Tuesday, April 29, 2014
I have been gardening for a little over two years now so I am not the voice of experience when I say these things. But unlike last year...the roses have really taken off, despite the fact I have yet to weed, prune, feed, irrigate, or deadhead. I ponder if it was the rain, or the cold, or the fact they are more established or what?
In looking at this time last year, perhaps they are on time. The majority of these roses were from bare root last year.
This is the picture of what the back yard looked like in 2012
This is what it looked like in 2013
And the following pictures is what it looks like now.
The knockouts were by far the first one's to take off. I never have grown them from bare root.
Bottlebrush...I so terribly need to move these
William Baffin finally bloomed
Very pretty flower
Rock N Roll
This was a dollar general bare root that was labeled charisma...I don't think that is what this is.
Whatever this Charisma rose imposter it...it has multiple colors and definitely a climber
I belive this is Tiffany
I know this does not look like much but this bush is my prettiest read rose. It was supposed to be a Promise Rose. I don't think it is. It maybe Chrysler Imperial.
I don't know what these rose bushes are. When mom bought them for me it looked like a tree. They are definitely ogr I think.
I have well over 100 roses in this back rose garden. So the garden is just getting started. It's probably only at 40% blooms
Trimmed up around the back porch
Trimmed down the mexican heather
Removed the weeds
It rained over 3 inches in a few hours last night.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Today is my 40th birthday. I am pretty sore but thankfully not sunburned. I spent the majority of the day working on the peacock. I screened the bottom of it.
I planted English Ivy at the very front to give the peacock a darker belly.
In attempts to fill it, I closed of the trunk a bit.
This morning I saw a black widow on the window next to where I was sitting eating a bug. I tried to bug spray and it hid. So then I just used a shoe.