I didn't plan to have roses when we moved to this place. I did inherit some and now I take care of them. They're a lot of work. This beautiful rose is the easiest to care for. It blooms from spring until winter cold. (If the winter isn't too cold, it blooms then.)
This rose only needs to be cut back now and then. It backs up to a plum tree and a nut tree (type unknown, they're round nuts) and uses the trees to climb on. It makes beautiful shade on summer days.
My addition to this part of the yard is on the west side of the house. This area was once dry and full of weeds. Now, hummingbirds sip in the saliva and bees buzz in the lavender all day long. Salvia and lavender are easy to care for.
Birds hide in the salvia because it's close to the feeders. The lavender also functions as a home for rabbits. Rabbits cause a lot of problems for us, but they're so cute.