|Yes, believe it or not, there's a rose in there!
This is a New Dawn rose by the gazebo (to match the New Dawn by the arbor). It was planted this spring with the best of intentions. But, you know the old saying, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." :(
So, although I had the best of intentions, things got in the way, as they so often do, and I didn't get around to getting the area around this rose edged and mulched until now. Poor rose! I bet it did think it had gone to a really bad place!
But now that my good intentions have turned into action, I bet it will only take a year or two for my rose to be looking quite heavenly in its little home by the gazebo. Grow, rose, grow!