I bought a house in the middle of suburbia (most properties are 50 x 150 feet here, so we are pretty densely populated in this area)... I figured the LAST thing I'd have to worry about is deer?
I thought that deer only lived "out in the country"...
I guess the joke's on me, huh!? ;-)
Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!