I've been blessed with the most amazing grandmother anyone could wish for. Grandmary has the greenest green thumb ever, surrounding her home with riots of color all season long. Her favorite plant to grow is the rose, any kind of rose, all colors, and she is familiar with all of them! :) Her rose garden has yet to meet it's match!
You would think that with a view like this (the photo below is the view from her home and gardens), one would be content to just sit and look at God's beauty, happy to let Him do all the work. Not Grandmary! She thrives on her roses. Some are from her mother in law years and years ago, some from friends, others she saw somewhere and after finding the name, went and had the local nursery order some for that season! She has instilled in her children (my mom), and now grandchildren including myself, a love for gardening, color, and enjoying the beautiful world that God has given us to play with.