I have coddled and fussed over this plant for several years but I think I have it well established now... Sometimes called the "pioneer rose" and old homesteads may have collapsed with age and this rose would live on.
Once established it is common for them to reach this size
The next glamor girl and just opening is this pink oriental poppy. If you look closely you can see that it also has enough buds to keep it showy for a couple weeks at least. The flowers are about 8" across.
The pink one in the foreground is double and reminds me of fancy bloomers.
I have been busy spraying the weeds and hauling around a 2-gallon spray tank is hard on an old body so I converted a golf bag cart into a carrier for my spray tank. Whenever I find one at the thrift store I buy them and have several I have converted to different uses in the garden.
And last but not least...remember the collage of rusty tools I gathered last summer to be "garden art" Well it is shaping up nicely and I occasionally add another old tool to the lot. Even the clematis "Bill Mackenzie" is growing like crazy and I will probably be sorry I planted it there.....