When I first started taming the weeds on my new property in 1984, I planted a bit of this and a bit of that. It didn’t take too many years to discover that roses outperformed everything else I tried. Well, you do what works so roses became my passion. You can get a pretty good idea of my obsession with roses here.
But life is not All About Roses.
Here are a few recent Not Roses from my garden.
Buddleia x weyeriana ‘Honeycomb’ – Butterfly Bush
Alcea rosea – Hollyhock
Santolina chamaecyparissus – Grey Santolina
Kniphofia uvaria – Torch Lily
Ailanthus altissima – Tree of Heaven.
Or hell, considering how aggressively it reseeds
Rocks, Spruce Cone, and rose petals