30 Things to Accomplish in my 30s:
#7. Although I am not into gardening at all, I would love to have a rose garden to bring a lovely fragrance and beauty to my surroundings.
A garden-loving friend offered to let me keep a potted rose bush in her yard — so I could say it was mine and could take it with me when I got my own yard — so I got to work, purchased my first rose bush, planted it in a huge pot and then promptly forgot to water it and care for it.
It had two gorgeous red roses that year.
Then it got bugs.
I got busy.
The bush died.
So much for that good idea.
If at first you don’t succeed….
A year ago, I purchased a house with an enormous back yard. It has a fence around it and this year, I’m planting some climbing roses.
I could only afford two bushes this year, but I’m hoping to add to the collection each year until I’m drowning in roses.
We’ll see how that goes.