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More roses

I loved the rose garden.  I would like to add a section of roses in our yard.  We are still discussing the perfect location, but I think they will end up near the fence in the back yard.  These are a few I saw at  the gardens that I would like to have in my garden.

They had nice buds and did grew into nice large roses.  The bushes were not too short and did not climb.  They all smelled really good.


Mr. Lincoln


Memorial Day

I discovered that I really like pink and yellow together, but most yellows did not meet my criteria.  I like the purples, but none of them sang to me like the pinks.  I also liked some of the sunset looking roses.  I didn’t get a good pic of it, but I really liked tropicana.

I think I will go with a section of pink and yellows in the back and a couple of tropicana’s in the front.  We’ll just have to see how it goes.


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With buying the new house, landscaping, a few home improvement projects, car expenses, and furlough days, this summer was pretty tight for us.  We decided to take a few short trips and enjoy our area instead of a big vacation this year.

Yesterday we spent the day in the Portland area with J’s cousin.  We started at Multnomah Falls.  We chose to do the short walk to the bridge (.2 miles) instead of the 600 foot climb (1 mile) to the top of the waterfall.  Maybe next time I will be braver.  The girls were standing in front of the short falls in this picture.

After the falls, we went to Portland’s Rose Garden.  It was absolutely gorgeous.  I had never been there before, and I LOVED it!  I am certain we will go back.  I can’t believe we used to live a few miles from there and I had no idea it was there.

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