The crepe myrtle trees brought from Mississippi. However, our winter climate is too harsh for the crepe myrtle so the plants are in pots and brought inside during the winter. One came from our house that we sold in Mississippi while the other is a miniature variety and came from Libby, Rose's sister.
The brick wall behind the caladiums was built from old brings that were removed from the house when renovations were made. The wall helps to form a courtyard for grilling. The red gladiola and the caladiums were bulbs that Daniel brought over from Rose's sisters.
The petunias have really flourished this year while the geraniums have not. This seems to be the case with the neighbors too: there is a lot of healthy looking petunias and only occasionally will a healthy pot of geraniums be found.
Also there is a bed of sweet potatoes. Our local produce stand ordered us sweet potatoes that actually came from North Carolina. Rose put one of the sweet potatoes in a jar of water so that it would start roots and sprout. She then cut 10 potato eyes to plant in the soil. We are curious if we will have a crop this fall. Rose has already told our pastor in Budapest that if she gets a sweet potato crop that she will tithe on them!
The grapes and apples were already in the yard.