There are several rose bushes, including a blood-red Altissimo with huge thorns.
Another is blooming in a peach color, which Gover, 73, says will change to a more yellow color soon. At one time, Gover says, she had 109 roses. For those that remain, she does whatever is recommended to maintain them.
"You never want too much nitrogen (in the soil)," Gover explains. "And don't use a lot of fertilizer."
Aged cow manure is an excellent fertilizer
She rates aged cow manure as an excellent fertilizer. About two cups at the bottom of a hole dug to plant a rose is a good amount. "But don't put a $10 rose in a $3 hole," Gover warns.
Put the rose in the hole "so the roots can spread out."
"And don't buy grafted roses," she says. "They won't live in this climate. Plant them in big, deep holes and put a little bit of manure around the top. ... Don't let water get on them. After a rain, spray them with a good insecticide."
Roses are notorious for attracting beetles, Gover says. She recommends spraying the beetles late in the afternoon, when they're "lazy and ready to sleep."
"But not too late because you want them to dry before the dew sets."
Whatever is best for an individual flower variety, according to books, magazines and experts, that's how to take care of it, Gover adds.
Amid the blooms are a goat wagon with rabbits, a water pump, a wishing well, a sun dial and even an outhouse in one corner.
"My husband (Eddie) bought that from a friend," Gover notes of the outhouse. "I store my flower pots in it."
Her husband built the fencing, decorative touches
Her husband also built all the fencing and decorative touches for her gardens, she adds, including the rock walks meandering through the blooms. He also built much of her furniture, Gover notes.
There are irrigation hoses running through the gardens, which Gover doesn't use until the fall.
"Basically, you keep the weeds out and mulch," she notes.
She doesn't mulch, though, until the blossoms are spent.
Gover, a longtime nurse at Kentucky School for the Deaf, has lived here since the mid-1950s. She began gardening in earnest in 1980.
"It's grown more in the last five years," she notes.
She doesn't sell her blooms but shares with friends if she has too many. "I give to people I know who like to garden," Gover says.
Many of her lilies will bloom into the autumn. But spring and summer are the seasons she likes best for gardening.
She says she is "one to move anything and everything when the notion strikes me." "That's my hobby," she says of her gardening. "That and antiques."
Gardening has been her hobby since she was a little girl. "I was 6 years old and had a little garden," Gover remembers. "The cows would eat it up, and I would cry."