It was a little early yet so the roses were just beginning to bloom but in a couple of weeks, the trail should be spectacular! The trail is beautifully done with attractive paving, benches, and arbors throughout.
Our next stop was lunch at The Gift Horse Restaurant in Foley where we enjoyed a wonderful buffet complete with several dessert choices. After lunch we browsed at the Gift Horse Antique Shop next door.
Our final stop was at Fran's on 59 which is "8.5 acres of waterfalls, gardens, and pottery". Fran's has a "totally unique mix of natural stone, antiques, fountains, pottery, and landscaping materials". Check out her webpage at franson59.com.
Eight members and two guests went on the trip.
(L to R) Nancy Ziebach, Dora Pelham, Jean Booker, Paula Booker, LeNette
Knapp, and Gail Touchton.
|Dora Pelham and one of the roses that was in full bloom.|
Entrance to the rose trail with Old Blush across the top just beginning
|Lucy Calloway and one of the many beautiful flower beds in Foley.|
|Lunch at The Gift Horse.|
|More beautiful flower beds in Foley. We learned that the city has a|
horticulturist who oversees the plantings there.
Fran's has a wide assortment of pottery and several on the property were
set up as fountains.
|Beautiful Koi pond at Fran's|
|Attractive use of mondo grass. In the background on the table are individual|
pots of mondo which Fran gave to each of us to try out in our own yard.
|(L to R) Gail Touchton, Dora Pelham, Lucy Calloway, Bev Colquett, Nancy|
Ziebach, Pat Hornady, LeNette Knapp, Paula Booker, (guest), Jean Booker and
Joyce Houston, (guest).