Two box elders (Acer negundo) and one white cedar (Arbor vitae). I'm not fond of box elders but these two oldsters are well cared for and interesting. The house was built by the owner's grandparents at the beginning of the 1900s.
The very old vine (English Ivy or Boston Ivy - they didn't know which it was) on the concrete silo died last winter.
Rosa rugosa - lovelym hardy, smells nice
Gold Standard - Pauline Banyai*
Pauline was an old friend from the Royal Oak Farmers Market. She bred Hosta in her Royal Oak backyard and sold them at the market on Saturdays. I often see her famous "Gold Standard" as shown in the above photo.
(On of the more common kinds of milkweeds, famous food of Monarch butterflies.
Using old farming implements as garden curiosities is a neat idea.
Mary's Diner says lunch is served only after 11:00 a.m. At 11:50 they refused to serve me lunch so I said I'd wait until noon. "The menu was printed wrong so we won't serve any lunch until still later." So I tried Huron Hills the local golf course and I'me very glad I did. Maybe David and Carolyn and I can have a nice lunch and/or dinner there the next time they come. Nice and reasonable. Great views and I can watch people 'play' golf.