Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Should Have Been Sunday's Post!

Iowa State Flower - Wild Rose
photo taken July 2007

A friend sent me the following card.
Had I checked my e-mail Sunday,
this would have been the post.

State Flowers

Lovely flowers.
Look for yours!


Patsi said...

Guess what? We got that card also.
I really enjoyed it.
I have a question...are you still doing "Summer 2008 Inspiration".
I'ts a wonderful idea. I remember that November is for a gardener who inspired you. I know I have a few. Being that the season is over it's the perfect time to reflect and give thanks. Should I post anyway and credit you of course.

Gail said...

Hi Shady,

A lovely rose! I like the sweet pink color. Our state flower is the Iris; a purple one if I am remembering correctly.

Have a good day! Gail

Shady Gardener said...

Patsi, I guess I've deleted (forever) the Summer Inspiration Meme. I wasn't getting any feedback (other than yours and that of a couple of others very early in October) so I concluded no one was interested. Wrong conclusion, I guess. Thank you for remembering and I'll be happy to read your post!! (And if you do, you'll get a prize, too! Send me an e-mail to let me know how to get ahold of you!)

Gail, It is a pretty rose. It's a little harder to find, these days, due to the ditch spraying of many years ago, etc. I think it's beginning to make a return appearance. (I understand it's fairly aggressive.) :-)

By-the-by, I'll send you a little something, too... for participating early on in the Summer 2008 Inspiration meme. I gave it up, due to what I perceived as a general lack of interest. (It was a LOT of work, so I'm not going to re-create it.) Oops.

Anonymous said...

Shady ~ Enjoyed the card and I love your wild rose. Ours is Trailing Arbutus, which I've only seen in photos and paintings. ~ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Hi All, you can see I've re-established the Summer 2008 Inspiration Meme. Thanks, Patsi!

Deb, I'm going to have to look up Trailing Arbutus. It must be rare these days, if you've not seen it!