Belinda's Dream 2014

My gardening occurs in fits and spurts between work, kids, the heat and my mood. I'm so thankful my favorite rose,

Belinda's Dream

, blooms her heart out in spite of my gardening issues. I thought she deserved a portrait for all her hard work this spring.

This is one tough shrub rose.  I've planted it at two of our homes and they've performed outstanding in the Texas heat. In Houston, they can usually be found at

Cornelius Nursery

or you can  make a day trip to

The Antique Rose Emporium

, located in Independence, Texas.