I was glad that I gave it a chance.
There were parts of the garden with blossoms that were pretty in spite of damage from a hard freeze.
The rose bush below had plenty of color.
Up close the roses showed the damage from low temperatures but I like these fading beauties.
I think the flowers below are a much lighter color in the summer.
Even up close some of them look undamaged.
There were some beautiful perennials.
I'm not doing a good job of identifying plants and flowers in this post but by any other name would still . . .