I was watching Creed II and saw Adrian Balboa’s grave marker. I wondered if it was really in a cemetery. It is! It’s in the really odd Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia which I visited on September 2, 2011. It’s got General Meade (Northern general who won Gettysburg) and Confederate soldiers. It has a store which sells stuff like Death Mints. It has Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas’ grave and a museum-style collection of his memorabilia. You have to see the grave. It has Veterans Stadium seats (which you can still get from Archer Seating) and a giant microphone.
Here are my pictures and clips I found on YouTube.
Daffodils are easy. They also multiply a lot. Tulips are hard and not worth the trouble.
Irises are great but may take until the second year until they bloom. Once they get acclimated, they produce lots of flowers.
I get all of these from White Flower Farm that was recommended by my uncle Sam many years ago. Their stuff isn’t cheap but the quality is great. I especially recommend Thalia, a daffodil which has several small flowers on each stem.
At my old house, I grew roses. They were a pain in the ass. Great flowers but the plants caught lots of diseases. There are a few photos here of the variety Tropicana.