After venting, I felt better. Also, I realized, almost all the roses are mulched. Seeing a light at the end of the tunnel I revitalized. Sorry for the haze in the pictures. The air conditioner inside plus the heat outside fogged my camera.
I moved the container plants from the NE part of the rose garden. They aren't looking great.
The weeds are beginning to take over this section. Considering hiring a strong teenager to help with the back of this section.
This section is also overrun with weeds.
Starting to wire the climber up the pillar.
Mowed around the roses to keep the screen flat.
Into the second roll of 225 screen purchased 2 weeks ago.
The bumpy the screen, the more mulch I use. Also, concerned about the holes not being big enough to allow water.
I used natural cypress mulch for the underneath an red on top. This section was approximately 100 sq feet. Probably used over 20 bags on this but could be wrong.
Queen Elizabeth, Lady Diana, Tangerine streams
Gave them a dose of rose care and fish oil that I lazily put in a Miracle Gro sprayer...but I only give them a "shot" because I am sure the mixture would be too strong and then give them a ton of water.
Sorry for the haze
Will plant camellias back here since it's semi shade and provide winter interest.
Tuesday. Very sore from Monday I started around 2pm.
Yes, I bought a knockout, to replace a rose.
I got these from the co-op. These are what you use in greenhouses for container plants. Wondering if they would be good for in ground plants
Have to move the Touch of Class. It's in a bad spot. Let me go ahead and admit the things I have done that I know better not to do. Move plants in heat, buy new plants and plant them, put plants in the same area where the bare roots did not take off.
I realized that I have almost all the roses screened. Hallelujah.
Purple tiger is leafless. Water meter shows plenty of water. Must be the weeds making the leaves come off.
Mowed the area and pulled weeds from around the plant. Put Touch of Class towards the bottlebrush. Planted with a ton of mushroom compost. Same from Knockout which is next to Tangerine Streams.
Knockout was wilty in pot. I used to not like knockouts but they do make great landscape roses and extremely hardy.
Touch of Class. Saw earthworms in the hole.
I think these are Lady Banks my mother bought me. Need to move them, just don't know where.
Other lady banks. Consider planting next to trees..but could kill the tree.
Began screening this section.
On the bottom right is Isabella...my own creation. I just can't wait to see her bloom. I will say this. She is a fast grower and has done very well compared to the other roses in this section. Who knows? My creation could be an incredible rose. They say that the rose will look different when they are young. She is very thornless thus far.
I finished at dusk
The sky most doused the area last night. My dog woke me up because of the lightning so I saw the rain. This morning while sitting on the back porch, I could hear noise. I thought it might be the creek running but surely not since it was very, very low yesterday.
Sorry, I took a lot of shots of dawn. Just thought it was cool how the beam went through the trees.
View from porch
The sound sitting on the back porch was loud, so I opted to see if it was the creek I was hearing.
Wow, the creek was almost to the bank. Considering yesterday, it was low and not moving the rain last night must have been incredible.
It is so cool when it is high. It looks like a raging river.
Considering putting the lady banks between the arches to complete the wall.
Went to the museum this morning. I got spooked by noises so I didn't take pics of stormy weather.
The transplanted camellias isn't look great
You can't see it, but the butterfly garden has a bloom (lantana?)
Also, has a lot of weeds
This vine I have at my place. It makes purple flowers.
Lots of weeds. Will probably weed it but don't want to hurt the seedlings.
Cemetery I cross to get back to my house. I want to name my gardens one day. I know it's probably pretentious but I want to call it "The Gardens of October." Why? It has a cemetery next door, a swamp, a creek, spanish moss, bats, it's the most beautiful in October vs other times of year, and it's my favorite month. I don't think you name private gardens but who cares?